The Dakar Series Merzouga Rally returns in 2018 and will take place from April 15th to 20th. Bike / Quad / SxS, do not miss the opportunity to participate in a rally-raid which is a great training opportunity and accessible to all!

The 2018 edition of the Merzouga Rally is aimed at competitors of all levels and whatever your objective: from the simple pleasure of driving in the dunes to training for the Dakar, passing by the desire to discover the rally raid and to progress – pilots from all walks of life will find theirs.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 2017 Opening of registrations
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 2018 End of first tariff and change to second tariff
MONDAY, MARCH 19 2018 Closing of registrations
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 2018 Accreditation assistance team and opening paddock
SUNDAY, APRIL 15 2018 Scrutineering and technical checks, PROLOGUE – Merzouga
Road book Workshop
MONDAY, APRIL 16 2018 Stage One – Merzouga / Merzuga
Solutions Workshop
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 2018 Stage Two – Merzouga / Merzuga
Marathon stage “prep” workshop
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 2018 Stage Three – Merzouga / Marathon Bivouac
THURSDAY, APRIL 19 2018 Stage Four – Marathon Bivouac / Merzouga
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 2018 Stage Five – Extreme GP
20h00 Tombouctou Hotel – Merzouga: Party and Prize giving ceremony


What changes:
– A race format with progressive difficulty
– A dreamy marathon bivouac area
– A last stage (Grand prix of the Dunes) with more kilometers
– A better race format for SxS
– A bivouac in the dunes behind the hotel Tombouctou (Merzouga)

What does not change:
– Free training courses to progress in the discipline
– Edo Mossi, Sport Coordinator
– A friendly rally at the foot of the dunes
– A Dakar organization quality, with on optimized sport format and reinforced security