Ride To Roots Meeting 2013

The international meeting for riders and travelers in the Sahara desert is coming again. Last year, we had many participants who visited Morocco for the first time. We love to hear that this meeting is a good excuse to discover this special corner in the planet. Those who have already been there, want to come back.

The spirit of R2R Meeting is to approach the reality of Africa and enjoy the delights of the desert, some of which are hidden.

Ride through the innumerable tracks of the desert, gives us incredible sensations. Share kilometers, emotions and countless stories, that emerge from each rider, are the reasons for organizing this event.

R2R AGENDA DECEMBER 2013

Time Day 28th Day 29th Day 30th Day 31st
09:00h - 16:00h   Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour 3 + short circuit on dunes
16:00h - 19:00h   Activities Activities Activities
19:00h - 19:30h   Tea Tea Tea
19:30h - 21:00h   Conferences Conferences Preparations for the party
21:00h - ??:??h Welcome dinner Dinner and party Dinner and party Dinner and special party for New Year's Eve and raffle

 

Off-Road and On-Road tours

As last year, we have designed a tour 100% Off-Road for each day, suitable for trail motorcyles. In addition, for riders with passenger or for people who prefer the asphalt, we've also done three interesting on-road tours. Tours are not guided, although you should ride in a group. We will install the tracks to the GPS of every rider. Eduard, the event organizer, will do off-road tours.

Dar el Janoub will give a picnic to eat along the tour, so it will not necessary to find a restaurant.

Riders will receive a ticket for every ridden track in order to parcipate in our raffle.

PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE OF THEIR MOTORCYCLE.

Off-Road

We recommend equipping the motorcycle with knobby tires and wear the appropiate gear. The 3th tour will end with a mini circuit of dunes, for those who wants to feel the sensation of floating on the sand with his trail motorbike.

On-Road

We recommend knobby tyres and the proper gear.

 

Roots Riders and Barraquer Foundation

During off-road tours, we will visit some nomadic camps. One of the aim of the network of riders we are creating in the desert, the Roots Riders, is to inform the ocular health status of nomads. With the support of the Barraquer Foundation, internationally recognized for their hard work, we can give some tips to prevent eye infections, provide some eye drops without cortisone or antibiotic in the most obvious cases of infection. Sand storms are the main cause of the common eye deseases who suffer the nomadic population.

We want to involve all the Riders will come to R2R Meeting 2013 of this initiative that facilitates the meeting between different cultures and helping the local population.

 

Activities

  • Buggy rental at Desert Buggies. Our friend Jordi Mercader, gives us a 10% discount on standard rates. With these buggies Jordi leads us inside the Erg Chebbi.
  • Quad rental. Jordi Gassó also makes us a special price for renting quads. 45 Euros an hour 75 Euros two hours. With these fantastic Yamaha Grizzly 450 ATV we can go through the Erg Chebbi.
  • Trekking. Walking barefoot in the sand in order to reach the top of a high dune and watch the sunset.
  • Navigation Workshop. Some navigation tips for our trips by motorcycle.

 

Confereces about motorcycle trips

Motorcycle trips conferences during 29th and 30th night. The Haima Royal will be equipped with a projector to illustrate with photos and videos travel experiences.

 

Dar el Janoub: Accommodation and location

This year we are lucky to have the collaboration of the hotel/hostel Dar el Janoub (the home of the South), which will mount a camp in front of the dunes, especially for the event. Travel conferences, from some riders, will be celebrate in the big Haima Royal, also dinners and New Year's Eve party. The comfort of the Haima ensure sleep for all riders. In addition, guests can use the hotel facilities such as bar (licensed to serve alcoholic drinks) and restaurant.

 

Renting a BMW GS

If you prefer to rent a BMW F800GS, BMW R1200GS, BMW R1200GS Adventure or the new water-cooled BMW R1200GS, and take a guided tour through Morocco to reach the R2R Meeting 2013, Motoadventours is our affiliate agent. Contact us for more information.

 

Accompanist

Tours can be organized for the accompanist wanting to make a 4x4 tour in the morning. Contact us for more information.

 

Registration

To facilitate the processing of regisrations, a full payment of the amount according to the method chosen should be made.

THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION IS THE DAY DECEMBER 13th, 2013

Day Rider Accompanist
Day 28th 35,00 € (*) 35,00 € (*)
Day 29th 65,00 € (+) 35,00 € (*)
Day 30th 65,00 € (+) 35,00 € (*)
Day 31st 95,00 € (++) 65,00 € (**)

(*) Accomodagtion in a comfortable berber haima, dinner and breakfast included. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included.
(**) Accomodagtion in a comfortable berber haima, NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL DINNER WITH RAFFLE and breakfast included. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included.
(+) GPS Track Off-road/On-road. Accomodagtion in a comfortable berber haima, dinner, picnic and breakfast included. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included.
(++) GPS Track Off-road/On-road. Accomodagtion in a comfortable berber haima, NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL DINNER WITH RAFFLE and breakfast included. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included.

To register a transfer should be made to the following bank account of Morocco:

Account Owner: EDUARDO LOPEZ ARCOS
BANK: Attijariwafa
IBAN: 007 218 0002975000400065 78
SWIFT: BCMAMAMC

If you have problems doing the transfer to the moroccan bank account, please, use the spanish bank account of 'La Caixa':

Account Owner: EDUARDO LOPEZ ARCOS
BANCO: La Caixa
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 2100 0416 53 01 00794733
IBAN: ES15 2100 0416 5301 0079 4733
SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX

Please, send a proof of transfer to inscripcion@ridetoroots.com

You can visit our event on Facebook.

Find here useful information to travel to Morocco (spanish).

 

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