Ride To Roots Meeting 2015

The international meeting for riders and travelers in the Sahara desert is coming again. Every year we have riders from everywhere. 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.

R2RM AGENDA DECEMBER 2015

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 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.

La Chance will give a picnic to eat along the tour, so it will not necessary to find a restaurant.

Riders will receive a ticket in order to parcipate in our raffle.

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

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.

 

Mechanical assistance 4x4 pickup

Our trusted mechanic joins us in each route to help us in any eventuality. The 4x4 pickup is equipped with everything needed for basic repair and rescue bikes. The car will close the group for safety.

 

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 2015 of this initiative that facilitates the meeting between different cultures and helping the local population.

 

Other 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. Another great way to explore the Erg Chebbi.
  • Trekking. Walking barefoot in the sand in order to reach the top of a high dune and watch the sunset.
  • Amazigh museum. An opportunity to know the root of the amazigh culture.
  • Berber cuisine. Learn to cook like a bereber.

 

Confereces about motorcycle trips

Motorcycle trips conferences during 29th and 30th night. Our special room for this, will be equipped with a projector to illustrate with photos and videos travel experiences.

 

La Chance: Accomodation and emplacement

This year we'll be happy to collaborate again with La Chance Auberge/Hotel, provided with haimas (bereber tents) camp, in front of the dunes of the Erg Chebbi. The comfort of the Haima ensure sleep for all riders. In addition, guests can use the hotel facilities such as bar and restaurant.

Take with you your sleeping bag if you want to ensure a good rest. The tents will be equiped with blankets to use if needed. December nights can reach zero degrees.

GPS (decimal degrees): 31.134293˚N 4.018249˚W
GPS (degrees, minutes, seconds): 31˚08'03.5''N 004˚01'05.7''W

 

Renting 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 2015, Motoadventours is our affiliate agent. Contact us for more information.

 

Renting KTM 450 EXC

Maybe you don't have time enough to travel to the desert but don't want to miss the #R2RM15. In this case you only need a bag with your gear, fly to Morocco, take a local transport from the airport to Merzouga (in our meeting point) where a KTM 450, in perfect conditions, will be waiting for you.

Antonio Ramos and Oasis Aventura make us a special price, 400 Euro, including a KTM 450 EXC, for the days 29, 30 and 31 de December, and maintenance.

Please, if you are interested in this, contact us as soon as possible in order to manage your reservation.

 

Companions

Tours can be organized for the companion 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 15th, 2015

¡¡¡ATTENTION!!! ¡¡¡LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE!!!

Día Rider Companion
Day 28th
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
  • Dinner. (*)
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
  • Dinner. (*)
Día 29
  • Breakfast.
  • GPS Off-road Track
  • Picnic.
  • Dinner. (*)
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
  • Breakfast.
  • Dinner. (*)
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
Día 30
  • Breakfast.
  • GPS Off-road Track.
  • Picnic.
  • Dinner. (*)
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
  • Breakfast.
  • Dinner. (*)
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
Día 31
  • Breakfast.
  • GPS Off-road Track.
  • Picnic.
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL DINNER WITH RAFFLE. (*)
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
  • Breakfast.
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL DINNER WITH RAFFLE. (*)
  • Accommodation in comfortable berber tent.
Día 1
  • Breakfast.
  • Goodbye!
  • Breakfast.
  • Goodbye!
PRICE 260,00 € 130,00 €

(*) 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: La Caixa
IBAN: ES15 2100 0416 5301 0079 4733
SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX

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

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

 

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