8 Stages of the MDC 2023

Morocco Desert Challenge literally is what it promises to be: a real challenge in the Moroccan desert. The route will nevertheless be completely different: new roadbooks, new bivouacs and 8 new stages

Morocco Desert Challenge literally is what it promises to be: a real challenge in the Moroccan desert. It has been 3 years since the MDC raced through Morocco. A lot can change in such a long period, even in a desolate environment like the desert. That's why we choose to drastically change course with a completely new route!

0 kilometre liaison

Not only is Morocco Desert Challenge an adventure full of surprises, with technical parts, fast African plains, many dunes, salt lakes and legendary Paris-Dakar stages, it also offers something really unique: 0 kilometre of liaison from the start of the first special till the finish of the last one. That’s right: no liaison, only pure rally experience.

Early December, Sports Director Jean-Claude Kaket left Agadir, Morocco with his team to validate those new tracks and write the new roadbooks. As soon as these are finalized, you can find the updated descriptions here.

Stage 0 | Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd April

Agadir

Technical and administrative checks

On Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd of April 2023 the Morocco Desert Challenge kicks off with scrutineering in Agadir, one of Morocco’s friendly seaside resorts with an international airport. Bivouac 0 is at Place Al Amal, Agadir’s largest public square. The rally hotels, where everybody is accommodated, are located along the square.

Stage 1 | Sunday 23rd April

Agadir - Agadir (prologue)

Liaison = 100 km
Distance Special 1 = 50 km

More information will follow soon.

Stage 2 | Monday 24th April

Plage Blanche - Assa

Liaison = 250km
Distance Special 2 = 360km

Total distance = 510km

More information will follow soon.

Stage 3 | Tuesday 25th April

Assa - Foum Zguid

Distance Special 3 = 403km
​​​​​​​Liaison = 0 km

More information will follow soon.

Stage 4 | Wednesday 26th April

Foum Zguid - Foum Zguid

Distance Special 4 = 275km
​​​​​​​Liaison = 0 km

Assistance = 0 km

More information will follow soon.

Stage 5 | Thursday 27th April

Foum Zguid - M'hamid

Distance Special 5 = 338 km
​​​​​​​Liaison = 0 km

More information will follow soon.

Stage 6 | Friday 28th April

M'hamid - M'hamid

Distance Special 6 = 341 km
​​​​​​​Liaison = 0 km

Assistance = 0 km

More information will follow soon.

Stage 7 | Saturday 29th April

M'hamid - Merzouga

Distance Special 7 = 324 km
​​​​​​​Liaison = 0 km

More information will follow soon.

Stage 8 | Sunday 30th April

Merzouga - Merzouga

Distance Special 8 = 205 km

Assistance =  0 km

More information will follow soon.

On Sunday 30th April the finish & award ceremony will take place in the mythical dunes of Merzouga. The airport of Errachidia is just around the corner. The day after the rally, you can be home.

Don't limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.