For the dates on which the race is programmed, participants will likely have to face temperatures between a minimum of 0ºC and a maximum of 40ºC.
No vaccinations are required, although we recommend being up to date with your tetanus injections.
Although the competition is open to all bike lovers, it is advisable to be in good physical condition and to do a medical check before the race (effort test). You have to be able to keep up a good pace in order to cover many kilometres and to arrive before the maximum time allowed. It is mandatory to upload a medical certificate (model here).
The race registration includes a medical insurance in Morocco and, in case of an emergency, repatriation to Spain.
The organization offers participants an enlargement of this insurance in case you are interested.
Although the medical service will attend any emergency and have their own material, each participant must carry a first aid kit.
- Anti-inflammatories: Ibuprofen, aspirin or Paracetamol
- Anti-diarrhea medicine: Fortasec
- Potassium for cramps: Boy-K
- Antiseptic:: Iodine – Topionic: for cuts or to dry sores on the hands, feet or seat
- Sticking plasters, bandages, gauzes For scrapes on hands and feet
- Cream for sores: Moisturising cream like those for babies’ nappies
- Hydrocolloid dressings: to protect the sores
- Oral hydration solution: Casen or a similar brand to rehydrate during the race or on arrival at the camp.
Don’t forget sun protection cream!
The best thing is to hydrate with water and isotonic drink in equal proportions. If you drink 4 liters during a stage, for example, it would be advisable to drink 2 liters of water and 2 of isotonic drink.
Since this is a race where it is very likely that you will have to walk as well as pedal, it is important that your shoes don’t hurt your feet.
It is also important to change your jersey and bib short each day or, if this is not possible, to carefully remove any sand, since sand can cause sores.