Before registering, take the time to read all about the prices, payment terms and instalments, and what is included in each fee.
You should also read our cancellation policy and find out more about our Money-back guarantee, which can only be purchased at the time of registration.
Click here to go to the registration form on the TIME TO platform:
You first need to register on the platform to create a user profile so you can access your profile whenever you want to add or change your details. You will also be able to pay instalments and buys other products (flights, bike transporation etc.).
Note: All payments are to be made by credit card.
You will find two types of registration:
· One payment only
· Payment by instalments
Participants born between 1998 and 2004 will have access to the Sub23 price in one payment only or payment by instalments.
If you have access to a loyalty discount, you must ask for your code on the following email email@example.com. It doesn't apply to the special price (150 first participants) nor to the Sub23 price.
If you have a code from an official store, enter it when registering.
· “SPECIAL” RATE (first 150 registered): 1 895 €
From may 6th at noon, and limited to 150 registrations
· FOLLOWING RATES: coming soon
The following rates will be announced shortly and registrations will open in October
*These registration fees do not include VAT. For billing purposes, in accordance with current Spanish tax legislation (Law 37/1992, art. 69. s. 1, no. 1 / art. 70 s. 1, no. 7c), registration in the race by legal persons or professionals in Spain is subject to VAT. Therefore, 21% VAT (payable by the company) will be added to the fee in such cases. Registration by natural persons (i.e. private individuals) is exempt from VAT in accordance with the aforementioned law. Invoices issued to people who have registered this way are exempt from VAT.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Race registration.
- Transportation of the bicycle by land from Barcelona to Morocco (return trip).
- Full-board accommodation for seven nights (excluding breakfast on April 18 and lunch onApril 25).
- Travel insurance
- Medical and nursing services
- Geolocation device rental
- Drinks during the race
- Transportation of luggage from camp to camp
- 20 1.5-litre water bottles outside the race (28 April to 3 May).
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Travel to Morocco
- Transport of your bike from your home to Barcelona
- Extras in hotel rooms
- Additional drinks
- Mechanical support and physical therapy
You can get to Morocco on a variety of scheduled flights or drive there (with a ferry trip from Almería, Algeciras, Tarifa or Motril).
The organizers of the Garmin Titan Desert are also running CHARTER FLIGHTS from Madrid and Barcelona. These flights are not included in the registration fee. Seats on these charter flights will be available on your Time To account and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis subject to reservation and payment until there are no seats left.
PROVISIONAL INFORMATION ON THE 2020 CHARTER FLIGHTS
OUTWARD FLIGHT on Saturday 23April 2020 (time between 6 and 9 am TBD):
· BARCELONA to MOROCCO
· MADRID to MOROCCO
RETURN FLIGHT on Saturday 25 April 2020 (arrival NET noon):
· MOROCCO to BARCELONA
· MOROCCO to MADRID
PRICE (outward and return flights): Coming soon
*Includes transfers from the airport to the start of the race and from the end of the race to the airport.
1 - The DEPARTURE and ARRIVAL location must be the same.
2 - SEATS ARE LIMITED.
3 - Due to space constraints, only participants travelling from outside Europe will be allowed to check in their bicycles with the prior consent of the organizers (limited spots). Consult the availability of places with the organization. All other participants will have to drop off their bicycles in Barcelona in the beginning of April 2020.
4 - Each participant can check in one piece of luggage on the charter flights, with a maximum weight allowance of 20 kg (excess luggage is not available even against payment). One piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5 kg and within the usual cabin size allowances is allowed. LUGGAGE EXCEEDING THE MAXIMUM AUTHORISED WEIGHT NOT BE LOADED.
5 - Once all available seats on the charter flights have been assigned, all other participants will be responsible for getting to the gathering point in Morocco between 9 am and 2 pm on 27 April.
REGULAR FLIGHTS FROM PARIS
The organization also proposes regular flights packages from Paris with destination the race. More information shortly.
BICYCLE PICK-UP AND DELIVERY SERVICE
An all-inclusive service offered by the organizers.
* Prices include transport to and from the race. The service includes delivery of a box at home, pick-up of the bicycle from home and delivery of the bicycle at home after the race.
The Photographic Service offers a photo package that can be bought before the race and includes at least two personal photos in each stage* as well as a set of high-quality general photos.
After the race, photos will also be available from the website, where you can browse them and buy them directly from your on-line platform. After your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with a password to download your photos.
*This cannot be guaranteed in the navigation sector or if the participant strays from the route recommended by the organizer in other stages.
LOYALTY DISCOUNTS* (participation in previous editions of the Titan Desert and/or Titan Tropic required)
- €100 for riders who have raced in one previous edition.
- €150 for riders who have raced in two previous editions.
- €200 for riders who have raced in three or more previous editions.
*Not applicable to special rates (150 first riders and Under-23). These discounts cannot be combined with other promotions.
To benefit from a loyalty discount, you must ask for your discount code to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. It will apply to the last payment during the payment part.
If you want to do one payment only, please contact us before doing so.
"SPECIAL" RATE (first 150 riders): €1,895
€395 at the time of registration for RESERVATION.
€500 before September 15 2019.
€500 before December 15 2019.
€500 before March 8 2020.
· The registration fee can be paid in instalments or in one lump sum.
· Late payment can be grounds for cancellation of the registration.
To complete the registration, each participant will have to download a scanned copy of his/her passport as well as a medical certificate (a template can be downloaded here). Both documents must be uploaded to the TIME TO online profile here before registration closes on 15 March 2020
PAYMENT FOR EXTRA SERVICES:
- Money-back guarantee (€100): The guarantee can only be purchased AT THE SAME TIME as registration.
- Extra services purchased after registration must be paid when booking them.
- Cancellation before 15/12/2020 at 3 pm will incur a €100 administration fee.
- Cancellation before 31/01/2020at 3 pm will incur a fee equal to 50% of the registration fees paid until that time.
- Cancellation before 08/03/2020 at 3 pm will incur a fee equal to 75% of the registration fees paid until that time.
- Cancellation after registration closes (08/03/2020 from 3:01 pm) will not give rise to a refund.
- The rest of the services offered by the organization (flights, bicycle delivery service, photo pack, ...) will not be entitled to any refund after having made the reservation and payment of these services
The organisation is aware of the concerns of participants. Riders can therefore purchase a money-back guarantee that will refund their registration fees if they are unable to start the race. The guarantee must be purchased at the time of registration by selecting this option from the form and paying using the virtual POS.
You can get to Morocco on a variety of scheduled flights or drive there (with a ferry trip from Almería, Algeciras, Tarifa or Motril).
The organisation of the Garmin Titan Desert is also running CHARTER FLIGHTS from Madrid and Barcelona. These flights are not included in the registration fee.
TRAVELLING ON YOUR OWN
Important information for participants who are not travelling on the charter flights of the organisation and wish to take scheduled flights:
The nearest airports to the start and the end of the race are (in order of proximity): ERRACHIDIA, OUARZAZATE, FEZ and MARRAKESH.
TRANSFERS AND HOTELS:
For more information about transfers and / or hotels contact to Aventurismo, the official travel agency of the race: email@example.com
Once the race is over, we can also coordinate return transfers depending on your flight or to book a hotel near the airport.
And if you want to continue enjoying Morocco, do not hesitate to contact us!
Participants travelling on scheduled flights or driving to the destination will have to be at the gathering point on April 18 from 9 am to 2 pm to undergo the mandatory checks and attend the welcome briefing. The exact location will be made known at a later date.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS:
Participants travelling to Morocco must hold a passport valid for at least six months after the race.
VISA REQUIREMENTS for Morocco depend on the country of origin:
- Spanish nationals:
Spanish nationals can enter Morocco without a visa. The sole requirement is holding a passport valid for at least six months after their stay.
- Other countries that do not require a visa*:
As is the case with Spanish nationals, people from the following countries can enter Morocco without a visa:
Andorra, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Congo, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.
*This list may undergo changes, so you are advised to check with the embassy of Morocco in your country.
- Other countries:
The best option for nationals of other countries is to get in touch with the embassy of Morocco in their country.
Participants are responsible for getting information and acquiring their visas (where applicable).
Bicycles are transported by truck a few days before the race. Bicycles will be picked up in Barcelona and loaded onto trucks for shipping.
Riders travelling to Morocco on their own with their bicycles are not included.
Participants can get an "official box" from the organization free of charge to ensure that each bicycle takes up the same space, speed up loading and protect the bicycles.
These boxes are made of cardboard and measure 160 × 90 × 22 cm. The maximum weight of the boxes with the bicycles in them is 20 kg.
You can pack other elements along with the bicycle as long as the box stays under the maximum weight. The organization will weigh the boxes before loading them into the transport trucks. If the maximum weight is exceeded, the organization reserves the right to remove contents in order to reduce weight until the maximum allowed weight is reached.
To coordinate the collection of bicycles to Barcelona, the organization will ask participants to fill in the section on bicycle transportation (on a form) indicating their preferences.
When participants reach Morocco on verification day, they will have to pick up their bicycles (as delivered in the boxes) from the designated collection point. No material should be left inside the boxes because different boxes will be delivered at the end of the race.
DELIVERY OF BICYCLES BEFORE THE RACE
There are four options available for shipping the bicycles to Morocco. Participants are required to indicate their preference on the form:
Option 1: bringing the bicycle in person
Option 2: delivery using paid assistance (check with the shop)
Option 3: national and international shipping by the organisation's courier
Option 4: shipping with the rider's own courier (get in touch with the organisation to manage delivery of the official box)
COLLECTION OF BICYCLES AT THE END OF THE RACE
Bicycles will be collected at the end of the race and returned to the organisation's trucks. Participants must pack and hand over their bicycles between their arrival at the finish and 6:30 pm.
Once the bicycles have arrived in Barcelona, participants have 4 options for pick-up at the warehouse:
Option 1: collection in person at the warehouse
Option 2: collection using paid assistance (check with the shop)
Option 3: national or international shipping by the organization's courier
Option 4: the rider's own courier
- Each participant can check in one piece of luggage on the charter flights, with a maximum weight of 20 kg (paying for more weight is not an option). One piece of cabin luggage is allowed as long as it is within the usual size allowances and does not exceed 5 kg. Upon arrival to Morocco, the luggage should be unified into one suitcase with a maximum weight of 25 kg, which will be transported from camp to camp (extra bags or backpacks cannot be loaded or tied to the luggage; only one piece of luggage per person is allowed).
- Luggage must be properly identified with the participant's name and race number. The organization will provide a card with the race number and a tag to identify each piece of luggage.
- Luggage is transported on local trucks, placing one piece on top of the other and on a route different from the race course. Luggage should be abrasion-resistant and flexible to avoid breakage. We also recommend using combination locks whenever luggage is left unattended (either during the journey or within the haima).
- The organization will not be held liable for any damage to the luggage or its contents.
- Delivery of luggage for loading is done every morning in a designated part of the camp. Participants are responsible for ensuring that their luggage has been loaded onto the truck. This will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 am.
- Luggage pick-up will take place at the designated place. Luggage will be placed on a plastic mat on the floor and remain exposed to the sun until the participants pick it up.
- No luggage will be delivered to the participants during the marathon stage. It will be available at the finish on the second day.
- The organisation offers the possibility of hiring a transportation box if you expect to be travelling with excess luggage. These boxes cost €300 apiece and will be transported on assistance trucks.
- Each participant must have the material needed for the race. It is your responsibility to have everything you need. Here are a few tips:
- A clean change of clothes (jersey, shorts, socks, etc.) for each day, packed in freezer bags or similar to keep it clean until use.
- Bars, gels, salts and other energy and recovery products. These products will not be for sale in Morocco.
- Tool kit and spare parts for the bicycle.
- Maximum-protection sunscreen.
- Sunglasses (including a spare pair). Goggles in case a sandstorm occurs.
- Vaseline or other lubricants to protect the skin in high-friction areas.
- Personal medical kit with ibuprofen, paracetamol, diarrhoea pills, oral rehydration solution, topical antiseptic, dressings and gauze.
- Chargers for electronic devices (with adaptors if necessary).Power points at the camps will be limited to USB CONNECTIONS.
- Headlight for nights at the camps.
- Combination lock for luggage. Luggage should be locked whenever it is left unattended. Valuables should be kept with you, both during transfers and when leaving the haima.
- Warm clothes for the nights. Temperatures can range between 10 °C at night and 45 °C during the day. The first camp will be located at 1,600 meters above sea level and the nights can get very cold. It can even snow.
MATERIAL NOT ALLOWED OR NOT RECOMMENDED:
LAPTOP: The personal material of each participant will travel with the luggage, i.e. in the luggage trucks where the suitcases are piled on top of each other and are exposed to the sun in the camps until the participant reaches the finish. As a result, we do not recommend travelling with a laptop.
DRONES: Due to the strict laws governing the use of drones in Morocco, use of these devices during the race is forbidden. The organization of the Titan Desert will under no circumstances allow riders to use drones in the camps or during the stages.
The organization of the race will not be held liable for any action taken by police or customs authorities against riders who use drones during the event.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are as follows.
BREAKFAST (5:30 to 8 am)
Milk, coffee, tea, cocoa and juice
Natural bread and toast
Butter, jam and honey
Fruit (no bananas)
LUNCH (12 to 5 pm)
Boiled rice, pasta and potatoes
Tomato sauce, grated cheese and canned tuna
Turkey or chicken
Orange with cinnamon and other fruits (no bananas)
DINNER (7 to 10 pm)
Boiled rice and pasta
Varied buffet with meat, pulses, vegetables, etc.
Orange with cinnamon and other fruits (no bananas)
*No specific products are provided for participants with coeliac disease or other food intolerances. Participants who require specific foods will be responsible for their acquisition and transportation.
|WATER, 1.5 L|
|FINISH||Served in cups|
It is forbidden to leave the HS with drink containers, which must be deposited in the bins.
* Remember to leave the desert and mountains the way we found them or better.
- Each participant will receive 20 bottles of water free of charge outside the stages. These bottles must be retrieved from the designated place from the first stage until the arrival of the last participant on the last stage using a wristband with a chip. These bottles of water cannot be purchased from the bar or restaurant.
- Any other bottles of water or beverages consumed during the day must be paid directly at the bar or restaurant using Titanitos (see race currency).
Electric current (220 V at 50 Hz) and outlets are the same in Morocco as in Spain (continental Europe). Participants from outside Spain may require adaptors.
Each camp will have an area for charging electronic devices. The area will be supervised by organisation staff. Even so, the organisation cannot guarantee the full charge of the devices because it is dependent on a power generator. We therefore continue to recommend the use of batteries for GPS devices, cameras and other devices.
IMPORTANT! The camp charging service will be based on USB connections.
The generator is shut down at night to prevent nuisances. Please remove all electronic devices before 10 pm, when the service is closed and left unsupervised. Any remaining devices will be removed and can be retrieved from the Participant Service from 6 am next day.
REGULATIONS / PERMITTED DEVICES:
Devices must be marked with the race number (sticker provided during the checks) and will only be returned to the participant whose race number matches the device to avoid misunderstandings.
Each participant may charge one device at a time or use one charge point at a time.
The following order of priority will apply: GPS devices, telephones, watches, external batteries, cameras, tablets and laptops.
The organization will distribute participants among hotel rooms and haimas in the camps based on the registered teams, categories and suggestions of the participants.
Women will be placed in haimas with other women even if they are part of a team or mixed duo, unless they request otherwise and form a complete haima in agreement with the other members.
No changes will be accepted after the distribution has been published. The organization will try to meet the requests of all participants, but it cannot guarantee it can do so in all cases.
- From verifications to the last stage (6 nights) – Participants sleep in haimas of 3 people each (except during the marathon stage).
- After the last stage (1 night)* – Participants will be divided among the XALUCA ERFOUD, CHERGUI and BELERE hotels in rooms of 3 people each.
*The allocation of hotels will be based on the number of editions in which you have participated. Participants with the most editions in the Titan Desert will have rooms at the hotel Xaluca, then at the Chergui hotel (400 m from hotel Xaluca) and lastly at the Belere hotel (3 km from the Xaluca hotel).
- A transfer service between hotels will be available throughout the day.
- In the camps, haimas are for 3 participants, except for the marathon stage. In the hotel on the last day, the distribution will be the same in triple rooms.
- Participants will lie in a big shared tent during the night of the marathon stage.
- Spending the nights of the race in rooms or other external accommodations will give rise to a penalty in accordance with the rules.
Any participant who drops out during one of the stages must contact the corresponding checkpoint (CP or HS) or wait for the broom wagon.
The participant will have to sign a withdrawal sheet with the reason and kilometre point. This also needs to be notified to the Participant Service upon arrival at the camp.
The organization will take the participant and bicycle to the next camp by means of the broom wagon or another vehicle available at that time (the broom wagon can leave participants who have withdrawn at a CP or hydration point, if necessary, so that the people responsible for the point can take him/her later to the camp at the time of closing). Whenever possible, the broom wagon will carry out this transfer to the camp, but priority will be given to the most urgent cases.
The organization will not be held liable for any damage caused to the bicycle during transport. However, it will be carried out as carefully as possible. The bicycle can be transferred in the broom wagon or an HS truck.
Riders who drop out may start the next stage, but they will no longer be eligible for the classifications. They will have to complete the next stages within the specified time. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the race and the riders involved having to travel from camp to camp with the organization.
Riders who have dropped out of a stage will not be eligible for the general classification or stage wins.
All groups involved in the Garmin Titan Desert (participants, assistance crews, family members, press and staff) are covered by travel and accident insurance:
- Travel and accident insurance: The duration of this policy is for the whole race. Before the event, we will send the schedule of the policy, as well as two expansion options for those who wish to expand their coverage. All participants will receive a memo with this information, which should be read carefully.
On the other hand, the bicycles of the participants that will travel from Barcelona to Morocco in the logistics trucks are covered by transportation insurance:
- Freight insurance: this insurance includes all the materials transported by our trucks, including the bicycles of the participants. The policy only covers the contents of the trucks in case of accident or theft and according to their declared value.