A concept designed for women
Since the year 2000, Désertours offers a great opportunity to women who wish to live a unique experience, through this rally designed for women in Morocco, this real challenge: the Trophée Roses des Sables. 5000 kilometers to cover to reach the gates of the Moroccan desert in 4WD, SSV, quads and motorcycle. On the Moroccan tracks, in the middle of endless landscapes, teams of women prove during each edition that rallies are not exclusively made for men.
Each year, the roses prove they have the necessary skills to participate in the women's orienteering race of the Trophée Roses des Sables that takes place in Morocco: courage and generosity, boldness and complementarity, strategy skills and a good sense of direction. As the stages go by, the competitive spirit reveals itself, as well as the instinctive reflex to help each other thanks to which the roses find an unexpected strength...
And each year the same magic appears for these women who start this unique athletic and solidarity adventure. Whether they are friends, sisters or best friends, great colleagues or mother and daughter, they confront each other to the endless desert and the sumptuous landscapes of Southern Morocco to try and write a beautiful history and find the essential skills they will use again in their daily lives. The Trophée Roses des Sables is a powerful event that will reveal their deep energy, it is a unique challenge designed for women during which they enjoy getting lost... to encounter themselves better at the end!
An athletic challenge accessible to all
The Trophée Roses des Sables is a athletic challenge made for women, an orienteering rally-raid accessible to all with a roadbook and a compass only: students, working women, busy mothers, young seniors or dynamic grand-mothers participate each year from more than ten countries such as France, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco or Canada.
After the departure village in the Basque Coast, the wonderful region where Désertours was founded, they cross Spain and Gibraltar to start exploring the Moroccan coast in Tangier and reach the Southern desert of the country>.
The Trophée Roses des Sables includes six stages among which the famous marathon stage (48 hours of autonomy) and the dunes crossing stage where they have to try and cross this majestic golden sand mountains at the limits of the Sahara desert.
Inspired by the spirit of the Africans rally-raids, the Trophée Roses des Sables excludes any speed notion. Thanks to their precious roadbook and their compass, each day pilots and co-pilots follow their rhythm and only have to respect two mandatory things: the imposed checkpoints along the itinerary and the maximum number of covered kilometres for each stage.
In full security, the often beginners Roses enjoy following the tracks of the famous Paris-Dakar pilots, this mythical race that was born on the African tracks. Far from their comfort zone, all the participants, even the experts, discover unexpected strength and skills through the moments they share with their teammate, the other participants and above all with the local population during the solidarity event of the race.