Do you have any questions regarding the Trophée?
Here are our answers!
Participation and administrative formalities
You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving license.
You can find all the information in our website Participate > Registration.
You can pre-register directly online by downloading the pre-registration document. Once you have filled the document, print it and send it along with the 400€ down payment (cheque, card, money transfer). You can cancel or postpone the pre-registration in case of cancelation (terms and conditions available).
Our rallies are accessible to all the women and do not require any specific physical training. You only need a strong motivation and to believe in yourself! You and your teammate participate in this adventure and you can motivate and push each other!
Many potential candidates face the same situation. Do not hesitate to use the social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to make your call! You can also contact the organization members who will be able to help you.
A repatriation insurance is mandatory, contact the organization; you can also take out an optional cancelation insurance policy. The staff members will give you all the information you need.
Yes. You will need cash to buy water, little extras and for the gas. You will be able to change your Euros or Dollars in Morocco.
It is not mandatory; you will be able to make all the formalities with your regular license.
The majority of women who embark on the Trophy are neophytes and do not have vehicles prepared for the Adventure, which is why we provide the teams with a list of 4x4, SSV, and quad rental companies. On this list, you will find serious French and Moroccan rental companies who offer well-prepared vehicles at controlled prices.
The motorcycle category, on the other hand, is aimed more at women already initiated into the practice of off-road motorcycles and requires training to fully experience the Adventure. In this category, women must hire their own motorbike.
If you need solutions, the Trophée Roses des Sables team can give you documents to help you find financing solutions as well as many goods that you can sell (cheichs, t-shirts, scarves, tote bags, pens, etc.). One of the many solutions is to organize bingos, yard sales, and theme parties.
You can also contact the companies around you and find sponsors. If your company wishes to cover all the costs for you, you belong to the « club entreprises » and will benefit from a dedicated area and coverage for you and your company.
You can also finance yourself, part of or 100% of the registration.
Accommodation and catering during the event
You will sleep in a bivouac (private tents) during the stages of the rally and in 4 or 5 stars hotels during the other nights.
Yes, you must bring a tent and a sleeping bag for the marathon stage.
Yes. Accommodation is included in the registration fees.
Breakfasts and dinners are included in the fees. Concerning the lunches, you should buy them before leaving France, on the way in Spain or in the small villages in Marocco.
Physical and athletic preparation
We only recommend you to arrive in good shape and in good health conditions. Good energy and strong motivation will be your strongest allies in order to complete this adventure in the best conditions possible.
Technical and sanitary equipment
A backpack or soft bag will be easier to carry than a trolley.
Bring comfortable clothes to wear during the stages, warm clothes for the night (pants, tee-shirt, polar jacket) as well as clothes to be kept clean for your stay in Marrakesh. A pair of comfortable shoes for the rally.
1 compass, 1 lighter, 1 general map of Morocco (Michelin or IGN type), 5 liters of water per person per day, 1 survival blanket, 1 approved helmet (NF or CE), adapted sunglasses or mask (quad motorbike), a tent for the marathon stage, a sleeping bag, a lamp, a mobile phone with a package working in French, Spanish and Moroccan territories ... All compulsory equipment will be listed in the general regulations.
As soon as you register, we will recommend you to launch a Facebook page to share your adventure. For Marocco we suggest you to contact your phone operator and activate the "international" option or to buy a local sim card while arriving in Marocco.
Yes, we ask you to carry your Smartphone. Contact your phone company to make sure you have international network or buy a Moroccan SIM card.
General organization of the event
The route will be kept secret. You will get to know it day by day when the organization team will give you the roadbook. You will cross dunes, wadi, rocks plates… as we will plan for you a amazing route to allow you to discover the desert.
The average covered distance is around 150 km.
No, speed is not a criterion.
The adventure lasts 13 days but allow 15 days door to door for European crews and 21 days door to door for Canadian women. For those who come from Canada and / or who would opt for a direct arrival in Morocco, allow between 12 days door to door. It is possible to rent 4x4s in Morocco. For those who choose the quad, ssv or motorcycle category, your vehicle is transported from France to Morocco and you can choose to arrive directly on site and avoid stopping at the 1st meeting point in France.
At Casablanca airport a bus transfer option is offered by the organization to participants to reach the place of technical and administrative checks in Morocco with one night on site at the hotel. The next day the bus will drop you off at the 1st bivouac in the south-east of Morocco. Program and prices communicated closer to departure.
Yes, a medical team will be present 24hours a day.
You must bring a small first aid kit containing what seems important to you: band-aid, aspirin, antiseptic, anti diarrhoeal, etc. You will receive a list before departure.
No vaccines are mandatory.
Each vehicle is equipped with a high technology geolocation device thanks to which you will be able ton contact the organization staff at any time.>> Learn more
For 15 years now, we collaborate with the Enfants du Désert association. Their goal is to improve the living conditions of the children of the region, more specifically the girls. You can find the solidarity report in > A solidarity adventure.>> Learn more