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From 31 October to 15 November 2020



Organized off-road raid via beautiful tracks to Dakar.

This with a maximum of +-12 riders.

Staying in hotels and 2 times in bivaque (tents)

More than 4500km off-road.

Medical and mechanical assistance on the track.

Everything top arranged for a fair price.

Riding on track that we load into your GPS or Tripy.

We start in the north of Morocco and drive via beautiful trails to Dakar.

Morocco / Mauritania / Senegal

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Dakar Challenge 2020 :

With the organization of the 2020 edition, this edition will be a challenge.

With more than twenty years of experience in Morocco and Africa, we are organizing the Dakar Challenge for the fourth time.

We have our employees in all three countries.

This ensures a smooth border crossing where all documents are arranged in advance.

With more than 20 years of Africa experience (Martin Fontyn) you are in the hands of the better organization.

In Mauritania, our organization is supervised by an official member of the Ministry of Tourism.

In Senegal we have our permanent employee who takes care of all documents for shipping in containers.

So no stress everything is arranged for you.

Along the way we always spend the night in the best hotels in the region.

We load the bikes and luggage in Dakar into a container.

After about two weeks the container will arrive in Antwerp.

Then you can pick up your belongings later at EAO by appointment.

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Day 1 31 October 2020 Arrival / Marokko
Day 2 1 November 2020 Nador / Midelt 490 km
Day 3 2 November 2020 Midelt / Merzouga 390 km
Day 4 3 November 2020 Merzouga / Zagora 345 km
Day 5 4 November 2020  Zagora / Tata  320 km 
Day 6 5 November 2020  Tata / Assa  324 km 
Day 7  6 November 2020 Assa / Tan Tan  253 km 
Day 8 7 November 2020  Tan Tan / Al-Ajoen  435 km 
Day 9 8 November 2020  Day Off   0 km 
Day 10  9 November 2020  Al-Ajoen / Dakhla   628 km
Day 11  10 November 2020  Dakhla /  Nouadhibou  425 km
Day 12  11 November 2020  Nouadhibou / Nouakchott  450 km 
Day 13  12 November 2020  Nouakchott / Saint Louis  320 km 
Day 14  13 November 2020  Saint Louis / Dakar 275 km 
Day 15  14 November 2020 Return Europa 



Route 2020 



Assistance vehicle with Luggage bivouac / bivouac

4x4 pickup with mechanic on the track

4x4 with doctor on track

4x4 assistance backup

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Motorcycle must be in good condition

Equipped with new tires with mousse

New chain set and sprockets

Petrol for at least 250 km

Approved to drive on public roads.

Provided with insurance and license plate

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Equipment on motorbike:

Camelback 2 liters

Extra 2 liters of water

First aid kit and emergency blanket

Mobile phone

Satellite telephone (rental possible)

Owaka tracker (rental possible)


Food, bars and powergels

Passport, money and credit card

Full rally enduro equipment (protection, boots, gloves, helmet, vest, trousers, glasses)

Small tools

Some small parts brake lever and clutch lever

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Luggage is:

2 boxes Pierre Henry 80x45x35cm

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Extra in luggage:

Air filters ready for use

Set of sprockets and chain

Set of tires to change on rest day

spare parts of your choice

Spare clothing

(stockings, trousers, jacket, gloves, underwear, etc.)

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Rate Amount Deposit 1 Deposit 2 Deposit 3 Deposit 4 Remaining Payment
Rate 1 5000€ 5000€< 1/4/2019 0 0 0 0
Rate 2 5750€ 1000€<1/4/2019 1000€<1/11/2019 1000€<1/2/2020 1000€<1/5/2020 1750€<1/09/2020
Rate 3 6000€ 1000€<1/7/2019 1000€<1/11/2019 1000€<1/2/2020 1000€<1/5/2020 2000€<1/09/2020
Rate 4 6500€ 1000€<1/11/2019 1000€<1/2/2020 1000€<1/5/2020 0 3500€<1/09/2020
Rate 5 6750€ 1500€ <1/02/2020 1500€<1/05/2020 0 0 3750€<1/09/2020
Rate 6
7000€ 3000€<1/05/2020 0 0 0 4000€<1/09/2020


Tip: Take out cancellation insurance so you'll never be faced with any surprises !

Including :


  • Flight BE-NL / Morocco
  • Flight Dakar / BE-NL
  • Hotels 14 nights in H/P in 2 pers room
  • Route-track Nador / Dakar
  • Backup as mentioned above
  • Repatriation from track to hotel
  • EAO organization
  • Motor and luggage transport to Nador Morocco starts
  • Transport motor and luggage Dakar / Belgium
  • Motor insurance Mauritania
  • Motor insurance Senegal
  • EAO backup service
  • Fitter backup
  • Polo / t-shirt / Houdie

Not included :

  • Visa Mauritania
  • Satellite phone rental
  • Rent Owaka tracker
  • Hospital or home repatriation 


  • Beverage
  • Gasoline
  • Lunch
  • All other costs not mentioned under including
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Single room

Obligatory documents:

  • International passport
  • Driving license
  • Travel insurance world
  • Visa Mauritania
  • Mandate motorcycle to organization
  • Money
  • Medication if necessary
  • Doctors certificate medical approval for this kind of event.
  • Other obligations:
  • Vaccinations ask your doctor

Options :

  • Rental motorcycle price on request
  • Single room
  • Cancellation insurance ( required)
  • Extra night in Dakar

Sign up via this link :

Sign up for the EAO Dakar Challenge 2020

More info :



  • Martin Fontyn
  • 0032 0 487638060

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Early bird booking !!! 

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Register before 1 April 2019 and get 250 € discount !!!


Monaco / Dakar 




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 From 05/01/2020 to 19/01/2020

Monaco / Dakar 



The only real Dakar is in Africa and ends in Dakar.
More than 7000km, from Monaco to Sete / Nador, Morocco, Mauritania ending in Dakar Senegal.
This 7000km has more special stage kilometers than the Dakar in Argentina which covers more than 9000km.
So no thousands of km connection but more special stages.


Edition 11 is just finished and we are already working on the preparations for 2020.
For the first time the start is after New Year and we can celebrate at home.
Thanks to a good team and a good cooperation we bring our pilots to the finish line.
For EAO 2020 is already our seventh participation and therefore we already have a lot of experience with this race.



The EAO success continues.
Martin Fontyn team manager and owner of EAO has more than twenty years of experience in the rally world.
Martin has won several major rallies in the past, including the Africa Race 2013.
He likes to share his experiences with the EAO team drivers.
In 2019 the EAO team consisted of an international company ! Drivers from China, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.
Our success comes from the many experiences and small details that are not applied in other teams.
For example, we placed a unit with shower and heating in the truck.
Our easy up tents are equipped with heating during the first cold nights in northern Morocco.
We are happy to help you from A to Z for this rally ! This goes from the preparation, administration, feeding, training, build-up motorcycle ect.
A nice large service truck is provided with everything you need to comfortably guide pilots during a rally.
The pilots sleep in beautiful large tents in which they can stand up and have a lot of space.



Every day our pilots are offered a delicious pasta or the like as soon as they get into the bivouac.
In the morning a fresh sandwich or pancake with a delicious cup of fresh coffee or tea.
All drinks are always cooled and available free of charge.
All kinds of snacks are available free of charge.
Each pilot receives free team clothing! (Gel jacket, sweater hoodie, polo, T-shirt)
Maybe it all sounds a bit luxurious, but it's an advantage to reach the end a little easier.



The catering of the organization is open every day from 20:00h.
We would like to welcome you to join our team in the next edition.
Every year we get new ideas and renew several things in and around our service truck.



After our seventh participation in the Africa Eco Race we already know how things are going in the AER and we are a close friends.
Because we have a good relationship with the organization, problems can easily be solved.
We are happy to help you with registering and any language problems.
Martin Fontyn the team manager speaks Dutch, English, French, German and a bit of Italian.
Briefings and administrative matters are always in English and French.
We are happy to help our clients through everything.


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So if you want to drive a carefree Africa Eco Race! EAO Racing Rally Team.

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These tents are unique ! Every EAO driver sleeps in a 4 person tent with two compartments.
1 tent per person so lots of space and you can stand up!

The race:
The Africa Eco Race is actually the old Dakar rally that is driven from Monaco to Dakar.
In Morocco beautiful tracks and some dunes passages.
In Mauritania many dunes and sand.
In Senegal the famous beach race with the finish at Lac Rose Dakar.
The organizers are no less than jean Louis Schlesser, René Metge.

AER crew consists of more than 150 people who take care of this top rally to its very last detail.
Three helicopters, several doctor teams, Iritrack and GPS Unik 2 backup gives you a safe feeling.


Snacks prepare in the EAO Truck / Back ground the Shower unit


De route: 

The administrative and technical event is in Menton 15 minutes from Monaco.
The closed paddock is in the port of Monaco where the official start is given.
Then it goes from Monaco to the port of Sète (300km) where all participants and organization take the ferry to Morocco.
The first stage starts in Nador North Morocco, Mauritania until Senegal Dakar.
A beautiful route of more than 7000 km of which mostly offroad and special stages.

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Prices EAO Service Team / AER 2020:

 Maximum 8 riders !!!

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Prices AER 2020 :

The entry fee for the race can be found on the site of the AER and on the table below.
Added to this is a rental fee from Iritrack and GPS from the ERTF. About 1100€ for both gps Unik2 and Iritrack.
A deposit with credit card is required. These will not be taken from your account as long as you return the goods in good condition.
We are pleased to help you to process this administration in an easy and good way.


Price 2020 

The entry fees includes the fees for the pilot and his machine

Entering Date


Before June 30th

11 600€ / 10 600€*

Until September 15th

12 500€ / 11 500€*

Until November 15th

13 600€ / 12 600€*

* Fees including the Sponsor Discount of 1 000€

Payment schedule 


When entering

Before June 30th

Before Sept. 15th

Before Nov. 15th

Entry before June 30th

1 000€

3 700€ 2 200€

Remaining amount

Entry before Sept. 15th

4 700€


2 500€

Remaining amount

Entry before Nov. 15th

8 000€


Remaining amount



Voor Quad, Car, SSV, Truck klik hier


Martin Fontyn

Phone: 0032 0 487638060

Prices  service for SSV , Quad, 4x4 on request .


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Top Deal december 2018 !!! 
 Van 12 t/m 20 oktober 2019 
Ifrane to Agadir
Book before 24/12/2018 and get 150€ discount or free flight*
*flight from Belgium to Morocco


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Ifrane to Agadir
During the day adventure and exercise and in the evening you can enjoy the best hotels with nice rooms and good food.
In 2019 you will be spoiled with the most beautiful tracks and hotels of Morocco.
In the day adventure, sweat, off road driving and in the evening next to the pool with a fresh beer. Then a nice room and a hot shower and a delicious meal.
One last drink on the terrace and then in a nice bed so that you are completely fit to experience the next adventurous day.
Most of the hotels have a Spa where you can go for a pleasant massage.
The fly and drive formula is a success, we bring your luggage and motorcycle to the start. The date is so planned that you are only one weekend away from home.
Seven days offroad fun in the most beautiful country of North Africa.
There is now also the possibility to participate with a rental car (Pajero Mitsubishi) be on time to make a reservation.
Also participating with an EAO rental motorcycle is possible (KTM 450 exc).
Prices on request.
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We are already on the road to explore the most beautiful places in Morocco for you.
Daily rides between 250km and 400km are on the menu.
Slopes, dunes, sand and various mountain trails with beautiful views and scenery.
The entire route is suitable for all off-road vehicles from small to large.
In Ifrane we start via the middle Atlas to the dunes of Merzouga than over the high Atlas and so on to Agadir.
From North to South.
There are a lot of beautiful things on the program.
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Saturday 12 oktober Ifrane Arrival / Scrutineering /Administation
Sunday 13 oktober Ifrane / Start Midelt
Monday 14 oktober Midelt Erfoud
Tuesday 15 oktober Merzouga Merzouga 
Wednesday 16 oktober Merzouga Merzouga
Thursday 17 oktober Merzouga Zagora
Friday 18 oktober Zagora Tata
Saturday19 oktober
Tata  Agadir / Finish
Sunday 20 oktober Agadir Return home











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EAO's truck leaves Loenhout just over the Dutch border at Breda.
You can bring your vehicle to EAO about a week before the start.
Luggage may consist of two boxes of model Pierre Henry with standard dimensions of * 80x45x35 or a chest and 1 sports bag or two sports bags.
Vehicle and luggage will have to be available about a week before and will be back at EAO about ten days after the end of the raid.
The vehicles must be accompanied with the requested documents. This will be communicated to you later.
The flight is not included in the price.
The cheapest flights can be found to and from Charleroi, Eindhoven or Amsterdam. Book your flight in time so you can fly at the best rate.
We of course offer the possibility that we can book the best flight on request.
The price includes transport of your luggage * and a motor bike, for those who want to participate with another vehicle SSV, Quad, car can request a quote.

Rent Bike / Car : 
Also participating with a rental motor bike or 4x4 is possible request your quote.
Car Mitsubishi Pajero from 2000 €
Motor KTM 450ecx from 1750 €
Hotels / Food:
The hotels are always the best in the region and are usually 4 stars or more.
All hotels are provided for 2 persons per room with breakfast and dinner included.
Also booking of single room is possible at an additional cost.
A lunch is provided every day at a nice place.
Flight :
The flight is not included in the price but can be booked through us.
Ryanair, Tiu, Transavia, Royal Air Maroc, etc. Many companies provide daily cheap flights to Agadir and from Oujda or Nador to Europe.
This gives you the opportunity to come earlier or stay longer.
PriceGB 2019
Summer Deal Register <15/7/2019 = 200 € discount
Ask for your price without transport for those who go to start and finsh.
Motorcycles > 550cc = + 300 € transport cost
* Transport of vehicle car not included.
Registration with deposit is Pilot 1000 € and co pilote 500 € and rest amount for 1/8/2019.
The mandatory rental of an Owaka spot balise is not included in the price.
Rent Owaka 100 € and deposit 100 €.
To reserve rent motor or rent car please contact by mail.
In the price inclusive:
Participation event
Transport engine, quad, SSV and two pieces of luggage chest or sports axles Pierre Henry crates (80x45x35)
* For cars transport not included
Basic medical assistance from Trauma doctor specialist
Retrieval of motor or quad on the slopes in case of defect or problem
Breakfast, dinner
Accomodation hotel H / P
Customs formalities
Tracks in GPS, Tripy or smartphone
Mechanical assistance on the track
A fantastic raid adventure
Not inclusive:
Transfer hotel
Transport car (price on request)
Extra hotel (night before start or after arrival)
Single room
Rent Owaka balise (mandatory)
Transport tires and mousses (for sale on site at EAO)
Everything that is not mentioned above
Motorcycles> 550cc = + 300 € transport cost
Rentbike 1750 €
Rentcar4x4 2000 €
Transport car on request
Extra person
Why sign up early ?:
You save a lot of money for participation
You are certain of a place on EAO free transport
Cheaper flight (or free flight)
Mandatory documents:
International passport
Valid for three months on leaving Morocco
Valid documents vehicle
Power of attorney document to EAO Martin Fontyn signed by vehicle owner.
Insurance vehicle
Insurance repatriation person
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Every vehicle that is allowed to drive on public roads is allowed to drive.
For cars, four-wheel drive is a must.
It must be legally insured for Morocco (see green card)
Have a range of 200km.

Owaka spot system is required since Morocco raid 2015.
It is a spot system that exchanges data via satellite so that the organization can find you at any time.
It is an extra plus point for your safety.
It is used in many rally's and raids.
Rent of this spot Owaka is not included in the price and will be delivered to the first hotel during the technical check.
Costs 100 € rent and 100 € deposit that we return at the end of the week when returning the device.
Payment to be paid on the spot.
Jowi / EAO travel agency
See application form