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From 20 To 27 march 2020


Tuareg Algeria:


The Tuareg Rally edition 2019 in Algeria was a success.
My experiences were already positive! Beautiful landscape with huge dunes!
What struck me enormously was that all people, including the Police and Customs, were all super friendly !!!
The second bivouac at the foot of The Grand Erg Occidental (also known as the Western Sand Sea) is the second largest in northern Algeria after the Grand Erg Oriental.
It has an area of ​​approximately 78,000 square kilometers. The sand dunes in the erg are formed by the wind, and can be up to 120 meters high.
Certain sickle-shaped dunes, known as barchans, are actually mobile; the wind can push these dunes as much as 20 to 30 m in one year.
Algeria a fantastic country where 30 years ago the Dakar rally still had beautiful stages.
Algeria is approximately 57x larger than the Netherlands and 78x larger than Belgium.
The country borders the Mediterranean Sea in the north, and the coastline is almost 1,000 kilometers long. The country also borders on Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Morocco.
Algeria has a subtropical climate on the coast (mild, wet winters and hot summers).
In northern Algeria (on the coast) it is around 35 ° C in July / August. There is a desert climate in the south of the country.
The desert is the hottest in the month of May; the temperatures can then go up to 55 ° C.
In the month of March, it is ideal for rallying between 20 and 28 grade.
There are two important mountains in Algeria: the Atlas Mountains and the Ahaggar Mountains
The Chéliff River, which flows into the Mediterranean, is the longest river in the country, with a length of 700 kilometers.
The most important oases are: Touggourt Biskra, Chenachane Tin Rerhoh
Algeria is a wonderful country and is therefore an unmissable opportunity to participate in the Tuareg rally 2020.


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Algeria Save: ?

In any case I had a very safe feeling, we were escorted by police escort from bivouac to bivouac this not because it is unsafe but because it is so common there with tourists.
Tuareg Rally and the Algerian government have made good agreements so that safety is optimally insured.
Backup of the army and police is insured.
Walking in Paris or London is probably a lot more dangerous than participating in the Tuareg Rally in Algeria !!!

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You can go best with a service team.
The participants fly to Algiers, the capital of Algeria.
Hence it continues with a domestic flight to the first bivouac.
The service teams go by ferry to Oran and then in convoy to the first bivouac.
There are a limited number of hotel rooms available, but most of the participants will have to sleep in tents.
The bivouacs are always placed in an accommodation with showers and toilets.
For the participants with the EAO team we have provided nice big tents.
Those who register on time can win a hotel room.


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The Track:

We carefully listened to what wishes, news, landscapes you liked.
In 2020 we will use the endless possibilities of Algeria and drive a completely new route. From Bechar, the famous desert metropolis of Algeria, we drive in 7 days via Beni Abbes, the largest lake of the Algerian Sahara, the Sebkhel el Melah to Timimoun, the famous oasis city in the center of the Sahara.
100% Special no liaison internships mark again the Tuareg Rallye 2020

EAO Service Team:


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  • Price with Quad = price table + € 1750
  • Price with SSV = price table + 3000 €
  • Price with car = price table + € 4500
  • Copilot price = + € 1390
Request your personal offer !!!
Why with EAO:
  • Simply the best.
  • Professional team.
  • Best materials.
  • Free soft drinks and lunch immediately after driving.
  • We offer you the best for a fair price.
  • Martin Fontyn manager of the EAO team (himself winner of several rallies) is always on standby to help you where needed.
  • His years of (> 20 years) rally experience and knows all the tricks of the trade.
  • Get better results with EAO!
  • Don't be put off, there are also beginners in our group that we do not neglect but on the contrary try to learn a lot so that they will one day be among the winners.
  • We inform you from A to Z. Preparation, feeding, building a motorcycle, you just ask us.
You can ride the Tuareg Rally with any off-road motorcycle that is also good for driving on public roads.
A lightly converted enduro bike is recommended but not a must.
Action radius in this rally is 180km.

Price on request
Possibility to rent a motorcycle
EAO and Martin Fontyn have been at the Tuareg Rally since 1998 and are happy to give you all the information.
Martin Fontyn
Tel: 0032 0 487638060
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Early bird booking !!! 

EAO Service packet

More info 

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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Motorbikes / Quads / SSV   

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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