In the opinion of those who’ve taken part in the adventure, the 4L Trophy™ Rally isn’t something to be talked about: you have to experience it first-hand.
Over the course of ten days, time stands still and you forget your “other life.” Against a backdrop of sumptuous landscapes, you keep moving forward, everyone supporting one another, meeting new people, discussing and exchanging ideas – and the result is that competitors finish the trip with a new outlook on life. For the crews, the schedule involves a 6,000 kilometers journey on paved roads and dirt tracks through France, Spain, and Morocco, with the final destination being Marrakesh.
The adventure starts with two days spent at the Departure Village, which will be in Biarritz from 14 to 15 February.
Each crew is subject to technical and administrative checks carried out by the organisation and is only authorised to cross the starting line once full compliance with the regulations is achieved.
All teams make their own way towards Algeciras for a meet-up and a large briefing session on Saturday 17 February on Spanish territory, after which everyone heads to Morocco via ferries that are specially chartered by the organisation to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.
From 18 February to 23 February, it’s time for the ultimate adventure on the Moroccan stages of the rally: desert tracks, sand dunes, breathtaking landscapes, navigation by compass-point and sometimes, being overwhelmed by the sands – not to mention life in the bivouac between Moroccan dinners, the crackling campfires, watching the video highlights of the day on the big screen or even getting your hands dirty making repairs in the workshop area, all in the wide open desert in the middle of nowhere!
On Friday 23 February, the teams arrive in Marrakesh, while the grand prize-giving evening will take place there on Saturday 24 February 2018.
The following day, the adventure comes to an end in Algeciras after the return crossing by boat, and everyone heads home at his or her own pace, with memories filling their minds.