NEIJAKH / NEIJAKH – ideal distance 130 km – estimated minimum time 10:40 - Looped route

Wakeup at 04:00, briefing at 05:00, departure at 06:00… this will be the routine for the next 8 days

A total of 6 checkpoints (CPs) to find during this first leg… This leg is a warm-up: long open stretches presenting no major difficulties in terms of navigation or driving. The Gazelles will skirt the sand without actually having to enter it, with landscape features that are easy to recognise on the maps. A route designed to build confidence.

As an added bonus, a return to the Neijakh bivouac against a backdrop of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, illuminated by the setting sun! The Gazelles' "promised land" in the days to come...