The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is a human adventure that is one of a kind.
It is the only Rally Raid for women only. Since 1990, the event has been bringing together women between 18 and 65 years of age, from 33 different countries, in the Moroccan desert.
The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is developing a new vision of automobile competition: no speed and no GPS, just old fashioned navigation, completely off-road.
With determination as the only selection criterion, whatever their age, social background, nationality or experience, the participants in this rally come to experience, behind the wheel of a 4WD, Crossover, Quad, truck or motorbike, a competition without speed, that respects the local populations and the environment.
All Rallye participants, known as “Gazelles”, leave this adventure marked forever by the experience: they push their limits, have to face themselves, far from their sometimes difficult daily lives as women; there is also a strong element of sharing and mutual aid with their teammate as well as with the other “Gazelles”.
But while the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is a return to the roots of adventure, it is also, with its satellite system for tracking the teams, on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to safety. This duality is the strength of this unusual competition.
A new vision for the world of motor sports!
Due to its unique concept, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is changing people's attitudes to automobile use.
Indeed, if the days of the internal combustion engine are numbered, the world of automotive sport is going to need a fundamentally new approach.
This is just what we have been advocating for years, in developing an event where the pleasure lies in driving without excessive speed, and where winning by driving the shortest possible distance respects our commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.