BEYOND ADVENTURE EXTREME
EPIC, MESMERIZING, TIMELESS
Morocco, a place of spectacular natural beauty, full of impressive mountain ranges and deserts! Let Beyond Adventure take you to destinations you could not imagine you would ever reach – from the entry to the Saharan dunes to the peaks of the High Atlas. Explore Morocco in our specially prepared Porsche fleet along the most memorable roads and terrain full of sand,
gravel and stunning scenery.
BEYOND ADVENTURE EXTREME MOROCCO – There are very few places on Earth that compare to the incredible landscapes you’ll witness in Morocco, a fascinating unspoilt country with the most diverse geography and a vibrant culture where little has changed for hundreds of years.
Explore its unique scenery, including destinations chosen as locations by some of the greatest filmmakers the world has ever seen, for blockbuster movies such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones, James Bond’s Spectre, The Mummy and many more.
You will experience the rugged and untamed landscapes of the breath-taking mountain roads in the majestic High Atlas range, inhabited by the Berbers. Journeying diagonally across Morocco for almost 1,000 km to the lush, irrigated valleys and palm-fringed sand-coloured Kasbahs, the landscape then gives way to the majestic Sahara – where a perfect combination of excitement and respect will guide you over the epic dunes. Covering tracks and terrain of overwhelming contrast, it might often feel like you have gone back in time, perhaps millions of years back.
As if the route and its diverse mixture of roads on tarmac, gravel and sand are not already epic enough, you can experience this self-drive adventure in this unforgettable territory behind the wheel of one of our exceptional fleet of specially prepared air-cooled Porsche 911’s (964/993) and our Porsche Cayenne!
EXCELLENCE PAIRED WITH PASSION, ADVENTURE AND PRECISION
Beyond Adventure is all about exploring the world on passionate and unique driving adventures. Getting from A to B shall become your experience not just transport. We offer you to explore “bucket-list” destinations. All behind the steering wheel of the best suitable vehicle for the challenges. We dare to motivate you to go where no-one normally goes and we want to exceed your expectations with our one-of-its-kind concepts. We redefine automotive adventures and target via a distinctive teamwork to also extend your network and to create friendships.
When joining a Beyond Adventure you will become part of a passionate team and will immediately feel our uniqueness in how we do things. Jan Kalmar Beyond Adventure was established by Jan Kalmar – an adventurer, petrol head and extreme driver who is constantly exploring the planet on four wheels. This life-long passion has led to an extensive network. Jan has bent the limits for automotive challenges for over 20 years and even set World Records in the process.
For us the experience must be distinctive – we supply the best service wherever we go but never lose the flexibility and individual approach. Therefore have we developed a unique Classic Rally-Style Driving Concept for Beyond Adventure, not competing for the fastest time but instead for the most precise timing. This means you drive and navigate by yourself independently. Of course, the support team is always close by, and for the most challenging stages, the entire group stays together.
The passion for adventures is deep within our vastly experienced event team. We always aim for the best possible comfort and always ensure you are never alone. In case of an emergency, break down or a simple puncture, there is a solution assisted by the Beyond Adventure team. So, although you drive solitary, you are never alone, even in the most remote areas. On special adventures a Beyond Adventure paramedic is present to ensure premedical assistance in an unlikely emergency. Same goes for vehicle issues if needed a specially trained technician is on site.
For all Beyond Adventures the team always includes a local guide to explain about the area and inform about local habits and traditions, simply to widen your horizon – as Hans Christian Andersen said: “to travel is to live.” Behind the scenes, a team of travel experts is on alert from start to finish following your progress via GPS tracking for your safety and comfort – always ready to support. The experience starts already when signing in, from that moment you can always rely on our support. Our adventure starts at the arrival airport. From here all is taken care of all the way to the departure airport. Get ready to explore the world you never knew existed... The extraordinary world!
Let the adventure begin,...
Jan Kalmar, founder
Safely arriving in Marrakech, you will be welcomed by the Beyond Adventure Team at the airport and transferred to the AMANJENA Hotel, set in 10 hectares of its own private expanse of gardens and grand open spaces, amid date palms and olive trees. If you wish for more time to relax after a long journey and get adjusted to the gentle Moroccan pace of life and its unique traditions, not forgetting the sights and sounds of the region, then we recommend you arrive a day early for an extra night - it is well worth it. Before you are “let free into the country of 1001 landscapes”, we have our traditional team and car introduction session.
Morocco is made for adventure, but you would never find the routes selected without our carefully planned overview of the entire concept of the car and navigation setup. This is where the “Beyond” concept comes into the picture. After all the information you need has been shared, we will enjoy a welcome dinner in true Moroccan style – and mentally prepare for the days of adventure that lay ahead.
Today marks the start of the driving part of the Beyond Adventure Extreme Morocco Rally. Get familiar with the car and start out with easy tarmac driving while heading south towards one of the world’s most dramatic ranges, the Atlas Mountains, which we cross at 2,200 m; here the tarmac sporadically gives way to gravel, setting the tone for the rest of the adventure. Enjoy the stunning views of the snow-covered mountain peaks, as the heat of the desert, will soon take over. A visit to Ait Ben Haddou will surely give you flashbacks to some of the great movies previously mentioned, and we will see how this small, ancient society still works and functions today.
The descent is a succession of lush valleys and bare rock walls, and although wild and harsh, the area has long been inhabited by Berbers, whose flat-roofed, earthen villages seem to have grown out of the mountainsides, above terraced gardens and orchards of walnuts and fruit trees. The colors of the natural landscapes alternate throughout the day from the snow-capped summits to the verdant valleys of the Atlas. The route continues further south through the arid, pink-and-ochre-coloured chain of the Anti-Atlas on a fast tarmac road to reach the gateway into the golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, which you will conquer tomorrow.
Our destination for tonight lies in the heart of the Zagora palm grove, one of the world’s largest palm groves and a world of its own, made of dates and mint tea. Maybe enjoy a dip in the pool before a well-deserved dinner is served on the roof terrasse. On the following day, we will see the first real dunes, and there will be a special briefing on how to handle the many new challenges to come.
Total KM: 365
Following yesterday’s relatively long drive measured in distance, today is a very different experience. As you leave the Zagora palm grove behind, you will head further south along the Jbel Tadrart mountain range on arid off-road tracks offering the first views of the desert outskirts, giving you a taste of this breath-taking natural wonder until finally, the mighty Sahara Desert comes into view. Let the Sahara adventure begin!
Enter the impressive Erg Chegaga National Park, famous for the biggest dunes in Morocco, a phenomenal endless sea of sand with dunes of up to 300m. Here you and your car will be put to the ultimate test, and we will do everything to reach the planned finish point, but here the average speed will be significantly lower as we battle the countless dunes. This stage is stretching the limits of the cars and drivers, so we will drive here as a group to ensure no one is left behind. If the early afternoon arrival to the camp is leaving hungry for more, we will take a dune bash with the ones who just can’t get enough. If you are up for a game of golf, this is possible too, but hard to avoid the sand bunker. As the sun sets on the sand undulating into infinity, the day ends in a magical Desert Camp. Before sleeping under the mesmerizing starry desert sky, experience the tastes of a typical Moroccan dinner.
Total KM: 170 KM + optional dune drive
Every Beyond Adventure has its marathon stage, and the Morocco Beyond Adventure Extreme is no exemption. A long thrilling drive awaits you on sandy and smooth gravel roads that will put your driving skills to the test - the desert in its purest form! A day of unforgettable impressions and an exhilarating sense of freedom is ahead of you as you dive deeper into the heart and remoteness of the sun-kissed Sahara Desert, broken up by occasional oases and villages. Rise early with the sun to witness the spectacular light among the dunes before setting off to try to conquer the dunes again.
Re-adjust the tire pressures before you enjoy an amazing “Grand Canyon” experience on a very welcome smooth tarmac. But don’t get too comfortable as soon the waypoint directs you to leave the highway and in front of you awaits 180 km of a self-navigation gravel stage … where one spectacular view exchanges with the next. The last 40 km of tarmac road allows your adrenalin levels to decrease again until the view of the majestic Merzouga dunes arises in front of you where your hotel will offer a welcoming hot shower to get all the dust off after this incredible, real Sahara Experience.
Total KM: 423
If you have enjoyed the last days of driving, we wonder how you will rate this day! We set out from the hotel towards the north of the impressive Chebbi Dune for an early wake-up special stage before we enter the dunes for real. There is a getting stuck guarantee today, the only question being how deep you will get stuck and how much you will have to help not only yourself but also others, as today we go beyond the limits of the drivers and the cars!
Floating sand rivers and red sand ad libitum are on the menu. Here we have selected some playgrounds where driving challenges will be given… may the best team win…!
Lunch will be served in the riverbed, and shortly after you can enjoy an optional Buggy ride to the top of the dunes.
A stunning camp located at the edge of an enormous sea of sand will be your home for the night. Should you wish, local four-legged transport is available to take you to the best sunset point of the area, and you don’t need to tip the driver!
Total KM: 135
This day is marked with an early start as we need to reach the end of the stage before the sun sets to be able to enjoy the amazing views. But to get there, first, you have the chance to experience mainly smooth fast gravel roads. The few rocky parts won’t be a problem as by now you will know how to handle these small challenges.
A day with lots of impressions from the Hollywood film industry, but it is still the drive that will impress you the most. When you get tarmac under your tires again it also means we have to say goodbye to the amazing off-road driving, but it certainly does not turn down the excitement levels when you get to challenge one of the most famous roads in Africa, leading you to the Dades Gorges pass. At the top, enjoy a short break before you go down the same serpentine roads towards our overnight stay at the foot of the mountain nestled in the palm grove.
What a day!
Total KM: 359
We still have one more mountain chain to climb and this time it is the Central Atlas Mountains. Starting out on easy open roads gives you the time to enjoy the final astounding views before challenging a spectacular mountain pass. Traffic is increasing but the driving experience will make up for it, just be alert! This you will surely agree to, when tired but boosted from the Morocco adventure, you arrive back in buzzing Marrakech for a well-deserved lunch.
After settling in at the hotel, it is time for a guided walk in the busy Unesco protected Medina exploring the real Marrakech. We invite you for a stroll through the medieval pulsing Souks and twisting alleys forming the Medina. The city is bursting with adventure and oriental cuisine and will delight you with its vibrant and chaotic charm.
Before the sun sets fully we return to the hotel where the winners’ ceremony together with the farewell dinner takes place.
It is time to say “see you next time” to all the like-minded Adventurers with whom you have shared this unique experience. Tomorrow your transfer to the airport is arranged, unless you take a few extra days to explore further or “relax” in this wonderful place on earth called Morocco.
Total KM: 304
• Moonscape sceneries
• Swiping desert and High Mountain passes within hours
• Extraordinary off-road tracks
• Colourful Berber culture
MOROCCO IS NOT:
• High average speeds. But time to enjoy stunning views
• Easy smooth drive
• Always high-end accommodation and western food
• A country always planned to perfection
• Just one thing
DURATION AND DATES:
8 days (5 driving days) / 1756 km
We offer 2 different options:
Porsche 911 (964/993) KALMAR RS
Porsche Cayenne KALMAR CS
PRICES PER PERSON:
Price upon request.
· Beyond Adventure Vehicle
· 7 Overnights
· All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and non-alcoholic drinks
· Beyond Adventure Organization
· Transfers from and to airport
· GSM / Satellite data connection
* Excluding flights to and from Marrakesh International Airport from and to your home destination.
Group Size: min. 8 participants. More waves are possible if needed to cover demand. Information is correct at the time of publishing, due to the nature of the projects changes can occur.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +45 21 13 11 01 (also available on WhatsApp).