The Titan Ebike is a new way to enter the world of the ŠKODA Titan Desert!
We propose you to cycle 3 days through the spectacular landscapes of Morocco, sharing sections of the last three stages of the ŠKODA Titan Desert 2023. Accompanied by a guide, a vehicle of the organization and the same coverage offered by the organization to the participants of the race. In addition, you will enter and become part of the Titan community, discovering life in the camp, sharing experiences with the competitors and lifting your medal when you arrive at the finish line with your Ebike.
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Tuesday 2th May 2023. Outbound flight to Morocco
The experience begin, after landed on Morocco we will take a shuttle that leave us on the hotel where we sleep and rest for the next 3 days of adventure that we have forward.
Wednesday 3th May 2023. Stage 1. Maadid – Erg Chebbi
We will start the day enjoying a magnificent breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast we will meet at the hotel reception to collect the Welcome Pack and the accreditation material.
Afterwards we will pick up the bike at the assistance and the guide will give the briefing of the 1st stage.
In the afternoon we will be able to share the experience of the camp with all the participants of the race and attend the race briefing.
Dinner in the camp and to finish the day we will enjoy the wonderful experience of dormant in a haima.
Thursday 4th May 2023. Stage 2. Erg Chebbi loop
After resting the first night in the camp we will wake up and enjoy another magnificent breakfast.
We will get ready to take the start of our second stage, but first we will be able to present the start of the 5th stage. The departure of the Ebike will be 15 minutes later.
Come to the campsite for lunch and while waiting you can take part in the camping experience with all the race participants and attend the race briefing.
We will have dinner at the campsite and go to our haima to rest and enjoy the next day of the last day of the experience.
Friday 5th May 2023. Stage 3. Erg Chebbi – Maadid
The third and last day of cycling begins.
After enjoying the last breakfast in the bivouac, we will start the departure of the 3rd and last stage (before the participants). It is a stage divided into two parts, a first one in the desert and a final one on asphalt that ends at the finish line of the ŠKODA Titan Desert 2023 like the participants.
At the end of the stage we will deliver the bike to the assistance for dismantling.
Come to the hotel, offer the evening for free and attend the ŠKODA Titan Desert 2023 awards ceremony.
We will have dinner and sleep in a 4* hotel (triple accommodation).
Saturday 6th May 2023. Return flight Barcelona / Madrid
The experience comes to an end and we only return to our city of origin. We will have to get up very early to be at Errachidia airport at 6:00 am to catch our flight.
Distance: 74 km.
Difficulty level: 4/5
We start with the queen stage of our experience in Morocco. With a desert route with sandy tracks, there will be some small climbs in very rocky sections. After a quick start on large tracks, Oueds, sandy areas and large planes await us until we reach the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes where the ŠKODA Titan Desert Morocco bivouac is set up.
Distance: 50 kilometres
Difficulty level: 2/5
This second day will be unforgettable. We will approach the dunes of Erg Chebbi on our ebikes and experience first-hand the passage of the dunes of the Titan. Desert scenery, sandy tracks and great plains.
In the first part of the route, we will approach the point where the Titans begin the crossing of the dunes, very close to the bivouac. Then, we will start with a route through fast terrain, except at some points where we will find very sandy areas, we will move to a point where the race will have installed a Control de Paso. From there we will return to the Titan camp. A day to discover the magic of the ŠKODA Titan Desert Morocco.
Distance: 44 kilometres
Difficulty level: 3/5
This day is the Titans’ big party, their last stage. The route for the e – Bike Experience, starts before the start, where we recover the stage of the race until we reach the first Control de Paso. After the first competitors have passed, we will take a track that will lead us to a road. We will follow it to the town of Erfoud, which we will cross through its main street and from there quickly to the Xaluca hotel, the point where the finish line and the final podium are installed. The entrance will be the end of these three days on our ebikes in Morocco.
The programme is priced at 1590€.
The price includes:
- Registration to the programme (with guide and assistance vehicle).
- Regular return flight. Departure from Barcelona or Madrid. *
- Transfers airport/hotel.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation and two nights in haima in camp (room and triple haima). **
- Full board throughout the programme (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Dinner on 2 May and lunch on Saturday 6 May and all drinks are not included.
- 3 bottles of water of 1.5 litres, free consumption in the camps
- Liquid supplies during the stages.
- Geolocation device.
- Welcome Pack and accreditation material.
- Transport of bicycles by land from Barcelona to Morocco (return trip).
- Assembly/disassembly and mechanical assistance of the bicycle.
- Souvenir medal.
- Transport of luggage between camps.
- Travel insurance.
*Possibility of hiring a return charter in Madrid or Barcelona for a price of 525€ (Depending on availability).
**Possibility of hiring a single room for a price of 350€ (in hotel and haima).
***The night of the 13th of May, if we do not have enough singles, they will be grouped in doubles or diverted to another hotel).
- Transfer of the bike from home to the warehouse in Barcelona and back.
- Any extra in hotel and camp.
- Any kind of drinks.
- GPS (you have to bring your own and the organisation will provide you with the tracks).
- Physiotherapy assistance.
On what dates does the Titan Ebike programme take place?
The programme runs for 3 days, from 3 to 5 May. Participants must arrive in Morocco on 2 May, one day before the start of the programme, and return on 6 May.
How do I travel to Morocco?
Registration for the Titan Ebike programme includes regular flights to Morocco, with the possibility of a stopover, from Barcelona or Madrid. If you prefer, you can return by charter flight on 6 May (extra cost: 525€).
To travel to Morocco, each participant must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the race.
How to change my electric bike?
Participants of the Titan Ebike programme have the same cycling options as participants of the ŠKODA Titan Desert. Check HERE for options and delivery dates.
How do I charge my bike battery?
At the bivouac there will be an area set up for recharging electric bicycles, which will be controlled by the organisation’s staff.
In Morocco the electric current is 220V at 50 Hz, as in Spain, as well as the socket.
Do I have to bring an extra battery?
It is not compulsory, but you can bring it if you wish.
Where do I sleep during the programme?
The 1st and 4th last night in a hotel in triple rooms* and the 2nd and 3rd last night in the same campsite as the participants of the ŠKODA Titan Desert, in a triple haima. Both the hotel rooms and the haima will be shared with fellow Titan Ebike participants.
More details about the campsites can be found here.
*Or individual (extra cost of 350€).
Did the e-bike programme participate in the overall classification of the ŠKODA Titan Desert?
No, the Titan Ebike programme is non-competitive so there is no ranking.
How many kilometres do we ride every day?
Between 45 and 75km per day.
Do I have to carry a GPS on the route?
Yes, it is compulsory for all participants to carry a GPS. Beforehand, the organisation will provide the tracks of the route to download them onto the device. These tracks may vary if the group guide so decides. It is important to carry a GPS to be able to be autonomous if necessary. The organisation will also provide all participants with a geolocator which will be developed on arrival.
Do I need to carry water on the route?
All participants need to carry a minimum of 1.5L of water, which will be provided by the organisation at the salt flat. As a solid supply, participants will be self-sufficient and will decide what to do.
What level do I need to be to participate in the Titan Ebike programme?
Although it is not a competition and registration is open to all types of cycling enthusiasts, it is advisable to be in good physical shape and to undergo a medical check-up beforehand (stress test). In addition, you must have a good pace to ride for many kilometres and be able to follow the group. It is compulsory to present a medical certificate, signed and stamped with the number of the medical association in order to be able to participate. Download document HERE
Is there an assistance vehicle during the 3 stages?
Yes, the course will be followed by a 4×4 assistance vehicle with members of the organisation in case anything happens (with the possibility of carrying second batteries for your bikes).
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