The charm of desert bivouacs
Bivouacs are a natural part of classic desert rally-raids. Spending the night under the sky spangled with thousands of stars, on a panoramic plain, on the edge of the oasis of Ksar Ghilane or at the legendary Star Wars filmset near Nefta is a never-to-be-forgotten experience. A little bit of a rough time is part of the adventure, but that doesn’t mean we smack you into the desert uncared for. At the start and at the finish of Tunisia Desert Challenge we will accommodate you in a luxury hotel, all together. The five days in between we have charming bivouacs on very special locations.
Our bivouacs are an authentic experience, equipped with spacious traditional Tunisian nomad tents where you can relax and have dinner. Every location has clean showers with hot water and European toilets.
At night, when the camp fire is lit, it is time for romancing the stories of the day’s adventures, time to play some music and time to have a drink. In our bar we have cold beer, good wines and refreshing sodas.
New standards: the lounge bar, first introduced during the 2018 edition of the Morocco Desert Challenge, was initially meant for the 10-year-edition only, but for most riders, rally riding is holiday as well. And during a good holiday, you need a good DJ, a party every now and then and a nice bar and servants. That is the reason why that is the new standard and we keep it that way!