In the Gaes Titan Desert by GARMIN the water points are called Hydratation Stations
This depends a lot on the route and the characteristics of the stage, but the organisation of the GaesTITAN DESERT by GARMIN has planned that there won’t be more than 40km without Hydratation Stations.
They will be indicated with the the letter EH followed by a number (e.g., EH1, EH2, EH3)
In addition, before the start of each stage each participant receive 3 liters of water to fill their drums and backpacks.
We highly recommend bringing a cycling jersey and a pair of shorts for each stage, as well as a light windbreaker.
For the rest of the day you’ll wear bermudas and light T-shirts. From our experience in past years you might want something a bit warmer for the night.
Don’t forget a bathing suit for the hotels and some of the camps.
Most of the participants traveling to the Gaes TITAN DESERT by Garmin not need to obtain a visa to enter the country.
- Spanish citizens:
Spanish citizens can enter Morocco without a visa. Just need a passport with a minimum validity of six months after the race.
- Other countries do not require visas:
As the Spanish citizens, nationals of the following countries can enter Morocco without a visa:
Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Slovenia , United States, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nigeria , New Guinea, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and Venezuela.
- Other countries:
The best option for citizens of other countries is to ask the Moroccan embassy in their country. You can also find information on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco:
• Website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The organisation will take charge of this each day with a lorry. During the Marathon stage participants must clearly understand that they will not have access to their belongings and will have to limit themselves to what they can carry themselves.
The transportation in the trucks is limited to one bag per participant to travel in their respective truck (According race number)
Many of the areas where the camps are located have telephone coverage and are located near towns. Even so, there may be some areas or camps where there is no mobile coverage.
For those participants who wish to travel to Morocco on their own:
by PLANEIn regular flight to ERRACHIDIA, OUARZAZATE, FEZ, CASABLANCA, or NADOR and from there transfer to the starting point of the race (the nearest airports to the point of beginning and end of the race will be communicated in January with information about charter flights).
Another option is to travel with your own car to the starting point of the race, in this case you must consider the following:
- You must manage customs formalities (ATA).
- The start and end of the race can be in different villages.
- The organization can't be responsible for the vehicles, whether they are in the starting point, as if they want to wait in the finish. Also any car is accepted in the race route during the race. In any case, participants arriving by their own to the starting point the days before the race, cannot stay in the same hotel as the organization and should manage their accommodation in other hotels. The meeting point will be announced a few days before the race.
The organization does not offer assistance support (mechanical or physiotherapy) to participants.
Professional companies external to the organization offering such services to the participants of the race in the camps (except in the marathon stage). On the website of the TITAN DESERT you will find a list of companies that offer this service.
You can hire the service directly to them: http://www.titandesert.es/en/asistencias/
The organization includes in the registration all meals in camp (breakfast, lunch and dinner). However, if you want you can complete your luggage with some cheese, sausages, etc ... or specific food for your diet.
Also consider that the refreshment during the stages are only liquid so the whole supplementary feeding like sticks or gels you must bring it from home.
Yes, it is allowed to wash clothes in the bathrooms. We advise all participants to wear clean clothes in each stage, it better prevents formation of sores and ensures the water for all participants.
We remind you that water is a limited resource and that is transported from wells that are several km from the camp.
Although the medical service will attendany emergency and have their own material, each participant must carry a kit own with:
Anti-inflammatories: Ibuprofen, aspirin or Paracetamol
Anti-diarrhoea medicine: Fortasec
Potassium for cramps: Boy-K
Antiseptic: Iodine – Topionic: for cuts or to dry sores on the hands, feet or seat
Sticking plasters, bandages, gauzes: For scrapes on hands and feet
Cream for sores: Moisturising cream like those for babies’ nappies
Hydrocolloid dressings: to protect the sores
Oral rehydration solution: Casen or a similar brand to rehydrate during the race or on arrival at the camp.
Don’t forget sun protection cream!
Since this is a race where it is very likely that you will have to walk as well as pedal, it is important that your shoes don’t hurt you feet. They should be broken in before the race.
It is also important to change your jersey and shorts each day or, if this is not possible, to carefully remove any sand, since sand can cause sores.
The organization will locate to riders at their discretion, in Haima of three people, usually by teams.
If you want to share haima with a friend or partner that he don't belong to ypur team you can apply to the organization by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the close of registrations. There will be haimas exclusive for women unless one of them ask us another location.