From Oct 15th – Oct 27th, 2019 the 19th edition of Roses des Sables Trophy celebrates an event exclusively reserved for women, which will take place in the heart of the Sahara Desert. The 5000 km road derby is a competition that looks for the abilities of contestants to navigate through extreme and dangerous conditions. Landmarks will not be provided drivers will need to use their best judgment to cross sand dunes quickly and avoid getting trapped in dunes and overheated. The average travel distance is 200 km daily.
The event began in 2001 and is organized by the French company Desertours. They have been setting up rally-raids since the 1990s.