What is the VW Golf Challenge Morocco?

A non-competitive adventure in which solidarity, camaraderie and the pleasure of experiencing a unique experience are the ubiquitous elements. The main objective is to spend a wonderful week in Morocco while carrying out a solidarity action by delivering all the supplies that we bring to Morocco in the poorer regions of the country. The other goal is to become part of the VWGC family.

How much does it cost?

695 € per person + 300 € per van (for the ferry ticket. This amount doesn’t change depending on the occupants of the vehicle).

¿What is included in the registration?

Ferries, 3 nights hotel / inn, dinners, breakfasts, dinners, challenges, travel insurance and official stickers.

¿Where are we going to meet the rest of teams and Org?

Saturday at 9.00am in the Algeciras port

¿When we’ll be back to Spain?

8 days later, but if you want to stay more days, ask us.

¿How is solidarity carried out?

Each crew must bring at least 15kg of supplies (school supplies, toys, children’s clothing etc). During the adventure, you will be informed of the poorest regions from the organization, and each crew will have to stop as soon as possible to reach as many families as possible. Apart from that we will also stop in some schools that we already know.

¿Accepted cars?

All the Campervans, but not RVs

¿What is the preparation needed for the car?

Nothing special, just a big fridge for the beer

¿Is there any technical restrictions regarding the car preparation?

No. The CAMPERVAN CHALLENGE is not a competitive adventure, so there are no technical restrictions. The only limitation is your imagination and budget.

What is the best engine for this adventure?

A petrol v8 with a lot of HP is always better, but nothing like a 1.9d to save money in diesel.

¿What do I need for my van?

1 first aid kit, 1 fire extinguisher, tools, scotch, and necklaces. Also two rims with tyre (recommended gravel or winter tyres), a towing strap and a smartphone app that can play tracks in GPX format. (like GPX viewer which costs 6 €) It is obligatory toservice the car before leaving. Recommended: Fuel pump, gasoline and water hose, one coil. Anyway, rember that servicing the car and make sure it’s reliable is a MUST!

¿What % of road and off-road we’ll find in the adventure?

There is more road indeed, but of course, it is not the same 100 km of road that 50 kms of off-road or 10 km of sand. So keep don’t worry, because you will have the opportunity to get stuck in the sand, to cross rivers with your Golf, etc.

¿What should we do if we have a break down?

The Challenge spirit will always be there, and there will be other that will stop to help you, but remember that in Campervan Challenge there is no “official assistance” to help you out; breaking down is part of the adventure. If you don’t want surprises just book a all included Hotel in Rivera Maya. Otherwise it’s good that you make sur you have assistance covered in Morocco in case you need it.

¿What documents do I need to take?

To enter Morocco we need the Passport with an expiration at least 3 months after the date of our arrival in the country. (Members of CE ).

And for the van?

Van documents and the insurance green card document. If the car is not registered in your name, you must have a signed authorization from the owner with a copy of his document of identity authorizing you to enter Morocco with his car. If the car is registered in the name of a company consult us.

¿What temperature will we have during the adventure?

Normally we will have days with high temperatures but also cold days. We must be well prepared, knowing that we can exceed 30º, but also arrive at negative temperatures in the High Atlas in the same week.

Where are we going to sleep?

3 nights in hotel and the rest we will camp. Despite that several nights we will be in campings.

Where are we going to eat?

Breakfast and dinners are included on the days we have Hotel. Lunch is up to you,  you can picnic or either stop in typical Moroccan restaurants. That’s the best option to discover the local gastronomy, which you will undoubtedly love.

What is the Moroccan currency?

The dirham. Aprox 10 dirhams = 1 €. We change the money once in Morocco when we arrive.

¿How much can I spend in Morocco?

Between 250 and 500€ in petrol / gas. The rest depends of the amount of carpets you want to buy. Eating there is around 10€ per person tops.

¿How we’ll be able to follow the route and complete the stages without getting lost?

Before you leave we’ll give you the routes for your GPS so that you can follow the correct routes. Between that (and the Michelin map of Morocco you must buy) you can not get lost. The tracks we’ll send you are in * .gpx format. They can be readed by your laptops or GPS apps for your smartphone like GPW viewer.

¿Other important things to take in the adventure?

A costumee and water pistols

¿How will you be able to contact the organisation if needed during the adventure?

With the Moroccan phone numbers that you will be given, and that you can contact almost all the time.

¿Alcohol is legal in Morocco?

Yes, absolutely. But it’s hard to buy. So if you want to drink during the adventure, you’d better take it from Spain or France.

If you have more questions let us know