Carta Rallye

carta rallye


The Carta Rally is a unique, mixed off-road race, over 8 days in the Moroccan desert.

Several races are held at the same time on the Carta Rally. Whether they have chosen the Cross-Country (rally-raid) or GPS Challenge category, amateur drivers compete each day on up to 2500 km of tracks and off-piste.

All categories are open to 4x4, 4x4 historic, 2 WD Buggies, SSV and trucks.

CROSS-COUNTRY: rally-raid

  • GPS CHALLENGE EXPERT: navigation | difficult level
  • GPS CHALLENGE ADVENTURE: navigation | intermediate level

Several challenges:

  • Girls Cup
  • Cross-Country 4x4 Historic


One Rally, Two Races: Cross country & GPS Challenge

Cross Country

GPS Challenge

PRINCIPLE Rally Raid Navigation with no notion of speed
CATEGORIES Modified or Limited Expert or Adventure
PARTICIPANTS Pro, Amateurs Amateurs
Bikes NO YES
4x4s YES YES
Trucks YES YES



Pure Adrenaline. Rallye-Raid with road-book navigation and GPS navigation. Daily ranking.

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GPS Navigation event with no notion of speed. The aim is to reach a number of GPS points given by the organisation every day, by covering the shortest distance. Failure to reach GPS points and check points will result in penalties. Daily ranking.

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GPS Navigation event with no notion of speed. The aim is to reach a number of GPS points given by the organisation every day, by covering the shortest distance. Failure to reach GPS points and check points will result in penalties. Daily ranking.

> Registration and Entry Fees


Like last year we have a special cup only for girls teams.

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Carta Features


  • Expirienced international organisation
  • Spot-Me live tracking system for medical and technical emergencies monitored by our race control
  • Fleet of 4 ambulances and 1 helicopter
  • Medical team (6 doctors and 3 paramedics) with expiriences in international rallies
  • Tight security trough close collaboration with Moroccan Authorities
  • Recovery service with sweeper truck
  • Briefings in English, French, German and Polish

Hotels & Co.

  • Friendly and international atmosphere
  • Accomodation in hotels or organised bivouacs
  • Breakfast & dinner on every race day


  • Pre-race meeting points in Genoa, Sete, Barcelona and Almeria
  • Travel agency service available
  • Availability of transport of spares, equipment and cars

Competitors Voices

The DAKTEC Service Area

Matthias Krüger ( DE )

Unser Team, DAKTEC-Motorsport, war mit 8 Fahrzeugen zum ersten Mal auf der CARTA-Rallye Marokko dabei. Uns hat vor allen Dingen das internationale Starterfeld gelockt. Auch die Möglichkeit, die Rallye parallel in der Discovery Class zu begleiten, fanden wir toll. Die Strecken waren einzigartig und neu, die Landschaft atemberaubend schön. Schnell fanden sich unsere Teams in den Roadbüchern zurecht. Von Anfang an fuhren wir ganz vorn mit. So konnten wir auch einige Tagessiege für uns verbuchen. Die abwechslungsreichen Etappen hielten Dünen und auch schnelle Pisten bereit. Die Fahrerlager und die Unterkünfte waren gut gewählt. Vor allen Dingen im Süden waren die Lodges sehr schön. Am Ende war Platz vier das beste Ergebnis unseres Teams. Wir kommen wieder. Vielen Dank an Chris, die Orga und die Jungs von der Presse.

Xavier Soriano in his SSV

Xavier Soriano ( FR )
winner Ssv et overall 2016

Une organisation sans faille, un tracé inédit et mêlant technique et orientation, un roadbook de grande qualité, un plateau de haut niveau, une excellente ambiance font du Carta Rally une référence dans le milieu des rallyes raids. Nous revenons l année prochaine, c’est sur!

Markus Walcher at Plage Blanche

Markus Walcher ( DE )
Second 4x4 2016

Das war definitiv mal wieder die vernünftigste Art und Weise, unseren Jahresurlaub zu verbringen! Viele schnelle Strecken, auf denen wir mit bis zu 175km/h unterwegs waren, wechselten sich immer wieder mit fahrerisch und navigatorisch schwierigen Teilstücken ab, in denen alle Teams ihr Geschick im Gelände beweisen mussten. Wir sind mit unserem 2. Gesamtrang sehr zufrieden. Vielen Dank an die Orga, für eine tolle und spannende Woche in Marokko.

Gilles Girousse shows the way to Merzouga

Gilles Girousse ( FR )

Le carta a encore réussi à régaler tout les concurrents de nombreuses nationalités
en effet. Cette édition ou de petit team ont réussi à rivaliser avec des grands qui n’avaient pas lésiné sur les moyens en assistance voila un espoir d avenir ou tout le monde à ses chances, il est vrai que le tracé et surtout tout les cp ont rendu cette incroyable aventure a un jeu de piste ou les navigateurs se sont arrachés les cheveux, une merveille de paysage de difficultés sur un rythme endiablé pendant les 8 jours de course, c’était long éprouvant ,mais tout le monde en redemander vivement l’année prochaine.

Christophe Girard (right) and Xavier Dessemon (left), the winners of the Cross Country 4x4 category in 2015

Christophe Girard ( FR )
Winner of the Cross country 4x4 Category 2015

A Rally Raid enthusiast, with many races under my belt, including a 13th participation in the Dakar, I wanted for the 2nd consecutive year to get involved in the organisation of the Carta Rallye to accompany competitors on Moroccan tracks to explore breathtaking landscapes. This year the vegetation had covered the usally arid desert. Flowers covered vast plains.

The rally took place in a sporting atmosphere where respect, mutual support and friendship emerged victorious. The very specific course, with tracks where amazing off-road requires careful navigation at every momemt, makes us live intense and magical moments. Carta values are there.

From the left: Christof Brass (navigator), Chris Armelin (organisator) and Martin Dechent (driver).

Christof Brass ( DE )
3rd Place of the Cross country SSV Category 2015

My very first time in Morocco. I was completly flashed. The only thing I can say about this rally is, that it's a great rally event in a great country with great people! Thanks for that, Chris. See you soon!