Stage3 -January 1st 2010

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liaison : 4km | SS : 423km | liaison : 51km | Total : 488km

For the first day of 2010, a tempting programme has been planned.. The first twenty kilometres take place in a magnificent plain. The track is good, but winding, through beautiful scenery, but it is wise to keep a close eye on the navigation when approaching the low mountains.

The track then becomes rocky and rough, with a series of dips, before heading back to the wide open spaces.  A fast plateau, a rolling track, and a big saline lake heading towards the mountains make up the rest of the day’s programme…  

Some small dunes are first encountered after approximately 240 km.  Many of them are broken, separated by small flat saline lakes … take care !

The last part of this third special stage will go through the DRAA wadi, followed by the CHEGAGA dunes and the IRIQUI lake….