Day 5 – (approx. 220km)
Breakfast and another chance to play in the dunes
before we head out across the desert towards Remlia
where we refuel the bikes from the village shop using old wine bottles (no health and safety considerations here). The 28Kms from Remlia
to the small hamlet of M'harech
where we stop for lunch, is 'fesh fesh'(a very soft powder not unlike cement dust). This section can be quite a challenge.
From here weturn North across a very flat plateau on super-fast twisting tracks that wind around all the flat topped hills and Acacia trees that dominate this area (those of you wanting to attempt some of the numerous sandy dunes that are formed by the wind piling up the sand against these rocky formations are welcome).
Don't get any air though; it’s not sand waiting on the other side but big,gnarly rocks. In the town of Tazzarine we refuel and have a drink before setting out on our last 50Kms of the day that brings us out at a viewpoint just above the village of N'Kob before we carry on to our 3* hotel which is a renovated Kasbah.