In 2022 the rally returns to West Africa, what’s shaping up to be the longest and most demanding route of the Budapest-Bamako.  We’ve ventured this long and deep into the heart of West Africa. The route is expected to be spectacular and difficult and as always, full of unexpected twists, turns and adventure. For teams in racing and 4×4 adventures the route will be stunning and very demanding. For bikers natural beauty, varied landscapes and backbreaking routes are expected.

WARNING: Please always keep in mind that this is a volatile part of the world. Changes can happen between now and the finish day of the rally at any time.

START – BUDAPEST March 18 2022

The rally will once again depart from one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Budapest.


There will be only one extra long marathon stage in Europe. Teams will have to get to Genoa or one of the Spanish ports for the ferry crossing. Race tasks will only take place in Hungary and Slovenia on the night of the start.

Spectacular mountain roads, rocky paths across the Atlas and the Sarhro will take teams to the Bani mountains and old Dakar pistes. The rally will travel on the warmer, less wet Eastern side of the country thus avoiding rain and snow. Morocco will be demanding with its complex stages but the days will be shorter giving ample time to experience and discover this amazing country.  In an around Zagora and Erg Chigaga teams will get a glimpse of touareg life and Saharan cultures before continuing onto the dirt tracks of the Sahara. The rally will spend a night around the secret thermal spring of Dakhla.

The rally will visit Mauritania’s most spectacular places with some classic destinations and pure Saharan driving.  Expect golden sand dunes, soft desert paths and fast salt flats. We’ll pass through the Banc D’Arguin National Park and return to the B2 Beach named after the rally. Extreme off-road teams and race teams will have a chance to driving in the deep sands of the Sahara.


Grassy, bushy savannas will welcome the rally in Senegal. Experience traditional African village life under ancient baobab trees as you navigate along dusty donkey tracks. Watch hippos and crocodiles in the Gambia river or visit the Simenti National Park to hang out with monkeys. We’re hosting two festivals on the savanna in Senegal featuring local bands and DJs.


Dry savannas will be replaced by densely forested, wet green areas. We’ll pass through mountainous plateaus from central Guinea through northern Sierra Leone. The rally will visits the Fouta Djallon highlands in central Guinea.


From Guinea we will enter the magical land of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is one of the world’s most overlooked tourist destinations.  Palm tree lined sandy beaches and quaint African villages await on the last stages of the rally. The day before the finish we’re throwing a huge beach party in Bureh Beach complete with seafood chefs and local musicians. Finish line ceremonies are expected to be held at the country’s national stadium.

2022 Official Route

IMPORTANT: If you live in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France and don’t want to come to Budapest you may join the rally in Morocco. 


The rally route is subject to change any time between now and the day of the stage. For reasons of security, safety, weather or other natural or man made phenomena we reserve the right to change the route any time.

Stage Date Start & Finish
0 March 18
October 21
1 Mar 18-21
October 21-24
Budapest-Tangier (SUPER MARATHON 3 DAYS) 3118 km
2 March 22
October 25
Tangier-Errachidia 630 km
3 March 23
October 26
Errachidia-Erg Chigaga 550 km
4 March 24
October 27
Erg Chigaga-Icht 460 km
5 March 25
October 28
Icht-Laayoune 700 km
6 March 26
October 29
Laayoune-Dakhla 350 km
7 March 27
October 30
Dakhla-Desert Bivouac Mauritania
513 km
513 km
8 March 28
October 31
Bivouac-Boutilimit Bivouac-Nouakchott
570 km
261 km
9 March 29
November 1
Boutilimit-Saint Louis
Noaukchott-Saint Louis
411 km
289 km
10 March 30
November 2
Saint Louis-Tambacounda 670 km
11 March 31
November 3
Tambacounda-Koundara 195 km
12 April 1
November 4
Koundara-Labe 350 km
13 April 2
November 5
Labe-Kindia 293 km
14 April 3
November 6
Kindia-Masiaka 305 km
15 April 4
November 7
Masiaka-Bureh Beach 180 km
16 April 5
November 8
Bureh Beach-Freetown 55 km
19 DAYS TOTAL 9432 km
: 496 km /day