The upward curve that the “Swank Rally di Sardegna” has been on since the first edition in 2019 gave rise to the idea that even more could be done and so a second offspring is born from the Deus Ex Machina and Adventure Riding partnership, although this time it is the fruit of a threesome.
Alessandro Botturi, the world enduro and rally champion, who needs no introduction, joins the organisers' team for an adventure in his home turf: the desert – The Swank Rally lands in Tunisia. 
As in Sardinia, this is an expanded version of the classic Swank Rally formula that is also open to modern motorbikes and with the use of navigation tools.
The aim is to allow as many enthusiasts as possible to safely enjoy an experience that would otherwise be inaccessible except through the various rally championships and with a gentleman-race approach (specialised self-timed trials).
Douz, Tunisia from 17 April to 21 April – The starting point will be at the edge of the Sahara Desert. From there, the road book and tracks will lead to a route in 4 stages, including a Marathon (unassisted) with 1 special stage per day.


17 April Monday

18 April Tuesday

19 April Wednesday

20 April Thursday

21 april Friday

17 April Monday

Douz: technical/sports checks, briefing and prologue special stage. Transfer Km. 40 – SS prologue Km. 7

18 April Tuesday

1st stage: Douz – Campo Zmela – Km. 165 SS. Km. 98,4  

19 April Wednesday

2nd stage: Campo Zmela – Matmata – Km. 165 SS. Km. 52,9

20 April Thursday

3rd stage: Matmata – Campo Mars (Tembaine) – Km. 227 SS.116,8

21 april Friday

4th stage: Campo Mars – Douz – Km. 104 SS. 98,1





Early rider


dal 01/01/23 al 31/01/23




dal 01/02/23 al 30/03/23




including vehicle access to official service areas

All amounts indicated include VAT.

Registration includes

  • 3 nights ½ board (excluding drinks) in hotels on the 16th, 17th in Douz and 19th in Matmata, in a shared double room
  • 2 nights ½ board (excluding drinks) in shared double tents in tented camps on 18 and 20 April 
  • Luggage transport from start to finish of stage (excluding Marathon stage) 
  • Road book or GPX track of the route
  • Medical service at stage starts and finishes and along the route (2 Jeeps 4 x 4 with doctor and 1 support road ambulance with doctor and paramedic)
  • Motorbike recovery service along the route to the stage arrival point with 4 x 4 vehicles. The transport of the person and the motorbike from the stage arrival point to the port or other location will be fully borne by the participant
  • Provision of refuelling points along the route (fuel at participant's charge)
  • Official rally T-shirt
  • Official race number holder and stickers for the bike
  • Official race bracelet

Entry does not include:

  • Third party liability and accident insurance
  • Rider and motorbike transport from Italy to Tunisia and back
  • single rooms in hotels (not available in tented camps)
  • lunches
  • drinks in hotels and tented camps
  • fuels
  • Noleggio strumentazione Stella e acquisto supporti appositi (obbligatori per le classi Rally)
  • Tutto quanto non contemplato nell’iscrizione comprende

Cancellations and refunds

– By 28 February the full registration amount will be refunded, with a 15% deduction.

– By 15 March the full registration fee will be refunded, with a 30% deduction.

 – Beyond this date nothing will be refunded.

Any cancellations and requests for reimbursement must be communicated by e mail, to be sent to the following address: 

Aventure Riding SRL

Via Borgo, 1
22070 Appiano Gentile (CO) Italia

Useful information

Overnight stays will be in hotels and tented camps in the desert where we will savour the adventure 100%. Being alone on a motorbike hundreds of kilometres away from everything can give a feeling of insecurity, which is why guides and staff from the organisation will be on hand to guide those who wish along the route.


Motorbike and spare parts transport services are available from Italy to the starting location of the Tunisia Swank rally in Douz and back, and mechanical assistance services during the rally.

For clarification and/or bookings, please contact the subscribing companies directly.




Tel. +39 3938839969 

Motorbike collection point in Novi Ligure for northern Italy and Castiglion Fiorentino for central and southern Italy for those requesting a pick-up and drop-off service for motorbikes and luggage at home, an additional 40 cents per km.

– Motorbike transport only package: transport Italy – Douz – Italy motorbike, 2 tyres, 2 bags or 80l h40 p40 cases:

€ 600.00

– Service only package: motorbike maintenance and inspection, replacement of tyres (supplied by the customer)

€. 500.00

– Full package: transport Italy – Douz – Italy motorbike, 2 tyres, 2 bags or 2 crates 80l h40 p40 + mechanical assistance:

€. 1.100,00

A minimum support catering service is available for all drivers/customers during the race.

France Road Book

France Road Book

email :
Tel +33 6 32 50 55 16 

Point de collecte des motos et équipement dans la région d’Avignon et mise en relation avec les concurrents venant des mêmes régions. 

– Forfait transport de la moto et équipement : transport France – Douz (TN):

€ 800,00

– Forfait assistance seule : entretien et contrôle de la moto, remplacement des pièces de pneus (fournis par le client)

€. 600,00 

– Forfait complet : France – Douz, 2 pneus, 2 sacs 100 l + assistance mécanique :

€. 1 200,00 

Pendant la course, un service de restauration d’assistance minimale est disponible pour tous les pilotes / clients. 

Evasioni Rally Raid

Evasioni Rally Raid

Tel. +39 3205640864f
fb: Evasioni Off Road

Motorbike transport only package: transport Italy – Douz – Italy 1 spare parts box, 1 duffel bag, 2 wheels + 2 tyres

€. 500,00

Self package: everything included in the previous option + place in gazebo, electricity, air, all special tools available

€. 800,00

Full package: everything included in option 1 and 2 + assistance of one mechanic for every 3 bikes

€. 1500,00

A minimum support catering service is available for all riders/customers during the race.

The organisation, directly and through affiliated agencies, offers a complete service to participants to make life easy: ship reservations, flights, motorbike transport from Italy to Douz and back, and on-site mechanical assistance.
The service has been entrusted to the Shaula Viaggi agency, which will offer trips at special rates with the Grandi Navi Veloci company and airlines
For information and bookings:

Shaula Viaggi Sig.ra Orietta 
Tel. +39 3294587281 

Useful directions from Shaula Viaggi

The information below is purely indicative, as it may be modified by the operators.

As of today, to enter Tunisia, you must have a valid green pass, i.e. a certificate of vaccination for the administration of the full Covid 19 vaccine cycle; a green pass for recovery is not recognised, and if you have not been vaccinated or have contracted Covid after 1 or 2 doses of vaccine, the green pass is not valid. 
is valid, a rapid antigen swab must therefore be taken no later than 24 h before departure.

Ship travel

GNV GENOA /TUNIS 12/04 H. 18.00 ARR. 13/04 H. 19.30
GNV GENOA /TUNIS 15/04 H. 15.00 ARR. 16/04 H. 16.30
GNV C.VECCHIA /TUNIS 14/04 H. 19.00 ARR. 15/04 H. 23.00
GNV TUNIS/C.VECCHIA 22/04 H. 23.00 ARR. 24/04 H. 06.30
GNV TUNIS/GENOVA 23/04 H. 19.00 ARR. 24/04 H. 20.30

Air travel

1 . AZ 864 16APR FIUMICINO TUNIS 0915 0935

2 . TU 753 16APR FIUMICINO TUNIS 1125 1140

3 . TU 363 16APR BOLOGNA TUNISIS 1135 1205 (no direct return)

4 . TU 757 16APR MALPENSA TUNIS 1145 1235

5 . TU 857 16APR MALPENSA TUNIS 1715 1805



1 . TU 752 22APR TUNIS FIUMICINO 0800 1025

2 . TU 756 22APR TUNIS MALPENSA 0800 1045

3 . TU 472 22APR TUNISI VENICE 0810 1055 (no direct route)

4 . AZ 863 22APR TUNIS FIUMICINO 1025 1250

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