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Team Desert Soul – will be there again in 2021

The rally team “Desert Soul” is offering its professional rally assistance also 2021 on the El Chott.

From vehicle transport, luggage and spare parts transport to “full service” for enduro, quad or side by side including a comprehensive participant support, experienced employees offer everything needed to participate in a marathon rallye.

If interested, please contact the team soon. Detailed information and contact details can be found here:

An ElChott legend returns

After a few years of abstinence, the longtime ElChott enduro rider and multiple class and overall winner Reiner Fink has announced his participation for 2021.

And he has planned something special for the 40th ElChott anniversary: He will contest the event on an also 40-year-old BMW R80 G/S.

He also promised that another cult-participant of the past years will start in his team. – Let’s surprise!


Intermediate status of the rally preparation

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Summer 2021 is imminent. The falling number of infections makes travel and vacation possible again. The EU is trying to establish uniform rules in the member states.

For us, however, the question of entry to Tunisia as well as the event procedure of the rally in Tunisia at the end of October is just as important.

The number of infections in Tunisia is currently slightly higher than in Germany. However, the greater areas Tunis and Gabes are particularly affected. In the other regions of the country, especially in the south, where our rally will take place, the 7-day incidence is significantly lower than in most European countries.

And there were also some simplifications with the entry regulations. Dependent on urgently needed tourism, Tunisia has essentially the same rules that apply in the EU:

Fully vaccinated or recovered individuals no longer need to provide a PCR test. There is also no quarantine requirement. All other travelers must show a negative PCR test on entry that is not older than 72 hours. This is usually followed by a quarantine of at least 7 days, from which the participants of package and group trips are excepted.

In plain language this means for the participants in the El Chott rally:

Entry into Tunisia without special conditions for fully vaccinated, recovered and negative tested people.

So nothing stands in the way of our pre-tour. Since we are taking over all the daily stages planned for 2020 unchanged, also the road books were already printed, it will be more of a control tour. The date from September 18 to October 2, 2021 is close to the actual rally date. Accordingly, after the pre-tour, we will not only be able to bring you up to date with the routes and overnight accommodations, but also with regard to any hygiene measures that may be required.

Until then, we wish all teams a good preparation time.

Stay healthy!

Rally schedule 2021

Rally folder 2021 …

… now available in German, English and French language

Find the online versions here: -> German -> English -> French

Or order by e-mail the desired number in the desired language.

The rally stages of the El Chott 2021

2,475 km in Tunisia (10 days stages)

(ferry to ferry)


2,180 rally kilometers

(from start at first hotel to the award ceremony at last hotel)


1,355 competition kilometers

(prologue + 8 special stages)


marathon stage (6 + 7)

(bivouac at lost lake between the fascinating dunes of the Erg Oriental without service)

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40th anniversary: Rally El Chott 1981 – 2021

24/10 – 01/11 (04/11) 2021

After we finally had to cancel the “El Chott 2020” rally which was already postponed to the end of March 2021 due to the corona pandemic, we are now making every effort to organize a great anniversary event “40 years Rally El Chott 1981-2021” for October 2021.

In addition to all active and previous ElChott participants, we also invite all other teams and drivers who share our passion for marathon rallying in the fascinating dune landscapes of North Africa. And of course in our two guided tourism groups there is an opportunity also for the anniversary event, as in previous years, to get to know Tunisia individually and away from the classic tourist routes.

From 14/02 at midnight, registrations can be made using the online entry form. -> Registration