Luis Alonso Marcos

last edition's winner


with ashtonishing sunsets

Ksar Ghilane Oasis

an unforgettable place

Special programme

for walkers

Taken care from

careful organization

100km del Sahara - Grand Slam


20th 100km del Sahara,
Grand Slam

9-19 October 2021

100km in 4 Stages 25 km each + 100 km NO STOP

Categoria: Runners


100km del Sahara Grand Slam is the combination of 100km In Stages from Douz to Ksar Ghilane + 100km del Sahara No Stop from Ksar Ghilane to Douz for a total distance of 200km


Completely marked itinerary.
Water points and race assistance will be those mentioned respectively for the two programs

The entire itinerary is served and monitored by organization's medical and technical vehicles.
If needed, it will be possible to receive assistance and be carried to the camp on organizations' 4x4 vehicles.



100km del Sahara


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100km del Sahara
Flights included

Complete programme with flight
Within march 31st
  • Flight turnaround Milan-Djerba
  • Bus Transfer to Douz
  • 5 nights in hotel****
  • 4 nights in tented camps
  • 1 night in Ksar Ghilane tented camp
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in all kinds of hotel and tented camps accommodation
  • RACE Registration

100km del Sahara
Flights included

Complete programme with flight
After march 31st
  • Direct flight turnaround Milan-Djerba
  • Bus Transfer to Douz
  • 5 nights in hotel****
  • 4 nights in tented camps
  • 1 night in Ksar Ghilane tented camp
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in all kinds of hotel and tented camps accommodation
  • RACE Registration


All programmes can be booked without flight and will be discounted by € 200
In this case, meeting point will be directly at the hotel in Djerba on april 24th for the Grand Slam programme.


Registrations for 100km del Sahara Grand Slam are open

100km del Sahara - Grand Slam

Saturday October 9, 2021


Arrival in Djerba with direct flight from Italy or different countries, dinner and overnight in **** hotel.

Sunday October 10, 2021

Transfer to Douz

Bus transfer to Douz, lunch by the hotel, technical checks, dinner and overnight

Monday October 11, 2021

First stage, Stage race

  • wake up and breakfast
  • 9:00 AM 1st stage start, km 25. Runners, Nordic Walkers and Walkers. Finish line by the camp, afternoon at leisure.
  • 8:00 PM dinner and overnight in camp

Tuesday October 12, 2021

Second Stage, Stage race

  • wake up and breakfast
  • 8:00 AM 2nd stage start, km 25. Nordic Walkers and Walkers. 9:00 AM 2nd stage start, Runners. Finish line by the camp, afternoon at leisure.
  • 8:00 PM dinner and overnight in camp

Wednesday October 13, 2021

Third Stage, Stage race

  • wake up and breakfast
  • 8:00 AM 3rd stage start, km 25. Nordic Walkers and Walkers. 9:00 AM 2nd stage start, Runners. Finish line by the camp, afternoon at leisure.
  • 8:00 PM dinner and overnight in camp

Thursday October 14, 2021

Fourth Stage, Stage race

  • wake up and breakfast
  • 8:00 AM 4th stage start, km 25. Nordic Walkers and Walkers. 9:00 AM 2nd stage start, Runners. Finish line by Ksar Ghilane camp, lunch and transfer to Douz. Dinner and ovenright.

Friday October 15, 2021

Rest day

Rest day in Douz hotel

Saturday October 16, 2021

Transfer to Ksar Ghilane

Transfer by bus to Ksar Ghilane and meeting with the group; lunch, dinner and overnight in Ksar Ghilane tented camp

Sunday October 17, 2021

No-Stop race start

7:00 AM race start. Time limit: 20 hours (stop gates at km 60/12 hours – km 80/15 hours.
Water points at km 10 – km 20- km 40 – km 50- km 70- km 90 (drinks, dates and bananas).       
Tented water points Km 30 –Km 60- km 80
and withdrawed runners pick-up point (drinks, dates, bananas, sweets and sandwiches).   
Recovery tent at km 60 water point
relax tent with mattresses, medical assistance and massage. (drinks, dates, bananas, sweets and sandwiches).

Monday October 18, 2021

Finish line in Douz

Finish line by the hotel in Douz, lunch and transfer by bus to Djerba hotel. Dinner, award ceremony and overnight..

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Return to home

Transfer to airport and boarding own flights.

100km del Sahara

  1. What documents do I need for travelling ?
    For Tunisia no visa is required, only a valid passport.
  2. Do I need vaccinations ?
    No vaccination is required.
  3. What is Tunisian currency, do I need money during the race ?
    Tunisian currency is Dinar. 1 Euro = 3 Dinars approx. During the race you don’t need any money, only before and after it for personal shopping.
  4. Is own phone SIM card working ?
    Own SIM works but tariffs can be expensive. better to buy a cheap local SIM.
  1. How’s the flight schedule?
    Departure from Milan and Rome to Djerba via Tunisi and transfer to Hotel. Flight back via Tunisi and connecting fligths to Milan and Rome.  In case of domestic connections not fitting our schedule, bus transfers will be arranged.
  2. How transfers are organized ?
    Trasfers are by bus. Time is approx. 4 hours Djerba-Ksar Ghilane and same for Djerba-Douz – and back.
  1. How acommodations are arranged ?
    Both in Djerba and Douz accommodations are in 4* Hotel with full board. In the Stages programme are included 3 nights in hotel and 4 nights in tented camp. Here accommodations will be in 6 people or individual tents, depending on safety rules. The catering is taken care by italian staff, with products imported directly from Italy.
  1. How are tents organized ?
    Tents can fit six-people; however individual tents will be provided if needed by safety rules. It’s possible to pre-book the spots for organized teams, or form groups directly on the spot. Single athletes can choose any tent until it’s fully occupied. Tents are numbered and each group/single will sleep in the same tent for the entire event.
  2. What languages are spoken ?
    Zitoway Sport & Adventure staff has italian as main language, but several staff members  fluently speak english, french and spanish. Among participants, given the pretty high number of international  runners, main language is english.  Briefings are held in Italian and English.
  3. Is internet connection available at the camps ?
    In the desert there is no internet service.
  4. Is telephone connection available at the camps ?
    With own phone usually it’s available, even if not everywhere.
  5. What plug (adaptor) do I need for re-charging devices at the camps ?
    European plugs (italian, 3 pins); multi-plugs connected to the generator are available.
  6. How’s my baggage managed during the race ?
    Every morning personal baggage must be delivered in the center of the campsite.
    The organization will carry all the baggages on a 4×4 vehicle and deliver them at the next camp, where every runner will collect his/her own after the stage.
  7. What kind of meals are offered in the camps ?
    A fully equipped kitchen-truck managed by the italian kitchen staff will provide all the meals. The food is brought directly from Italy: pasta, rice, beef, chicken and pork meat, different kind of vegetables, bread, pizza and different desserts.
    In the hotels you’ll have also the chance to experience the tasty Tunisian cuisine.
  8. I have special meals requirements, what can I do ?
    You need to inform in advance  Born2Run agency; they will inform Zitoway Sport & Adventure staff.
  9. How showers are ? Is there any hot shower ?
    Showers are pretty “basic”, separate for men and women, with not-heated, ambient temperature.
  10. Are there WC available in the  camps ?
    No. Desert offers room enough for everyone to experience an “open sky” toilet. It’s nevertheless necessary to bury toilet paper in order to avoid unpleasant “flying surprises”.
  11. What do I need in the camps – e.g. sleeping bag, after-race sportswear, shampoo, etc. – ?
    One mattress each participant is available. Other advisbale items: a medium weight sleeping bag, some after-race comfortable garments, a sweater or pile jacket for the night and a wind-proof shell, warm hat, personal hygiene kit, a pair of comfortable shoes. Ear plugs are highly reccomended.
  12. Can I litter in the camps ?
    Yes, bins are available at the camps.
  13. How is drinking water managed in the camps ?
    Drinking water in 1,5 lt. sealed bottles is distributed every day in the camps.
  1. How’s the weather ?
    Usual desert weather offers a dry, warm climate, with hot sun and clouds. Unusual random weather situations can be expected though and some very windy day.
  2. How are temperatures ?
    During april-may temperatures are hot mainly in late morning. It’s compulsory to run with a proper water provision.
  3. What time zone are we in ?
  4. How’s Sahara running terrain ?
    In the so called ERG areas you’ll find sand dunes. The remaining terrain, where’s easier to run, is hard and compact, as well as are the pistes that can be covered in sand in some sections.
  5. Are there animals in Sahara?
    It’s possible to meet dromedaries and some goats. There are also desert foxes, gazelles and scorpions, but much less easily spotted.
  1. How’s race terrain ?
    The itinerary develops on typical desert surfaces: sand dunes, hard surfaced pistes with random sand tongues.
  1. What kind of documents do I need for the race ? Own country rules apply regardind documents. medical certificates and so on.
  2. What is the compulsory equipment ? At least 1 liter of water (in bottles or camelbak reservoirs), mineral salts, aluminium blanket, whistle, lighter, headlamp. Highly reccomended: sun hat, sun glasses, high-protection sunscreen, small knife and Compeed plasters.
    The compulsory equipment can be checked at any moment by the organization and any missing item will produce a penalty to the runner.
  3. How’s the race itinerary marked ?
    Arrows plates, ribbons and hi-visibility flags, some of them Zitoway branded.
  4. How do I manage litter during the run ?
    Zitoway Sport & Adventure is very strict about environmental protection. Therefore – as per our rules and regulations that every participant must sign – littering along the itinerary it’s strictly forbidden. Garbage must be carried in own pack or waist bag until it can be disposed at the waterpoints or at the camp.
  5. What can I find at the waterpoints?
    Water, tea, fruits, dates, biscuits.
  6. Is GPS useful ?
    Zitoway Sport & Adventure doesn’t provide any GPS tracks. GPS is not necessary for orienteering during the race, being the stages completely marked by the organization and monitored by our vehicles. So said, GPS can be useful to pace yourself or for personal record purposes.
  7. Is there phone coverage along the itinerary ?
    Phone coverage is pretty much irregular, so full connection is not granted.
  8. Is a medical certificate necessary ?
    For foreign runners is not compulsory, but given the location and the climate, a serious pre-race check-up is highly reccomended.
  9. Is a proper insurance coverage necessary ?
    An extension of the basic insurance provided by the organization is highly reccomended.
  10. Is Zitoway staff monitoring the race itinerary ?
    Yes. Zitoway Sport & Adventure organization’s main feature is exactly to offer the chance to enjoy a desert run in perfect safety. That’s why the itinerary is constantly patrolled by organization’s 4×4 cars and quads, including of course  medical assistance ones, from the start to the finish line.
  11. How is the baggage managed druing the race ? Personal baggage is carried by bus during the transfers and by organization’s vehicles, every morning at 7 AM during the race.
  12. Can I listen to music with earphones during 100km del Sahara?
  1. What kind of shoes do I have to choose?
    The terrain is pretty variated. We suggest trail running shoes with a solid construction. Buying a size bigger than usual is reccomended, since feet tent to swell due to high temperatures. Shoes must be used and tested before the race.
  2. Which socks are reccomended ?
    Socks with separate toes have proved to be pretty good for preventing blisters.
  3. Do I need gaiters ?
    Gaiters are advisable to prevent sand and pebbles to enter the shoes, expecially of course in the sand dunes sections. On the other end gaiters increase the feet temperatures and sweating, so in the end one must well evaluate pros and cons.
  4. How do I need to dress for the run ?
    Early in the morning, at start time, temperatures can be pretty crisp; so a technical long sleeve shirt before the start can be useful.
    At sunrise temperatures rise very quickly so shorts are fine but pay attention to sunbursts ! Technical T-shirts are better than tank tops, while a hi-protection sunscreen is highly reccomended to runners with pale complexion. A hat with veil is also highly reccomended.
  5. I take part in the 100km as a RUNNER: are trekking poles useful ?
    If you’re accustomed to use them is fine, but there are no long climbs.
  6. Is anti-friction cream useful ?
    With no wind carrying sand it’s OK, but in case of wind it can make things worst.
    1. How can I prevent blisters?
      Blisters come from the combination of three simultaneous conditions:
      hot + humidity + friction.
      Avoiding at least one of these conditions can reduce the probability of developing blisters.

Hot – You need to use proper socks and shoes offering an appropriate ventilation – with a size bigger than usual.
Humidity – Spare socks, expecially at the start of every stage and talcum.
Friction – Proper socks, expecially those with separate toes work pretty well. NOK cream is good (except in case of sandstorm). Compeed plasters can help.

  1. After the stage, what is the best treatment for the feet ?
    It’s necessary to perfectly wash and dry the feet in order to remove even the tiniest grain of  sand that enters everywhere and cause friction.
    It’s also necessary to medicate any possible wound. A protective cream can help.
  2. What I better carry in my emergency/medical kit ?
    Wide-spectrum antibiothics, anti-dhiarrea medications, lactic enzymes (at camps sanitary care is well applied, but during the long approaching trip different conditions can cause some gastro-intestine problems), antipyretics, a painkiller.
    Useful to have a smal “blister kit” with an antispetic, plasters, compeed, second skin and bandage.
    In any case a h24 medical assistance is granted throughout the event.
  3. I use contact lenses, any  contraindication ?
    Sand can cause some ailment to contact lenses’ users. It’s advisable to use glasses or at least a frequent wash/change of the lenses.
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