The event will start with technical checks of the vehicles in Paris on 5-6 March 2009 and the race will commence 7 March 2009 at the Eiffel Tower, Paris. On 21 March the
last stage will be completed and arriving at the Pink Lake in Dakar for the Prize giving ceremony.

6500km in total crossing 5 countries, France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal. Covering upto 500km a day, on all types of terrain.