A 100% feminine rally in Oman!

In the midst of the red and golden dunes and breathtaking scenery of Oman!

The rally was created by Jerome Hardy, his 28 years of rally experience has allowed him to constitute his team of enthusiasts includingEtienne Smulevici, who has 32 "Dakars" under his belt. The Aventura Cup is a 100% feminine rally in the desert of OMAN starting in Muscat, the capital.

The vehicles will be ready andwaiting for the participants on site. There are no technical checks, specialists have carefully prepared the Nissan Patrol4x4s, and they are equipped, loaded, and ready to face the dunes and trails.

(source: blog.aventuracup.com)

The vehicle

The Aventura Cup is a MONOTYPE 4x4 rally. This means that all the participants compete with an IDENTICAL vehicle: a NISSAN Patrol.

After the draw, the 4x4s will be available on arrival at the hotel.

The 4x4s are recent 6 cylinder petrol models; with powerful 240hp engines. They’re tough and perfectly adapted to desert and dune driving.

Our teams taking part

Florence Dubois and Domminique Besnier


  • Thursday 5th February: Departure from Paris CDG, direct flight to Oman.
  • Friday 6th February

8am – Participants arrive in MUSCAT

Transfer airport - hotel

Administrative checks and draw for and collection of the 4x4s

Inventory and customisation of the vehicles with your stickers

Free time for shopping to prepare the bivouacs

Training in GPS navigation map reading

Night in a hotel

  • Saturday 7th February

Morning: Transfer to the WAHIBA desert.

Advise on using the NISSAN Patroland GPS

Training on the first dunes and PROLOGUE at the end of the day

Camp at the foot of the dunes

  • From Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th February.

7 intensive stages in the Oman desert

  • Saturday 14th February.

Magical arrival of the AVENTURA CUP

Evening award ceremony. Night at a superb site ..

  • Sunday 15th February

Transfer to MUSCAT

Return 4x4s.

Rest day. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Monday 16th February.

Return to France, Paris CDG at about 8pm.

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All the photos in this article were taken on authorized roads or tracks, private land, or during supervised competitions. Let's all do our part to preserve the environment!