The desert adventure!

Over Sand Algerian Rally Algerian

Live a great adventure from the 23rd of February to the 3rd of March.

OverSand is a new race concept in the Algerian desert, surrounded by beautiful scenery, which has been the backdrop for many rallies!

Find the spirit of PURE fun where driving is all about conviviality and friendship!

Organised by AIO France, live an adventure in ideal safety conditions. 

Categories and Organization

  • Raid Category: discovery, navigation and regularity. Category "No stopwatch", accessible to all vehicles. This category allows time to meet the locales.
  • Chrono Category (against the clock): For a more exciting faster race. This category is open to all FIA and FIM standardized vehicles. It’s a race about rankings and rewards. Fixed waypoints: on every other check point to simplify the installation of the assistance and for the spectators. A mixture of classic tracks and loops on each stage. There is no exclusion from the race or penalties for competitors that are unable to finish a stage. Competitors can resume the race after repairs (mechanical or physical) and remain in the rankings.
  • Simple registration forms, clear and"All Inclusive".


OverSand is regulated by the territorial and medical security. Supervised by experienced volunteers from the AIO association, which has been organising rally raids since 1987 and with assistance from the FASM, Federation Algerians for mechanical sports.

OverSand Collaborates with the highest Algerian authorities, the ministry of tourism, interior and the army. Theres air support, an experienced medical team, support vehicles, and a vehicle locating and navigation system.




2 /02: Boarding forALGER

2 /02: Technical Verification:ALGER

2 /02: Presentation Caravan:ALGIERS - CONSTANTINE - BISKRA


2 /02:El Oued - Hassi Messaoud

2 /02:Hassi Messaoud - Hassi Messaoud

2 /02:Hassi Messaoud - OUARGLA


0 /03:GRAND ERG - EL MENIA(El Goléa)




0 /03:LAGHOUAT - ALGIERS& Awards

0 /03: Departure forFRANCE

Our team

André Pobeda & Jean Paul Higy with Patrol GRY60 - Course Category

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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!