behind the rocky desert and Morocco’s fragmented asphalt roads, the
Sahara and its difficult sandy lanes, “Overland 12” encountered the rain
Accustomed to the hot and dry weather of the desert, where there were
sharp drops in temperature between night and day, the expedition crew
faced a tropical climate with temperatures exceeding 40C and extremely
Additionally, the previously asphalted roads completely disappeared
and the off-road lanes became more and more difficult to traverse. The
expedition journey was split into 200km stages navigating through river
beds, steep drops and deep fords that made driving incredibly laborious.
This section of the expedition was particularly intense for the crew
and vehicles alike. The need for a good route, and above all the
necessity to have rest during the night, where the high temperature and
moist weather made it difficult, emerged in the group.
But the entire crew faced this adventure, which was difficult and
real at the same time, and emerged proud and full of a renewed energy.
30 days since the beginning of the trip and thanks to the efforts of
everyone, the expedition’s assessment was excellent and, like all
previous “Overland” expeditions, the Iveco vehicles remain irreplaceable
and trustworthy travel companions.