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Choum-Atar

What's the condition of the piste please?
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Simple, straightforward.

Simple, straightforward, no need to worry.
If you can reach Choum you will be able to find Atar.

Heading out of Choum south, lots of track merge into a piste, follow the piste, after a while it climbs on to a plateau with a good gravelpiste, after the plateau you will probably find a checkpoint at a auberge (sometimes Gendarme, sometimes Military or Douane, sometimes nobody), after the checkpoint following the road you will see lots of tracks wandering off to your right, they all take a shortcut to Azougi and Atar. Following the main piste you will reach a major crossing, going right you wil reach Atar (going through Azougi), going straight on you are following the bushtaxi route to Atar.
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Thanks for the comprehensive reply.

The only concern is how soft/sandy the 'tracks' which lead on and off the gravel piste are...
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