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Erg Tifernine - Algeria

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Does someone ever ride in the erg tifernine in Algeria ?
Any picture to share ?

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We drove around the spur in 2002. Very nice area, but all my pix are scratched slides.
One of the best images is this one!

I know Wolfgang Seel who used to work at Darrs in Munich did a few trips through that Erg on KTM Adventures. And the GE Oriental and many more sand seas. I tell you, these Germans are tough as nails!

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... very chalenging dunes, few Gassi, step and very high dunes (more than 100m) - the most difficult Erg in Algeria imho in particular for cars. Absolute a fantastic experience! I only drove it in the outer zone, had much too much respect to penetrate deeper. Swiss colleagues travelled there in 2002 or 2003, had to abandon 2 4x4 and had a very hard time to go for their recovery with Algerian cars and drivers.
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... very chalenging dunes, few Gassi, step and very high dunes (more than 100m) - the most difficult Erg in Algeria imho in particular for cars. Absolute a fantastic experience! I only drove it in the outer zone, had much too much respect to penetrate deeper. Swiss colleagues travelled there in 2002 or 2003, had to abandon 2 4x4 and had a very hard time to go for their recovery with Algerian cars and drivers.
Do you think it will be easiest in bike ?
I have heard it's the highest dunes in all sahara, dunes can reach 500 meters. It is true ?
Any picture to have an idea of the dunes ?
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A couple of photos looking west towards the erg - pretty inhospitable terrain.



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Hi,

But,but,but.....It's a forbidden area today, am I wrong?

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