My self and 3 friends are doing a tour chasing the Dakar as best we can In January. We will be riding XR650's I have heard that it is possible to buy bivouac access passes, but don't know where to purchase them from. Ideally we would like to gain access on the night prior to the rest day, then spend the rest day wandering around checking it all out and getting some pics. While trying to stay out of everyone's way. I have sent off several emails to the Dakar organisers with no reply. Anyone have any idea who to talk to. I have heard that t can cost Upton 4 or 5 hundred dollars and initially I thought it was too expensive, but after some consideration that thisnistheonlytime I will ever get a chance to see it up close so blow the money. Any info much appreciated.