He participated in the marathon des sables 29 times.
Mosta started his journey from Casablanca on May 4, with a four-month plan to travel 100 kilometers per day across several countries to finally reach his destination.
During his 120 days journey, the Moroccan traveler will go through to Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan to finally reach his destination: Saudi Arabia.
“This new challenge is the high point of my career as an ultra-marathoner,” Mosta was quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) as saying.
Citing his marathon experiences in the Silk Road and the Inca Trail and others, the traveler emphasized his determination to embark in another journey to remember.
Going to the holy site in Saudi Arabia, has been a dream to him.
Through this journey, the adventurer
seeks to raise funds to help Moroccan orphaned children.
Mosta wakes up at 5 a.m to take between 80 and 100 km ride everyday, with one day off per week.
The traveler prepared for the journey for six months during which he traveled more than 6,000 kilometers in Morocco.
“In addition to physical and technical preparation, mental preparation remains a key element before the start of such a tough test,” Mosta said.
Mosta participated in 165 competitions around the world, in addition in his participation in the Marathon des Sables in Morocco.
The winner of the ultra marathon World Cup emphasized that “everything is possible with a little bit of will.”
“We can not live without a goal,” he said.
Mosta will not be the first Moroccan to travel to go to Mecca by bicycle.
Last year, 58-year-old Moroccan cyclist Mohammed Rbouhate completed the Hajj pilgrimage by bicycle.
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims. A mandatory religious duty for all adult Muslims who are physically and financially able to undertake the journey, the Hajj must be performed at least once in a lifetime.