Driving your own Car all the way to the Stunning City of Venice, the Worlds Greatest Lovers Paradise and frolick in the warmth of the Mediterranean Sun before enjoying the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle where the Child Snatcher lives. Join us on an adventure you’ll never Forget.
The 8 Countries Challenge
France – Switzerland – Italy – Austria – Liechtenstein – Germany – Luxembourg – Belgium
First Night Monday 25th June – Pre Rally briefing in Kent
Although this is not a Rally day, the camping here is at no cost to you.
Meet and greet from 4pm ……Our first night in this truly lovely Kent Campsite. Time here for introductions, where all the Fireball Rally Drivers and Navigators from around Britain meet each other and are issued with their Car Decals. This will be the first rally for some, so an overall briefing of the Rally will be given in the Bar, including more detailed information on tomorrows leg of the rally. Map coordinates and Sat Nav coordinates will be explained here along with more information on setting your Sat Navs for the assault on Europe as not every mountain has a post code. As we’re in the bar area, we’ll all enjoy a couple of quizzes for teams to check their knowledge on continental driving……. and what you don’t know, you’ll find out here. The excitement and anticipation of a great adventure begins here along with meeting fellow adventurers who will become your good friends.
The Rally begins tomorrow at the very moment your car tyres hit the French tarmac.
Day 1… Tuesday 26th June
We begin our Rally from Calais and head towards Switzerland . Wisely planning your route on the Fireball Rally could include Versailles or even vineyards to visit, with wine to be tasted, and there’s also a plethora of WW1 & WW11 sites to be in awe of.
Your Sat Nav co-ordinates have brought you down towards Geneva, but you choose which route to take and what you’d like to stop and enjoy on the way. The evening will be full of laughter and camaraderie, probably the very best time of day as you swap stories of your adventure so far. Sat Nav coordinates for the next day will be issued and teams discuss their options with a drink in their hands, with such a buzz of anticipation.
Day 2…Wednesday 27th
The Famous Mont Blanc Tunnel which was blasted through this iconic mountain in the 1950’s.
We head towards Italy and you might choose to navigate through the stunning skiing village of Chamonix before driving through the legendary Mont Blanc Tunnel. The Italian weather greets you like an old friend hugging you and our destination is where the friendliest people on Earth welcome you in ………. Amazing Italy ………… with drinks and friendships flowing freely, you too can become that amazing lover like Casanova ….. Ooh la la.
Our stunning campsite is on the shores of the Adriatic Sea with true Mediterranean weather. Don’t forget to pack your Speedo’s and/or Bikini as you’ll want to have a swim in the clear blue sea. From here, you jump on the boat and approach Venice from the sea, surely the most magnificent way to arrive and appreciate the majesty of Venice. Take in St Marks Square and enjoy a ride in a gondola.
Your boat bringing you to Venice ….. Travel like a Venetian ………. What an Entrance
Day 3 …… Thursday 28th We’re in Venice to really enjoy those little treats that are mainly unknown, here in Venice, like the ‘Bridge of Boobs’. In the late 16th Century, Venice was home to the World’s greatest lover, Casanova. Venice traded in many goods and services at this time and you can visit ‘The Bridge of Boobs’ where Courtesans would display their wares to the very rich and prosperous merchants as they passed by, as they too, were marketing their goods.
Day 4…… Friday 29th June ….We’re off to Bavaria
After two nights in Venice, we journey North and have the opportunity of driving through the Brenner Pass to Bavaria. This is a trip to paradise and these lads and lasses know how to party. As the beer flows, everyone, becomes everyone’s friend. It’s tempting to pitch up here and call it home.
Day 5…….. Saturday 30th June
As the new day emerges, our destination will be the Black Forest but on the way there’s the fairy tale Castle where Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was filmed and Walt Disney copied this castle for the one at Disneyland. Further up the road, a medieval festival also is taking place commemorating the siege and it’s subsequent freedom in the 14th century.
This Bavarian Medieval Festival just happens to be celebrated as we pass by – it’s as if they knew we would be coming.
We head North to the Black Forest and it’s here that we celebrate our fantastic time together. The Challenge of driving through Europe, the culture and most amazing fun. We’ve done so much in a single week. Trophies and Certificates are presented to the adventurers ….. What another brilliant night.
a) Most money gained for their chosen charity
b) Best and most interesting costume worn every day, all day
c) The most amazing Car Creation regardless of it’s age.
d) Most unlikely car to make it round.
Day 6……..Sunday 1st July
Calais is our destination, but surely we have time for lunch in Belgium’s medieval Bruges before catching the ferry/train home with great tales to tell.
And if you supported a charity on this trip,
Your CHARITY BENIFITED too.
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