June 2021 – Venice – Home of Casanova

Fireball Rally header showing flags and countries we visit during our banger rallies.

The Famous Fireball Rally …… Charity Car Rally

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 journey you’ll never Forget. 

The 8 COUNTRIES CHARITY  CHALLENGE

 France – Switzerland – Italy – Austria – Liechtenstein – Germany – Luxembourg – Belgium

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Easy GPS Navigation – ideal for Garmin & TomTom SatNav’s

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 IMPORTANT:- This rally includes the return journey back to Calais

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You’re not alone
Our experienced Fireball Rally Marshalls will be driving too. It’s great to know that Expertise and Good Advice is only a fingertip away. 

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First Night – 20th June, Sunday – Pre Rally briefing in Kent

Meet and greet from 4pm ……  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.  For ease, this Rally is based on GPS navigation which is ideal for Garmin and TomTom SatNav’s as well as ‘google maps’ found on your Smart Phone.   Sat Nav coordinates will be explained 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 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… 21nd June Monday

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 WWI & WII sites to be in awe of including a VII Rocket construction factory and Trench & Tunnel systems you can still go down to appreciate how troops were moved to the front line without the enemy knowing.  All these places and co-ordinates will be given to you at the Pre-Rally Briefing.

VII Rocket Site

Versailles & Wine

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 1 …….22rd June, Tuesday

Chamonix – The Beautiful Skiing Village.

The Famous Mont Blanc Tunnel

which was blasted through this iconic mountain in the 1950’s.

Mont Blanc

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

Day 2 ….. Wednesday 23th June 

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.

Awesome Campsites by the sea

Day 3  …… Thursday 24th June, Friday

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.

 We travel by boat to Venice ….. What an Entrance

Day 4  …… Friday 25th June, Friday  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 5…… Saturday 26th 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 and the fairy tale Castle that Walt Disney copied for Disneyland.  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

This Bavarian Medieval  Festival just happens to be celebrated as we pass by

it’s as if they knew we would be coming.

The Bavarian Medieval Festival is taking place commemorating the siege and it’s subsequent freedom in the 14th century. This is real treat as the entire village dress up and re-enact the events.  Flag Throwing, Bands and Blood Thirsty Cries are the order of the day.

Day 7 …….. Sunday 27th June

We head North to a beautiful campsite with it’s own lake right in the middle of THE BLACK FOREST.  Although offically Black Bears haven’t been seen here for many years, our campsite is within a gated and secure area, ‘just in case’.  Wild boar still roam freely and make excellent German Sausages.

I don’t have any pictures of wild boar, but here’s an image of one of their close relatives.

There are many people who want to go on a challenging adventure but never do, but YOU are taking part in the Fireball Rally that is crammed with so much Adventure.  It’s here in the Black Forest on our last day together that the Trophies and Certificates are given out.  The Challenge of driving through Europe, the different cultures and the kindness of strangers will amaze you.   All this whilst you are also raising funds for YOUR favourite charity and having the best time ever.  You’ve become a Fireballer, done so much in a single week and made friends with other Fireballers ……. just Awesome.

Trophies for:

Please feel free to take your own, everyday car on this great adventure – you’ll love it even more when you get back, but also be aware that we will be presenting trophies for those that go a little further, after all, we’re all doing this for Adventure, Charity and FUN.

  1. a) The least likeliest Car to actually achieve success – This will be a car worth less than £900.
  2. b) The Most Impressive Car Art …..If you’ve made it look like ‘Ghost Busters’ or the ‘Batmobile’ then you’re in with a chance.
  3. c) The Most Impressive Outfits worn all day, everyday ….. do this and the Trophy could be yours
  4. d) The Best Photo or Video taken and posted onto Facebook during the Rally.
  5. d) The Most Money Raised for their chosen CHARITY – This takes real dedication.

Day 8…….. Monday 28th June

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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