Routes

Barmy to Barcelona 2018

Dates: 
July 6th - 9th
No of Days: 
4

This fantastic banger rally takes in the amazing Swiss Alps, rolling hills of Italy, French Riviera and the Spanish Catalan capital. Is there anything else you could ask for in a banger rally?

Day 1 - Lille to Thun

We start at Lille at 7:30am and head to Thun. We do five countries in one drive today (it's a long route but we didn't put Switzerland where it is). Thun is a stunning Swiss town set in the middle of the Alps and today's meeting point is a bar next to a picturesque weir. We have hotels booked in Thun but there is also camping accommodation available.


Day 2 Day of Days

The second day of the rally is where the fun driving really begins, after leaving Thun we head off over the Alps which is a stunning drive passing over the Gran St Bernard pass where the Italian job was filmed (bus over the cliff scene). You have the option to go through the tunnel, but going over the pass will be part of the days challenge. The final destination is Salze D\'Oulx, an Italian Ski town that we have pretty much to ourselves for the night. After a challenging day of driving you will be pleased to let your hair down. Day 2 is an amazing challenge day with 5 mountain passes for the hardened driver.


Day 3 Monte Carlo or Bust

Travelling from the heart of the mountains and stunning countryside we head off to the French Riviera over one more picturesque mountain pass. We pass by Monte Carlo and for those who don't mind arriving a bit later you can always drop down to have a look. A popular alternative route is via Gap where many ralliers stop off to enjoy an invigorating swim in one of the many lakes. The destination is the Historic French city of Arles.


Day 4 Barcelona or Busted

The destination after Arles is Barcelona. This is a short drive so we make a detour to the Costa Brava to enjoy beers and ice cream at Lloret De Mar before heading off. The final party and award ceremony will be held at a lively sports bar on Las Ramblas.


A little taste of what to expect

Somebody once said "A picture paints a thousands words". So here are a few choice pictures of Barmy to Barcelona...


SIMPLY FILL IN THE FORM BELOW AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND TO TAKE YOUR SIGN UP.
Overview

A route of 1500 or so miles (if you get the directions right which most of you and probably us won't) over 9 countries, one of the Alps highest passes, French Riviera , Costa Brava and finally the great city of Barcelona.

 

Registered Teams

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408 The Bees Knees Paul, Alex, Nick and Dave Visit team rally site

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407 Piraab Neil and Becky Visit team rally site

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406 Flyboy Kye, Stuart, Rebecca and Mae-Lee Visit team rally site

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403 Volvader Mark and Wayne Visit team rally site

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402 Johns Junket John and Iain Visit team rally site

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401 Soul Train Stephen and Colin Visit team rally site

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400 Mike and Matt Mike and Matt Visit team rally site

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399 The PT's Paul and Paul Visit team rally site

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396 Team Defiant Phillip, Jack and Thomas Visit team rally site

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395 The Halfords Boys Tony and Graham Visit team rally site

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394 The Fab 4 Richard, Steven, Simon and Martin Visit team rally site

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393 Bus Nuts John, Simon, John and Carl Visit team rally site

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391 The Ka Terpillar 2 Jenny and Chris Visit team rally site

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390 The Ka Terpillar 2 Kerrie and Martin Visit team rally site

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389 The Ka Terpillar 1 Karen and Tom Visit team rally site

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386 Peamobile Josh, James and Jack Visit team rally site

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385 The 50 Club Steve, Dean and Don Visit team rally site

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384 Richards Rally Richard and Sarah Visit team rally site

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383 Nello's Hero's Neil and co Visit team rally site

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382 Distinguished Gentleman Milo and Billy Visit team rally site

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381 Guilty pleasures on tour Ian, Adam, James and Rob Visit team rally site

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380 Batman and Robin Mickey and Johnathan Visit team rally site

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379 Plymouth Pirates James and Martin Visit team rally site

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378 Barking Brexiteers Richard and Chris Visit team rally site

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377 Waynes Twos Tony, Liam and Craig Visit team rally site

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376 Waynes Ones Wayne and James, paul Visit team rally site

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375 Wacky Backy Des, Joe and Bren Visit team rally site

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374 Starksy N Hutch Paul and Kenny Visit team rally site

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369 S&M madstars Steve and Michael Visit team rally site

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385 The Mail Men Frank, John and Paul

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