What is the accommodation like?
On the way down the hotels are of at least Novotel standard. In 2009 we stayed in one hotel that even had a windmill attached! Rooms are shared with your driving partner so you can debrief on your day?s drive. The hotel on the last night is a 5 star hotel right in the heart of Monaco.
Do I need a fast or expensive car?
No. All you need is a car in a suitable condition to survive 2000 miles and a sense of adventure, as well as a sense of humour and a compass (or a sat nav, if you?re lucky!). Over the past three years we?ve had Aston Martins, Ferraris, Camper Vans and even a taxi!
What time do I have to get up?
On the first day we catch the early ferry to France. On all other days the rally starts at 9am sharp. What time it ends is up to you. Most people get back to the hotel at 5pm, but some contestants have been known to arrive much later, depending on their competitiveness!
How far do you drive each day?
Each leg of the rally is about 250 miles. As this is broken up by clues along the way you are unlikely to ever have to drive more than 60 miles in one go. You will be driving ?off motorway? and so will be driving along very quiet empty roads through gorgeous countryside.
What else do I need to do?
It is a good idea to have 5 star insurance cover in case your car breaks down. You will also need to get your car serviced prior to setting off.
When will I get back? How much time will I have to take off work?
The rally leaves on Friday morning and arrives in Monaco on Monday evening.Some people head straight back the following day to get an evening ferry and others take their time driving back. If you want to stay on at the resort alterations can easily be made. You?ll be contacted by the organiser to confirm your return date once you?re signed up.