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Barcelona or Bust Rally: Ice and Le Mans
Fri, 8 Sep 2017, 09:00 – Sun, 10 Sep 2017, 20:00
We’re excited to deliver this brand new route in 2017 – best served with Ice and Le Mans! Beginning in Rouen, France and finishing in Barcelona, Spain – via the the Principality of Andorra. Sights include the home of Le Mans 24hrs; Circuit de la Sarthe, the magnificent Col de Toses and Jeremy Clarkson’s favourite road (N152) across the Pyrenees.
Registration evening: Thursday – Rouen, France
Ice and Le Mans starts on the banks of the Seine in Rouen, Normandy’s cultured, historic, gastronomic, vibrant capital. Rouen is approximately 2 hours from Calais. All teams are required to register the night before the event at the rendezvous spot between 19:00 and 00:00.
Day One: Friday – Rouen to Bordeaux
Day one includes an optional stop at Le Mans 24hr circuit. Back on the road your banger can drive through the beautiful Loire valley wine region and the historical city of Poitiers. After crossing Europe’s largest vertical lift bridge, we’ll end the day in the world’s wine capital; Bordeaux. Here we’ll re-group and enjoy France’s most vibrant city.
Day Two: Saturday – Bordeaux to Andorra
Day two sees us head South through the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park with an optional stop at Pau – the gateway to the Pyrenees. We follow the panorama of the snow-capped mountains as we head further East – with an optional stop at Lourdes – and we’ll put our bangers to the test as we start the climb towards Europe’s highest capital at over 1000 meters above sea level. We finish our day in the ski resorts of Andorra. Here we’ll watch the sun set into the mountains and wrap up warm for the evening..
Day Three: Sunday – Andorra to Barcelona
Day three starts with an optional trip on the incredible N260, which many petrol heads consider to be the best driving experience in Europe. From here we’ll continue to twist and turn our way through the mountains as we start our descent. As the hills start to level out we’ll cruise through the beautiful Catalan countryside until the stunning Barcelona skyline appears on the horizon. Navigate the beautiful city and head straight for the beach to cross the finish line. What better way to complete this amazing experience than a quick dip in the sea!
With the rally and challenges officially over we ask you to join us for the final Rally Rendezvous which will include presentations, speeches and a few other surprises – not to be missed!
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