The European 5000 is an adventure rally that is sure to challenge you and your team. It is not a guided tour. We won’t give you a route to take that you have to follow. Where would the challenge and the fun be if you were chained to the bumper of the car in front of you? You set up camp wherever you want, and you decide which way to turn at each fork in the road—this should be exactly the adventure youwere looking for.
…That having been said, we will, of course, provide each team its very own “Roadbook” at the rally start. The Roadbook, aside from providing directions to various meet-and-greet points and the official S.A.C. parties along the way, is also filled with offbeat missions and novel “road challenges” in special locations. If you and your teammates are able to decode the cryptic portions of the Roadbook, you’ll have the chance to live it up with us at some pretty breathtaking locations. No task in the Roadbook is mandated, but all options are open!
The European 5000 Vehicle Checklist:
Modern classic or vintage cars: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1997)
Modern classic or vintage bikes: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1997) – a two-wheeler team can consist of no more than 2 bikes
Modern classic or vintage trucks: 20+ years old (incl. date of manufacture 12/1997). RVs (camper vans/motorhomes/trailer) are not permitted. Buses – e.g. VW T3 and T4, GMC Vandura, Ford Transit – are not considered to be RVs. Vehicles built exclusively to function as RVs (e.g. with sleeping niches, etc.) are not permitted.
There is no designated maximum value for your rally vehicle.
You can still sign up even if you haven’t gotten your vehicle yet. You have until the start of the rally to find your perfect set of wheels.
Travel 12 days through 10 countries of the old continent, cruise 5,000 kilometers along forgotten lanes through lost parts of the heart of Europe, worlds away from the tourist swarms. The European 5000 roadtrip is a hefty adventure stuffed into a compact timeframe.
You and your team will experience firsthand the surprising contrasts within Europe as you lumber together along the icy mountain passes of the Alps, ride the curves above the steep coastlines of the Mediterranean and the endless beaches of the Atlantic Coast, climb to the secluded summits of the Pyrenees, and snake through the deserts of Spain.
With The 5000 European adventure rally, we gently guide you through the heart of Europe.
What are you waiting for? Be an adventurer! Sign up now! The European Rally is kicking off for the fourth time in 2017 after three amazing trips in 2014, 2015 and 2016 — and there’s room for only a limited number of teams.