Wednesday, 1 March 2017


The ultimate motoring adventure is coming!

The Outward Bound Trust’s Rusty Rally returns in 2017 to challenge a new crop of participants to navigate their way through some of the world’s most famous driving roads in an old banger. With two firmly established routes, it has been heralded as the ultimate European adventure for the mediocre motor car.
In the Rusty Rally, entrants compete in teams of at least two, navigating Europe’s spectacular driving roads and traversing six countries in three days – in a car worth at most £500.

Two routes are offered – the ‘Italian Route’ which will run from the 8th to the 11th of June, and the ‘Viking Route’, which will be held from the 14th to the 17th of September. The routes are between 800 to 1000 miles and see The Rusty Rally Headquarters relocate to a different town each evening, in which competitors will get together to swap tales of adventure.
The ‘Italian Route’ travels through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland to finish in Italy. You’ll drive through the Black Forest, see the Rhine Falls, drive one of The Alps’ highest mountain passes and finish by the Italian Lakes. The Vikings will cross France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark on their way to Sweden in a stunning and scenic adventure north.

The challenge is for a good cause as well, raising funds for The Outward Bound Trust, which contributes to bursary schemes that give disadvantaged young people a chance at life-changing education. Each team will strive to raise a target of £10,000, and all of that will go to The Outward Bound Trust’s bursaries.
For the full details and to complete an application form to enter, see The Rusty Rally’s website at and to check out some photos from previous events click here for The Italian Route and here for The Viking Route.

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