Knights of the Island

THE EUROPEAN 5000 - ORIGINAL

From sea level to heights of over 3,000 meters: Cool your heels in a ski suit at temperatures of -5°C, or don that new bikini to bake on a simmering, 35°C beach. The European 5000 Rally—where you’ll experience everything from snow-covered mountain tops and dusty desert sands to the turquoise surf splashing against the rocks as you wend your way through the secluded stretches of old Europe. Gear up in September for the most exciting adventure rally in the Old World—The European 5000 —from stately Munich to charming Amsterdam. As they say, variety is the spice of life!

Conquer old Europe in new ways on this all-senses-buzzing journey. Enlist a vehicle as your trusty steed for your road trip along the forgotten thoroughfares of Europe, but leave your GPS and navigation systems at home—rely on your intuition and a good-ol’ map and compass to lead you 5,000 km through the heart of Europe.

This is The European 5000 Rally.
It’s time for your next adventure.

 

Rallye Date 2019: September 07th - 19th, 2019
The application is open NOW!

Knights of the Island

THE EUROPEAN - MOUNTAIN SUMMIT

4 days of pure adventure, packed with the most spectacular mountain stages across the Alps and the highest mountain passes all over Europe.

Snowy mountains, hairpin bends and swift downhill runs en masse - the European Mountain Summit is full of rally action and adventure. The official hill-climb of the European 5000 rally will finish at the Cote d' Azur with a great send-off party. 

Crest the hilltops of the legendary Alps on unique routes during Europe’s steepest road trip. Choose your rally-vehicle wisely. Either powerful as a wild goat or leisurely as a marmot. In any case, it needs to be old-school, meaning at least 20 years old. Leave your GPS at home and follow your intentions or make use of an old-school road map and a compass, over alpine passes and through deep valleys.

European Mountain Summit – the highest art of adventure!

It's time for your next adventure. 

 

Rally Date 2019: September 07th - 10th, 2019
The application is open NOW!


QUICKFACTS

THE ROUTE

Start: Munich, Germany. Finish: Amsterdam, Netherlands.
5,000 km in 12 days through:

  • Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  • Italy, France, Monaco,
    Andorra & Spain
  • Belgium & the Netherlands
  • The Alps & the Pyrenees
  • The Provence
    & the Spanish Desert
  • Alongside the Côte d’Azur
    & the Atlantic Coast

THE WINNERS

In Amsterdam we’ll celebrate the successful conclusion of the European 5000 with a big send-off party and, of course, we’ll crown the winners!

The winning team of the European 5000 Rally Roadbook Competition will earn a starting position at a future S.A.C. rally of their choice at a value of up to € 1.050!

No obligations, just a load of possibilities!

THE ROUTE

Start: Munich, Germany.
Finish: Côte d'Azur, France.

1,500 km in 4 days through:

  • The highest mountain passes
  • Snowy mountains & sunny valleys
  • Alongside the Mediterranean coastline
  • Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  • Italy, France, Monaco
  • The Alps 
  • Finish Line: Côte d’Azur 

THE WINNERS

At the Côte d’Azur we’ll celebrate the glorious winner of the first ever European Mountain Summit with a big send-off party and of course, we’ll crown the winners!

The winners of the European Mountain Summit Roadbook Competition will earn a starting grid at a future S.A.C. rally of their choice at a value of up to € 1.050!

No obligations, just a load of possibilities!


THE VEHICLE

Cars
Old-school cars: Classics or modern classics, at least 20 years old (incl. 1999 makes)

Two-wheelers
Old-school bikes: At least 20 years old (incl. 1999 makes); a motorcycle team may consist of no more than two motorcycles

Commercial vehicles
Old-school vans & trucks: At least 20 years old (incl. 1999 makes); campers/RVs and trailers are not allowed
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REGULATIONS

Codex

  • No GPS
  • No navigation systems
  • No highways/motorways
  • More adventure!

Roadbook
The Roadbook awaits you and your team, filled with great suggestions for your trip in addition to cool challenges and opportunities for extra fun.
The activities and tips in the Roadbook are just a bonus, not mandatory!
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THE ROADBOOK

At the Starting Line of the European 5000 Rally in Munich, your team will be given the Roadbook, which is packed with useful tips for your route, unbelievable challenges, and plenty of suggestions to maximize your fun and get the most out of your adventure.

The activities and adventures in the Roadbook are best undertaken as a team. Creativity and a talent for improvisation are your best assets here!
The activities and tips in the Roadbook are just a bonus, not mandatory!
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YOUR TEAM

How many members can a team have?
There’s no upper limit. But you do all have to fit in the vehicle!

Charity:
Each team collects €250 (Mountain Summit)/€500 (European 5000) for sustainable charity projects.

Entry fee:
A two-person team starts out at €500 for the Mountain Summit and €890 for the European 5000.
Each additional member costs €150/€250.
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PARTY TIME

Along the way through the heart of Europe, we’re going to party together twice at some truly extraordinary locations.
Whether an Italian Castello, a Bach Club at the Cote d'Azur or a French vineyard - the S.A.C Adventure-Parties are legendary. 
At the official rally parties, we’ll pitch a tent and celebrate our adventure into the wee hours.

The exact party locations will be our little secret up until the Rally Start…The Roadbook will tell you all you need to know.

LIVE TRACKING

With SAC TRACK—the live tracking app for all rally teams—your friends and relatives can follow your team live throughout the trip.

You can also attach your best photos to the SAC TRACK and, at the end of the rally, download the route you took.

THE ROADWAY

The conditions of the roadways can vary considerably during the rally:

From snowy mountain pass roads in the Alps to sunny avenues in Provence through dusty dirt roads in Spain...

Anything’s possible and there’s a little something for everyone!

LODGING

From "wild" camping on an alpine meadow to the cosy chambre of Mademoiselle LeRouge or a posh beach hotel - anything goes!
You’re free to choose your own lodgings at every stage of the trip depending on your budget and your notion of “adventure.”

Even playing it by ear and deciding as you go has worked out for teams in the past and generally isn’t a problem in the time period the rally takes place.

RALLY KIT

The Rally Kit has everything that belongs at an official rally:

  • rally vehicle branding with the official European Rally logos and your official rally starting numbers
  • rally T-shirts
  • awesome additional European Rally merchandise

Your team will receive the Rally Kit four weeks before the Rally Start.

PIMP YOUR CAR

Creativity pays off!
Teams with extravagant costumes and eye-catching vehicle decorations will be awarded extra points by the rally jury.
Whether you dazzle your fellow drivers with slick racing stripes and fluttering flags or go full techie with flashing disco lights on your radiator, we’re looking forward to seeing how you bring it.

Anything goes, as long as it’s street-legal.

ENTRY FEE

The registration fee for the European Rally is €500/€890 for a two-person team.
The fee for each additional team member is €150/€250.

Additional team members can be added up to 1 month before the Rally Start.

The registration fee does not include the charitable donation of €250/€500.
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YOUR CHARITY

Round up €250/€500 for charity projects.
The money can go to projects that we have carefully vetted to ensure that all contributions go where they should—to the people who truly need them. Or you are free to pick a charity of your choice to donate to.

Charity donations can be collected any time from the date you sign up to the moment you cross the Finish Line.
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START THE RALLY ROADBOOK COMPETITION NOW!

Car Challenge

• Oldtimer (30 years and older): 30+ additional points

• Very Old-timer (40 years and older): 40+ additional points

• Slow Rider (less than 70 horsepower): 30 additional points

• Best Pimped Car - rewarded by the rally jury: 30 additional points


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