A two week competitive rally across Europe, from the snow-capped Austrian Alps to the ancient city of Athens by the warm waters of the Aegean Sea

29 September to 13 October 2024

Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina,
Montenegro, Albania & Greece

Event Highlights

The two-week odyssey will take in seven countries and 4,000km, transporting crews from the magnificent surroundings of the snow-capped Austrian Alps, all the way to the sparkling Aegean Sea in Greece on the outskirts of the ancient city of Athens.

There will be a wide variety of dramatic scenery, historical landmarks and famous motorsport terrain along the way. Highlights will include Slovenian picture-postcard landscapes; exceptional seascapes on the Dalmatian Coast; the historical towns, bridges and bazaars of Bosnia & Herzegovina; sinuous mountain roads in Montenegro and regular reminders of the communist past in Albania. Shunning the crowded beach resorts in Greece, the route will instead offer delightful driving in the Pindos mountains and Acropolis Rally heartlands, before descending to the waterside finish on the edge of Athens.

The Rest Day in Porto Montenegro, with its prestigious marina and beautiful bay, will provide plenty of entertainment ready to be enjoyed once the mechanical and domestic chores are dispensed with.

As a Challenge event, the route will explore some of the remotest parts of Europe and there will be enough competitive sections on gravel and unsurfaced roads to spice things up. However, there will also be opportunities to experience the array of cultures and hidden gems that reveal themselves to the adventurer committed to taking the “road less-travelled”.

Where and when…

Sunday 29 September 2024

Scrutineering, Signing-On & Documentation, Ennstal, Austria

Monday 30 September 2024

Rally Start, Ennstal, Austria

Sunday 13 October 2024

Rally Finish & Prize-Giving Dinner, Vouliagmeni, Greece

Eligible Cars:
Cars of a specification produced before 31 December 1976. Separate classification for cars of a specification produced before 31 December 1945. Please check with us if you are not sure if your car is eligible.

Competition:
There will be two or three Regularity sections each day on twisty but quiet minor roads. We have also planned Tests on private land, tracks and closed roads, and there may also be a few Time Control Sections in remote and traffic-free areas.

Roads used:
The event will take place predominantly on asphalt roads, but many of the competitive sections will include gravel sections to spice things up. We use minor roads to explore areas that few tourists will ever see, and whilst we go out of our way to avoid the roughest roads, you and your car should be prepared for some bumpy and stony sections in the remoter reaches of the route.

Hospitality:
We strive to provide good accommodation wherever it is available, although in some remoter parts of the route our options are more limited. A group dinner will be provided most evenings, and on the majority of driving days lunch and coffee halts will also be arranged in a variety of venues.

Navigation:
The route will predominantly be defined in a detailed tulip Road Book, although some later regularity sections may require simple map reading skills. Overview maps of the route will also be provided.

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Request an entry form

To request more information and an entry form for the Austria to Athens Challenge please click on the button below and fill in the required details.

You can also contact the Rally the Globe office on +44 (0) 113 360 8961, or email directly via info@rallytheglobe.com

Reasons to book With Us!

Rally the Globe is a not-for-profit club that exists to support a broad family of motorsport enthusiasts who want to explore the world in historic and classic vehicles. All our club’s rallies come with highly experienced support crew and safety cover including:

Expert teams of sweep mechanics

On-call doctor or paramedic

Recommendations of experts in crew training and car preparation, shipping and insurance

Advice, encouragement and assistance from our friendly and knowledgeable team