07. The route of the Pavestone Rally

Oct 11, 2017 Off Comments in Pavestone Rally by


The Pavestone Rally challenges entrants to buy a road-legal car for under £500 that they then drive through ten European countries in four days – in doing so, raising as much money as possible for two charities.

Day 1

It starts on Thursday 7th September, and all the entrants have to meet in the car park of the National Trust White Cliffs in Dover at 8.00am. The organisers say “the location is up quite a large hill, so it’s a nice early treat for your banger!”

Once the team have crossed the channel, they will head to Ghent and on to Brussels before ending up in Luxembourg City for the first evening’s check-in. The distance covered on the first day will be around 350 miles.

Day 2

Day 2 will see the rally head south into France towards Metz and then on to Strasbourg. As the teams pass though Strasbourg, they’ll cross over the Rhine into Germany and head south on the autobahn towards Basel, finishing in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The organisers estimate that this route will be 355 miles.

Day 3

This will be the most challenging driving day because although the distance will be less at some 315 miles, the driving time will be longer at an estimated eight hours as the teams head north out of Liechtenstein. After crossing the border into Austria and passing through Feldkirch and on to Imst, the convoy will enjoy the spectacular Stelvio Pass. At the top of the pass, the drivers will head towards Tirano and then Edolo before finishing up in Verona.

Day 4

The fourth and final day will see everyone head to Modena (there’ll be time for a quick visit to the Ferrari Museum) before passing the shores of Lake Garda. They’ll then head on to Genoa before crossing back into France on the 300-mile journey and heading for the finishing line in Monte Carlo.

Although the official end of the rally is Place du Casino, there will be a presentation evening in Nice where all the drivers from all the teams will enjoy a gala dinner to celebrate the completion of the rally and a prize-giving presentation at Castel Plage.

As part of the celebrations, we’re guessing that the event organisers will be able to estimate how much the rally has raised for the two charities, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Rainy Day Trust.

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