THE BIG CITY TOUR

Oresund Bridge

Amsterdam

QUICK FACTS

  • Event Type: Classic Banger Rally
  • Restrictions: - All cars must be at least 25 years old. Teams, cars & drivers must have a theme
  • Spaces Available: – Only 70 Team spaces available for this tour
  • Duration: – 4 Days
  • Dates: – Wednesday 4th June – Saturday 7th June 2014
  • Mileage: - 920 miles
  • Total Driving Time: - 16hrs (4hrs average per day)
  • Prize Money: - 1st Place – £800, Best Car Design – £100, Best Fancy Dress – £100
  • Stopover Locations: - Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark & Gothenburg, Sweden
Your Registration fee for the Big City Tour is £270 and includes your car entry and 2 drivers. Up to 3 additional drivers can be added for £50 each but if you need more, drop us a line with your plans. You should expect to pay road/bridge tolls of about £75 and petrol costs of approximately £170 for this tour. That’s just £60 each for a team of 4. Your car for this event must be at least 25 years old (F-reg or older for the 2014 tour) and as usual, you’ll need a team, a theme and some matching clobber to enter.

GOOD LUCK!

A serious adventure for a great price

The Big City Tour is the least expensive way to have a serious adventure this summer. A team of 4 people can expect to pay around £90 each for 4 days of big cities, stunning roads and quality watering holes, all you’ll need is a few quid for beer and you’re off. This tour is all about the nightlife so your driving days are short to allow maximum time to soak up all that these wonderful cities have to offer, but remember you’ll still need a team, a theme and you’ll be up against our legendary challenge packs for that £800 prize money.

The Big City Tour starts in Calais on a Wednesday morning and stops in Amsterdam that night before taking the coastal road up to Hamburg on Thursday. On leaving Hamburg, you have the option of taking a ferry from Germany to Denmark or crossing the Storebaelt Bridge before arriving in Copenhagen for one of Europe’s liveliest Friday night destinations. Not content with visiting only 3 party capitals on our route, we press on during Saturday for the Swedish border, crossing the awesome Oresund Bridge and arriving in Gothenburg for a Saturday night finishing party.

If you want to see 4 big cities in 4 days and you think you can tame our legendary challenge packs, this one is for you.

We hope to see you on the Big City Tour start line in 2014.

Big City Tour

Daily Diary

Day 1 - Amsterdam

Day 2 - Hamburg

Day 3 - Copenhagen

Day 4 - Gothenburg

Our evening meeting time for Day 1 of the Big City Tour is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.

Amsterdam Accommodation Suggestions

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Camping

http://www.campingzeeburg.nl – Camping Zeeburg is 15 minutes from the city. A pitch will cost you £20 and includes free Wifi. The best option for campers.

http://www.vliegenbos.com– Camping Vliegenbos is closer to the city and has similar costs. Be warned that Vliegenbos is quieter so should only be considered if you don’t intend to be late back.

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Budget Hotels

http://www.hotelcornerhouse.nl – Hotel Cafe Corner House is a good central budget option. You can get a twin room for about £60 and Dam square is only 200m away!

http://www.friscoinn.com – Frisco Inn is budget hotel right in the thick of the action. Prices start from £32 per person and everything is on your doorstep.

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Other Hotels

http://www.parkviewhotel.nl/ - Parkview Hotel offers a few more creature comforts and is only minutes from the city centre. A 2 person room will set you back about £55 each.

Our evening meeting time for Day 2 of the Big City Tour is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.

Hamburg Accommodation Suggestions

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Camping

http://www.camping-buchholz.de – Camping Bucholz is the most centrally located campsite in Hamburg. They offer rooms from £65 per night inc breakfast or tent pitches from £5 per person.

http://www.knauscamp.de/ – Knaus Camping Park is located only a few km from the city. A pitch can be had for around £20.

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Budget Hotels

http://www.centrohotels.de/hotel-eden-hamburg/ - Centro Hotel Eden offers good value. A hotel in the city centre for £35 per person with a private bathroom or £23 per person with a shared bathroom.

http://www.alphahotel.biz/ – Alpha hotel is a centrally located budget place and rooms start from £30 per person. It’s basic but it’s cheap…

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Other Hotels

http://www.intercityhotel.com– The Inner City Hotel offers a great location and all the comforts for as little as £55 per person. This is a proper hotel for those who want a bit of comfort overnight.

Our evening meeting time for Day 3 of the Big City Tour is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.

Copenhagen Accommodation Suggestions

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Camping

http://www.campingcopenhagen.dk – Camping Copenhagen is about 6km outside the city but has a frequent bus service connecting it to town. Rates are approximately £20 for a pitch. This is the only decent option if you’re planning to camp in Copenhagen – all others are too far outside of town. Copenhagen can be an expensive city so camping may be the way to go here!

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Budget Hotels

https://www.cabinn.com/en/hotel/cabinn-city-hotel - CabInn is the best budget hotel in Copenhagen. Rates start at £25 and they offer triple rooms. Central location and as cheap as a campsite.

https://www.cabinn.com/en/hotel/cabinn-scandinavia-hotel – Cabinn Scandinavia operates the same pricing as its city centre cousin but is 15 mins further out.

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Other Hotels

http://www.omenahotels.com/our-hotels/denmark/copenhagen/ – Omena Hotel offers reasonably priced central accommodation on a self service basis. Prices start from £45 per person.

Our evening meeting time for Day 4 of the Big City Tour is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.

Gothenburg Accommodation Suggestions

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Camping

http://www.camping.se/sv/campingar/2881/Lisebergsbyn-Karralund/ – Lise Karralund is a 10 minute tram ride to the city. They have cottages, cabins, caravans and even a hostel. Pitches start from £12.

http://www.camping.se/sv/campingar/2889/Lisebergs-Camping-Delsjon/ - Lisebergs is further out but is a short walk to a tram which takes 10 minutes to the city. Cost from £15 per pitch.

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Budget Hotels

http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-2896-ibis-styles-goteborg-city-previously-ibis/index.shtml – This Ibis hotel is a boat docked at the harbourside and is only a short walk away from the city centre. Rates start from £40 per person which for Sweden, represents outstanding value. A comfy bed and breakfast awaits those deserving rally goers who check in.

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Other Hotels

http://www.tidbloms.com/ – Tidbloms is a Best Western hotel about 5 minutes tram ride away from the centre of Gothenburg. Rooms are comfortable and prices start at £45 per person

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