THE PARIS-ROME CHALLENGE
Stunning Alpine Roads
- Event Type: - Challenge Event
- Restrictions: - No vehicle restrictions – All teams, cars & drivers must have a theme
- Spaces Available: - Only 50 Team spaces available for this challenge event
- Duration: - 4 days
- Dates: - Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th September 2014
- Mileage: - 1050 Miles
- Total Driving Time: - 18hrs (4hrs 30m average per day)
- Prize Money: - £2000 for the winner – No other prizes are available on this tour
- Stopover Locations: - Lausanne, Switzerland; Genoa, Italy, San Marino & Rome, Italy
Your Registration fee for the Paris-Rome Challenge is £400 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 tolls of about £90 and petrol costs of approximately £200 on this tour – That’s just £70 each for a team of 4 people.
You can bring any car you please – as long as it’s road legal – but you must have a team, a theme and some matching clobber to enter.
The Ultimate European Scavenger Hunt
The Paris-Rome Challenge is our marquee event. Over 4 days, competitors will have to follow clues, find items, solve puzzles and much more besides, and all this whilst winding your way between elegant Paris and Historic Rome. Imagine a 4 day, 1000 mile treasure hunt and you get the gist of what this challenge event is all about. GPS technology allows us to monitor each teams progress and will form the basis of your challenges. You’ll need a good team around you to be in with a shot at the £2000 prize cheque when we get to Rome.
The trip begins in Beautiful Paris on Wednesday morning and takes us down in to Lausanne, Switzerland for the end of day 1. From Lausanne we make our way through the Alps and some of the most incredible driving roads anywhere in the world. The end of day 2 lands us in historic Genoa before moving on to San Marino for a Friday night bash. Leaving the tiny principality on Saturday morning, we’ll head for the finish line and Rome. If you’ve managed to complete the challenges, and your still on course, on time and on the level, you’ll be in with a good chance of leaving with the prize money.
If you want to be in with a shout of winning £2000 and you think you can tame our legendary challenge packs, this one is for you.
We hope to see you on the Paris-Rome Challenge start line in 2014.
Day 1 - Lausanne
Day 2 - Genoa
Day 3 - San Marino
Day 4 - Rome
Our evening meeting time for Day 1 of the Paris-Rome Challenge is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.
Lausanne Accommodation Suggestions
http://www.campinglausannevidy.ch/ - If you want to camp in Lausanne, look no further than Camping De Vidy. It’s as central as campsites get and rates start from £15 for a pitch. They even offer bungalows from £35 per night.
http://www.booking.com/hotel/ch/l-auberge-du-chalet-a-gobet.en.html - Lausanne doesn’t really do budget however at about £45 per person, this is as good as you’ll get, and there is a direct bus into town from outside the hotel!
http://www.beausitehotel.org/default.html - The Beausite is good for 3 reasons. It’s £45 per person, the bus into Lausanne is free for residents and it’s only 1km from the motorway exit.
http://www.hotel-union.ch/english/index.html - The Union is a short tube ride away from downtown Lausanne and offers accommodation starting at £55 per person.
Our evening meeting time for Day 2 of the Paris-Rome Challenge is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.
Genoa Accommodation Suggestions
http://www.camping-genova-est.it/ge_est_uk.html - Camping Genova is the closest campsite to the city. Rates start from £12 per pitch but facilities are limited. They also have cabins for rent starting from £50.
http://www.albergo-astro.com/ – Albergo Astro is a wonderful centrally located hotel in Genoa. Rates start from £25 per person and include breakfast! This place is an old favourite of ours – comfortable and cheap.
http://www.hotelfiume.com/ - Hotel Fiume is located just 50m from the main drag in Genoa and rates start from £25 per person. Fiume is a little more basic than Albergo Astro however is a perfectly good alternative.
http://www.melia.com/hotels/italy/genoa/melia-genova/index.html - Genoa is cheap – so why not book in to this 5 star hotel with free gym and a harbour view for just £45 per person – an absolute bargain!
Our evening meeting time for Day 3 of the Paris-Rome Challenge is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.
San Marino Accommodation Suggestions
http://www.centrovacanzesanmarino.com – Centrova Canze is a 4 star holiday resort with all the facilities to match. Pitches are available from £20 for up to 4 people, making this site a great stopover venue for all rally-goers.
http://www.hotelrossisanmarino.com/eng/ – Hotel Rossi is a fantastic budget hotel located just 3km away from San Marino old town. Prices start from £28 per person but beware that hotels fill up quickly in San Marino as there are only a few inside the republic itself.
http://www.hotelsilvanasanmarino.it/ - Hotel Silvana is situated right at the top of the historic republic and is just a short walk from the old town centre. Rooms start at just £30 per person.
http://www.hotelcesare.com/ – Hotel Cesare is a great way to pamper yourself ready for the final day of the tour. A great location and a 4 star rating for just £42 per person is a real bargain.
Our evening meeting time for Day 4 of the Paris-Rome Challenge is 20:00, the location of which will be in your Rally Pack.
Rome Accommodation Suggestions
http://www.ecvacanze.it/it/camping/camping-in-town/roma-camping-village/ - Camping Village Roma is 15 minutes away from the main square in Rome and with pitches starting from £20, it’s the best value you’ll find in the city.
http://romantica.hotelinroma.com/hotel-en.html - The wonderfully named Hotel Romantica offers central hotel rooms with basic comforts for as little as £28 per person. For a bed in one of Europe’s major capitals, it’s incredible value.
http://hotelcontilia.hotelinroma.com/ – Hotel Contilia lies only a few yards from Rome termini and offers a good standard of rooms for just £35 per person. Convenient location and good parking makes this a winner.
http://www.domusromanahotel.com/en/ - The Domus Romana offers that little bit of luxury for your final night and a room can be yours for the bargain price of £55 each. The perfect way to finish off your trip.
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