Go Hellas Adventure teams are heading to Turkey on a brand new route taking them to the biggest thrills and best sights driving off-road in 2019.

18/05–25/05/2019

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START

18/05/2019 - NEAR PIRDOP (BG)

FINISH

25/05/2019 - Thasos (GR)


ROUTE

  • Day 1 Near Pirdop – Botev Peak – Shipka Pass – Buzludzha Monument – Rozovo – Dimitrovgrad
  • Day 2 Dimitrovgrad – Edirne – Kesan – Gallipoli – Canakkale
  • Day 3 Canakkale – Balikesir – Akhisar – Manisa
  • Day 4 Manisa – Turgutlu – Beydag – Nazilli – Aphrodisias – Pamukkale
  • Day 5 Pamukkale – Sarayköy – Aydin – Ephesos – Kusadasi
  • Day 6 Kusadasi – Izmir – Bergama – Sazli area
  • Day 7 Sazli area – Troy – Canakkale – Komur Limani Beach – Kesan – Alexandrupoli
  • Day 8 Alexandrupoli – Kovalo – Nestos Delta National Park – Thasos


SIGHTS

Some of the major sights along the way
  • Buzludzha Monument
  • Selim Mosque - Edirne
  • ANZAC Bay - Gallipoli
  • Troy
  • Pamukkale - Natural limestone pools
  • Bergama - Pergamon
  • Ephesus - The Library of Celsus
  • Aphrodisias
  • Thasos Island

WHEELS AND MEANS

You’re welcome to sign up for our competitive orienteering contest as long as you have some wheels: A four-wheel drive, a car or even a motorbike will do fine.

The race involves driving a set route mostly comprising off-road stages based on the GPS coordinates you are provided, with the help of a sat-nav device. Competitors receive a list of challenges—a kind of quiz—and need to find the answers/solutions to them at each of the coordinates. You’ll earn points for every correct answer. Final standings are decided based on the number of points you collect during the race.

Each team will need to complete daily stages, doing so individually. In other words, you can drive along the route as designated by the coordinates or explore and find your own routes and adventures—even on paved roads, if that’s more your thing. The point is that you’ll need to get to the respective finish line location every day. Of course, if you choose pavement, you’ll lose out points. Anyhow, don’t expect a guided tour: That’s not what this is all about, instead, it’s your very own great adventure!

Our lodgings will also serve as the start and finish lines. You’ll be arriving to a town or at least a settlement every night, where you can have dinner, buy supplies, fill up or even go wash your car. No need to come kitted out for survival over several days in the bush. Which is not to say that you shouldn’t have at least some spare supplies on you at all times. You should.

It’s possible for you to make your own accommodation arrangements, but purchasing the optional—though highly advisable—Hotel Package means that we’ll take care of that bother for you. The Hotel Package will guarantee a roof over your head for each day of the race, including the night after the results ceremony.

In most cases, you can count on clean and tidy twin or double-bed rooms with a bathroom—if not the Ritz—which usually include breakfast.

Further details and the Rules

COSTS

Registration: 200 EUR / person

Hotel Package: Expect to be 200 EUR / person, subject to change (optional, but recommended)
In most cases, participants will be lodged in twin or double-bed rooms, as assigned to them by event staff. All hotels are vetted in advance for their state of repair, cleanliness and service. The rooms we book have bathrooms or showers, and usually include breakfast. Room assignment will be determined by the characteristics of each property, and by default, we do not cater to single-bed room needs. Should you wish to sleep alone for whatever reason, contact us, and we’ll discuss options; but do expect a surcharge.

All costs of meals, admission, participation fees arising during the race will be payable by you, the participants.

if you have any further questions:

Contact us:

+36 20 450 1165 (Hungarian)
+36 30 960 4503 (English)

SUMMARY

  • Start: Near Pirdop (Bulgaria), 18/05/2019
  • Accommodation: Opt for the Hotel Package to secure your hotel rooms (twin or double-bed, assigned by our staff) or choose to make your own arrangements – but please book in the city where the given day’s finish line will be
  • The stage-finish towns generally will have places to eat and buy supplies.
  • You’ll be searching for spots defined by coordinates, solving challenges every day, and taking in the sights (optional)
  • Participation fee: EUR 200 / person, which includes tour organisation charges and an official race shirt
  • Hotel Package: expected to be EUR 200 / person, subject to change
  • The participation fee does not include the cost of accommodations, meals, admission, fuel, ferry tickets, insurance and other costs
  • Race distance is approx. 2,000km (Start to Finish), with daily stages of around 300km
  • Finish: Thasos (Greece), 25/05/2019
  • We’ll leave it up to you to decide how you make your way to the start and back home.

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