Starting at the Goodwood Motor Circuit near Chichester, the rally takes teams through countries most people haven't heard of (and some that don't legally exist), finishing in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar around four-six weeks and a ridiclious amount of adventure later!
In the past teams have gone as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Afghanistan on what can only really be described as somewhat circuitous routes, driving in 'Endless Circles'. What happens to you between the start, the deserts, mountains, bandits, wilderness and the end is anyone's guess.
Most teams however tend to take one of three routes, each of which presents its only unique challenges:
- The Northern Route: From London to Prague, via France, Belgium & Germany. Then through Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Russia (again) & then into Mongolia
- The Southern Route: As above to Prague, then south via any combination of; Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan (or) Iran, then north, via the "Stans" to Russia & Mongolia
- The Central Route: As above to Prague. Then via any of the following. Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia & Mongolia.
Although we are sure the plan will change once we are out there, we decided to take a route similar to the Central Route, as you can see on our Live Tracking Google map.