Monte Carlo or Bust Rally: Black Forest Gateau
Thur 1 June - Sun 4 June 2023
Monte Carlo or Bust is Europe's ultimate banger rally adventure and you would be mad to not want a slice of Black Forest Gateau! Beginning in Namur, Belgium and finishing in Monte Carlo via 6 countries. Sights include the Black Forest, Lake Como and the incredible Gotthard pass.
Registration Evening: Thursday
Black Forest Gateau starts in the capital of Wallonia, Namur. The town is famous for its small cobbled streets, lively squares and huge selection of cured meats and beers. Namur is approximately 2.5 hours from Calais. All teams are required to register the night before the event at the rendezvous spot between 19:00 and 00:00.
Day One: Friday
Day one includes an optional stop at Bastogne a famous battle site of WWII. Back on the road your banger will drive through the beautiful valleys of Luxemburg – remembering to fill the tank with some of the cheapest fuel in Europe. We end the day amongst the mountains of the Black Forest in Freiburg. Here we’ll find delicious food, wonderful scenery, saunas and lake swimming.
Day Two: Saturday
Day two sees us cross the border into Switzerland and enjoy the alpine roads and mountain passes as we cross one of Europe’s most beautiful countries. The green hills and valleys turn to snow-capped mountains as head further South and we’ll keep a low gear as we head up to the Gotthard Pass and descend via some adrenaline- pumping twists and turns and cross the Devil’s Bridge. We finish our day on the shore of Lake Como and the beautiful town of Menaggio. Here we’ll watch the sun set over the water and sample the excellent local food and wine.
Day Three: Sunday
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day three starts with an optional trip on a car ferry across the lake. From here we’ll drive through the Italian countryside. Some may be tempted by a stop at Monza on the way. Once on the main roads we’ll wind through the magnificent scenery and head for the sea to meet up with the coastal road E80 and experience spectacular scenery as we cruise across the border into France. A few more mountain turns and you’ll be crossing the finish line in Monte Carlo! What better way to finish than having a quick lap of the F1 circuit and then cruising past a Bentley at the Casino.
With the rally and challenges officially over we ask you to join us in Nice where we’ll be spending the evening. The final Rendezvous includes presentations, speeches and a few other surprises – not to be missed!