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European 5000 & Mountain Summit 2022

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European 5000 Rally
5,000 km through 10 countries in 14 days!
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European Mountain Summit
1.500 km high alpine adventure through 5 countries
The mountain is calling!
Off the main roads
No highway + No navi + No GPS
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From sea level to over 3,000 meters
From -5 to +35 degrees. From ski overalls to bikinis.
Whom are you taking with?
The most diverse rally in Europe
Pure adventure with your vintage car
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From sea level to heights of over 3,000 meters: Cool your heels in a ski suit at temperatures of -5°C, or don that new bikini to bake on a simmering, 35°C beach. 
The European 5000 Rally—where you’ll experience everything from snow-covered mountain tops and dusty desert sands to the turquoise surf splashing against the rocks as you wend your way through the secluded stretches of old Europe. Gear up in September for the most exciting adventure rally in the Old World—European 5000 — from the foothills of the Alps to Brussels, the capital of Europe. As they say, variety is the spice of life!

Conquer old Europe in new ways on this all-senses-buzzing journey. Enlist a vehicle as your trusty steed for your road trip along the forgotten thoroughfares of Europe, but leave your GPS and navigation systems at home—rely on your intuition and a good-ol’ map and compass to lead you 5,000 km through the heart of Europe.

This is the European 5000 Rally.
It’s time for your next adventure.

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02 - 15 September 2022

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5 days of pure adventure, packed with the most spectacular mountain stages across the Alps and the highest mountain passes all over Europe.

Snowy mountains, hairpin bends and swift downhill runs en masse - the European Mountain Summit is full of rally action and adventure. The official hill-climb of the European 5000 rally with 1,500 km of high alpine adventure through 5 countries. 

Crest the hilltops of the legendary Alps on unique routes during Europe’s steepest road trip. Choose your rally-vehicle wisely. Either powerful as a wild goat or leisurely as a marmot. In any case, it needs to be old-school, meaning at least 20 years old. Leave your GPS at home and follow your intentions or make use of an old-school road map and a compass, over alpine passes and through deep valleys.

European Mountain Summit – the highest art of adventure!
It's time for your next adventure. 

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02. - 07. September 2022
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Start in the foothills of the Alps and finish in Brussels.

5,000 km in 14 days with:

  • 5 days Mountain Summit in the Alps
  • Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  • Italy, France, Monaco,
    Andorra & Spain
  • Belgium 
  • The Alps & the Pyrenees
  • The Provence
    & the Spanish Desert
  • Alongside the Côte d’Azur
    & the Atlantic Coast


In Brussels we’ll celebrate the successful completion of the European 5000 with a big finish line event and of course we’ll crown the winners!

The winning team of the European 5000 Rally Roadbook Competition will earn a starting spot for a future SAC rally of their choice at a value of up to €1.090!

No obligations, just a load of possibilities!


Start in the foothills of the Alps and finish in Southern France.

1,500 km of high alpine adventure in 5 days:

  • Europe's highest mountain passes
  • Snowy mountains & sunny valleys
  • Germany, Austria
  • Switzerland & Italy
  • France & Monaco 
  • Piedmont, Tessin, South Tyrol, Côte d'Azur


In Southern France we’ll celebrate the succesful completion of the European Mountain Summit with a big finish line event and of course we’ll crown the winners!

The winners of the European Mountain Summit Roadbook Competition will earn a spot for a future SAC rally of their choice at a value of up to €1.090!

No obligations, just a load of possibilities!

Quickfacts European Rally


Old-school cars: Classics or modern classics, at least 20 years old (incl. 2002 makes)

Old-school bikes: At least 20 years old (incl. 2002 makes); a motorcycle team may consist of no more than two motorcycles

Commercial vehicles
Old-school vans & trucks: At least 20 years old (incl. 2002 makes); campers/RVs and trailers are not allowed
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  • No GPS
  • No navigation systems
  • No highways/motorways
  • More adventure!

The Roadbook awaits you and your team, filled with great suggestions for your trip in addition to cool challenges and opportunities for extra fun.
The activities and tips in the Roadbook are just a bonus, not mandatory!
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How many members can a team have?
There’s no upper limit. All of you have to fit in the vehicle, however!

Each team collects €250 (Mountain Summit)/€500 (European 5000) for sustainable charity projects of their choice.

Entry fee:
A two-person team starts at €750 (Mountain Summit)/€980 (European 5000).
Each additional member pays €200 (Mountain Summit)/€250 (European 5000).




In September, the rally starts in the foothills of the Alps. The event begins at 10am and the official start takes place between 11am and 1pm. 
On the day prior all adventurers can already get to know each other at the pre-adventure-get-together and get in the mood for the upcoming adventures. The event will start around 6pm.
Of course, all friends and fans are welcome.


At the Starting Line of the European Rally, your team will be given the Roadbook, which is packed with useful tips for your route, unbelievable challenges, and plenty of suggestions to maximize your fun and get the most out of your adventure.

The activities and adventures in the Roadbook are best undertaken as a team. Creativity and a talent for improvisation are your best assets here!
The activities and tips in the Roadbook are just a bonus, not mandatory!
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Along the way through the heart of Europe, we’re going to party together twice at some truly extraordinary locations.
Whether an Italian Castello, a Bach Club at the Cote d'Azur or a French vineyard - the SAC Adventure-Parties are legendary. 
At the official rally parties, we’ll pitch a tent and celebrate our adventure into the wee hours. Overnight stay in nearby guesthouses or hotels is also possible! The exact party locations will be our little secret up until the rally start.


With the SAC Live Tracking App for all rally teams, your friends, relatives and colleagues can follow your team live during the rally.

With the app you can view your driven route as well as rally statistics and add photos, videos and comments to the individual stages. You can also create a professionally designed photo book with all your rally memories after the rally.


The conditions of the roadways can vary considerably during the rally:

From snowy mountain pass roads in the Alps to sunny avenues in Provence through dusty dirt roads in Spain...

Anything’s possible and there’s a little something for everyone!


From "wild" camping on an alpine meadow to the cosy chambre of Mademoiselle LeRouge or a posh beach hotel - anything goes!
You’re free to choose your own lodgings at every stage of the trip depending on your budget and your notion of “adventure.”

Even playing it by ear and deciding as you go has worked out for teams in the past and generally isn’t a problem in the time period the rally takes place.


The Rally Kit has everything that belongs at an official rally:

  • rally vehicle branding with the official European Rally logos and your official rally starting numbers
  • rally T-shirts
  • awesome additional European Rally merchandise

Your team will receive the Rally Kit four weeks before the Rally Start.


Creativity pays off!
Teams with extravagant costumes and eye-catching vehicle decorations will be awarded extra points by the rally jury.
Whether you dazzle your fellow drivers with slick racing stripes and fluttering flags or go full techie with flashing disco lights on your radiator, we’re looking forward to seeing how you bring it.

Anything goes, as long as it’s street-legal.


The registration fee is 980€ for the European 5000 and 750€ for the Mountain Summit for a team of 2.
The fee for each additional team member is €250/€200.

Additional team members can be added up to 1 month before the Rally Start.

The registration fee does not include the charitable donation of €500/€250.
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Round up €250/€500 for great charity projects.
You can either collect for one of our selected charity partners or choose a charity project that has always been close to your heart.
Charity donations can be collected any time from the date you sign up to the moment you cross the Finish Line. More information


You can book your Adventure Rally with complete peace of mind. 

If the tour does not take place due to Covid-19, we will refund your entry fee or we will reschedule your entry (entry guarantee).

So you have all options!

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Car Challenge

• Oldtimer (30 years and older): 30+ additional points

• Very Old-timer (40 years and older): 40+ additional points

• Slow Rider (less than 70 horsepower): 30 additional points

• Best Pimped Car - rewarded by the rally jury: 30 additional points

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