The Deutschland Rally Autumn 2022
The Boundless Adventure
On Your Doorstep
One country - unlimited adventures. One week - countless experiences. 3,000 km - incredible variety. From the wild seas of the north to the highest mountain peaks of the south, through the enchanted forests of the east to the post-industrial high culture of the west. The Deutschland Rally is the ultimate adventure on your doorstep.
The Deutschland Rally is not simply going straight ahead. Every exciting detour is taken here. The "beloved" German motorways are taboo! You will take your own path along time-honoured avenues, alpine panoramic roads and windy coastal paths. Start in golden autumn at the craziest adventure rally right in front of your door and discover Germany as you have never experienced it before.
Your Old/New School vehicle, no GPS or navigation system, over 3.000 km in one week through the land of diversity!
The Deutschland Rally!
The time is right for the next adventure.
Quickfacts - THE DEUTSCHLAND RALLY
Start in the middle of Germany and finish in the Ruhr Area.
3,000 km in 8 days through:
- Harz & heathlands
- Baltic coast of Western Pomerania
- Müritz region and Havelland
- Lusatia and Ore Mountains
- Fichtelgebirge, Upper Palatinate & Bavarian Forest
- Upper Bavaria, Alpine foothills & Black Forest
- Moselle, Rhine & Ruhr Area
- and much more
Four vehicle classes:
1. Old Schooler: 30+ years (30+points*)
2. Youngtimer: 20+ years (20 points*)
3. Freshman: 15+ years (0 points*)
4. Electric ⚡️: 0+ years (20 points*)
*In the roadbook competition
You can still sign up even if you haven’t gotten your vehicle yet. Until the start of the rally you have time to find your perfect rally vehicle.
- No GPS
- No navigation system
- 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! More
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 €300 for sustainable charity projects of their choice.
A two-person team starts at €890.
Each additional member pays €250.
In October the rally starts in the middle of Germany. The event starts at 10:00h and the official start takes place between 11:00 and 13:00h. 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 18:00h.
Of course, all friends and fans are welcome.
At the start in the middle of Germany your team will be given the roadbook, packed with great stage suggestions, unbelievable challenges, fun & adventure.
The tasks and adventures have to be solved in the best possible way with your team until the finish. Creativity and talent for improvisation are the key.
The roadbook tasks are not mandatory!
On the way through Germany we celebrate with you two wacky rally parties in extraordinary locations.
At the official rally parties, we pitch our tents together and celebrate the adventure until late after sunset. Overnight stays in nearby hotels and other accommodations are also possible!
Where exactly remains our secret until the start...You'll find out in the roadbook.
In Ruhr Area, we'll celebrate the succesful completion of The Deutschland Rally with a big finish line event and of course we'll crown the winners.
The winning team of The Deutschland Rally Roadbook Competition will win a starting spot for a future SAC rally of their own choice at a value of up to €1.090!
No obligations, just a load of possibilities!
With SAC TRACK—the live tracking app for all rally teams—your friends and relatives can follow your team live throughout the trip.
You can also attach your best photos to the SAC TRACK and, at the end of the rally, download the route you took.
Road conditions during the rally can vary greatly:
- From asphalted avenues through dense coniferous forests
- over gravel roads up to lonely mountain passes
- up to the Bochum slalom-punch-hole course...
Everything is possible & and there is something for each taste!
From nudist camping on the Brandenburg lakes, to glamorous beach hotels on the coast and cosy mountain guesthouses, everything is allowed! You can decide what you like best on each stage, depending on your spirit of adventure and budget.
At the end of each stage you will find a cosy hotel or guesthouse, so camping is not a must. The spontaneous search for a suitable place to stay on the respective stage is usually no problem during the rally period.
In your rally kit you will find everything that belongs to an official rally:
- Rally vehicle branding with official The Deutschland Rally logos and start numbers
- Rally T-Shirts
- more great The Deutschland Rally Merchandising
The rally kit will be sent to your team four weeks before the 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 for The Deutschland Rally is €890 for a two-person team. The fee for each additional team member is €250.
Additional team members can be added up to 1 month before the Rally Start.
The registration fee does not include the charitable donation of €300.
Round up €300 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
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!
As an EU citizen you do not need a visa for this tour. We kindly ask our rally participants who are not from the European Union to inform themselves about the respective entry regulations of Germany.
To participate in the rally at all, you need a suitable vehicle. From oldtimers to youngtimers to electric vehicles, everything is suitable:
Four vehicle classes:
1. Old Schooler: 30+ years (30+ points*)
2. youngtimer: 20+ years (20 points*)
3. Freshman: 15+ years (0 points*)
4. electric ⚡️: 0+ years (20 points*)
*In the Roadbook Competition
A motorcycle team may consist of no more than two motorcycles
Campers/RVs/mobile homes are not allowed. Buses and vans such as the T3, T4, GMC Vandura and the Ford Transit are not classified as mobile homes.
Again, vehicles built explicitly as mobile homes/campers/RVs (e.g. with alcoves) are not allowed.
You don’t have to have nailed down your vehicle to register for the rally. You’ve got until the Rally Start to find your dream machine.
There is no value limit for the rally vehicle.
Look on the Internet or in the advertising section of your daily newspaper. On the relevant used car portals, you will find a wide selection of suitable and inexpensive vehicles. Or ask your grandmother if she lends you her old Mercedes for a spin. The vehicle does not have to be fixed at the time of registration. Until the start of the rally, you have time to find your perfect rally vehicle.
That’s up to you! How about just happily driving it home, you full of adventure and the car full of luggage, and rolling up in it again next year for the next rally?!
The accommodations are chosen and organized by the teams themselves.
From nudist camping at the Brandenburg lakes, to glamorous beach hotels on the coast, to cosy mountain guesthouses, everything is allowed! Depending on your adventurous spirit and budget, you are free to decide what you like best on each stage. The spontaneous search for a suitable overnight accommodation on the respective stage has proven itself in the past and is usually no problem during the rally period.
At the official SAC party stop all teams pitch their tents together. Of course you can also stay overnight in your own rally bus or truck.
Collect €300 for great charity projects.
The money can go to projects that we have carefully vetted to ensure that all contributions go where they should—to the people who truly need them. Or you are free to pick 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(edit_link)
Come up with something! Tell your friends, family, business partners, colleagues about your commitment to great charity projects. Collect online via Social Media. Organize a flea market. Make a tombola. Get into the local press or organize a charity party. There are countless ways. Collecting donations is an adventure in itself. More
Create your personal donation collection pages at movember.com or any other online donation platform. Online donation platforms give you the opportunity to present your donation collection transparently and easily and to handle it online. All donations collected via movember.com or other online donation platforms directly benefit the SAC aid projects and organizations as well as your charity projects. More
In order to get even more support for your project and your fundraising, you are welcome to contact the press. Tell the local newspaper, radio or TV about your charity rally. So you might get even more donations and find additional sponsors.
Ask the workshop of your confidence if your rally car will be ready for you. Ask at the shop on the corner whether he will provide you with the right equipment. Or get a rally haircut from your favourite hairdresser. In return, your sponsors can immortalize themselves on the rally car or you can include them on your website or in your press work. Here, too, there are countless possibilities.
You have found the right vehicle, you have your sponsors and now you want to visually pimp the car/van/motorbike. We give your creativity absolute freedom. There is only one thing to consider: a sticker with the official rally logo will appear on the driver and passenger doors as well as on the bonnet. Furthermore, two stickers with your starting number must be placed clearly visible on the vehicle.
Dimensions of the stickers:
Official rally logos: circular, approx. 45 cm diameter
Starting numbers: circular, approx. 45 cm diameter
Each team appears in real time on the SAC Live Tracking Map on the SAC website. For this we work together with the tracking specialist FindPenguins and use the FindPenguins App. The app can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS or the Playstore for Android devices.
Via the live map, the kilometers covered as well as the current position of all participating teams can be tracked in real time. SAC Live Tracking is optional for each team and can be turned on and off at any time.
All rally memories in one app - or as a photo book straight home
The FindPenguins app allows each team to create a shared journey for all their superlative adventures. This way, all team members can view the detailed route as well as rally statistics and add photos, videos as well as comments to each stage. Each adventure can be shared via link with friends, family, sponsors or press. In addition, a professionally designed photo book with all rally memories can be created in seconds.
Be offline and still be tracked. Is that possible?
Yes, it is possible without any problems! Your phone will record your route even without an internet connection, as long as a GPS signal is available. As soon as you are online the next time, your route will be automatically transmitted to the server and your route will be up-to-date again.
You’ve got to repair your vehicle!
But don’t worry - even if you have no clue about technical workings, you’ll get your ride up and running again. This is how we know:
1. It’s part of the rally code of honor that teams help each other whenever necessary. There’s nearly always a fellow rally participant in close proximity who has enough technical know-how and the right tools to help you out.
2. If you’re really stranded way out in the sticks, don’t hesitate to ask for help from local people. Even if you don’t speak the language, you’ll encounter people more than willing to help out. Sometimes just a friendly smile will do - before you know it, your motor will be running again….
3. If all else fails, your saving grace will be having registered for some kind of abroad insurance protection at one of the big auto associations.
The rally starts in the middle of Germany. The event starts at 10:00 am and the official start takes place between 11:00 and 13:00 pm. We will let you know the exact address one month in advance.
On the way through Germany we will celebrate a wicked rally party with you in an extraordinary location and meet at exciting action points somewhere in Germany.
At the official rally party we pitch the tents together and celebrate the adventure until well after sunset. Overnight stays in nearby pensions or hotels are also possible!
All information about the Action Points and the official S.A.C Rallye Party on the Road can be found in the Raodbook. The roadbook will be handed out to you at the start
In the Ruhrpott we celebrate the successful end of The Deutschland Rally with a big final event and of course an award ceremony.
Everything is open to the top! However, you must be at least 18 years old to be allowed to participate. Further, we point out that you should be in good physical condition. The participation in this adventure rally is not a coffee ride with an electric blanket.
Each rally has its own Facebook group. There you can exchange ideas with other teams before, During and after the rally.
The following topics are gladly discussed there:
- Personal team introduction and presentation of your own charity project
- Tips & tricks for the right equipment
- Progress in pimping the rally car
- Purchase and sale of reinforced rally vehicles
- Search for other team members or a team to ride with
Yes, you are welcome to do so. You can find a selection of pictures and the Rally logos under the section Media.
If you don't find what you are looking for, you can download the logos directly from the website (right mouse button, save image as).
Please always refer to us for pictures and logos, especially if they are passed on to the press, for example.
Photo Credits: Superlative Adventure Club
You can easily register for your rally adventure in three quick steps.
- Log in under my SAC
- Afterwards, you can create a team under point 2 "My Teams"
- If you have successfully registered your team, you can book the rally with your team.
You can change and edit your team name, the number of team members, as well as the facts about your vehicle and pictures even after registration.
In addition to the entry fee there are additional costs for food, accommodation, petrol, possible ferry crossings or tolls.
The amount depends on you and your budget and the thirst of your car. To give you an idea of your individual travel costs, here is a rough overview of the travel costs per day for a team of 2 people:
approx. 1,50€ per liter
1,50€ × 8 liters per 100 km × 400 km per day =48 €
Overnight stay in the open air, in a tent, vehicle or with new friends: 0€.
From campsite to luxury hostel: 15€ to 150+€
Hunters, Collectors, Fishermen: 0€
Self-catering from the supermarket: 30€
Gourmets and restaurant testers: 60+€
Depending on the route chosen, additional costs for road and bridge tolls, ferry crossings or speeding tickets from 100€ - 250+€ may be incurred on the entire route.
Yes, you can still change and edit your team name, the number of team members, as well as the facts about your vehicle and pictures after registration.
Simply log in with your team account and go to point 2 "My Teams". Under your team page, you will also find your team members and can edit, delete or add their profiles.
In order to make a booking, you must first create a team. You can change the team data, the number of members and the name at any time.
The starting fee has to be paid within 2 days so that the starting place is officially booked.
If you cancel within the first 4 weeks after booking, we will refund 100% of the starting fee.
We recommend you to protect your ticket with our ticket insurance!
If the registration is closed, we try to give the starting place to a successor team, if this does not work, we offer to postpone the starting place to the coming year or another rally of your choice. A reactivation fee of 250 € is Due for this.
Alternatively, you can assign the starting place yourself to friends, relatives or acquaintances and change the data in the team log-in. If you decide to do so, please send us an e-mail via the contact form.