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ROUTE

 
The route divides into three legs - Europe, India and Australia each separated by an airlift. The cars are carried by two giant Russian Antonovs, the worlds' largest cargo planes, each fitted with a racking system built for TWE in 1992 and designed to carry 50 cars. 
The crews travel by chartered Boeing 747.
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Ferry Harwich-London
Paper work and technical inspection
Portsmouth ferry to St. Malo
Poitiers
Rodez
Gap
il Ciocco
Arezzo
Ancona to ferry Igoumenitsa
Thessaloniki
Alexandroupoli
Bursa
Ankara
Fly to Cochin India
Cochin (rest day)
Munnar
Coimbatore
Mysore
Ooty
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Fly to Darwin
Alice Spring
Ayers Rock
Coober Pedy
Mungarranie Camp (tents)
Windorah Camp (tents)
Roma
Noosa
Glenn Innes
Port Macquarie
Sydney
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Flying home to Amsterdam
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European leg.
 

From our London Start it's two stages before we take the overnight 
ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo.
The run through central France will take in some fine championship 
stages off the beaten tracks in typical rural countryside heading 
towards alpine country. 
Gap and the mountains beyond were once the stamping ground of the 
famous Monte Carlo rallies of old.
In Italy we take in some of the old San Remo stages. 
It's a region rich in stages which is why we've planned a double 
loop there to take full advantage of some of the best ones.
An overnight ferry takes us to Greece to sample some of the famed 
Acropolis and Halkidiki stages of the present and past and then a 
well-earned rest 
day in the charming Mediterranean sea port town of Alexandroupoli 
before we 
head off into Turkey and our first airlift- out of Ankara to India. 
The whole leg is brand new - exciting new routes and new stages.
Indian leg.
                    

The romance of southern India, the hill country, the tea plantations 
and an enthusiastic welcome from a strong rally culture which flourishes 
here.
Short days so we can enjoy the sights and sounds and fragrant scents 
that are synonymous with this colorful country.
In the relative cool of the hill country the majority of our stages 
are on the tarmac service roads through the tea plantations. 
Australian leg.


After landing in Darwin, have we a 1400 kms drive to Alice Springs,
in the heart of the Northern Territory and it's here the sting in 
the tail of the event starts.
This is the famed Red Center of Australia where the dusty roads are 
brightred and stretch as far you can see. 
It's tough unforgiving country.
Ayers Rock is one the great sacred Aboriginal sights; from there we 
go to Coober Pedy, the opal mining center of the world, and after that 
we really
are 'in the bush' for two days.
We're having our own overnight camps built because where we're going 
therearen't any hotels. 
You'll get a noontime stop at the famous Birdsville Pub
which is on the edge of the Simpson Desert and 300 kms from the next 
pub.
We point ourselves towards the coast and the fashionable resort of 
Noosa for your first glimpse of the Pacific.
From there it is a wonderful mix of forest and country gravel road 
stagesbefore what is sure to be an emotional finish in Sydney against 
the backdrop of the worlds most famous opera house.
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