Vehicle Rules

We won’t tell you what to drive or how to drive it, you may be as bizarre with your choice of vehicle as you wish. Want to take a custom hotrod onto the wild roads through the mountains of Montenegro? Go right ahead but be careful of the speed limit and watch those bends. Only got a beat up old Escort you were left by a dead relative? Well that’s fine too. We don’t even mind if you choose to have just two wheels instead of four.

Obviously given some of our destinations on The Great Balkan Ride a modern luxury 4×4 vehicle will make the adventure far more comfortable, however far from the safety net of ‘civilization’ repairs of these mechanically complex vehicles can be all but impossible. We therefore advise, albeit as gently as possible, that our entrants should instead opt for more mechanically simple vehicles that may make up for lacking the creature comforts by being more easily fixed should anything go awry on the road Thessaloniki.

Our adventure research staff have carefully created The Great Balkan Ride to allow anyone the opportunity to compete on an equal footing regardless of their vehicle choice. From old wrecks to the plain weird & wacky, from a classic to an old 2WD estate, we ensure you’ve a way to get where we’re going in just as much, or as little, time as it’ll take everyone else and with just as much challenge, fun and adventure to be had along the way.

* Participants should be aware that vehicles whose movement may contravene regional peace treaties, local ceasefires or the rules of specific demilitarized zones in the areas visited are barred from The Great Balkan Ride.



Purchasing a vehicle especially for the rally and selling it afterwards is a good option for everybody who wants to leave their luxury limousines in the their save garage. It can require substantial time and effort though, both prior to and after the event, that participants will need to take into account when planning to use this option.


Shipping or transfer of your own vehicle to the start line, and indeed home again afterward, is also possible and our team are available to help you organize both should you require it. Contact the organizers well ahead of time to arrange these tailor made services.