The Mongol Rally
Motoring stupidity on a global scale
The Mongol Rally
The greatest motoring adventure on the planet. The Mongol Rally is the original and for many, the best of our adventures.
You’ll cover 10,000 miles across mountains, deserts, the steppe of Europe and Asia in a tiny 1000cc car you bought from a scrapyard for £4.60. There is no backup. There is no set route. It’s just you, your car and planet earth.
This is about getting lost in a world where everyone knows where you are. This is a challenge, an experience, an adventure and there is nothing else like it.
Just take a look at last year.
Driving 10,000 miles in a 4×4 with heated seats and an electric milk frother is easy. That’s why we have set some rules for what you can drive on The Mongol Rally. They’re simple.
- Cars: 1ltr (1000cc) or less
- Motorbikes: 125cc or less
We occasionally make exceptions, but there better be a good excuse. Feel free to get in touch with us to chat about it, but remember, there is nothing better than hurtling across the planet in something your nan would pop to the shops in.
Knowing where you’re going is boring. The Mongol Rally follows our ‘unroute’ ethos; you go where you please. Adventure doesn’t happen following a nob with a flag, It happens when you’re lost.
We want you to go your own way, make it up as you go along, improvise and get lost. We won’t tell you where to stop, where to visit, where to stay or what to do. Our only job is to tell you where the finish line is and wait for you to turn up a battered but better person.
Reality can occasionally scupper this idyll. Visas will need to be pre-planned if you are intending to go to certain countries, but on the whole, you can pretty much wing it and for those of you who live out that idea, we salute you.
It's Just You
If your idea of adventure is to follow around some chisel-jawed self-branded ‘adventurer’ on a jungle trek, you’re in the wrong place. If you want an adventure that is predetermined, tailor-made with every minute of every day meticulously organised, you are in the wrong place.
We are the curators of chaos. We are the worlds best at creating adventures that are organised within colossal boundaries with simple rules that ensure your adventure is unique. We give you permission to not need help. This is your excuse to not fall back on the safety net of the modern world.
We think of the planet as a giant playground, all we do is lay down the goal posts and bring the ball. The rest is down to you.
If that all sounds confusing, put it like this. You’re on your own.
The planet is the playground, so it only seems fair that if you’re having the mother of all adventures on it, you should give a little back to help keep it in good shape. With that in mind we ask teams on the Rally to raise a minimum of £1000 for charity.
£500 of this must go to our official charity Cool Earth. The other £500 can be donated to a charity of your choice.