2021 EUROPEAN RALLIES

See below for rallies to SPAIN, FRANCE, BELGIUM & HOLLAND and GREECE - all rescheduled from 2020.

SPANISH RALLIES

Total cost for all 3 rallies £1,005 subject to Euro exchange rate.

Limited to 20 Vans. Only bookings for ALL THREE RALLIES will be accepted up to 31st January 2021, after which, bookings for individual rallies will be accepted if spaces are available.
 
Rally Name            SPAIN COSTA BLANCA 1 - CALPE   
Location     Paraiso Campa, Avenida de Bulgaria (between Lidl & Aldi), Calpe, Alicante 03710
Start            Tuesday, 27th April
Finish          Saturday, 15th May
Information  Camper Park with EHY, water, toilet, showers, washing machines. Ten minute flat walk to centre of Calpe, shops and cost. Calpe is well known for the spectaculr rock of Ifach and its walks and views. The seafront has sandy beaches and various bays with plenty of places to eat and drink, all within walking distance of the site. Some restaurant meals and get-togethers with nibbles will be included.
Cost           £280 for 18 nights (subject to exchange rate) per unit (max 2 persons) to be paid in full by 31 January. Cheques payable to Ray & Carole Varney.
Booking      See 2020 Rally Book for details.
Directions   GPS N38.649208 E 0.66531
Rally Name            SPAIN COSTA BLANCA 2 - JAVEA  
Location      Camping El Naranja., Carrer Cannes, 038730 Javea, Alicante www.campingnaranjal.com
Start           Saturday, 15th May
Finish          Wednesday, 29 May 
Information  Full facility site wtih swimming pool, situated in orange groves. 500 metres flat walk to El Arenal beach, shops and bars. Bar/restaurant 50 yards along raod. Go Kart track wtih restaurant. Site information is available in the ACSI book Some restaurant meals and get-together with nibbles will be included. 
Cost           £360 for 14 nights (subject to exchange rate) per unit (max 2 persons) to be paid in full by 31 January. Cheques payable to Ray & Carole Varney.
Booking      See 2020 Rally Book for details.
Directions  GPS N 38.77056 E 0.18194
Rally Name            SPAIN COSTA BRAVA 3 - PINEDA  
Location     Camping Enmar, Avda. de la Merce, Pineda de Mar, Barcelona www.campingenmar.com
Start          Monday 31st May
Finish         Monday 14th June
Information Full facility site, a short walking distance from the beach and railway to Barcelona etc., also shops and restaurants within walking dsitance. Site information in ACSI book. Some restaurant meals and get-togethers with nibbles will be included.
Cost           £365 for 14 nights (subject to exchange rate) per unit (max 2 persons) to be paid in full by 31 January. Cheques payable to Ray & Carole Varney.
Booking      See 2020 Rally Book for details.
Directions   GPS N 41.62200 E 2.68650.

Rally Name          VENDÉE, FRANCE         RALLY RESCHEDULED TO 2021  

Location                Six locations in the Vendee region of France

Start                      Monday 25th May, noon 2021

Finish                    Monday 15th June, 11 am 2021

Information           This rally was first announced in the club’s Autumn 2019 magazine.
Camping La Briquerie, Honfleur (2 nights)
Camping Port’Land, Port en Bessin (4 nights)
Excursion to Le Musée du Débarquement et les plages du Débarquement
Entrance to the museum, 3 course lunch and ¼ ltr wine, Colleville sue Mer (an American cemetery) and Pointe du Hoc (lookout point to the landing beaches)
Day trip to Bayeaux
Entrance to the medieval tapestry museum, excludes lunch. Free afternoon to explore Bayeaux town.
Camping Baie d’Aunis, La Tranche Sur Mer (4 nights)
Coach trip to La Rochelle. 2 hour guided tour (2 groups split into 20)
Evening Meal in Campsite restaurant
Chadotel Oleron, I’le de Oléron (4 nights)
Boat trip from I’le de Oléron (Boyardville) cruising past the Fort Boyard, to the Ile d’Aix. Free time on the Ile d’Aix to enjoy lunch and a stroll before returning by boat to the Ile d’Oléron.
Evening meal in the town of Chateau d’Oleron (restaurant TBA, approx 15/20 minutes’ walk)
Campéole Clairefontaine, Royan (4 nights)
Steam train excursion: join the train at the town of Le Tremblade and travel through the countryside to the town of Saujon. Free time for a wander and a spot of lunch before returning by coach to the campsite.
Evening Meal in Royan at Le Calumet
Puy du Fou Aire (3 nights, to be paid locally)
3 day passes to the Grand Parc and Cinéscénie provided (each person)
Cinéscénie to take place on Saturday 13th June

Cost                     £1478 for 2 people including campsite stays, ferry crossings, rally fee and all excursions and meals as indicated. A £150, non-refundable deposit will be required at time of booking with Alan Rogers.

Rally Name  BELGIUM & HOLLAND    Fully Booked - Reserve list in place

(Limited to 15 Motorhomes)

Monday 23 August to Sunday 12 September 2021

Boats, Bikes, Beer and Chocolate!  (What’s not to like!)   During this rally we explore in Belgium and Holland, visiting their lesser known gems.  We will experience waterways, see how they function plus many opportunities to enjoy well known beers, chocolates and cycle on dedicated paths.

  • Dinant, Belgium at Camping Communal De Devant Bouvignes (7 nights). We will have time to see this beautiful riverside town, which is the home of the Saxophone and Leffe Beer. Just a short bus or train ride away is the historic town of Namur with its castle, old quarter and museums.
  • Valkenburg, Holland at Camping Den Dreisch

(7 nights). We will have time here to enjoy this famous and lively town which boasts a toboggan run for the adventurous and a spa for those who wish to relax plus castle ruins for any historians!A bus ride or cycle ride away is Maastricht, famous for its Medieval Centre, Andre Rieu and Bisschopsmolen, the oldest working water mill in Holland.

  • Ghent, Belgium at Camping Blaarmeersen (6 nights). From the camp site there is a free shuttle bus into town.  Visit St Bavo’s Cathedral, the Castle of the Counts and the Great Butchers Hall.  After dusk the main buildings within the town are artistically illuminated.

Guide price includes:

  • 20 nights on campsites
  • Dinant Citadel visit and Boat trip
  • From Dinant, a Coach excursion to the Strepy Thieu boat lift, (boat trip included) followed by a visit to the Incline Plane of Ronquières and museum.
  • Evening meal in the restaurant of Daelhemerger
  • Guided train tour of “Gemeentegrot Cave Experience” in Valkenburg
  • Guided boat tour of the ‘Highlights of the historic Ghent’
  • Coach trip to Bruges including  guided tours and tastings at the Choco House and the De Halve Maan Brewery
  • Farewell meal in Ghent
  • Return Ferry crossing from Dover to Calais
  • Rally fee of £20 per unit.

All the campsites have cycle paths nearby and access to local buses for those who don’t cycle.  There will be plenty of opportunities at each location for informal gatherings (weather permitting) also time to explore at your own pace making this a truly interesting and relaxing holiday.

Important Notes:  During the brewery guided tour in Bruges, there are 220 steps, some are steep.

Dogs are not allowed on the coach trips.

Travel with P&O Ferries:

Dover to Calais:      Travel after 16 August (any time of day)

Calais to Dover:      Travel before 31 October (any time of day) 

Alternative travel with Euro Tunnel for a supplement.  Ferry prices held until 5 March 2020

Price:   For 2 people including campsite stays, ferry crossings, rally fee and all excursions and meals as indicated £1,139.00

Prices/dates to be advised. Information here relates to cancelled 2020 rally.

Once you are confirmed with the rally stewards, please send them your ATOC rally slip, with full contact details, including email and your address.  Your details will be passed to Alan Rogers (Rally Services) who will then send you an official booking contract for you to complete and under their Terms & Conditions will request a deposit of £150.

Rally Name          GREECE (Limited to 20 vans) Rescheduled to 2021- spaces available

Location               35 nights in various locations in Mainland Greece

Start                    Wednesday 8th September 2021

Finish                 Wednesday 13th October 2021

Information         Camping Drepanos, Igoumenitsa (Wednesday 8th September, 3 nights)
Thursday, 9th September - Evening Welcome Meal at campsite restaurant.

Camping Vrachos, Kastraki (Saturday 11th September, 4 nights)
Opportunity for excursion to the Meteora Monasteries (to be booked independently by ralliers or using public transport)
Camping
 Hellas, Thessaly (Wednesday 15th September, 7 nights)
Free time to relax and to visit Volos independently (public transport is available).
Friday 17th September - organised excursion. Depart by coach to the traditional village of Makrinitsa where you can spend a couple of hours wandering through the cobbled streets or stop for a coffee in one of the tavernas or cafes in the tree-lined square. Re-join the coach and continue to the village of Portaria, where you can walk the Centaur’s Path, followed by a meal at the Hotel Krista in the village. The Centaur’s Path is a footpath through lush woodland alongside a stream. Please ensure you wear suitable footwear. The 2.8km walk isn’t challenging, with plenty of benches along the way if you would like a rest. You’ll also find plenty of photo opportunities!
Camping
 Apollon, Delphi (Wednesday 22nd September, 4 nights)
Free days to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delphi.
Camping
 Athens, Peristeri (Sunday 26th September, 4 nights)
Free days to visit Athens at your leisure.

Triton II Camping (Thursday 30th September, 7 nights)
Visit Nafplion independently – there is public transport nearby.
Friday 1st October- organised excursion. Depart by coach with English-speaking guide to Ancient Mycenae with wine tasting and light lunch in the Palivou winery followed by a visit to Ancient Nemea before returning to site.
Monday 4th October - organised excursion. Depart by coach with English-speaking guide to the ancient Theatre of Epidavros.
Camping
 Diana, Olympia (Thursday 7th October, 3 nights)
Free time to visit Olympia, which is an easy 800m walk from the campsite.
Camping
 Melissa, Kastro (Sunday 10th October, 3 nights)
Free time to just relax.
Monday 11th October - Farewell Meal on site.Wednesday 13th October – End of rally – Depart

Price includes:
All campsites with 2 people staying on a pitch with electricity

35 nights’ accommodation

Return travel from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries

Welcome meal at Camping Drepano restaurant

Excursion to the villages of Makrinitsa & Portaria – Centaur path walk followed by meal at the Hotel Krista

Excursion to Mycenae, wine tasting and lunch

Excursion to the ancient Theatre of Epidavros

Farewell meal at Camping Melissa restaurant

Rally Fee £20 per unit

All prices are based on a minimum of 20 units

Travel with P&O Ferries

Dover to Calais: Travel after 16 August (any time of day)

Calais to Dover: Travel before 31 October (any time of day) 

Alternative travel can be organised with Euro Tunnel for a supplement. Ferry prices held until 5th March.

Cost                     £1,399 for 2 people
Travel from Calais to Igoumenitsa, including ferry from Italy if used, is at ralliers’ expense.

Booking                 See 2020 Rally Book for details.

Directions              To be supplied by Alan Rogers.

SORRY, due to the expected high temperatures and leaving motorhomes unattended for long periods while on excursions, no pets will be allowed on this rally.

Please send an ATOC booking slip, with full contact details and £20 booking fee (to be spent on the rally), refundable up to Monday, 6th January, after which only refundable if your place is filled or the rally is cancelled. Please include your address, so that Alan Rogers can send an official AR booking contract, requiring a deposit of £150 under their T&Cs. Initial bookings will be dealt with by John & Sally (not Alan Rogers) on a first come, first served basis.

You will only be accepted on the rally when the booking fee has been received.

£20 CHEQUES PAYABLE TO J CLEAVE (207, Leigh Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2BU)

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