10000+ miles from London to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia in a 2005, 1.2 litre Vauxhall Agila. (Disclaimer: This year the official start point has been moved to Prague, and the final finishing line now rests a day north of Ulaanbaatar in Ulan Ude, Russia.)
Collecting together a gaggle of travel-loving petrol-heads and their (somehow MOT retaining) chariots, the Mongol Rally sees them travel almost halfway around the world via no particular route as they search for nothing but adventure and chaos.
But it's not just that. It's also about charity. Raising both money and awareness for several fantastic causes along the way, the Mongol Rally - over the last few decades - has done an incredible amount of work for great charitable organisations. Check out our 'Why' charity page for more info!
'The Adventurists', certifiable creators of the rally describe it thusly:
"the Mongol Rally: the greatest motoring adventure on the planet.
The Mongol Rally thunders 10,000 miles across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia each summer. There’s no backup, no support and no set route; just you, your fellow adventurists and a tiny 1000cc car you bought from a scrapyard for £11.50.
If nothing goes wrong, everything has gone wrong.
Bollocks to tarmac, ABS and gadgets that help you find your navel. The Mongol Rally is about getting lost, using your long neglected wits, raising shedloads of cash for charity and scraping into the finish line with your vehicle in tatters and a wild grin smeared across your grubby face.
Neither your car, nor your life, will ever be the same again."
"A Brief Guide" to the Mongol Rally, produced several years ago by The Adventurists. You can also check out the official website here.
The map above shows our intended route. For a fully interactive and up-to-date route map (courtesy of Google Maps), click the map above, here or the massive button below.