The fourth day of the massively exciting Baltic car rally brings the teams from Wolf’s Lair to Druskininkai with plenty of adventures on the way. The teams woke up on day 4 early to have breakfast and learn more about the day ahead. Afterwards, they were given a nearly 2-hour tour around the complex to
Day 3 of the 2017 Baltic Run saw the teams traverse from Kazimierz Dolny to the Wolf’s Lair. Let’s see how it went. The teams got up early to begin their journey towards the Wolf’s Lair. After more than 8 hours on the road, and just miles from their destination, the team leaders, Alexandra and
Day 4 of the Indian Classic Run brought the teams from Thanjavur to Madurai, with lots of exciting adventures along the way. All 20 teams departed the incredible Thanjavur hotel and headed towards Madurai, the religious center of India, in the morning. Things went smoothly on the Indian highways for the majority of the day,
The third day of the exciting Indian adventure, the Rickshaw Challenge, has come to an end. Here’s what happened. The teams left Pondicherry in the morning and were delighted to find it much easier than leaving Chennai. The first stop along the way was at a small school for the hearing impaired, where the teams
Day 2 of the best car rally in Europe marks the first official day on the road, as the teams traverse from Krakow to Kazimierz Dolny. The teams woke up filled with excitement ready to officially begin the day. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, the official rally stickers began being passed out. At
Day 1 of the ultimate Baltic car race has officially come to and ended, and each team is now ready to begin their incredible adventure. Day 1 of the event (could also be called day 0) was a day for the team members to relax and get to know each other in Krakow. 5 of
Today was officially the second day of the contest, but actually it was the first day when the strange rally cars have actually started one of the most unique races in the world. And they didn’t start bad at all! Every single one of the strange rally cars have made it to the next stop,
The 2016 Rickshaw Challenge has finally kicked off, and each team is just about ready to begin the ultimate Indian adventure race. All 20 teams of the 2016 Rickshaw Challenge have arrived, and today marks the first day they will get behind the wheel. Although none of the teams will actually depart Chennai (unless looking
The final day of the Caucasian Challenge started with worrying news for Team Care Bears. Their vehicle had developed a fuel leak, and had been dripping diesel all through the night. Despite the leak, the managed to press on, with constant stops at stations to refill! In terms of driving, the final day was simple.
Day 10 of the Caucasian Challenge brought the teams from Vank to Kapan. The teams, with the exception of Team Llanfair Railway who had got theirs the day before, left Vank in the morning and made their way to Stepanakert to obtain Nagorno-Karabakh visas. The teams made their way into the Karabakh capital and admired
Day 9 of the Caucasian Challenge meant the teams would travel through the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, an area claimed by both Azerbaijan and Armenia. The road has significantly improved in recent years, a bit of a disappointment for team members looking for another adventure. Team Care Bears used the extra time they had thanks
Day 8 of the Caucasian began the journey towards Armenia. The teams were pleased to find that leaving Georgia was much quicker than entering it! The first stop along the way was at a small roadside restaurant filled with 70’s televisions and radios. A traditional Armenian meal of khorovats (a barbecue meat) was enjoyed, and
Day 6 of the Caucasian Challenge marked the halfway point of the journey, and bought the teams to Georgia’s beautiful capital city, Tbilisi. Unlike the previous day, the drive to Tbilisi is smooth and easy. Team Care Bears started the morning off right with a few glasses of Chacha, courtesy of a house guest at
Day five of the Caucasian Challenge began in the early hours of the morning, which is impressive considering the night’s festivities had barely wrapped up. The teams set out on a full-day adventure of off-road driving towards Ambrolauri, and quickly realized that the terrain was much more unforgiving than in previous days. Despite it being
Day four of the Caucasian Challenge started off on an interesting note. After leaving the hotel, the teams discovered that a street market had opened up right where they had parked their cars! It took some convincing, but the market vendors eventually moved their stalls and the teams were able to get on their way.
After a wonderful breakfast at the Hotel Golden Fish, the teams set off. The Georgian roads were a blessing after two days driving on Turkish highways. An astonishing number of cows populate the roads through Georgia, forcing the teams to maintain constant attention while driving to avoid a cow-on-car collision. The groups drove up the
Day two of the Caucasian Challenge saw the teams speed across the rest of Turkey with the occasional stop at a local village. The driving was relatively straightforward, but crossing into Georgia proved to be a monotonous process with a wait time of over seven hours! It wasn’t all bad, as one team befriended a
The first day of the ninth Caucasian Challenge saw all five teams traverse through the northern coast of Turkey on their way to Georgia. Things went relatively smooth, apartment from the press team’s unfortunate run in with a landslide inside a small hill-top village that forced them to find an alternate route. The group’s first
The last stage of the Rickshaw Challenge Malabar Rampage 2016 consisted of a nice trip to Goa, the award ceremony and the closing party. So, this day was for sure the nicest for the racers, and many of them were already in party mode while on the way to Goa, the smallest state of India.
The penultimate stage of the 2016 Rickshaw Challenge was meant to be a relaxing one. Only 150 kilometres to cover from Mangalore to Murudeshwar – the home of the tallest Lord Shiva statue in India – on the best roads of the Malabar Rampage so far. However, Teams Badmaash 1 and 2 still managed to
Day 5’s tuk-tuk travels were from Calicut to Mangalore, with challenges en route, historical stops galore, and the goal of reaching a state with more lenient alcohol restrictions! The fifth day of the Malabar Ramapage included 260km of tuk-tuk travels, leaving Kerala and reaching Karnataka. It can be tough to find alcohol in India in
The second stage of the 2016 Malabar Rampage was a 235 kilometers trip from Alleppey to Calicut, made more interesting by the spices of South India. At the end of stage two the team members were already experienced rickshaw racers. This goes for Team Flying Birds too, who ran out of gas three times on
Day 3 of the Travel Scientists’ incredible rickshaw race saw teams travel to the Venice of the east, watery wonderland Alleppey. Things are hotting up in the sub-continents’ premier rickshaw race. Teams donned their costumes, with Butt, Sweat, and Tears living up to their team-name thanks to the humid conditions and their inflatable sumo suits!
On Sunday, the Rickshaw Challenge Malabar Rampage continued for the 21 racing teams. This day had the first real test in storage for the drivers – if we don’t count the first session of fighting for survival behind the wheels in the rickshaws from Saturday… The first test for the racers was to locate the
The 21 teams who entered the 2016 edition of the Rickshaw Challenge Malabar Rampage started their preparation for the 1000 km race on Saturday. They gathered in Trivandrum, Kerala for the warmup and the start procedure of this adventure rally with a difference. SCORES after DAY 1 Butt, Sweat and Tears 500 pt Kiwi Express
If there’s a more perfect way to travel over 1000km of India’s beautiful Malabar coast than by rickshaw, we haven’t heard of it. On April 2nd, twenty small teams will begin the great Indian adventure rally so far, the Rickshaw Challenge: Malabar Rampage. Competitors come from all over the world: from Australia and New Zealand,
As the Rickshaw Challenge – Classic Run 2016 continues, our racers become closer through all the parties, see crazy things and experience just how nice people in India are… Day 3 – Thanjavur to Madurai After a good start, there were two teams, Hnefatafl and Foxes Without Borders which did not get on the road until 11
Our participants are well on their way to victory in their beloved rickshaws, battling anything that comes in their way. But what happened during the first three days? Here is the recount. On Day 1, right at the beginning, the beautiful chaos that us, Travel Scientists thrive on has begun. The initial plan was
This year’s Rickshaw Challenge Malabar Rampage is on the way, with 17 teams racing their rickshaws up the Malabar Coast from Trivandrum to Panaji, across Kerala, Coastal Karnataka and Goa. Things have not been easy for our teams, since they had to combat strikes and long journeys, but some of our teams are troopers and
The Hindustan Ambassador is back. After being the King of the Indian streets from 1958 to mid 1980s, the Ambassador is making a comeback, headlining as the star vehicle in The Travel Scientists’ India’s Cup Southern Xpress 2015. The Travel Scientists are renown for their original travel events around the world, like India’s Rickshaw Challenge and the
Rickshaw Challenge – Classic Run 2015 India Score update : Day 5 – Day off in Madurai Day 6 – Madurai to Tuticorin The Rickshaw Challenge India can take a toll on its contestants, specially this classic run 2015, where 21 teams are fighting to take first place, that is why the organizers decided
Rickshaw Challenge India – Classic Run 2015 Score update : Day 4 –Thanjavur / Madurai The Rickshaw Challenge India faced its longest drive yet, 207 kilometers in what was a very hot day. The Gamingzion Events winners of the day were Team 1 and Team 9, since Eat my Shaw Dust and Team Trashbag both
Rickshaw Challenge India – Classic Run 2015 Score update : Day 1 – Practice day Day 2 – Chennai / Pondicherry Day 3 – Pondicherry / Thanjavur The Rickshaw Challenge 2015 has begun, and after a round of practice and learning how to start and drive the rickshaws, 2 days of tasks and several flat