The Great Malle Mountain Rally 2022

 

 

11TH – 18TH SEPTEMBER 2022

1500 MILES ACROSS THE ENTIRETY OF THE ALPS MOUNTAIN RANGE
6 COUNTRIES – 6 DAYS – 6 STAGES

JOIN THE ADVENTURE!

 

The Great Malle Mountain Rally

The Great Malle Mountain Rally – A celebration of the wildest landscapes in the greatest mountain range in Europe. The ‘Rallye Montagne’ sets the unique challenge of taking on the entirety of the Alps Mountain Range in one wild motorcycle adventure and a world first – the longest motorcycle rally ever attempted across the entire Alps mountain range. Venturing from Austria to Monaco – 6 countries in 6 days. Rally teams will ride 1500 miles East to West across all of the highest mountain passes in the Alps, reaching heights of 2770m, finally completing at sea level in Monaco for a welcome dip in the Mediterranean. Join the longest motorcycle rally ever attempted in the beautiful Alps.

On each day the rally teams join the Rally Briefing and are given the 5 rally checkpoints to guide the teams along our route, with marshals supporting and timing, along with the Malle Rally crew, followed by our rally engineers and support team.

All riders camp under canvas in our luxurious rally bell tents, with the riders briefing and the dinner in the rally camp each night. On almost every night we’ll be in a different country, with the local menu being designed to celebrate each unique terrain and terroir of the location. Our private chefs cook up a storm in the rally camp each evening and provide all food throughout.

Each rider is given their own ‘Malle Mountain Rally Duffel” with their rally number on it – so that all luggage is waiting in The Rally camp for riders. We only transport what you can fit in your Malle Rally Duffel (65cm x 30cm x 30cm), anything else would need to be carried by you on your motorcycle.

Places are very-very limited, so please sign-up to Rider-Registration below now.

START LINE: AUSTRIA
FINISH LINE: MONACO
DISTANCE: 1500 MILES
ELEVATION: 0-2770M

RALLY STAGES:
STAGE 1: AUSTRIA – ITALY
STAGE 2: ITALY – Liechtenstein
STAGE 3: SWISS ALPS
STAGE 4: SWITZERLAND – FRANCE
STAGE 5: FRENCH ALPS
STAGE 6: FRANCE – MONACO

THE RALLY PLAN

We’ve partnered with many specialist motorcycle race/rally experts to host the ‘Greatest (and longest) Motorcycle Rally across the Alps Mountain Range’. Our aim is to enable each rider to focus purely on the rally experience together with their team-mates and friends, explore the best of the Alps terrain by motorcycle, surrounded by a load of daring adventurers, who all share the same thirst for adventure and passion for motorcycles.

Our rally engineers and support team follow the rally and if you choose, will deliver your motorcycle to the start line in Innsbruck and back to London from the finish line in Monaco/Nice Airport. We provide accommodation in truly unique settings (castles/mountains/forests/ cliff-tops), great local food and expert rally mechanics, to ensure you make it there and back again – we’ll do everything and anything to get you and your motorcycle across that finish line with as much fun and adventure as possible!

By working together with our rally partners we deliver a cross continental motorcycle experience like no other.
Each evening the secret checkpoints are revealed to the rally teams. As you check-in at each checkpoint your times are logged and compared against the “perfect” time of the days route.
At the end of each days rally stage, there’s the rally dinner and some suitably inappropriate entertainment, from waterfall swimming to adventure talks, whiskey tastings and more.

Like The Malle Mile Festival, the rally is purely focused on completing and it’s definitely not about competing. But with that said, the team with the nearest perfect rally time, will take The 2022 Great Malle Mountain Rally award.

Motorcycle Delivery

For British based riders our rally trucks will transport your motorcycle and riding kit to the start line in Innsbruck/Austria and deliver it back to the UK from Nice Airport after the Rally. With each bike safely cradled up, highly insured and with a carnet to cross to and from Europe with ease. So you can simply fly in and out and enjoy the pure Rally experience. If you select the motorcycle transport option, due to Brexit regulations and carnets, the bike must be delivered there and back again, we can’t just deliver it one way.
Motorcycles will need to be dropped off with our delivery team in the 7 days prior to the Rally departure between the 1st-7th of September and collected within 7 days after the return delivery to the UK: 21st-28th of September.

Motorcycle Rental

If you’re flying in from around the globe and require a rental motorcycle for this adventure, we offer the ‘Deluxe+’ option and have motorcycles available for you, you’ll need a full motorcycle license etc. These are rented from our UK partner and delivered to the start-line and returned again to the UK. Select the Deluxe+ Rally Package.

 

“Why am I doing this?” I had asked myself on the long ride to the start. Now as the trusty Honda climbed serpentine B-roads and purred past glassy lochs, I was thinking “Why haven’t I done this before?”

Simon De Burton

 

The 2022 Mountain Rally Route

 

11th of September, 6pm, 2022 RIDER-REGISTRATION IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

STAGE 1 / September 12th – THE START LINE – AUSTRIA TO THE ITALIAN ALPS VIA THE DOLOMITES

STAGE 2 / September 13th – ITALIAN ALPS TO LIECHTENSTEIN & SWITZERLAND

STAGE 3 / September 14th – THE SWISS ALPS

STAGE 4 / September 15th – FROM SWITZERLAND TO THE FRENCH ALPS

STAGE 5 / September 16th – THE FRENCH ALPS

STAGE 6 / September 17th – IT’S ALL DOWNHILL TO MONACO & THE FINISH LINE

POST-RALLY / September 18th – FLIGHTS FROM NICE AIRPORT TO LONDON/WORLD. MOTORCYCLES LOADED AND DELIVERED TO LONDON/LILLE. TRAIN BACK TO PARIS AND EUROSTAR BACK TO LONDON.

The-Great-Mile-Triumphs

 

 

 

 

“Things went wrong, bits fell off, but I wouldn’t change anything about it, that’s the adventure!”

Petrolicious

 

 

 

 

THE RALLY STAGES

STAGE 0 – PRE-RALLY RIDER-REGISTRATION
Riders check-in at The Rally Camp near to the town of Innsbruck from 6pm, arriving in time for a good Pre-Rally party, dinner and the first riders briefing.

STAGE 1 – THE RALLY START LINE – AUSTRIA TO THE ITALIAN ALPS VIA THE DOLOMITES
The Rally flag drops in Innsbruck. The rally proceeds South to the Dolomites and crosses into Italy for thew first time.

STAGE 2 – ITALIAN ALPS TO LIECHTENSTEIN & SWITZERLAND
Day 2 starts in Italy, taking on the most celebrated mountain pass in the Alps and heads North through the beautiful mountains and valleys to the infrequently visited Liechtenstein and completes at the rally camp just across the border in the Swiss Alps.

STAGE 3 – THE SWISS ALPS
On day 3 the rally proceeds across 6 of the most majestic Swiss Alpine Mountain Passes.

STAGE 4 – FROM SWITZERLAND TO THE FRENCH ALPS
On day 4 the rally proceeds across one of the highest passes in the French Alps with views of the snow capped Mont Blanc.

STAGE 5 – THE FRENCH ALPS
Day 5 starts continues South East through the glorious mountains, lakes and valleys of the French Alps and across the second highest mountain passes in the country.

STAGE 6 – IT’S ALL DOWNHILL TO MONACO & THE FINISH LINE
The final day 6 continues the adventure south along the dramatic cliff top routes of the Southern French Alps, heading lower in the grasslands and rolling hills, to the Rally Finish Line in Monaco, perched at the very Southern tip of Alps Mountain Range and on the coast of the beautiful Mediterranean sea. Once the last rider arrives, kick stands down, glasses up, the post-rally party can begin!

POST RALLY
After a hearty breakfast and a swim in the Mediterranean sea, riders will take a relaxed ride to our rally trucks at Nice Airport. Board a flight/train back home on Sunday afternoon, (flights not included in the rally package and needs to be booked by the rider). For those selecting the delivery package, Motorcycles will be arriving back in the UK on Wednesday the 21st of September, post-rally.

 

 

 

 

“The Great Malle Rally is not, however, any kind of walk in the park – nor is it meant to be!”

THE FT

 

 

 

 

BUILDING A RALLY TEAM + ‘LONEWOLF’ RIDERS

There’s a reason motorcycle gangs are so popular, riding with a group/team of good mates is one of the best things you can ever do. Side by side, riding the entire length of the Alps, can you imagine anything greater?

Some riders enter the rally as a team, but 50% enter as a solo ‘LoneWolf’ rider and we help build the teams, based on similar machinery, interests… and hairstyles? Many great friendships have started in the rally teams and long may that continue!

With that said, The Great Malle Rally is a rally event where teams of 2-5+ riders will complete each stage starting and finishing as a team. The clock will start when all riders have crossed the start line and stops once the entire team has reached the checkpoint. Making sure no one’s left behind and teams there to support and look after each other.

 

 

 

 

“All teams are sat outside on a massive medieval banquet table; whisky is being passed around, beers and red wine flowing. Everyone is tired but continue to swap stories about the amazing roads they got to tame that day.”

Flatout Magazine

 

 

 

 

RALLY PACKAGES

We aim to make the rally accessible to all riders and make it as simple as possible to join the adventure.
Please select the package that suits your needs below – 95% of riders select the ‘Gold Rally Package’.


Deluxe- Rally Package

Luxury Belle Tent Accommodation + Rally Support + All Meals + Rally Kit.
(No Motorcycle Delivery)

£2490

Deluxe Rally Package

Luxury Belle Tent Accommodation + Rally Support + All Meals + Rally Kit + Motorcycle Delivery to and from the start/finish line, from/to the UK.

£3790

Deluxe+ Rally Package

Includes Motorcycle Rental (from London) + Luxury Belle Tent + Rally Support + All Meals + Rally Kit + Motorcycle Delivery to and from the start/finish line, from/to the UK.

£4990

Extra-Lite Rally Package

Own Tent + Rally Camp + Rally Support
+ Mechanics + All Meals + Rally Kit.
(No Motorcycle Delivery)

£1890

Extra-Lite Plus Rally Package

Own Tent + Rally Camp + Rally Support+ Mechanics
+ All Meals + Rally Kit + Motorcycle Delivery to
and from the start/finish line, from/to the UK.

£3190

Deluxe Pillion Rally Package

Luxury Belle Tent Accommodation
+ Rally Support+ All Food
+ Rally Kit.

£2190

 

 

 

 

“Taking the backroads through Scotland and Wales is a motorcyclist’s dream! Having someone else organize the route, the food, the support team and the bed makes for a great experience – ask any Cannonballer!”

Paul D’Orleans, The Vintagent

 

 

 

 

RALLY PRESS

If you need one more reason to join the greatest rally in the country – here are 5!
Read more about the adventure here:

“Difficult experiences are odd; we avoid them, fear them, chafe against them while they’re happening, then exalt in them upon reflection.”
Iron & Air Magazine.
READ THE ARTICLE

“The Great Malle Rally is not, however, any kind of walk in the park – nor is it meant to be!” –
The FT – How To Spend It.
READ THE ARTICLE

“Things went wrong, bits fell off, but I wouldn’t change anything about it, that’s the adventure!”
Petroliscious.
READ THE ARTICLE

“Taking the backroads through Scotland and Wales is a motorcyclist’s dream! Having someone else organize the route, the food, the support team and the bed makes for a great experience – ask any Cannonballer!” –
The Vintagent. 
READ THE ARTICLE

“Why am I doing this?” I had asked myself on the long ride North. Now as the trusty Honda climbed serpantine B-roads and purred past glassy lochs, I was thinking “Why haven’t I done this before?” –
Simon De Burton – Rally Press Rider.

“All teams are sat outside on a massive medieval banquet table; whisky is being passed around, beers and red wine flowing. Everyone is tired but continue to swap stories about the amazing roads they got to tame that day.”
Flatout magazine.
READ THE ARTICLE

“On arrival in Scotland, I was greeted by a remarkable array of mostly ancient machinery and riders from all walks of life and all parts of the world. Traveling by motorcycle makes it so much easier to really appreciate the landscape”
Octane Magazine – Print only.

 

 

 

 

“Difficult experiences are odd; we avoid them, fear them, chafe against them while they’re happening, then exalt in them upon reflection.”

Iron & Air Magazine

 

 

 

 

FAQ

WHICH MOTORCYCLE CAN I ENTER?
Any motorcycle considered custom, classic, cafe racer, scrambler, brat or chopper is most welcome! Which includes most motorcycles!

WHY IS THIS RALLY OPEN TO ONLY ‘INAPPROPRIATE’ MOTORCYCLES?
There are already many events for race/dirt bikes, cruisers etc. It’s more of a Rally mindset than anything else. But drop us a note to discuss bikes, it’s rare a bike won’t fit in somewhere.

I’M A LONE WOLF AND WANT TO JOIN A TEAM, CAN I?
Absolutely, drop us a mail and we’ll fix you up with some adventurous ‘like-biked’ team mates.

WHY’S IT SO CHEAP?
It’s true other 1000+ mile rallies can cost tens of thousands of pounds to enter, we’ve really tried to keep this accessible to all riders.

WHY’S IT SO EXPENSIVE?
The Great Malle Mountain Rally is a highly complicated logistical event involving hundreds of people supporting the rally from start to finish. With specialised kit, great food, remote luxury camping, mechanics, vehicle delivery, permits, medics, insurance, custom production, chefs, staff and Marshalls etc.

HOW TOUGH WILL THE RALLY BE?
The rally route is undoubtedly a very long distance and it won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination. But, with the rally route we’ve planned it’s spectacular riding through amazing scenery and your team can ride at their own pace. Plan accordingly, get some long distance practice in and prep your bike well.

HOW MANY HOURS/MILES WILL WE BE RIDING EACH DAY?
Expect to be riding around 200-250 miles per day, which should about 6-8 hours of riding per stage, with breaks at each check point, the lunch break and we want all riders back in camp by 6pm for the riders dinner and the evening social/rally event.

I RIDE A SCOOTER, CAN I ENTER?
You’ll be most welcome and not alone, ideally it should be on the more classic/custom side – a 2016 Vespa probably won’t cut it.

CAN WE ENTER A COMPANY TEAM?
Absolutely, we are too! Contact us.

CAN WE FILM AND DOCUMENT THE RALLY?
Get involved!

CAN I JUST TURN UP AT THE START-LINE AND ENTER?
No, but you could join us for the Pre-Party in Innsbruck or the after party in Monaco/France.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON ROUTE?
We’ll all get a little wet and in the case of stage 4 in the 2017 rally we got rather wet! Prepare for all weather – in September most likely it will be gorgeous weather!

I’VE GOT LOTS OF FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM, CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
Sorry dude, no.

MY BIKE’S 100 YEARS OLD, WHAT HAPPENS IF IT CONKS OUT ON ROUTE?
Our mechanics team will be prepared and do their best to get you back on the road asap. In the event of the bike seriously giving up the ghost, you’ll have two options: Stick your bike in one of our trucks and join your team or the rally marshal team for the remainder of the rally. Or you can call the AA and catch the nearest train home, but we suggest the first option.

I WANT TO ENTER MY VINTAGE RACE CAR, CAN I?
Maybe if it’s really special! Drop us a note, we don’t want to exclude anyone but this is predominantly a motorcycle rally.

IS THE RALLY ONLY FOR BRITISH RIDERS?
Definitely not! This is a unique chance for riders from al over the world to join together for a wild adventure together.

I’M JOINING FROM ABROAD, CAN I RENT A BIKE AND ENTER?
Yes, we have a few rental partners who rent great Triumphs, Royal Enfield’s, Ducati’s and BMW’s which will work well. The bike will need to be rented from London and then we’ll deliver it to the start line and back to London from the finish line. So it will cost you a little more to rent a bike for a week, but it will be worth it! Contact us to discuss options: alps@mallelondon.com

I WANT TO RIDE TWO UP WITH MY PARTNER/FRIEND, CAN WE?
Absolutely, just register a ‘Pillion’ place for your team mate/partner.

WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE WILL BE IN THE RALLY?
The most fun loving, adventurous, dedicated riders, on all sorts of ‘inappropriate’ motorcycles, the rally continues the DIY camaraderie and inclusive feel of The Malle Mile.

WHEN’S THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THE RALLY?
We have a limited number of places, first come first served. Register now to save disappointment.

WE’D LIKE TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY AT THE SAME TIME?
Absolutely! We can suggest a few of our partnering charities (like Movember), or raise for your own.

WILL THERE BE HOT SHOWERS IN THE WILD RALLY CAMPS?
There will be hot showers at every Rally camp. For this event we’ve secured a brand new off-grid luxury multiple bay shower unit, that will be at each rally camp to prevent queues and to ensure hot showers throughout.

ANY EXTRA COSTS FOR FUEL ETC.?
The average bike will use about £120s worth of fuel for the entire course, depending on how you ride and the motorcycle type this cost will vary.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
No. Sorry!

Any Questions?


Contact:

alps@mallelondon.com
Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 5166
#THEGREATMALLEMOUNTAINRALLY
@MALLELONDON

 


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11TH – 18TH SEPTEMBER 2022

FROM AUSTRIA TO MONACO
JOIN THE ADVENTURE!
1500 MILES ACROSS THE ENTIRETY OF THE ALPS MOUNTAIN RANGE
6 COUNTRIES – 6 DAYS – 6 STAGES