12 weeks and counting

In 12 weeks we will be on our way, heading for the bright lights and glamour of Monaco. Our 5 day adventure takes us all the way through France and back, taking in some of the most beautiful scenery that the Gallic have to offer, stunning rolling countryside and breathtaking mountain views.

Over the next few weeks we will be blogging on what is essential to know for a successful and enjoyable rally; preparing to camp, checking your car, what not to forget and how to order breakfast from a cute little boulangerie.

One of the most important things that any good rally-goer needs is a good map.

NOT one read out to you by your friend so good that you named him twice (Tom Tom for those that didn’t get it) but an actual, old school, paper map. One of those things that were used to get around back in the prehistoric days of olde, as in before 2006.

A word of warning to those with a penchant for breaking the rules and enjoy having electrical assistance, you would be likely to miss out on some great driving and wonderful sights if you were to blindly follow the commands of your digital ‘map-reader’. Plus there would be many many penalty points involved.

It really would be in your interest to unplug and enjoy the journey.

When putting the route together the Phillips map has been our friend, our confidante, our rock. If you need to buy a map, buy this one:

Philips Map

Until next time.

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