WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY

‘What a fabulous rally it was! A perfect mix of wildlife, culture, scenic beauty, dreamy beaches, whales and lots of tricky off-road fun. Thank you for making wonderful memories for us.’

B Shooter, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

‘It was really good making new and renewing old acquaintances. We look forward to meeting all again somewhere in the world.’

R & G Goodwin, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

‘It might be the land that time forgot, but we will never forget. Thanks everyone for a fantastic adventure, but especially John and Sarah for making it happen’

P & J Jamieson, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

‘We had a wonderful time too, broken bridge episode included. Wonderful to meet and share three weeks with old and new friends. See you soon, on some other tour or in Sri Lanka next year.’

J & M de Sousa, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

Truly Magical Madagascar! This driving adventure (around the 4th largest island in the world, I believe a first for an international rally organisation?) was an unforgettable trip on so many levels – the ever changing spectacular landscapes, the vast plains and huge skies, protected rainforests (and a wealth of lemurs!), dramatic and – frankly – otherworldly baobab trees, beautiful unspoilt beaches, an interesting variety of accommodation! – and almost everywhere, such attractive, ever cheerful and welcoming people – who deserve so much more than they have had from life so far…..
We had briefly lived in Madagascar in a previous life, but we were privileged to see and experience a great deal more of this country with fresh eyes, and it was overwhelming…..
The planning and organization of this epic trip by Bespoke was extremely professional, from the hotels, to the route (and more than one challenging section…), the brilliant navigational aids, the vehicles and support teams, the superb local knowledge, the rest-day excursions; and the total effort that went into dealing with everything and anything that came up; all was unfailingly and efficiently handled – and always with humour – by the unflappable John and Sarah and their great support team.
To achieve all this with such quiet competence hides the extent of planning, preparation and hard-won rally expertise that went into it, and we would have no hesitation to be part of a future Bespoke Rally – this trip was all we hoped for, and we met some unforgettable people (and lemurs!) along the way!
Thanks again

Andy Drinkwater & Diana Cooper, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

The GP of South America was a great event and John and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. It is always good to be the first to try something that no one else has done for a long time, in this case 70 years. Your team were fantastic and that made it even more enjoyable . The roads were challenging as they should be and the scenery spectacular. The hotels were good quality and the food was very good. This is an event for anyone who wants an adventure and I would whole heartedly recommend it; if you want to do something a bit different, exciting and a bit of a challenge, then the GP of South America is for you. Thanks John and team for putting together such a great event.

Paul Michael, The Grand Prix of South America 2018

Thanks again for the very nice tour in the Highlands.
We absolutely enjoyed the rally (i.e. the organisation, the participants, the scenery…).

Maarten Smet, The Highland 1000 2018

Well organised, good company, Good hotels and excellent Support. Driving during the day and on the Ferry at night all down the west coast of Norway was magical.

John and Fen Aird, The Slartibartfast 2017

Well organised, good company, Good hotels and excellent Support. Driving during the day and on the Ferry at night all down the west coast of Norway was magical.

John Aird, The Slartibartfast 2017

‘Great Rally. Great Adventure. Great Support Team.
Thanks to all at Bespoke Rallies for the fabulous 2nd Maya Rally.’

Roger & Gillian Goodwin, Maya Rally 2016

‘Probably the best rally I have ever been on.
Great roads, fantastic ferry, good company and a thoroughly good time.’

Angus Stamper, Amazon Rally 2015

‘We had a lovely time and the support car was always on hand when needed.‘

Patrick van Griethuysen, Maya Rally 2016

‘Thanks John and all the Bespoke crew; what a fantastic Adventure Rally across the Amazon and Andes with a great group of like minded people from around the world. Thanks for all the planning and backup that made our journey run so smooth. Perfect route with some great hotels along the way. Great memories and friendships thanks so much‘

Reg 2CV Toohey, Amazon Rally 2016


‘This has been our Extreme Madagascar that we will never forget. Lots of stories to tell our folks. Thanks to everyone of you to be our companion in this marvellous journey. We are sure to meet you soon on another rally.’

N & L Yung, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

‘Really enjoyed the Madagascar Rally one of the best I have done so far. A fantastic route, rainforests, mountains and beautiful beachside resorts. Magical Boababs, Lemurs Zebus and Whales. Exciting driving through crowed towns and off-road tracks. Top off with the best available accommodation, a great variety of food each night and the company of the like-minded Rally Family.
Great memories and new friends. 

R Toohey, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

‘An excellent Rally through beautiful scenery and visiting many interesting places.
I was a bit concerned about doing the rally in hired 4×4’s but it worked very well. We were very pleased that we were not in our own cars because the roads were very rough with many potholes, sand stretches and deep river crossings.
A very well organised rally and great company.’

J Aird, The Magical Madagascar Rally 2019

I would like to thank you and and all your staff for the wonderful time we had. Sarah, Hernan, the two mechanics , the doctor and all the others where always very helpful and did a great job.

We experienced demanding back roads, unbelievable landscapes, always good hotels (in some remote places the best available) and a perfect organization. Some border crossings would have taken hours without the help of Ernan and Sarah.

In all an experience we would like to repeat.

Arnold and Melanie Meier, The Grand Prix of South America 2018

Richard and l throughly enjoyed the stunning Scottish countryside, showing its best with all the bright greens from the early spring.
Definitely the best time to visit Scotland.
Mix that with a small group of very interesting individuals from many countries around the world, incredible weather and you can’t go wrong! The rally was well organised albeit with a few hitches!
These had Richard and l in stitches; having done a few rallies in different parts of the world l have never seen so many rally cars going in so many different directions!!

Jon and Richard, The Highland 1000 2018

“The genius of Slartibartfast is that it combines an eight day rally through the whole of Scandinavia with a luxury six day cruise and tour along the Atlantic coast of Norway; it takes you as far east as Egypt and further north than Alaska.”

Adrian Turner, The Slartibartfast 2017

‘Fantastic rally. Terrific. Had a great time and made some new friends.’

Reg & Michelle Toohey, Maya Rally 2016

‘The Maya Classic Rally 2016 was our first rally and a very enjoyable experience. We really look back on a most wonderful time, with very interesting peoples from many different countries. Very well planned by a top professional crew who managed all kind of special situations most efficiently and with a smile! We are grateful for this magnificent adventure in excellent company. Géraldine and myself would be more than happy to renew a similar experience soon again. Many thanks again to all the team at Bespoke Rallies.’

Marc & Geraldine Gassmann, Maya Rally 2016

‘What a huge success the Himalayan journey was! I was so thrilled to experience that magnificent, breath-taking scenery and feel most privileged to have seen so much. Tiny snippets of memory pop into my mind on a regular basis. In fact writing my blog/reports is a good way of anchoring stuff in my mind and being truly in the moment. It was all such FUN.‘

Lesley Stockwell, Trans Himalaya Challenge Kashmir 2016