WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY
“Dear All a great 3 days in excellent company thank you all very much. Safe travels home. Guy”
“Dear All thanks a lot for your great spirit during this event. Nice people make great events. Hope to see you again. Best. Luc”
“We have just arrived home in sunny London! The TRAFFIC is terrifying…too many people, too many cars….ah well. Miss you all. Thanks Bespoke for a lovely rally with SUCH variety of roads and accomodation. The scenery has been spectacular and we have enjoyed getting to know so many new people and sharing this trip with you all. Take care everyone and safe travels. We shall meet again soon. Till then…much love xxxxxx”
‘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.’
‘It was really good making new and renewing old acquaintances. We look forward to meeting all again somewhere in the world.’
‘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’
‘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.’
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!
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.
Thanks again for the very nice tour in the Highlands.
We absolutely enjoyed the rally (i.e. the organisation, the participants, the scenery…).
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.
‘Great Rally. Great Adventure. Great Support Team.
Thanks to all at Bespoke Rallies for the fabulous 2nd Maya Rally.’
‘Probably the best rally I have ever been on.
Great roads, fantastic ferry, good company and a thoroughly good time.’
‘We had a lovely time and the support car was always on hand when needed.‘
‘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‘
“Dear Runners and Riders, thanks for a great adventure. Hope you all have a good run back to base.”
“We had a great time and really enjoyed the rally and meeting such lovely people. Thank you to you all and hopefully will meet up again soon.”
“Thank you everyone. We couldn’t have wanted for our first experience to be any better. Such fun and such lovely people. Hope to see you again. Ali & Tony xx”
“On thé WAY to Stockolm , thinking about our Great Time , great drivIMG ?Thanks John and Chris for this wonderful Rally ! Thanks number 1, 2, 3, 6,7,8, A and B Thanks you ALL !!! We had a Great time sharing unforgettable moments , landscapes , laughs and friendship ??Thanks REG YOUR MOVIES will keep alive ?all our Moments …! Wish you all a safe trip back home . See you soon in another with Bespoke Rallies. Come to Switzerland your are All most Welcome ??Best wishes from T&D car 5 ?”
‘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.’
‘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.
‘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.’
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.
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!!
“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.”
‘Fantastic rally. Terrific. Had a great time and made some new friends.’
‘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.’
‘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.‘