Day 6 – Rimini to Bled

After the big final night for the Rimini entrants, the teams gathered at 7.45am for the morning meeting, with quite a few sore heads. One of the Rimini guys even fell asleep on the toilet, he must have had a good night!

As the weather was so hot, many of the Prague teams decided to spend the morning chilling on the beach and swimming in the warm Adriatic Sea as a farewell to the Rimini guys and gals. Everyone had a great giggle as they relaxed after 5 days of awesome driving!

We also need to give a quick mention to Amy, Oliver & Kevin from the “Lean Green Maxi Machine” who came up with a clever twist on their banger, which was to record a diary of each of the days events on the car! What a great idea Guys! Check out their photos below:

The journey from Rimini to Bled is around 325 miles, with more hairpin bends as you reach Slovenia! There’s a few things you can see on route, and the “Moonraker” boys even went to Venice to find St michaels Square was flooded, come on boys what do you expect in Venice! Ross and Ross from the “R & R” team visited the famous caves at in Bled and had an interesting time seeing those magnificent Stalactites and Stalagmites.

You’ll also be wondering who was yesterdays challenge winner? Well you will have to wait until  tomorrow as this will be announced at the final nights presentation tomorrow!

Once you reach Bled the first thing most teams do is visit the lake (or the pub for a some of the teams). Lake Bled is one the of most beautiful areas in Slovenia and highly recommended. It’s really something where we need to let the photos do the talking (we’ve even thrown in a few of the teams funny pics!).

The teams had a relaxed evening last night getting ready for the final night in Prague tomorrow. A few sampled the local Slovenian food, with a few Slovenian beers, while others went to the famous Bled Chinese Restaurant, which went down well!

Tomorrow we head to Prague, which needs no introduction and all the remaining entrants are excited for a great day on the road and night in Prague. Find out how we got on tomorrow!

Bled, Europe’s Hidden Paradise

Sorry for the delay with the blog posts lately guys, you know, a lot of work goes into organising a banger rally, especially when we are planning on making this years rally the best one yet!

But we’ve put a little piece together on one of the highlights of the 2010 Motoscape Rally, a place I’m sure most of you will never have been before,  Bled in Slovenia.

Bled, Slovenia

This town is an absolute gem and must be one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Bled is a lakeside town in Slovenia which is surrounded by the spectacular Julian Alps and those on the Push on to Prague rally will see for themselves why it is known as the hidden paradise.

Lake BledThe scenery makes it an ideal walking / cycling haven or just a fantastic place to relax and take in the scenery. If there are any runners out there, it’s definitely worth bringing your running gear and running round the lake.

Another amazing thing to do whilst in Slovenia visiting the unbelievable underground Caves of Postojna, which is over 4 miles and is accessed by a special underground electric train.

Caves of Postojna The caves boast the very best examples of stalactites and stalagmites any where in the world and is well worth the visit.

In the evenings there are plenty of bars and restaurants, many of which look over Lake Bled which is illuminated by the night.

Visiting places like Bled is what makes the Motoscape Rally a journey like no other, I can’t think of another trip where one day you’re bolting round the Nurburgring like the Stig, then another day you’re chilling out with a cold beer staring across the awe-inspiring Lake Bled!

If any of you have been to Bled before, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!