From 2016 the world’s largest amateur rally becomes a biannual event. Every other year we’ll return to West Africa. During the in between years the adventure continues in another part of the world. In 2017 join us on a 4000km epic road trip on Mexico’s Baja peninusla. In 2018 experience one of the last epic adventures on Earth as you drive across 2 continents and 8 countries to Bamako. - Learn more. Andrew G. Szabo, Founder
Bamako Or Bust
Race and adventure
You can enter the event in touring or racing categories. In racing you’ll have to collect points by passing navigational checkpoints. The winner will have to show consistent driving and strong navigational skills under harsh conditions. In touring you have to race against time and battle the elements.
We Love Junk
The 2016 Budapst-Bamako proudly embraces the spirit of low budget adventures. We believe that if you can’t afford a decent car, you can’t afford the entry fee. So if you drive industrial trash or any old beat up jalopy, you are in for free. Drive a funny car, an ambulance, a fire engine, a car/motorcycle that’s older than 30 years and is generally unsuitable for such a journey and you are in for free. Send us an email about why you should enter for free and we’ll get back to you promptly. The crazier the better your chances.
The Adventure Continues
The Budapest-Bamako is a minimal assistance adventure and orientation race from Europe to Africa. The B2 is not an easy Sunday drive or picnic in the park. We have no rescue helicopters, tow trucks, translators, lawyers, tour guides. You must rely on your own luck, resources and skills.<!> One thing is certain on the Budapet-Bamako: uncertainty. You never know what’s going to happen next. That’s adventure. The B2 is a huge community event across two continents over two weeks.