Sahara Challenge: Bailey of Bristol prepares for intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure

Sahara Challenge

Bailey of Bristol, in association with the Caravan and Motorhome Club, will once again be setting off on another inspiring intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure this March.

The ‘Sahara Challenge’ will start at the ‘World’s End’ in southwest Portugal, then continue through Spain and across the Strait of Gibraltar into Morocco.

Once in Africa, the team will travel south over the Atlas Mountains to the northern edge of the Sahara Desert before returning home.

This will be the second time the Bailey Team has taken on this challenge after the first attempt in March 2020 was halted for safety reasons following the arrival of Coronavirus.

The Team will be using two Bailey caravans (a pair of Phoenix+ 642 models) pulled by Ford MS-RT Ranger tow vehicles and one Ford-based Bailey motorhome (an Adamo 75-4T) to function as their home from homes throughout their travels.

This marathon journey will take 19 days to complete with the team likely to experience a range of potentially extreme road and weather conditions along the way.

As with all Bailey leisure vehicles, the ‘Sahara Challenge’ caravans and motorhome are built using the company’s patented Alu-Tech body shell construction system.

This award-winning technology creates vehicles that are more robust, more durable and yet lighter than those manufactured using conventional methods to keep owners comfortable, safe and secure all year round.

To date over 75,000 Bailey caravans and motorhomes have been built using this method and are currently being enjoyed all over the world.

Bailey marketing director Simon Howard, said: “Since the introduction of our Alu-Tech construction system over ten years ago we have continued to put our leisure vehicles through their paces both on the proving grounds and cold chambers, as well as on a series of real-life tests across the globe.

“With international travel restrictions gradually being removed this nineteen-day adventure will also hopefully show that you are really only limited by your imagination as to where a caravan or motorhome can take you and that we love using our vehicles as much as our customers do.”

Nick Lomas, Caravan and Motorhome Club director general said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Sahara Challenge.

“Here at the Caravan and Motorhome Club, we want to encourage as many people as possible to have leisure vehicle adventures – whether they are touring 2,735 miles or 27 miles – we want to inspire future generations of new touring holidaymakers.

“The Sahara Challenge will be the adventure of a lifetime, there will be varying weather and road conditions, and there will also be so many iconic sights and landmarks to experience along the way.

“Leisure vehicles really open up the world for adventure.”

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Van Life Matters newsletter or download the Van Life Matters App to stay up-to-date with the latest UK Van Life news, tips and advice.

Related articles

Caravan and Motorhome Club adds to European campsite offering

Mike Ruff

Caravan and Motorhome Club launches its ‘dealer partner scheme’

Mike Ruff

CAMC cyber attack not as bad a first feared, club investigation finds

Mike Ruff

Caravan and Motorhome Club promotes 10 per cent off bookings

Mike Ruff

Bailey of Bristol appoints new ‘chief operations officer’

Mike Ruff

Caravan and Motorhome Club names best places to see Scotland’s natural attractions

Mike Ruff

Leave a Comment

Van Life Matters