Final Destination: Tsigov Chark
Tramprennen 2016 will go to the beautiful country of BULGARIA! More exactly: To the small village Tsigov Chark at the banks of the beautiful Lake Batak, situated in the Rila mountains. Sounds like the world´s ass? Yes, it is! But trust us, it´s a fucking gorgeous ass!
We know that traveling southeast is something that can cause discussions due to the current political situations in this part of Europe. But at the same time we believe that another Tramprennen to these regions can also be a strong statement for free movement and against borders!
Save the Date: 19. August – 3. September
Tramprennen 2016 will happen from August, 19th till September, 3rd. We will meet on Friday evening in the different starting locations where there will be the pre-meetings. You will be drawn to your route (more information below) and get your Hitchpackage then, so don’t miss that part! The race itself starts on Saturday in the morning. After almost two weeks of craziness we will arrive in Tsigov Chark on Thursday, 1st of September. Of course there will be some party there in the evening and after everybody comes back to life on Friday, there will be the announcement of the ranking and the celebration of the winners!
Starting Locations: Halle, Innsbruck, Leutkirch and Freising
This year there will be four different starting points to choose from. Franzi will invite you to Innsbruck, Jakob to Leutkirch im Allgäu, Gero will start something in Freising and Luki is looking forward to kick off the shit in Halle (Saale).
The pre-meetings on Friday evening are organized by the hosts and there will be of course enough place for all the hitchhikers to sleep somewhere the first night. More information about the exact meeting points and the stuff happening there will be announced soon before the whole thing starts.
For the first time in history Tramprennen starts with eight different routes to Bulgaria. Like last year there will be always two routes starting from one point and meet each other again half way before everybody will meet in Tsigov Chark after two weeks. At the starting points each team will be (fairly! :-)) drawn to one of the two routes starting from there.
To keep the whole thing even more interesting we will only announce the detailed routes at the evening before the race right at the starting points. Buuut… anyway it will be worth it to check the homepage from time to time because some more information will maybe drop out earlier!
The donations: We support Viva con Agua and Pro Asyl
Like all the last years there will be an amazing Hitchpackage for every team. For the ones who hear from something called Hitchpackage the first time: It’s a bag with a lot of stuff you can use on your way to Tsigov Chark! Look forward to a fancy Tramprennen-shirt designed by the TR-Crew, nice stickers to put everywhere between Allgäu and Bulgaria, usefull Edding markers, a sim card with value from Ortel mobile, the info folder and many other useful surprises.
Interested? Join the shit!
After all this funky information you can’t wait anymore to hit the road? That’s completely understandable! From the 1st of June the registration for this year’s Tramprennen will be open on our homepage and as soon as the first teams will be online, there will also be the possibility for them to collect donations for Viva con Agua and PRO ASYL. Please keep in mind that the registration will close again the 31st of July. After that date it won’t be possible anymore to register your team.