1. Book Your Hotel
Our track is open from 8th - 12th March (inclusive), but you can
get there as early and stay as long as you like. The Hotel Gran
Bali the most popular choice and is where a lot of us stay. All
inclusive is recommended. Wherever you choose to stay, we
recommend checking the distance from the track as we can start
quite early and you'll want to be able to get to the track in time
to get set up for the day.
2. Book Your Flights
Alicante is the nearest airport to Benidorm at around 45mins
driving away and most UK airports will fly direct. If you're
watching your budget, then your local airport may not be the
cheapest option. For example, some of our travellers found that
flights for 3 people flying from Bristol were £200 dearer than
flying from Gatwick airport.
It may seem obvious, but now would be a good time to make sure you
know where your passports are and that they are in date for the
duration of your stay. You will also require your passport to hire
a transponder at the track or you will be subject to a £50 deposit
(refundable upon returning the transponder).
4. Insurance (must include Track cover)
When booking your holiday insurance, you will need to ensure that
it covers you for motorsport track days. There are many companies
who will be able to offer you this cover, however, always make
sure you read the fine print to make sure you're covered for
hospital treatment fees, ambulance call outs and fatalities. We
will try and compile a list of recommended companies soon. All UK
riders MUST have an EHIC Card, the number must be included
on the entry form.
5. Car Hire
You're going to need to get around while you're here, it's about a
45 minute drive to Benidorm from Alicante airport and you'll also
need to get to and from the track to your hotel, do petrol runs,
etc. Plus, having a hire car gives you freedom to travel around
when you're not at the track.
6. Bike Transport
There are several pick up points after we set off from Scotland, a
list of points will be available closer to the time of departure
and these are updated as we go via Facebook. Follow our guidelines
on the transport page for Minimoto’s. Bigger bikes (Gearbox) will
be loaded individually, pitbikes will be leant against each other
– you may want to use an old blanket or towel to stop bars or pegs
rubbing. Kitbags for helmets and leathers are fine as these can go
on the top. Make sure you label your boxes, stands and bags!
The Airport is the most expensive place to buy your Euros from and
can be up to 10-15% dearer than the Post Office and other travel
agents. It might also be worth keeping an eye on the current
exchange rate and buying early if the price starts to drop.
Ofcourse, you can use your credit/debit card during your stay and
you can withdraw Euro's from ATM's at the exchange rate at the
time. However, you will need cash for payment at the track.
8. Parts and Spares
We will bringing a selection of spare parts and tyres for
Minimotos and Pitbikes, but Metrakit parts will need to be brought
with you. All parts must be paid for at the track in cash and we
recommend bringing Sterling GBP as the price in Euros will be
worked out on the buy back rate so will cost around 15% more.
These can be booked and paid for in advance of the trip. When
bringing your own spares and tools, please keep it to a minimum.
Remember that the boxes must be stackable. If you are
thinking plastic boxes we recommend the “Really Useful” brand as
they are quite tough and can survive the travelling, cheap ones
often split losing half the contents, which nobody wants to