Bailey of Bristol to embark on a new 5,000-mile intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure

• The ‘Bristol to the Bosphorus Challenge’ will set off from the company’s South Liberty Lane production facility, travel through Europe across the Bosphorus strait in Turkey into Asia as far as the coast of the Black Sea and then back again

• The journey undertaken using two Bailey caravans and one motorhome will take 21 days and will see the team visit 21 countries in the process, experiencing a wide range of road and weather conditions en route

• Fortunately Bailey’s patented Alu-Tech design technology creates vehicles which are more robust, more durable and yet lighter, offering greater protection against the elements

• To date over 50,000 leisure vehicles have been built using the ground-breaking Bailey Alu-Tech construction system

• This the third real life long distance test Bailey has undertaken in recent times following successful trips across the Australian Outback (‘West to East Challenge’) & to the Arctic Circle (‘Arctic Adventure’) 

• Regular updates on the team’s progress will be posted on the Bailey of Bristol website at and Facebook @Baileycaravansandmotorhomes as well as on the company’s Twitter @BaileyofBristol (#bristanbul) and Instagram feeds @ baileyofbristol (#bristanbul)


Bailey of Bristol, in association with The Caravan and Motorhome Club, is to embark on a new 5,000-mile intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure in April.

This time the company will be taking two caravans (a Pursuit 550-4 and Pegasus GT70 Rimini) and one motorhome (an Advance 76-4) from the company’s South Bristol production facility, across Europe, over the Bosphorus strait in Turkey and into Asia as far as the coast of the Black Sea and then back again. In total, this marathon journey will take 21 days and will see the team visit 21 countries in the process, taking in some of Europe’s most spectacular landscapes and iconic locations on the way.

As with all Bailey leisure vehicles the ‘Bristol to the Bosphorus’ 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 50,000 Bailey caravans and motorhomes have been built using this method and are currently being enjoyed all over the world.

This latest long-distance endurance test follows two similar journeys taken with Bailey leisure vehicles in recent years:

West to East Challenge 2015: 3,500 miles from the west coast to the east coast of Australia through the centre of the country with two Bailey Alu-Tech caravans -

Arctic Adventure 2017: 5,000 miles from the UK to Northern Finland inside the Arctic Circle and back with two Bailey Alu-Tech caravans and one motorhome -

This time round the vehicles will driven by, amongst others: Simon Howard (Marketing Director, Bailey of Bristol), Nick Lomas (Director General The Caravan & Motorhome Club), Lee Davey (Freelance Journalist & Bailey Brand Ambassador), Ryan Philpott (Presenter & Bailey Brand Ambassador) & Martin Fitzpatrick (Managing Director Truma UK). Throughout the journey, the core team will be also joined by a wide range of guests including media representatives from both the Food and Travel industries. 

Talking about the forthcoming trip Bailey Marketing Director Simon Howard, said: “Since the introduction of our Alu-Tech construction system nearly ten years ago we have continued to put our leisure vehicles through their paces both on the test-tracks and in cold chambers as well as on a series of real-life examinations across the globe.”

“The forthcoming Bristol to the Bosphorus Challenge looks set to be one of the most demanding yet not only because of the distances involved but also because of the sheer variety of road and weather conditions we are likely to encounter”. 

“In addition to providing a thorough technical examination of our products the twenty-one day adventure will also show hopefully that you are really only limited by your imagination as to where a caravan or motorhome can take you” he added.

Commenting on The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s involvement Director General Nick Lomas said: “Whether people want to travel 5,000 miles or 50 miles, the Club is here to provide support, offer advice, guidance and also to inspire people to try different locations and cultures. We are very proud to be supporting this latest adventure and I am hugely excited to be joining the tour for five days when we will be visiting different countries.”

As they travel across the continent the team will post regular blogs/vlogs and social media updates via the Bailey and The Caravan and Motorhome Club social media channels details of which are as follows:– 

Bailey of Bristol: 

  • Facebook: @Baileycaravansandmotorhomes 
  • Twitter & Instagram:  @BaileyofBristol and #bristanbul

The Caravan and Motorhome Club:

  • Facebook: Caravan and Motorhome Club 
  • Twitter & Instagram: @candmclub and #bristanbul

For further details on the Bristol to Bosphorus Challenge, please contact the Bailey Marketing Team on by e-mail or 0117 9665967 by telephone.         


Posted: 19 Mar 2018