#SixtRallye European Roadtrip – The #SixtRallye Lands in Spain

1 Sep 2014 by Ishbel     

Driving Up a Storm with the #SixtRallye in France, Spain and France Again!

After 1,600km and countless photos, posts and other social media impressions, our brave teams cross the French border into Spain and arrive into Barcelona – but no time for rest, we have more challenges, challenges, challenges plus a bit of partying for you.

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#SixtRallye European Roadtrip – Reaching Halfway

31 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Nice to Barcelona – Half way through the #SixtRallye European Roadtrip

Six days have whizzed past, and our 6 #SixtRallye teams have kept us entertained with a blur of posts and pics from their rally race and challenges. Over the days we’ve ridden with them in their premium Sixt hire cars and enjoyed the vistas across some of the most beautiful roads in Europe. Here is the latest roundup:

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In our last #SixtRallye blog post, we adventured from Germany into Austria, Switzerland and Italy, and we now find ourselves with our wheels in French soil.

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Easy Travel from London’s Airports into the Capital

29 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

How to get into Central London from the Capital’s Largest Airports

Welcome to London! Now how do I get there? London is home to some of the biggest airports in the UK, and in fact the whole of Europe. London Heathrow is the busiest airport in Europe and the third busiest in the world. It also handles more international passengers than any other airport! However with London also being one of the biggest cities in Europe, it can sometimes make travelling to and from these airports time consuming and downright confusing. Sixt rent a car is here to help you with a quick guide to which are the best ways to get to the city centre from the five largest London airports; Heathrow, City, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.

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Speed Camera Detector Laws

28 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Drive Europe: Need to Know | 4. Speed Camera Detectors

In the blogs last week and the week before, we looked at general driving laws across Europe. Today we go in depth on the murky subject of speed camera detectors.

There is a lot of confusion around the different types of speed camera detectors and their legality in different countries. This is an important subject for us Brits when driving abroad because many countries in Europe have more stringent laws. So your speed camera detector which is legal in England may be spotted as breaking the law when you’re driving in France, for example – and there are even stories of the French Police making people drive over theirs! Irrespective of the law in the country that you are driving in, the speed limit should always be adhered to for the safety of all on the road.

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#SixtRallye European Roadtrip – The First Drives

28 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

The First Driving Adventures of our #SixtRallye Teams in their European Roadtrip

Our 6 Driving Challengers and their gleaming Sixt hire cars were on their marks for the start of the #SixtRallye at 12 o’clock sharp on Friday 22nd August.

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Our Guide to Atmospheric Travel in Ireland

27 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

The Best Abandoned Spots in Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful ancient country brimming with history and culture. It has had some turbulent aspects in its past including mass emigration, the heavy decline of rural employment and the fall of the monarchy. This has meant that numerous estates, buildings and monuments have not been maintained and have now returned to their luscious green pastures of yore, creating atmospheric abandoned spots. Here is Sixt rent a car’s travel guide to some of the best and most interesting abandoned spots in Ireland.

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Majorca Island Tours with Sixt

26 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Explore the Unique Island of Majorca with Sixt Motorbike Hire

Sixt brings you the best of Majorca. Majorca is an island just off the east coast of Spain in the Mediterranean sea and it is the largest of all the islands in the stunning Balearic Islands archipelago. We have outlined 3 simple routes to discover this beautiful island that guarantee that you won’t miss a thing. Our routes are designed to see the top attractions on the island, plus we have included restaurant suggestions so that you don’t need to worry about finding food when you get hungry on the road.

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#SixtRallye European Roadtrip – Driving Teams

26 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Meet the Brave Teams of the #SixtRallye European Roadtrip

Our 6 #SixtRallye teams are all on track after the #SixtRallye European Roadtrip driving travel adventure launched on Friday. Our teams have already successfully made it from the Sixt rent a car HQ in Munich to Innsbruck, Lugano, Nizza and today are in Aix-en-Provence. Still to come is Narbonne, Barcelona, Grenoble, Lausanne and Zurich before returning to Munich on 2nd September. Last week’s #SixtRallye Launch blog post explains the competition, so today let’s take a look at our teams.

Needless to say, all of our team members have a passion for travel as well as driving, and they are adventurous, curious and simply relish a challenge. They’re also not shy of a selfie or five and you can enjoy their exploits on the #SixtRallye SocialMediaWall. Today they are competing for the best French selfie, and we already have a few potential winners jostling for position! They are loving driving in France and we’re seeing some good posing along the way that does justice to their Sixt hire cars and French settings – like this one from Team Departed! with their BMW and baguette:

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London Luton Airport Car Rental Deal

25 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

London Luton Airport Branch – Opening Special Offer

Sixt is moving at London Luton Airport! We are now closer to the airport so that it is even more convenient for you to pick up your hire car. And to celebrate, we are giving you one day of your rental free.

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#SixtRallye European Roadtrip Launches

22 Aug 2014 by Ishbel     

Welcome to the Start of the #SixtRallye European Roadtrip!

Last month the Sixt UK Blog announced our #SixtRallye – where six intrepid 2-men teams drive to ten cities within six European countries over eleven days in a racy Sixt hire car each. The expedition launched today with our teams speeding off in their Sixt hire cars to begin their travels and get racing.

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