Tatra Around the World Expedition Sets Off From Prague

Can you drive 270,000 km around the world in three years? The organizers of the “Tatra kolem světa 2” (Tatra around the world 2) action want to find it out.

Their idea refers directly to the famous Tatra 815 GTC expedition, which took place in the second half of the 80s in the 20th century.

The project aims is to promote the Czech industry abroad, such as 3D printing, virtual reality, and carbon products. They will be received almost in every country where Czechia has a governmental trade agency.

The expedition’s cost is estimated at 25 million CZK. A majority is funded by co-organizers Marek Havlicek and Petr Holecek, and some 3 million CZK have been crowd-funded.

In 1987, as part of the “Tatra kolem světa” project, a crew of five people drove in a special Tatra 815 GTC truck for 200,000 km in just three years. The participants of that expedition visited 67 countries and travelled across five continents.

The organizers divided the whole expedition into four stages, between which the vehicle will be transported by ship from continent to continent.

1st stage – duration of 9 months, about 70 thousand km, 22 countries
Czech Republic – Slovakia – Hungary – Slovenia – Croatia – Bosnia, and Herzegovina – Montenegro – Albania – Macedonia – Greece – Bulgaria – Turkey – Georgia – Armenia – Azerbaijan – Iran – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan – Tajikistan – Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan – Mongolia – Russia

2nd stage – duration of 5 months, about 40 thousand km, 8 countries
Chile – Argentina – Paraguay – Brazil – Bolivia – Peru – Ecuador – Colombia

3rd stage – duration of 9 months, about 80 thousand km, 10 countries
Panama – Costa Rica – Nicaragua – Honduras – El Salvador – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – USA – Canada

4th stage, duration 9 months, about 80 thousand km, 28 countries
South Africa – Lesotho – Swaziland – Namibia – Botswana – Zambia – Malawi – Tanzania – Rwanda – Uganda – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Congo – Gabon – Cameroon – Nigeria – Niger – Benin – Togo – Ghana – Burkina Faso – Mali – Mauritania – Senegal – Gambia – Sierra Leone – Morocco – Spain – France – Germany – Czech Republic

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