Illyria Reverse Edition
Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro
September 7th 2024
The DRR Review

A firm favourite in the Desert Rose calendar and one that many of our riders do time and time again, it’s that good.


Desert Rose Racing first started supporting the Illyria Raid back in 2016, it was one of the first non-competitive events to make it into our calendar, and was the first raid to feature the concept of crossing multiple countries within 7 days of riding. Over the last 7 years it has grown into one of the most popular events In our calendar!

Attracting both existing and experienced rally customers, as well as those that are new to the sport. It also draws in riders that are keen to practice their roadbook skills in an international event without the pressure of competition, but the majority are those that just want to experience an incredible weeks riding regardless of their experience or future goals. It is also the event that possibly draws back most customers year after year, due to the organisation making changes to the route each year, it ensures that you’ll always have a different experience, with new routes and fresh trails!

One thing that the Illyria Raid guarantees is variety, not only in the amount of countries crossed, but also in the sheer variety of terrain that you’ll cross, from high altitude mountain passes, to reaching along beaches and everything in between, the Illyria Raid will provide an adventure that you’re unlikely to forget!

Dates not work for you for the Reverse Edition? There is two editions of the Illyria Raid, check out the Spring dates!

Things riders love
  • Stunning Scenery
  • 7 Countries Visited
  • Rally or ADV Bikes
You can check out the foreign office travel advice for each location below:
What’s included with event ride support?
Our team has been competing in rallies since 1999, and has all the experience needed to help you make your next one a success - no matter where in the world it is.
Event Registration
Bike Preparation
Bike Assistance
Bike Transport
Customs Handling
Rally Scrutineering
Event Sign-on
GPS and Tracker Fitting
Event Assistance
Maintenance & Repairs
Rally Guidance
Team Truck Access
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