Vivaros reach half-way point in Siberia challenge


On the road

Vauxhall’s all-new British-built Vivaro has reached the halfway point in its marathon 12,000 mile road trip across Europe and Asia.


After over a month of travelling, the group of three Vivaros arrived in Kazakhstan before moving on to Mongolia and embarking upon the final part of their journey through Siberia. Their destination is the Eastern city of Magadan on the Pacific coast of Russia at the end of August.


The expedition, a fundraiser for the charity Help for Heroes, is made up of former soldiers and crew including a mechanic and a medic.

The team at the half-way point, Sarkand

The route from Europe’s most westerly road to Asia’s most easterly takes in ten time zones, two continents and 17 countries: the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia.


“[It’s an] opportunity for some lucky ex-services personnel to take part in a memorable two-month journey to help them re-adjust to civilian life,” said Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. “It’s also the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that the all-new Vivaro is built to take it all.”


The trip is fully funded by Vauxhall and other participating equipment sponsors including Max Adventure, Craghoppers and Continental.