Start anywhere. You choose your own route and decide how long you want to go, participate in challenges along the way and make it to Istanbul in time for the Final Party to celebrate!READ MORE
Traveling by train is slow yet the most authentic way to travel across the European continent. On the train you can jump on and off to explore as you like and it's a excellent way to meet locals (as opposed to just going from A to B to the regular tourist hot spots). A 5-day Youth Interrail Pass is included in your package to get your started, but you can choose to upgrade with more travel days depending on your travel plans.READ MORE ABOUT INTERRAIL HERE
The challenges you will conquer throughout your Interrail adventure are focused on creating a positive impact, not only on the environment around you but also within. We believe that small intentional choices can create a ripple effect to make the world around us and within us a better place. Challenges will be a mix of fun online and offline tasks you can complete to rack up points on your adventure. Challenges vary from multi-day digital detoxes, to outdoor adventure activities to local, community led initiatives.FIND OUT MORE
Extend your stay
Keep traveling onward with others from the KILROY Impact Challenge when you add-on the Cappadocia extension. After our Final Party celebrations (and hangover) the 13th of August, we invite you join us on an exclusive extension with fellow Impact Travelers through unknown Turkey.View Extension
Admittedly, travel through the Balkans is sure to provide a few bumps in the road - but that's all part of the charm! Tourism infrastructure is not as developed and mainstream as it is in other parts of Europe and you most likely won't find fast trains, five-star hotels or fast food chains like you have back home! And that's exactly why we have chosen to head East. The Balkans can provide experiences that are hard to find elsewhere- a rawness, untouched wilderness, and authentic encounters with locals alike. At KILROY we call this region the "Exotic Nearby" as it's reachable by train, yet it feels like if you were traveling a world away. "Exotic" for us is authenticity, amazing nature, interesting cultures, cheap prices and in general just plenty of WTF moments that will make it a journey you won't forget. When you enter this region you will quickly experience the crystal clear waters, alpine peaks, mosques, yugos (the old soviet car), fresh fruit markets and high laughter among the locals when hanging out outside at the local tavernas. The Exotic Nearby is waiting to be explored.
The challenges intend to force you out of your comfort zone both physically and mentally (without being too much). We believe that travel should be a catalyst for personal growth and are sure the trip will leave you with unforgettable moments that you will remember long after your return.
We have teamed up with a curated range of local organizations and NGO’s that you can join along the way. Each has been chosen due to their strong bonds within their respective communities, making sure any funds or impacts benefit those who need it most.
By using train as the main method of transport, you will minimize your CO2 emissions as opposed to flying. Not only does this help us tread a little lighter on the planet, but it’s also a more engaging and authentic way to travel – allowing you to gain local insights along the way.
DID YOU KNOW?
The challenges incorporated into the KILROY Impact Challenge are based on the UN's Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and in collaboration with Transformational Travel Councils framework, to support a more responsible and meaningful travel industry going forward.