Lonely Planet Epic Drives Competition

Here are the terms and conditions which will apply to your entry. Please read them carefully as they contain important information you need to know!


Lonely Planet Publications Limited (3970494) of 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, UK (“Lonely Planet”) is the promotor. Our friends over at Adventure Forest Limited Trading as Go Ape Limited of Unit 1, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1SL, UK (“Go Ape!”) is the promotional partner.


You can enter between 3rd August 2017, 9.00 am BST (“Opening Date”) and 8th September 2017, 12.00 midday BST (“Closing Date”).

This competition is only open to legal residents of the UK aged 18 or over, except if you (or your immediate family or housemates) are employees or contractors of Lonely Planet, its promotional partner(s), or subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, so the competition and these terms and conditions are void in those places.


Information about the prizes and how to enter form part of these conditions of entry.

Any notifications and changes to these terms and conditions will be published on the competition entry page lptravel.to/epicdrivescomp, so you should check this page regularly.

These terms are governed by the laws of England.

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Lonely Planet and not to Facebook, and you completely release Facebook from any claims in relation to this competition.

You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations including the Twitter Rules. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible to win. Multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted.


This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Lonely Planet and not to Instagram, and you completely release Instagram from any claims in relation to this competition.


How to enter and prize details


8. To enter, EITHER go to lptravel.to/epicdrivescomp and complete the entry form including selecting your best answer from the multiple choice options to the given question OR pick up an entry form during the road trip at Lonely Planet’s stand and post your completed entry into the competition entry box provided. The Lonely Planet stand will be available as advertised at various locations in the UK between19th and 28th August 2017. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. By entering, you agree that all of your entry is your own work.


9. You can only enter once – whether you enter online or with pen and paper on our road trip. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault.


10. One(1) first prize winner will receive:


Go Ape! vouchers up to the value of £280.00 towards either a family of 8 to do Tree Top Adventure OR a family of 4 to do Tree Top Adventure and 4 to do Segways at any Go Ape! site in the United Kingdom. Please note only 11x Go Ape! sites have Segways; – provided by Go Ape! (approximate RRP £280.00); AND

One (1) copy of each of the following book(s) – provided by Lonely Planet:

- Epic Drives of the World (RRP £24.99);

- National Parks of Europe (RRP £19.99); and

- The Travel Book (RRP £40.00).

One (1) second prize winner will receive:


One (1) Go Ape! Family Tree Top Adventure ticket for 2 adults, 2 children – provided by Go Ape! (approximate RRP £140.00); AND

One (1) copy of each of the following book(s) – provided by Lonely Planet:

- National Parks of Europe (RRP £19.99); and

- Epic Drives of the World (RRP £24.99)

One (1) third prize winner will receive:


One (1) Go Ape! Pair of TTA tickets for 2 adults – provided by Go Ape! (approximate RRP £66.00); and

One (1) copy of each of the following book(s) – provided by Lonely Planet:

- Epic Drives of the World (RRP £24.99)

All prizes provided by Go Ape! must be booked by 31/12/17. Height and weight restrictions apply.


Total prize value is approximately £640.95. These prize values are accurate at the start of the competition.


How is the winner chosen?


11. Rather than consulting tea leaves, the winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries.


12. The random draw will happen in a small, dark room at 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE7 7UD, on 8th September 2017. No correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks.


13. We’ll give the winner(s) the good news by email and their name(s) will be published on the Lonely Planet website within 2 days after selection. If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to social@lonelyplanet.com (including the name of the promotion) within 3 months of the Closing Date, and we’ll respond and tell you who won.


14. Lonely Planet will do its best to find the winner. But if we can’t, or if the winner hasn’t accepted the prize by 8th December 2017 – 3 months after selection, the next best entry will be declared winner. Where there is a compelling technical or administrative reason out of Lonely Planet’s control, the winner(s) will be selected from all eligible entries received at that time.


If you do win


15. We may ask you to provide proof of identity, residency and age, so that we are sure you are who you say you are, and are eligible to receive the prize.


16. You can’t exchange the prize for cash, or ask us to give it to someone else (not that you’d want to!). We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described but if due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it for another prize of comparable value.


17. You’ll be responsible for all taxes, insurance travel, accommodation, any other activities provided by Go Ape! not included in the prize and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with that prize that are not included in the prize description.


18. If, in order to take the prize, you’re lucky enough to need a valid passport and/or other necessary travel documentation and visas, you’ll need to sort those out for yourself.


19. You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use including Go Ape!’s booking terms and conditions here: https://goape.co.uk/terms. Of course, if you win a prize, you’ll be good and comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations. Lonely Planet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct.


20. The nature of the prize may be such that it poses health or safety risks, or risks normally associated with travel to you (and if applicable, to your guest). You should consider any health, safety and travel risks and take appropriate precautions (including arrange insurances) to guard against those risks. Lonely Planet is not responsible for use of the prize which results in:

loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;

loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;

business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;

losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control (such as faults in third party equipment, or delayed or cancelled flights); and

any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of conditions of entry or your negligence.


What happens to my entry?


You give Lonely Planet a worldwide, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of it in any form and media, in relation to the Road Trip competition. You also consent to us editing, re-using, storing, reproducing and communicating your entry in any medium. We will, to the extent practicable, attribute you as the author.


Lonely Planet and its promotional partners will only use the personal information contained in your entry to conduct the promotion and award the prize (but if you’ve told Lonely Planet that you want to receive stuff from us and/or our promotional partners, we’ll use your personal information for that too). If you win a prize, Lonely Planet can use your name and photograph for future marketing purposes unless you tell us not to.


We will keep your personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy and Go Ape!’s privacy policy at https://goape.co.uk/-/media/GoApe/Important-Documents/Privacypolicy.pdf?la=en