Mountain passes, open highways and lush, rolling landscapes with quality hotels to relax in at night.
It’s guaranteed to be heart-in-your-mouth perfection on wheels!
This 6 day European Driving adventure takes on some of the best driving roads in Europe including Mont Ventoux, Col de L’Iseran, Grand Saint Bernard Pass, Nufenen Pass & San Bernardino Pass. Plus the opportunity to visit the Porsche / Mercedes Museums in Stuttgart. On Rico Rally you will stay at some great overnight locations – with a final night get together with Food & drink.
Famous for a killer climb in the Tour de France but more importantly to us petrol heads as a testing ground for Sebastain Loeb & Peugeot in preparation for Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 2013 – watch the video
The Nufenen Pass is Switzerland’s highest pass open to motor vehicles. Sweeping bends, hairpins and stunning views all round make this a truly enjoyable road to drive.
Col de L’Iseran
The second highest paved pass in the Alps, the Col D L’Iseran (2,770m) – and a fantastic driving road with stunning Alpine scenery.
Col du Petit Saint Bernard
Situated in the Rhone-Alps, straddling the France-Italy border connecting Savoie in France to the Aosta Valley in Italy – between Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France. This pass has also appeared in the Tour de France. The French side of the mountain pass offers fantastic views over the valley.
Porsche Museum, Stuttgart
Enjoy a close-up experience of the history of Porsche. Encounter legendary racing and sports cars, fascinating production models as well as unusual prototypes. More than 80 vehicles will take you from the early years all the way to the present days of Porsche’s history.
Mercedes Museum, Stuttgart
Enjoy a close-up experience of the history of Mercedes. Encounter legendary racing and sports cars, fascinating production models as well as unusual prototypes. More than 80 vehicles will take you from the early years all the way to the present days of Mercedes history.
San Bernardino Pass
The San Bernadino Pass is one of the most beautiful and smoothest mountain passes in the Alps and really is the best way to get from Switzerland to Italy.
Lake Constance Region
Lake Constance occupies an extremely beautiful corner of Central Europe. The 270km shoreline is shared between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The lake is essentially a bulge in the Rhine – mirroring Lake Geneva, an expansion of the Rhône, at the other end of Switzerland.
Grand Saint Bernard Pass
A road used in ‘The Italian Job’ – Running almost exactly north to south it connects Switzerland, the Canton of Valais in the north, to Italy and the Aosta Valley in the south. It’s also a superb road to drive, with stunning scenery all around.
Rico Rally Launch Event in Kent
Return Euro Tunnel crossings – pre-booked
5 Nights Quality Accommodation
Secure Parking Included
Breakfasts – to set you up for the day ahead
Rico Rally Tour Guide Booklet with route suggestions & advice
Rico Rally is a driving adventure where like minded petrolheads can drive their cars through some beautiful scenery on some of Europe’s best driving roads and enjoy great company. Catch up with your new petrolhead friends every evening in quality hotels to dine, drink and tell each other tall stories about your cars, your adventures that day and driving encounters in the past.
Hotels / Accomodation
Our hotels are selected not only for their excellent quality but also for secure parking and ease of accessibility by car.
What Vehicles are eligible?
Rico Rally is open to all makes, types and age of car. Whether you’re a classic car owner, a Supercar driver, hot hatch specialist or a 2 seater sports car type of person if you want to drive great roads and make new friends then this European car rally is for you.
So what’s the cost?
Just £1,080 per person.
Based on a minimum of 2 people per car, sharing accommodation. We require a £175 per person deposit to secure your place, with balance due by March 21st 2018.
RICO RALLY IS NOT A RACE, TIME TRIAL OR GUIDED TOUR – IT IS A NAVIGATIONAL ROAD TRIP WHERE YOU WILL BE GIVEN A START AND FINISH POINT FOR EACH DAY, ALONG WITH A SUGGESTED ROUTE, AND YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO FIND YOUR OWN WAY THERE WITH YOUR OWN MAP, SAT NAV AND/OR CARRIER PIGEON.
Our European car tour visits amazing destinations, such as Grenoble, Montreux and Stuttgart, via some equally amazing roads and scenery… if you fancy seeing some great parts of Europe, visiting the very best locations and driving some of the world’s best roads, all in the company of like-minded petrolheads, then Rico Rally is a European road trip you can’t miss out on.
Our route avoids traffic and lorries (where possible), and follows empty roads leading you over mountain passes with breathtaking scenery, through empty rural villages and across some truly beautiful open countryside.
Daily mileages vary. Some will be challenging but you should still arrive at your hotel with time to socialise. There should be no night driving (unless you get totally lost). There are no time constraints or destination arrival deadlines. Whether you’re a group of mates or a couple, everyone is welcome.