Sunday 17th – Saturday 23rd SEPTEMBER 2017 /// £1,390pp
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!
Our 7 day European Car Rally on some of the best driving roads including Susten Pass, Silvretta & Grossglockner High Alpine Roads, Timmelsjoch, San Leonardo, Namlos Valley, Schwaegalp Strasse and Nurburgring.
We operate a round-trip, starting and finishing in the UK.
On Rico Rally you will stay at great overnight locations – Enjoy a meal with us on your first night and a final get together on us at the infamous Pistenklause Restaurant before returning home. Below is a taster of what’s to come!
The highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m)… you will have a driving and nature experience of a special kind as you pass through a unique world of mountains with alpine meadows, fragrant mountain forests and massive cliffs on 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 bends, and an altitude ascent to 2,504 metres!
Silvretta High Alpine Road
The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße (Silvretta High Alpine Road) is considered to be one of the most beautiful and popular panoramic roads in the Alps. It is 22.3 km long and runs from Partenen in the Montafon (1,051 m) through a total of 34 bends.
Crossing the border to Italy, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is a route of incredible drama – this toll road climbs through the dazzling and jagged Ötztal Alps before descending south to some of South Tirol’s most colourful scenery. Along the road, architectural sculptures reveal details about the area’s nature, history, culture, economy and society.
Past and future meet in the heart of the Alps, where Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tirol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating place to explore.
Baden Baden, Germany
The beautiful spa town of Baden Baden in Germany is where you will spend the first night of this trip.
Black Forest, Germany
A road that combines glass smooth sweeping sections elevated above the forest with a dramatic switchback run back through the forest.
The initial stretch sweeps its way slowly up a beautiful scenic valley floor. The road then steepens and starts to hug the granite walls of the valley as it climbs, with a series of beautiful sweepers (with great views to the road ahead) before a final tighter stretch with some nice switchbacks to the top.
The Jaufenpass winds through green meadows and forests, with lots of twists & turns to the summit. From here the pass road swings down in wide curves and serpentines down to Saint Leonhard.
You’ll want to concentrate on the winding road in front of you but we guarantee you’ll be distracted by the stunning views that surround you as you travel through one of Austria’s most stunning areas.
We choose our hotels carefully. There are three hotels on this trip with pools so make sure you pack your swimwear.
This magnificent road in the Kitzbuhel Alps, with its elegant turns and beautiful gliding curves, takes us to Krimml, Europe’s highest waterfalls
The final night destination on your Adventure will lead us to the infamous Nurburgring where will be staying at one of the trackside hotels, There’s lots to visit and experience around the complex/Area. The VLN Race will be running on the Saturday 23rd where you will be able to watch these magnificent cars on the track for free. The Nordschleife track is NOT guaranteed to be open. The opening hours/days are available on the official website & Nurburgring.org.uk.
Rico Rally Launch Event in Kent
Return EUROTUNNEL crossings – pre-booked
6 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 / Accommodation
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 £1,390 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 June 17th 2017.
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 SAT NAV, MAP OR A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDLY STAFF MEMBERS.
Our European car tour visits amazing destinations, such as Maranello, Lake Garda and Nurburgring, 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.