Why Choose Rico Rally?2020-01-06T09:53:28+00:00

Why you should choose Rico Rally for your European Driving Adventure.

With so many Road Trips on offer these days why should you choose Rico Rally?

MY STORY

It all began many years ago watching the likes of Gumball 3000, Bull Run & the originator of all road trips CannonBall Run

We aim to provide an amazing experience and drive some of central Europe’s best known & unknown passes whilst staying at Luxury hotels in some truly spectacular locations, all this coupled together with making new friends and memories of a lifetime.

Being a bit of a car enthusiast i’d always wanted to to do some sort of road trip with my mates or a group but year on year friends agreed then just found a reason not to participate.

Well one year (2009) things changed over a few relaxing beers with mates in the local bar, a trip called Modball was suggested to me by Kenny….! (Many Thanks)  I thought OOOOH this is the one so after returning home late that evening i instantly checked them out on the web and spotted the paypal button (BOOM) booked 2 places, long story short we did Modball in 2010 and were pretty disappointed with the lack of support and organisation along with the drive all day party all night approach although met some amazing people who have become long standing friends.

So upon returning home from the rally i set out with the aim of creating a one time only trip for mates and any petrol-heads that wished to join me, Hence i decided the name #RicoRally (another long story) i then got a couple of good friends/colleagues to join forces with me to create the vision and off we went.

Website, social media, flyers, banners and as many shows as we could attend over the next several months leading up to  this amazing journey.

Rico Rally 2012 European road trip was created, we involved 80 people split over 39 cars and in June that year we set off for our adventure of a lifetime. A great time along with many experiences were shared by all on the trip forming many friendships and as we completed our journey our newly formed family were asking “what about next year” Hmmmh i thought whilst pausing…….!!  The idea was a one off trip to show we could produce an enjoyable well organised trip (We had).

That year we formed MV Events Ltd and continued to trade and grow as Rico Rally, over the years all of our beloved entrants have made amazing connections, friends and even family ties, We’ve had business’s created, marriage proposals, new found love and honeymooners along side of making so many friends, we have a large number of repeat customers which feel more like one big family.

We’ve had entrants travel from Australia, Finland, Norway, Germany, Spain etc, Various ages of men, women & couples from all walks of life with cars such as Peugeot 106, Landrover defender, GTR’s, Lamborghini’s Classic cars. We at RicoRally just want you to come and enjoy your pride and joy with your chosen favorite passenger/co-pilot. There are no restrictions or modifications required to your cars unlike several other rallies, Standard cars, classic car, sports or super cars are all welcome and catered for with hand selected hotels including the all important secure parking.

Inspiration and recognition should be given to all of the alternative companies mentioned above and understand that these are my own person views along side my story.         Rico 2019

Typical Percentage of Couples on our trips – 45
Typical Percentage of Repeat Customers – 55
Percentage of Fully Booked Trips – 100
Typical Percentage Supercars per Trip – 20
Enjoyment Factor (%) – 100

Unlike many other road trips on offer, Rico Rally starts and finishes in the UK, with your return Euro tunnel included.

So you don’t have to get to somewhere in Europe to start, and you don’t finish 2,000 + miles away from the UK with the expense of getting home to add onto what you’ve already spent.

Each year we spend a lot of time planning new and exciting routes. Then we go and drive them to ensure they are some of the best available for you.

We also visit many hotels whilst on the ‘rekkie’ to check their facilities, location, security etc. and pick only the best to fit in with our trips.

You can’t claim to be ‘Europe’s best road trip’ without having ever put on a trip – yes there are plenty of other Car Rallies claiming this, well that’s just foolish. There’s a lot of work goes into planning a trip, finding the right hotels and bolting everything together to ensure that you have a truly excellent and trouble free road trip. We learn each year and update our offering to improve our events.

The number of people who re-book with Rico Rally speaks volumes about the quality of the trips and service we provide. We don’t need to make false claims about how good we are when we do our job so well.

We have been providing successful European driving adventures since 2012

By design you should not be driving for more than 7 hours in a day. Most of the time it will be 6-6.5 hours, and that will be broken up with fuel stops, lunch breaks & photo opportunities.

You should arrive at your hotel late afternoon / early evening most days, giving you chance to relax and enjoy the carefully selected hotels, their facilities and surroundings.

By the end of the first day on your road trip with Rico Rally you’ll be sat in a café bar with a tasty plate of food, a cold drink, and a room full of new friends that you only met that morning.

We design our routes to allow time to socialise in the evenings so find a restaurant with your fellow rally goers and drink the local beer/wine – but not too much, you have a days driving ahead tomorrow.

Our trips aren’t all about big boys and their toys.

We have a wide range of people who come on our trips for a variety of reasons.

We regularly have 25-35% of our trips made up by couples.

The age of people on our trips ranges from early 20’s all the way up to mid 60’s.

We’ve even had a couple come as their honeymoon – now that’s a great way to celebrate.

Yes we have some boys and their toys, but let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to spend a week blasting through tunnels and Alpine passes with the odd supercar here and there.

If you love cars and have a sense of adventure then Rico Rally is for you.

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