London To Ljubljana 2018
Start date: 15th July 2018
If you’re a car enthusiast looking for a summer European Driving Adventure packed with new places and experiences then you’re at the right place. This is The Authentic Adventurous Lifestyle Rally to be a part of this year!
The Run lasts 7 nights and passes through 8 countries; with a whole host of epic vehicles under the banner of sports, retro, exotic, muscle or prestige welcomed on the start-line. Lifelong memories & many new likeminded will be made during the run. This is the ultimate road trip that you’ve always promised yourself but that has until now never come to fruition. Welcome to GameTime 350’s Flagship Run for 2018!
The days are for the adventure! The evenings are for the social event as we all get together after a fantastic days driving before going to sleep in our fantastic quality hotels which have been handpicked. Of course there may be nights where you wish to take the opportunity to rest up early or go and do your own thing, its whatever suits you best. We have a mixture of large vibrant cities such as Basel to explore and enjoy, to the lesser heard of smaller cities such as Udine which are full of culture, charm & history.
In the middle of the Run is a 2 night stop at the stunning Lake Garda which makes this Rally one of a kind, and its rare to find a 2 night stop on a Rally. This is exactly why we have factored it in, its needed and we have learned this from our test runs. Without a 2 night stop people can begin to burn out towards the end and the enjoyment is compromised. We also strategically plan suggested stops at various points in the day so you can experience some great things on the way to the next overnight stop, as well as refueling your car and yourself.
The adventure begins on our start-line in the Southeast of England on the Sunday morning, from the off our dedicated media team will be there to capture the action in HD. The road trip to our first overnight location will then begin, a big first night in the iconic old city of Bruges! The Monday morning will see a further photo-shoot as we say a fond goodbye to Bruges. From here we will be eating some mileage to our fantastic 2nd overnight location which is Basel, perched on the banks of the mighty River Rhine. There will be the option to arrive at Basel via the Black Forest in Germany, another tick in the box for a bucket list driving location.
For 2 days we will be spending our days threading our way along the iconic mountain passes and through the Swiss National Parks, its an awe-inspiring place! This will see us travel over mountains, through forests and alongside mirror surfaced blue lakes. As you can imagine there’s a huge abundance of conversational points over a drink when we reunite each evening at our overnight location. You will visit places you’ve more than likely never heard of, but places that you’ll instantly fall in love with and no doubt want to return to in the future. Our high altitude 3rd overnight stop in the stunning alpine ski resort of Saas-Fee is set to be a huge highlight, there’s some surprises in store here for our group. This overnight is sandwiched between 2 days of some of the most evocative drives in Switzerland and Italy.
With 3 nights to spend in Italy there will be the opportunity to really explore the hidden gems and soak up some of the Italian lifestyle. Uniquely, with the 2 nights at our resort at Lake Garda this gives us an excellent opportunity to have a recharge after the 2 previous days of adrenaline filled mountain drives! Our resort boasts an outdoor Olympic swimming pool, a Spa and tennis courts to name but a few of the facilities and has a view of the great lake. For those not looking to relax then Garda has a lot on offer, watersports, further drives, exploring the surrounding mountains and towns and of course great summer nightlife!
We will be tackling a large number of the well known mountain passes that you may of already heard of, but with our expertise also the lesser known mountain roads in various countries. The roads we have personally been and selected for you in the Dolomites National Park are set to leave you speechless, to experience these places from behind the wheel of your pride and joy with others like you is something really special. Night 6 is spent in the culturally rich old city of Udine, perfect for some authentic Italian culture.
Saturday will see us leave Udine after a wonderful breakfast, the countdown to the Slovenian finale is then on! We have saved some of the best driving roads until last, the mountainous areas in Slovenia on a secret route which we have prepared. As we drop back down through the mountains we have the opportunity to stop at Lake Bled for lunch, perhaps one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe. The last night sees us go out on a huge high for the end of Run party in Ljubljana, this will start in the afternoon on our own rooftop bar with a view of the city in the July sun.
The Run ends in Ljubljana, included in the price is a flexible ferry back to the UK from France. We have done things this way because everyone who enters will have different circumstances, some may want to head straight back and get the ferry Sunday night. Some may choose to take a slow few days back into France stopping off at some further places, its up to you. Although the Run will of ended at this point we will of course still be happy to advise you on the best routes for what you want. A direct route will see you go through Austria, another country off the driving bucket list!
Some Of The Many Highlights:
- Grimsel Pass
- Gotthard Pass
- Furka Pass
- Brunig Pass
- Simplon Pass (Alternative)
- UNESCO Biosphare Entlebuch (National Park)
- Lake Lucerne (Alternative to Entlebuch)
- Lake Bled
- Lake Garda
- Secret Slovenian Mountain Route
- Historic Racetracks
- Mountain Top Cable Cars
- Dolomites National Park
- Alpine Coasters
- Black Forest (Alternative to direct route on day 2)
- Historic Bruges
Option 1: Entry cost: £1175 Per Person based on a team of 2 people in 1 vehicle and in 1 room.
A deposit of £587.50 is required to secure your place on the start-line, this equates to 25%. The remaining balance due no later than 8 weeks before the start of the Rally. This is set out in our terms and conditions.
If this run is booked after May 20th 2018 then no deposit is applicable, the entire balance will be required to secure your teams place on the start-line.
Option 2: £1799 Per person based on 1 person in a single vehicle and in a room to themselves.
A deposit of £449.75 is required to secure your place on the start-line, this equates to 25%. The remaining balance due no later than 8 weeks before the start of the rally. This is set out in our terms and conditions.
- Photo-shoot at the south east England start-line
- Flexible Return Ferry crossing from the UK to France
- 7nights at our handpicked 4* accommodation
- Breakfast each morning,
- Quality Parking each night,
- GameTime 350 Vehicle Livery Pack
- GameTime 350 Merchandise Gift Pack
- GameTime 350 Run Info Pack, with secret itinerary for each day
- Pre determined route options (s) shared via Waze and Google maps and/or grid coordinates & postcodes
- Professional Media Team traveling with us for the duration of the Run,
- Support from the GameTime 350 Staff for the duration of the Run
- Your money protected with the Trust My Travel Scheme,
- End of Run Party in Slovenia including afternoon rooftop party
- More to be announced.
South East England Start-line
Lake Garda, Italy (2 nights spent here)
Ljubljana Finish Line, Slovenia