What you can expect:
Keep an open mind – expect a truly unique experience, the pure joy of travelling that has almost disappeared in our humdrum 21st century existence. Travel for the sake of travel. Today’s comfort with the atmosphere of bygone years. The daily itineraries will be challenging at 150 to 250 kilometers for pre war car & vintage cars and at 350 to 650 for classic cars. The routes are chosen with great care and we allow plenty of time to complete each daily stage. What you experience along the route is of paramount importance to us. Your encounters: with the landscape, the villages, and the inhabitants. What you see along the route, the scent of flowers and herbs or meat roasting on a spit. The contact with the people and the children who run along beside you greeting you with big smiles on their faces. This is what it’s all about. Venturing away from the mundane and interaction with the environment and its inhabitants.
You can expect clean and comfy accommodation, good food, help and assistance.
Support and guidance:
You will travel under the wing of a trained and experienced team who will provide full support, safety and comfort, 24/7. The places where we will stay overnight have been selected on the basis of comfort and atmosphere. To enhance the experience, you will sleep several nights in our Nomadic Camp along the way. Your own comfy tent, complete with a double bed, will be ready on arrival. Your luggage will have been delivered, the campfire glowing in our ‘lounge under the stars’, drinks are being served – these are nights to remember!
Everything has been thought of en route as well: the routes have been tried and tested and a 48-hour reconnaissance car drives ahead. We arrange picnic lunches in open meadows, and excursions in the vicinity. Most importantly, we can solve all sorts of technical problems too and our tech team is capable of repairing cars on the road.
Forthcoming trips for groups of pre-war, classic and vintage cars through:
– Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus
– Georgia, Armenia and Iran
-Chile, Argentina en Bolivia
Find more info on destinations, routes, dates and prices on our detailed travel page, which you will have access to via our home page.
Days on the road
We’ll start to gather around the breakfast table from 7.30 and during breakfast we can tell more about the day’s driving. Our technical team will be ready should there be any adjustments necessary to your car. We know every bend and bump along the way as well as alternative routes. If you want to adapt the route, we can discuss the best way to suit your wishes.
The “route book” will provide you with a detailed description of the route as well as an abundance of extra information about the environment we’re driving through. This will include history, the local economy, the culture, social structure, and maybe some local gossip.
We will include several nice stop off places every day where we will take our breaks. This could be a panoramic viewpoint or a cute village square. The ‘route book’ also includes a wide variety of places to see. We can help you organize visits: to an unusual church, or a centre for arts & crafts, or a farm, art studio, or a museum.
Our catering team will serve food and drinks at the most idyllic spots along the way. Imagine sitting down to coffee and pastries high in rural /farmland hills, or lunch in an ancient orchard, or drinks in a village square, or supper high in the mountains.
During the drive we will play our competition ‘The GREAT Game’. This will entail one or two ‘regularities’ such as a steep ascent or a test on a local circuit and one or two ‘challenges’. ‘Challenges’ always take place away from your car. Get in touch if you’d like more details about ‘The GREAT Game’. This is our new standard in international rallies with historic cars.
Maybe you’d like a day to yourself to do your own thing? We can suggest alternative routes that are faster or you can just use your gps and meet us at the next hotel.
When you reach the next hotel or lodge, our team will be there to welcome you and to check you in to your rooms quickly.
We will organize late-afternoon drinks followed by dinner in the evening. You can join whenever you like.
We will organize a guide should you wish to visit some villages or a city or head into the mountains – either alone or in a group.
Suzanne is a biologist and she will show you the stunning nature en route whether The Balkans, The Carpathians, The Caucasus or as far as the Altiplano (high plain) of the Andes.
In the evenings there’s always someone available to drive you to a panoramic view or to bring you to a local café.
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- Catering van (bottom)
- Lunch in an orchard
- On top of a mountain with all the cars
Each trip includes several rest days. These breaks allow you to build up strength and give you the opportunity to enjoy and explore the locality. We try to ensure that there are Fitness & Wellness facilities available.
Evening drinks and dinner are planned in for these days also and we are often joined by someone from the locality to tell us more about the surroundings. How do people earn their living here? How does this hamlet compare to the rest of the region and the country in general? What is the social structure of the area and what kind of local traditions are there? How did people live in this village long ago?
You can count on us to help you with whatever you need. We can help you visit local markets or getting to some ‘must see’ spot. There is plenty of time to explore the area and if necessary someone who speaks the language can accompany you. If you prefer to just ‘hang out’ and breathe in the atmosphere, that’s fine too!
During these rest days we will also make sure that there is a garage with good facilties where we can see to it that your car gets a full service.
Photoblock with 3 photos:
- Spa and wellness facilities
- Atacama Garage. Old bus in an Altiplano village near San Pedro de Atacama
- Local market
Words don’t do justice to the sublime experience in our Nomadic Camp.
There’s time for rest and reflection, inspiration, good conversation and intense enjoyment. Camping in the wild, far from daily life, just lends itself for inspiration.
Under the starry sky, and not far from your own tent, we will have our catering kitchen. We can provide you with fantastic trekking routes through the landscape, which you can use with your GPS. And we can show you where you can fish or if you’d like to explore the mountains on horseback, we can organize that too.
You may like to join Suzanne in the morning for yoga and meditation or Hein for a strong cup of coffee.
Let us know if you would like more details about the Nomadic Camp.
At the bottom of the tavel page you will find a day-by-day overview of this trip. We can send you a more detailed description if you wish? If you mail us, we will send this to you.
Photoblock with 3 photos:
Eating by the campfire
Fly fishing in Europe
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