The Riviera Adventure is a unique driving event that takes in some of the most breathtaking roads in Europe, as well as visiting the iconic cities of Monaco and Rome en route.
There are no time constraints or destination arrival deadlines – this is a fun, social driving experience where like-minded petrol heads can get away from it all by driving, dining and telling each other far-fetched stories about their cars, daily exploits and past adventures. Couples are welcome, as is a casual dress code!
• Choice of Porsche Boxster or Porsche Cayenne to drive
• Return Eurotunnel crossings
• 7 nights 4 & 5* luxury accommodation for 2 people (bed & breakfast)
• Guide to the best roads and passes in southern France, Monaco and northern Italy
• Full day to explore Monaco incl. entrance to the Willow Stream Spa
• Full day to explore the city of Rome
• Tour of the Ferrari museum and Pagani and Ducati factories
• Dinner at Lake Garda
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
• Fuel, toll fees, personal expenses
Sat 21 June (Ashford - Challes)
Meeting and registration at the Ashford International Hotel. After a drivers briefing we will drive to the Eurotunnel terminal for the channel crossing, followed by a drive south through France to our first evening's destination, the stunning Chateau des Comtes situated in the hills above Lake Annecy.
Sun 22 June (Challes - Route Napoleon - Monaco)
Drive south of Grenoble and on to what is claimed to be Europe's finest driving road by both Autocar and Evo magazines - the N85 Route Napoleon. We will wind through the beautiful little French towns of Gap, Sisteron & Digne les Bains, followed by a short drive south and along the magnificent Cote d'Azur to Monaco. We will be staying at the awesome 5* Fairmont Monte Carlo overlooking the harbour. A swim in the rooftop pool will precede drinks in the veranda bar, prior to a tour of Casino square.
Mon 23 June (Monaco - Col de Turini - Monaco)
A midday start, driving through Monaco then up into the hills past Sospel & Valdeblore via the iconic Col de Turini. We will cover over 100 miles of spectacular passes and tunnels used in the Monte Carlo Rally, before heading back down through the mountains for a 2nd night in Monaco.
Tue 24 June (Monaco - Rome)
A great drive out of Monaco heading south along the Cote d'Azur will see us arrive at the fantastic 5* Aldrovandi Villa Borghese hotel in Rome around lunch time, giving us the chance to spend the afternoon re-charging our batteries by the hotel pool or to see the sights in one of the finest cities in Europe.
Wed 25 June (Rome)
No driving today meaning participants will get the chance to see the amazing city of Rome, tour the Coliseum, the Vatican and the Spanish steps. In the evening we will be heading to the city bars to get a taste of the vibrant Italian capital at night.
Thu 26 June (Rome - Modena - Lake Garda)
Another fantastic drive as we head north and on to Modena for a tour of the Ferrari museum & exclusive factory tours at both Pagani and Ducati! Following the tours we will continue with a drive north to beautiful Lake Garda, where we will enjoy a fine Italian dinner at the lakeside Relais Sant Emiliano Hotel.
Fri 27 June (Lake Garda - Paris)
Friday will be spent driving from Lake Garda to Chantilly, located on the northern outskirts of Paris. Arriving late afternoon, we will be staying somewhere quite special - the marvellous Chateau de Montvillargene, the former residence of the Baron of Rothschild.
Sat 28 June (Paris - Home)
The opportunity to relax and stroll the estate grounds prior to our midday crossing back to the UK.
Saturday Chateau des Comtes, Challes, FRANCE
Sunday/Monday Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, MONACO
Tuesday/Wednesday Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, Rome, ITALY
Thursday Relais Sant Emiliano, Lake Garda, ITALY
Friday Chateau de Montvillargene, Chantilly, FRANCE
Terms & Conditions
Entry is free and limited to one per person. Competition runs from midnight on 15th March until 5pm on Tuesday 15th April 2014. The winner will be the person who is closest to the position selected by our panel of expert judges in the Spot the Ball game associated with this competition. The winner will be notified by telephone and must be able to travel from Ashford in the UK on Saturday 21st June 2014. Winner can choose between a Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayenne to drive on the tour. For insurance purposes, entrants must be 27 or older. There is no cash alternative for this prize. If the winner is unable to attend, the prize will be awarded to the next person closest to the judge's position. See full terms and conditions.