Travelling through 7 countries in 5 days, this European rally will allow customers to join for all of or any of the stages of the drive to London. At the end of each day, you will relax in exclusive hotels and enjoy dining with like-minded owners. We will follow some of the most scenic drives in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and England – passing by stunning landmarks, beautiful nature and historic sites.
The rally will travel 1000 miles and join 1000 cars for the Centenary celebration in central London! Starting at CastaDiva Resort & SPA on Lake Como (Italy), the rally will include stops at St. Moritz (Switzerland), Schloss Weitenburg near Stuttgart (Germany), the Aston Martin test and technical centre at the Nürburgring (Germany) and finally, Château de Cocove near Calais (France), before reaching London via the Channel Tunnel.
We will arrive in London on Saturday for the exclusive Aston Martin style evening birthday party that will be held at the Freemasons Hall, London. The highlight of the Centenary celebrations will take place in Kensington Gardens on Sunday – the largest gathering of Aston Martins in the history of the company!
Leaving St.Moritz (1,856m) we will follow the Engadin valley, passing by numerous lakes and national parks, making our way up Flüela-Pass (2,383m) and on to Davos Klosters, the highest town in Europe. Enjoying the views at Lake Davos and idyllic Klosters we will find our way down to the Rhine valley passing Vaduz (Princedom Lichtenstein) and finally arrive at the shore of Lake Bodensee. Our last stop for the day will be the historic city of Constance,with its medieval lanes and beautifully renovated town houses. Our hotel for the night will be the Steigenberger Inselhotel Konstanz, beautifully situated on a small private island in an ancient Dominican monastry with a beautiful view of the lake.
Road trip - Blackwood Forest & Wine Road
After the entertaining event at “Schloss Weitenburg” we are heading west through the Blackwood Forest with its impressive scenery of old-growth forest and charming old little villages, gathering again in the old spa town of Baden Baden.
After crossing the Rhine Valley we drive east towards the German wine route also called the “Tuscany of Germany”, because of its warm climate, with almond- and pine-trees, cypresses, palms and even giant redwood trees. Passing some of the world’s best vineyards, old castles and palazzos we follow small winding roads towards the City of Mainz – our stop for the night in the Hyatt Regency Mainz. The Hotel embodies a perfect symbiosis of spectacular new construction and historical fortress (Fort Malakoff), located directly at the Rhein with beautiful views on Germany’s biggest river.
The highlight of the Centenary celebrations will take place in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park on Sunday – the largest gathering of Aston Martins in the history of the company with an expected number of 1,000 cars! Meet Aston Martin friends from all over the world and enjoy the great anniversary of the brand that unites us all. Of course, we will provide VIP hospitality tickets for Rally participants and a VIP parking space right next to the venue. Receive your exclusive Aston Martin hamper and fitting blanket for a private picnic in the park.