Travel Club: Join the ultimate car rally

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Join the grid of the ultimate luxury driving experience - the Riviera Rally.

Some of the best driving roads in Europe, breathtaking scenery, and stays in some of the finest hotels and spas on the continent combine to make this a trip of a lifetime.

Just 35 cars are invited to join the exclusive Riviera Rally - Goodwood to Monte Carlo 2013 where only exotic, classic and interesting makes and models need apply.

Flagged off from the iconic Hill Climb at Goodwood and driving the famous Stelvio Pass via the stunning Portofino coast to the bustling playground of the rich and famous Monte Carlo, the Riviera Rally is the ultimate fantasy driving experience.

The six-day trip starts at Goodwood where drivers start from the estate's famous Hill Climb. Then it's off to the Champagne region in France, where your first night is spent in the beautiful Royal Champagne Hotel.

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A drive through the scenic Black Forest is the next adventure as the rally makes its way to Tonbach. Here guests will stay at the five-star Hotel Traube.

Day three sees the rally wind its way past the awe-inspiring Lake Konstanz and on to the famous Italian Stelvio Pass.
The highest paved mountain pass in the Northern Alps, with 60 hairpin turns, 48 of which are northern side, the Stelvio Pass is an exhilarating test for any motorist.

After such a thrilling drive, the Bagni di Bormio Spa Resort is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Set in the northern Alps, this hotel offers exquisite dining, luxury accommodation and a choice of spa experiences.

Refreshed and rested, the adventure continues driving through the glorious Italian Alps to the stunning waterfront town of Rapallo, part of the Tigullio Gulf.

Here guests will stay at the charming Excelsior Palace Hotel, with its lush gardens, views over Mount Etna and mountainside swimming pool, before embarking on an evening cruise on a luxury cruiser to Portofino.

Explore the delights of the Italian Riviera where every twist and turn uncovers another panoramic gem. Then it's on to the finish line where the chequered flag awaits you at the legendary Monte Carlo Bay Hotel.

Located on its own beautiful peninsula, set in four hectares of lush gardens with a crystal clear lagoon, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel is the epitome of luxury.

Here amid this splendour, the Riviera Rally will host a Black Tie gala dinner for its drivers. A wonderful end to a memorable experience...

DETAILS
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■ The Riviera Rally, in conjunction with Distinguished Company, and presented by The Wharf Travel Club takes place from September 8 to 13.

■ Entry fee £4,990 per car, including two team members.

■ Two support vehicles, along with a professional photographer, will be accompanying the trip.

■ Eligible cars include: Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Gumpert, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Lotus, Morgan, McLaren, Mercedes, Pagani, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Saleen, SSC, TVR, Zenvo, and any other interesting or classic car.

■ For more details, go to riviera-rally.com or call the Riviera Rally on 01243 203007. Quote The Wharf Travel Club when booking.

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