So, the Eagle Rally. What's this all about then?
Well, in southern Germany, where the rolling hills of Bavaria give way to the foothills of the Alps, there is a mountain six thousand feet high. On the summit of the mountain, there is a bar. To reach the bar, you must first negotiate the steepest road in Germany. From the top of this road, a tunnel takes you deep into the mountain, where brass elevator awaits. Powered by a U-boat engine, this elevator lifts you 400 feet through the heart of the mountain, to one of the most dramatic bars in all of Europe: the legendary Kehlsteinhaus.
Better known as The Eagle’s Nest, this heady destination was first built as a fiftieth birthday present to none other than Adolf Hitler. Its marble fireplace was a gift from Mussolini, its walls eluded the bombs of the RAF’s Dambusters, and its slopes were finally stormed by the US 101st airborne division. It’s not only a spectacular spot to enjoy a beer. It’s a place of history.
And we’re driving there in 2020, on Pub2Pub Adventure’s third annual running of what has already become an institution: The Eagle Rally. So, it is our great pleasure to offer you the chance to join Kermit and the team on the 2020 journey from the UK to the Eagle’s Nest, in deepest Bavaria.
So what can you expect from this jaunt from to the far end of Germany? An experience every bit as soul-stirring as the bar to which the journey will take you, that’s what. Think the greatest driving roads of the Ardennes and southern Germany; the quirkiest bars and restaurants which you’ll never find in any tourist brochure, and the sort of camaraderie from which friendships are made, all strung together with the attention to detail which made the Pub2Pub Expedition such a success… but as a picture is worth a thousand words, enough whaffle – click here for a photo album from one of our previous runnings of the event, or here for ten of the stand-out moments from our 2018 trip:
The important information:
Dates – 20th to 28th June 2020
Distance – Approximately 1,800 miles of driving
Vibe – Dignified. A club of a road trip, salubriously proceeding in a convoy of stylish automobiles which personify the crossroads between performance and comfort – in short, the perfect trip to undertake in your sports car or grand tourer
Accommodation – Mid range hotels, befitting of such a classy, yet cost effective undertaking.
Cost – For two people sharing a car, and staying in either a double or twin room, £1,249 including all accommodation, breakfasts, channel crossings, entry to attractions and a cheeky Steiner in the Eagle’s Nest. If you're based in Europe and hence won't need the channel crossings, then the price is reduced by £100, and you're welcome to join us in either Calais or Brussels.
Payment consists of a £200 deposit to secure your place, with the balance payable at the end of January. On receiving the deposit, we'll get in touch with you via email for the details we require to complete the booking.
To reserve your space on the 2019 Eagle Rally, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get you on the trip.