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The Driving Standards: As High as the Alps.

Duration: 7 days

Tour highlights:

  • Helicopter flight over the Dolomites
  • 16 mountain passes in 5 days
  • Drive on the world-famous Stelvio Pass and Timmelsjoch Pass
  • Exclusive offer with a Porsche 911 Turbo S

Ambitious drivers need challenges – such as endless combinations of bends, exciting mountain passes at an altitude of over 2,500 metres and countless braking, turning and acceleration points. Do you want to experience the narrow alpine roads and the performance of a Porsche? Then get in – a Porsche 911 Turbo S is waiting for you.

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Your itinerary

Day 1
Telfs

An individual transfer will bring you from Innsbruck Airport to the luxurious Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol in Telfs. Arriving a bit early is a good idea, as this will give you more time to relax at the hotel’s spacious spa area. After all, you are about to take on exciting challenges at the wheel of a Porsche over the next few days. The Porsche Travel Experience team will make sure that you are well prepared with a professional driver briefing. The first culinary excursion leads directly to the hotel restaurant – for a top-class dinner.

Did you know...? At the spa of Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, you can choose your preferred form of relaxation – such as the panorama pool, ladies’ spa, private spa, sauna area, textile sauna complex, relaxation area and large garden.

Day 2
Telfs – Merano

The first pass waiting to be conquered by you is a true legend: the Brenner Pass. The Strada Statale 44 del Passo di Giovo over the Jaufen Pass takes your driving pleasure to new heights with 23 hairpin bends over 39 kilometres and views just as stunning as those on the drive through the Passeier Valley. The finish line is located on a rock above Merano – at Castel Fragsburg. A five-star hotel with enchanting gardens, a natural spa and a rock terrace. Then, a helicopter flight over the Dolomites takes you even higher. The views of the rugged peaks of the 250-million-year-old mountain range, the unspoilt scenery and the winding mountain passes are an unforgettable highlight – and will rev up your expectations for the drives that are still to come. In the evening, a cable car ride and a short hike will take you up to the idyllically located Gompm Alm. At 1,800 metres above sea level, the local delicacies prepared using organic ingredients will offer you an incomparable taste experience.

Did you know...? Castel Fragsburg was originally a hunting lodge. Today, it is also famous for its carefully selected breakfast buffet featuring local and seasonal products. The ‘Royale’ breakfast has even been listed as one of the ‘Mighty Top Ten’ breakfast experiences in Italy by Vanity Fair magazine.

Day 3
Merano – Trient – Merano

In the morning, you will find that even an award-winning breakfast will not lessen your hunger for high-powered driving escapades. Fortunately, the second day with your Porsche is here. Today is all about driving, driving, driving. Sinuous mountain passes such as the Mendel Pass with a crest height of 1,363 metres will only ramp up your appetite for more. And this is good, as the magic of clean, focused and dynamic cornering is what driving a Porsche is all about. At lunchtime, you can savour the culinary wizardry of Edoardo Fumagalli at the restaurant Locanda Margon. The third foodie delight of the day is just countless bends away – after an intense drive back to the hotel in Merano, the chef at Castel Fragsburg will demonstrate his formidable skills in the evening.

Did you know...? The Mendel Pass marks the language border between the German-speaking and Italian-speaking regions of Tyrol. It connects the Überetsch with the Non Valley, and thus also South Tyrol with Trentino. The eastern road up to the pass is known for its 17 hairpin bends and extraordinary panoramas.

Day 4
Merano – Stelvio Pass – Merano

The intensity is ramping up as your driving experience scales new heights – right up to the Stelvio Pass at 2,757 metres above sea level. With its 48 hairpin bends, the second-highest paved mountain pass in the Alps is a treat for expert sports car drivers. The north-eastern ascent is one of the most challenging passes in the Alps. In Ponto di Legno, the Ristorante San Marco offers you an opportunity for a culinary pit stop with a traditional lunch. With renewed vigour, your journey continues on through the impressive landscape of the Vinschgau. After hundreds of gear changes, accelerations and adrenaline rushes, it is time to wind down at Castel Fragsburg. Bringing the day to an end in style, you will swap the sports car seat for a seat at the table full of appetising fare at the Michelin star restaurant Sissi in Merano.

Did you know...? Stelvio National Park is one of the largest nature reserves in the Alps. It combines all of the climate zones found in the Alps, thus offering ideal conditions for many rare plants and animals.

Day 5
Merano – Cortina d’Ampezzo – Merano

5 passes in the space of a few hours: when faced with such a challenge, you and your car need to work in unison. Behind the wheel of a Porsche, this is completely normal – and yet always exciting. On the way over the Karerpass, Sella Pass and Grödner Joch, the power of the sports cars from Zuffenhausen needs to be skilfully deployed. The Ristorante Tivoli in Cortina d’Ampezzo is all about the perfect interaction between the finest ingredients. The head chef at the alpine restaurant creates a lunch menu that earns its Michelin star each and every day. If stars were awarded for the most beautiful and unforgettable high alpine roads, the Falzarego Pass and the Pordoi Pass on the way back to Hotel Castel Fragsburg would certainly be studded with them. And with a little luck, your day may even draw to a close under billions of stars in the night sky – after dinner in a relaxed atmosphere on the hotel terrace.

Did you know...? Cortina d’Ampezzo is a well-known skiing region that is set to attract global fame by 2021, when it will host the World Ski Championships. The Winter Olympics will also be held here in 2026.

Day 6
Merano – Sölden – Telfs

A new day, a new summit. With an irrepressible forward thrust, one Porsche after another will scale the steep mountain stage to the 2,474-metre-high Timmelsjoch pass. After a spectacular drive into the valley of Sölden, you and your fellow drivers will enjoy the relaxing drive with the cable car to the mountain top of the Gaislachkogel. Reaching the top, the gourmet restaurant ice Q, shooting location of James Bond SPECTRE, welcomes you with a dreamlike panorama and exquisite indulgences. The journey over mountain and valley will have your heart racing long after your arrival in Telfs. In the evening, Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol will quicken the pulse yet again, this time with culinary delights. Over a delicious dinner, you can reminisce about the tour so far.

Did you know...? The word ‘Timmel’ comes from the old alpine-Romance word ‘tömbl’, meaning a small hill. Based on this name, it can be surmised that the pass has been in use for a long time. Of course, the ‘small hill’ does not refer to the Timmelsjoch pass itself. Rather, the name refers to the round-shaped masses of scree formed by the glacier that still line the entire Timmelsjoch pass today.

Day 7
Telfs

Time for the serpentines, alpine roads and mountain passes of Austria to say ‘Servus’ (goodbye) – and ‘Hope to see you again soon!’. After a final, hearty breakfast and your transfer back to Innsbruck Airport, you and your fellow travellers will take home memories of an intense and eventful time. If you have some space left in your luggage for even more memorable experiences, you are of course welcome to extend your stay.

Did you know...? In Telfs, the ‘Peace Bell of the Alps’ has been ringing out at 5 p.m. every day since 1997. The ten-ton attraction was set up to mark the 25th anniversary of the ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenraum’ group. Working in cross-border cooperation, ‘Arge Alp’ promotes mutual understanding among the peoples of the Alps and strengthens joint responsibility for the Alpine region and peaceful coexistence.

Single room upon request (see additional information).


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Contact Information

For more information, please call
+49 (0) 711 508 705 39
or email porschetravelexperience@sporttotal.com

Additional Information

Minimum number of participants:
8 persons

Package includes:

  • 5 days driving experience in provided Porsche
    (2 persons per vehicle)
  • Airport transfers from/to Innsbruck Airport
  • Further transfers as specified in programme
  • Helicopter flight over the Dolomites
  • 6 nights’ accommodation including breakfast:
    • 2 nights at Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol
    • 4 nights at Hotel Castel Fragsburg
  • 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Luggage shuttle
  • Porsche Experience package

For single room registrations (7.990,00 € p. p.) please contact the Porsche Travel Experience team.