Details have been released on the spectacular FIVA World Rally in Andorra this summer (1-7 July 2019), open to anyone with a historic car at least 30 years old, not only to members of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles).
As FIVA President Patrick Rollet explains, “While Andorra is hosting the event, the World Rally enables participants to visit three countries – Andorra, France and Spain.”
The itinerary is bursting with opportunities to enjoy new experiences in company with other historic car enthusiasts, from rafting in Sort, a small Spanish village some 70 km from Andorra, to riding Andorra’s Tobotronc (at 5km, it’s the longest Alpine toboggan run in the world – but very safe!). There are museum tours, shopping expeditions and a concours in a pedestrian-only avenue in the centre of the nation’s capital city, Andorra la Vella plus, for those who prefer more sedentary pursuits, there’s a concert at the Ordino Auditorium and spectating at the Cirque du Soleil. Whatever activities are on offer during the day, however, each night will see participants return for an overnight stay at the luxurious Arthotel in the centre of Andorra la Vella, capital of the Principality of Andorra.
“This means that despite the 500km in total that the route will cover through Andorra, France and Spain in the course of five days, any mechanical maladies will not disrupt the fun,” continues Patrick Rollet. “The drive will include dramatic roads high in the Pyrenees but the emphasis is on exploring beautiful countryside and absorbing local culture, rather than pushing your car to its limits.”
To register for this unmissable event, visit andorrabooking.com.
1st July (Monday)
Arrival at the hotel. Reception and welcome drink. Dinner and overnight stay.
2nd July (Tuesday)
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to the visit of the ‘3 Nations’, with a stop at St. Joan de Caselles, visit to the Museum of the Motorcycle, coffee break at the Port d’Envalira circuit, lunch at El Prado Restaurant in Puigcerdà and a return to Andorra via La Seu d’Urgell. Dinner at the hotel.
3rd July (Wednesday)
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to the discovery of the southern part of the country, followed by a visit to Naturlandia to enjoy the Tobotronc. Coffee break. Lunch in Os de Civis. At 17h00, entry to Caldea. Dinner at the hotel. At 22h00, departure by bus from the hotel to attend an ONCA Concert at the Ordino Auditorium. Return to the hotel.
4th July (Thursday)
Breakfast at the hotel. Walking tour of ‘old town’ and Casa de la Vall, the seat of government. At 11h00, departure for the 3 Valleys. Coffee break in Arcalis and then to the Coll de la Botella. Lunch in the restaurant grill. Afternoon visit to the Museum of the Automobile (Encamp). Dinner at hotel.
5th July (Friday)
Breakfast at the hotel. Day devoted to a route in Spain. Departure from the hotel at 09h00 to head for Sort, a small village 70 km from Andorra, with rafting. A country lunch at the Borda Ritort in Sort. Back to Andorra for dinner and Cirque du Soleil.
6th July (Saturday)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning shopping down town. Lunch in Andorra la Vella. In the afternoon, the Elegance Competition will take place at Vivand, a commercial / pedestrian avenue in the city centre. Closing dinner and awards ceremony.
7th July (Sunday)
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by departure.
Price per person:
- Accommodation in double room €690.00 p.
- Accommodation in single room €790.00
- Participants with motorhome €510.00 p. (full programme without hotel accommodation)
The price includes:
- Stay with half-board Arthotel
- 5 lunches, drinks included
- Entrance to the Automobile Museum of Encamp
- Entry to the Motorcycle Museum in Canillo
- Entry to Caldea
- Descent on the Tobotronc
- Closing dinner, drinks included
- Coffee breaks
- Commemorative plaque for all participants
- Dossier with general information about Andorra, etc.
- Insurance for cancellation and travel assistance
See andorrabooking.com for more details.
Notes to Editors
FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is the worldwide organisation dedicated to the preservation, protection and promotion of historic vehicles and related culture, as well as their safe use. Since April 2017, FIVA has been a non-governmental partner of UNESCO, and continues to pursue its successful FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year programme.
For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President Communications on firstname.lastname@example.org, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33 9 66 12 44 64 (landline).