Astonishing views, challenging gravel roads and inspiring places. The Alps-Crossing that you never knew was possible. Let Beyond Adventure take you to the new heights in the heart of Europe.
BEYOND ADVENTURE THE ALPS-CROSSING – The Alps are the highest and the most extensive mountain range in Europe. The highest point - Mont Blanc with its 4,810m - is on our route but unfortunately, there are no roads to the top, so instead we go under the mountain!
The Alps have so much more to offer. Amazing gravel roads, small mountain passes, beautiful villages, its own flora and fauna and of course astonishing views. The heart of the Alps is very well known to many travellers, but right next to the crowded tourist routes Beyond Adventure will take you to breath-taking gravel paths that are paving their way from one mountain pass to another. Surprising spots where endless serpentine roads are hidden between the 100 Alps’ peaks higher than 4,000m. 4 countries and 10 mountain passes tell only a small part of the story.
And as the scenery is not enough - we turn up the experience with our unique cars offered. You can choose between our specially developed Porsche 911 (964/993) KALMAR RS with its special terrain set-up or our well known Porsche Cayenne KALMAR CS, developed after many world record drives across continents. Where else is this possible?
This Alps-Crossing is possibly only being offered for our 2021 season - due to demand for the cars elsewhere - so it’s time to sign in to ensure your spot!
EXCELLENCE PAIRED WITH PASSION, ADVENTURE AND PRECISION
Beyond Adventure is all about exploring the world on passionate and unique driving adventures. Getting from A to B shall become your experience not just transport. We offer you to explore “bucket-list” destinations. All behind the steering wheel of the coolest vehicle for the challenges.
We dare to motivate you to go where no-one normally goes and we want to exceed your expectations with our one-of-its-kind concepts. We redefine automotive adventures and target via a distinctive teamwork to also extend your network and to create friendships. When joining a Beyond Adventure you will become the part of a passionate team and will immediately feel our uniqueness in how we do things.
Jan Kalmar Beyond Adventure was established by Jan Kalmar – an adventurer, petrol head and extreme driver who is constantly exploring the planet on four wheels. This life-long passion has led to an extensive network. Jan has bent the limits for automotive challenges for over 20 years and even set World Records in the process.
For us the experience must be distinctive - we supply the best service wherever we go but never lose the flexibility and individual approach. Therefore have we developed an unique Classic Rally-Style Driving Concept for Beyond Adventure, not competing for the fastest time but instead for the most precise timing. This means you drive and navigate by yourself independently. Of course, the support team is always close by and for the most challenging stages, the entire group stays together.
The passion for adventures is deep within our vastly experienced event team. We always aim for the best possible comfort and always ensure you are never alone. In case of an emergency, break down or a simple puncture, there is a solution assisted by the Beyond Adventure team. So, although you drive solitary, you are never alone, even in the most remote areas.
On special adventures a Beyond Adventure paramedic is present to ensure premedical assistance in an unlikely emergency. Same goes for vehicle issues if needed a specially trained technician is on site. For all Beyond Adventures the team always includes a local guide to explain about the area and inform about local habits and traditions, simply to widen your horizon - as Hans Christian Andersen said: “to travel is to live.”
Behind the scenes, a team of travel experts is on alert from start to finish following your progress via GPS tracking for your safety and comfort - always ready to support.
The experience starts already when signing in, from that moment you can always rely on our support. Our adventure starts at the arrival airport. From here all is taken care of all the way to the departure airport. Get ready to explore the world you never knew existed... the extraordinary world!
Let the adventure begin,...
Jan Kalmar, founder
DAY 1 - ALPS-CROSSING SOUTH
The Adventure starts at Stuttgart Airport where you will be picked up by our team. A short shuttle to the hotel located in the middle of any car enthusiast’s dream. Here a welcome briefing including car presentation and team introduction will take place before our welcome dinner. Enjoy the surroundings of the special automobiles in all shapes and forms. Now it’s time to relax before the driving begins tomorrow.
Let the Adventure begin! We start easy by adapting to the cars which shall get you over many mountain passes over the next days. Today we drive both the back roads from Stuttgart via the Black Forest as well as the unlimited German Autobahns to the foot of the Alps. The first small pass will open your view towards the mighty Mont Blanc as a small appetizer for all the amazing views to come. First stop will be a great lunch in one of the oldest ski resorts in France - Chamonix.
After lunch, a time to explore the beauty of Chamonix with the possibility to climb the 1,000 metres up to the Montenvers-Mer de Glace attraction with the famous little red railway train. Alternatively, hop in a cable car which will take you up to an altitude of 3,777 metres, above the seracs, the Pélerins glacier and the hanging glaciers on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi. Experience this extreme altitude.
Total KM: 421
Today is packed but still extraordinary landscapes and experiences. In the morning you will head directly to the skies but still on tarmac roads. Enjoy it while you can as soon that will change and the surface will transform into gravel roads connecting the mountain ranges, letting you explore your skills and limitations of the cars.
The route may be short in distance but rich in breath-taking views, action-packed roads and full of places unknown to most, which will give you memories that will last forever. Enjoy picnic on the go and after a day of exploring new routes, treat yourself in the hotel and spa located at the foot of the slopes in the ski resort of Val Cenis.
Total KM: 133
Prepare yourself for a day full of serpentine gravel roads, challenging you to reach limits for both you and your car. Remember to finish first - first you have to finish, so take good care of your cars and your heartbeat. Heading to Col du Sommeiller with its close to 3,000m altitude making it one of the highest drivable roads in the Alps. At the top, you will enjoy your picnic lunch next to the stunning blue turquoise lake.
Steer back down towards the valley and start climbing over a low pass before the real navigation challenge starts when you need to find your “own” way over the Col du Granon mountain pass. Heads up - keep going when you see “no entry” sign!
Relax in the heart of the Alps after a day full of driving and thrill of emotions contemplating the beautiful mountain view.
Total KM: 229
How can it be possible to add more after 3 days of astonishing nature and mountain views? Well, get ready for today!
You will drive to Col d’Izoard for a quick warm-up before the big climb to the Col du Parpaillon. Here you will meet the 520m tunnel, the highest in Europe, carved out of the mountain, a must see experience for all modern explorers. Your lunch can be enjoyed on the sunny side of the tunnel before you work your way down along of the most amazing track you can imagine. Don’t forget to have your cameras ready and be prepared for the view that will surely take your breath away in addition to the rather thin air. After a stunning driving day enjoy well-deserved timeout before an even more thrilling day tomorrow.
Total KM: 130
Today is all in the name of Rally and Racing. Setting off from the hotel marks the start of amazing hairpins at thrilling roads. After reaching Col de Turini we have a short lunch stop before we start the drive down the famous rally stages from Rally Monte Carlo. When being close to Monaco, a loop of the F1 track in Monaco is a good Grand Finale before we make our way to the hotel near Nice airport. Here we will annouce the Rally winners and enjoy the farewell dinner in style.
It is the time to say “see you next time” to all the similar-minded Adventurers whom you have shared this unique experience with. Tomorrow you will be shuttled to the airport for an easy departure, unless you take a few extra days to relax in this wonderful area of Europe.
Total KM: 263
• Roads and tracks that exceeds all expectations
• An automotive adventure in the centre of Europe
• From time to time extraordinary food and accommodation
• An expedition close to the limits
• Extraordinary cars
ALPS-CROSSING IS NOT:
• A visit to the ordinary tourist’s tracks
• Fast and straight roads
• Always with GSM coverage
• The ordinary automotive sales-promotion tours
• Is not many kilometres per day - but many hairpins
DURATION AND DATES:
6 days (5 driving days)
We offer 2 different options:
• Porsche 911 (964/993) KALMAR RS
• Porsche Cayenne KALMAR CS
PRICES PER PERSON:
Price upon request.
• Beyond Adventure with great food and best accommodation available
• Classic rally style driving / full support
• Shuttles from and to airport
• All non-alcoholic drinks
• GSM / Satellite data connection
* Excluding flights to Stuttgart International Airport and from Nice International Airport and to your home destination.
Group Size: Min. 8 participants. More waves possible if needed to cover demand.
Information correct at time of publishing, due to the nature of the projects changes can occur.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +45 21 13 11 01 (also available on WhatsApp).