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Range Rover creates once-in-a-lifetime road-trip

Driving adventure spans 5 continents and 8 countries in 21 days

Published: February 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Updated: February 18, 2016, 7:11 AM

Range Rover SVAuthority

Jaguar Land Rover is offering a road trip of a lifetime to coincide with the launch of its most luxurious sport utility ever, the Range Rover SVAutobiography.

Available through select boutiques in the UK, Monaco and Abu Dhabi or online, the 21-day, off-the-beaten-path ride-and-drive was put together with luxury-travel specialists Abercrombie & Kent. It involves driving on five continents, through eight countries, and with stays in nine of the world’s top hotels.

“We set out to design a trip worthy of the ultimate luxury SUV and thanks to our partners at Abercrombie & Kent we have achieved just that,” says Mark Cameron, Land Rover Experiential Marketing Director. “From Europe to Australia, this trip is all about the epitome of luxury but done so in a Land Rover way. This itinerary represents the definitive drive adventure, achieved in the definitive vehicle.”

“A&K are delighted to be partnering with Land Rover on offering this, the most ultimate of driving journeys,” adds Simon Lynch, Director of Business Development, Abercrombie & Kent. “Our love of adventure, combined with exploration and luxury for over 50 years, gave us the inspiration for this expedition, which is packed full of unforgettable experiences. Our pioneering customers will explore landscapes, see wildlife and meet communities well and truly off the beaten track.”

The Range Rover SVAutobiography is the flagship Range Rover model, featuring exclusive exterior and interior design treatments, and the most powerful engine ever to grace a Range Rover engine bay.

The program starts in Nice, France and follows the coast to Monaco, for a week of driving around the Provence, Alps and Italian Riviera regions, and some side trips (such as a helicopter trip to an Alpine glacier for winter recreational activities, and a boat cruise on Lake Como) before jetting off to Marrakech.

From there, guests hone their off-roading skills driving in the Moroccan desert and up into the Atlas mountains. The 3-day leg ends with a flight to Las Vegas, and then a drive through Monument Valley, helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon, driving around the Arizona/Utah desert and day trips into Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park.

The 15th day of the adventure has guests flying into Chile for a drive around the world’s driest, non-polar desert — the Atacama — and a visit to the Alamo Observatory and its £1 billion deep-space telescope.

The final leg of the journey takes place in Australia for an up-close look at the Sydney Bridge and Opera House, before a short hop to Tasmania for a drive through the coastal forests, and then a flight back to London to complete the adventure.

The cost of the 21-day, 5-continent expedition? It starts at £100,000 (about $200,865 Canadian) per person, based on 2-person bookings, and is fully customizable for individual preferences.