The best (off) Road Trips in the world, with local Support

Joint (off) Road Trips, 4x4 Self-Drive Tours, Guided Expedition Convoys, Challenge Editions, …
Unforgettable Journeys and off-the-beaten-track Discoveries
Check out our Join-In Calendar to 'Tag-Along' with likeminded travellers
Great Arrive-and-Drive Rental Conditions
The Routes we Travel on are already a Destination
Freedom, Camaraderie, Adventure & Fun guaranteed

 

Started off as a typical classic car organization in search of the most beautiful roads on the planet, we became increasingly fascinated by the overwhelming beauty of the off-road. Hence gOldentimers is now offering an exclusive selection of (off) road trips, self-drive tours, guided convoys and challenges, through alternating sceneries on paved as well as unpaved roads

Regularity Rallies, American Road Trips, Search Tours, 4x4 Self-Drive Safaris, passing Mountain Chains and participating in Adventure Challenges and Desert Raids, we did it all and learned a lot over the past fifteen years. But even more important, we've built a great network of professional partners that will assist you locally ...   

 

the Basics      

 

We can offer you different formulas, but in all our Tours you will enjoy the freedom of disposing of your own vehicle during the whole tour. Depending on the type of tour this can be your private vehicle or one of the many arrive-and-drive alternatives we have on offer. Unless you opt for a local driver, you will drive the vehicle yourself, while your co-rider(s) may assist with the navigation. 

The aim of our Tours is to get you connected with a region and everything it has to offer. With the exception of our Desert Raid Challenge, you do not need any particular (driving) skills to participate in any of our Tours. We go for authenticity, beauty and the right portion of adventure, not for speed or other extremes (see Spirit). So no worries, our professional setting provides for safety and comfort

The best choice of car and accommodation is largely determined by the local circumstances. In most parts of the world we will use a sturdy 4WD that can (also) take us off-road. We will book you a place with good comfort to spend the night. We avoid hotels that do not add to the experience. We drove all tours ourselves, so no unpleasant surprises ...   

The fact that we offer Joint Departure dates for our Tours is quite unique. Likeminded travellers can register for these tours with their Vehicle (the number of entries is limited). The Joint Departure dates are listed in the tour descriptions and on the Join-In Calendar. The Spirit of these Tours is all about 'Freedom, Camaraderie, Adventure & Fun'. Many of our joint (off) Road Trips will therefore follow the 'Open Tag-Along' principle, meaning you decide for yourself when and where you want to hook-up with others. All Tours shown on the Join-In Calendar are adults only. Depending on the Tour Formula members of the organization will be On-Tour with you or not (see Formulas). 

For Private Groups we can adapt dates and itineraries of our Tours, or even develop tailor-made Tour Events.

Our newest format is the Slow Rally. This is an extraordinary concept we develop with our Local Partners to get you truly connected with a specific region. You will drive on all kinds of Slow Roads and will be stimulated to spot all kinds of things, providing you with great opportunities to successfully compete in our International Photo Competition. Lots of Freedom, Camaraderie, Adventure & Fun guaranteed and ideal for a short break (read more about it in the Slow section).   

Although licensed by CCRA/TRUE, gOldentimers is not a typical tour operator nor travel agent (*). The gOldentimers Platform offers you a select choice of Local Operators that we represent on an exclusive basis. On your request we can bring you in contact with our local partners so that you can communicate directly with them. After all, they are the real experts of the region ...

All these independent operators are recruited for their excellence in terms of regional know-how, service and dedication. All were visited by us and have undersigned the gOldentimers Quality Control Provisions regarding operational processes, information systems and communication procedures. Together we stand for the highest professional standards in the business. 

 

A few more words regarding 

the Formulas : different tours call for different formulas. But whether in a private Self-Drive, as part of an Open Tag-Along, Slow Rally or Guided Convoy, or while participating in a Challenge Edition; you will always dispose of a vehicle to drive yourself during the whole tour. Depending on the type of tour we offer ‘Camp’, ‘Comfort’ and ‘Luxury’ formulas with matching accommodation. In some events you can participate with your private vehicle, but for most tours we secured appropriate Arrive-and-Drive solutions. Read more in the Formulas section ...

the Vehicles : for most tours fully prepared rental vehicles are provided at location at fleet conditions, with all necessary accessories, insurances and road assistance available as an option or already in place - see what's included in the tour descriptions. 

the Routes : the main purpose of our Tours is to let you blend in with the wonderful landscapes and typical locations, while driving freely through the most beautiful surroundings of the world. Scenic routes, backroads, byways, off road, … to us the (off) road is already a destination. Unlike more commercial tours, our (off) Road Trips do not just race from one city to the next, nor do we hurry from one touristic must see to the following. We make sure to keep a good balance between excitement, tranquility and authenticity. You will not just drive through a region but you will connect with it ... 

the Accommodation : after an amazing and satisfying day trip, you will arrive at your place to spend the evening and night. All participants in an Open Tag-Along, Guided Tour, Slow Rally or Challenge Edition will stay over at the same location. In the cities this will likely be a high rated hotel downtown, close to where the action is. But depending on your choice of Tour the accommodation may vary from a luxury resort to a basic camp in the wilderness (and everything in between) ... Read more in the Formulas section ...

the Food and Entertainment : whether in the most lively city or in the middle of nowhere, we understand the need for a rewarding dinner and drinks after an exhilarating day on the (off) road. Ask your guide or consult our roadbook for a selection of places to stop by and for some authentic local entertainment. Make it a memorable evening with (or without) your fellow participants ... 

the gOldentimers Community : we like to think of gOldentimers as one happy family. We're not a formal club with admissions and fees etc., rather a community of free individuals willing to help each other out along the way. Read more about this in the gOldentimers Club section ... 

the Prices : because of our direct approach the listed prices are very competitive and for each Tour we clearly indicate what is included and what is not. There are no extra booking- or member fee charges. Our standard rate is calculated per person and based on two persons sharing (standard room and vehicle). Separate rooms are optional at a single surcharge (upon availability). For some tours we can also offer triple rooms. We secure fleet conditions for you and maintain a best-price-guarantee. Looking for a Group Incentive? We will tailor-make a Tour Event for you including some unforgettable extra's (read about it in the Private Groups section) 

 

How to register for a Tour? Well, that's easy ... Go to our Platform Menu to View All Tours or to make your selection. You can also consult the Join-In Calendar to search for Joint Departure dates. Select your vehicle and send in your Application Form. Done ...

Please note that we have to secure fleet reservations well ahead and that the number of entries is limited (first come first served …)

So make sure to become part of the gOldentimers Community well in time and don't forget to send in your pictures and videos  ...

 

(*) gOldentimers does not book your in- and outgoing flights. If you need assistance with flights, visa, travel insurances, ..., or other formalities you need to take care of before your departure please consult the Flights & Visa section.

 

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