At gOldentimers it's all about Freedom, Camaraderie, Adventure & Fun ...

Explore the world in a Vehicle you drive yourself
The (off) Roads we travel on are already a Destination

 

the gOldentimers (off) Road Spirit

 

gOldentimers is all about Freedom, Camaraderie, Adventure & Fun. Some events will be more challenging than others, but we're not looking for extremes and safety is always our prior concern. In a general sense our Tours are based on the freedom of driving an own vehicle, while getting support and camaraderie from likeminded participants whenever needed. A lot of our (off) Road Trips are therefore set-up according to the 'Open Tag-Along' principle, that combines a secure feeling and the social benefits of a group, while respecting your personal freedom (read more in Formulas). In order to ensure a true road trip experience for everybody, most of these Open Tag-Alongs with Joint Departure date (as listed on the Join-In Calendar) are open to adults only

Every (off) Road Trip awakens that powerful feeling of freedom and adventure. And the support from fellow participants provides for peace of mind along the way. gOldentimers is a guarantee for camaraderie, fun and unforgettable moments  ... 

We see it as our mission to get you connected with the region in a comfortable and secure way. We're not just hopping from one must see to the next and we are certainly not afraid to go off the beaten track. This spirit is also well reflected in our Slow Rally format, a unique concept we develop with our Local Partners. You will drive on all kinds of Slow Roads and are stimulated to spot things, providing you with great opportunities to successfully compete in our International Photo Competition  (read more about it in the Slow section). But whatever the formula, we make sure the (off) roads you travel on are already a Destination. 

While most Tours will be easy going and do not require any special driving skills, some of the off-road tours and especially some Challenge Editions, will put the endurance of man and machine to the test. Whenever this is the case it will be clearly marked in the 'open for' section of the tour description. Needless to say a positive attitude is mandatory to participate under these circumstances ...

Upon arrival you will be briefed by our Local Partner who will put a lot of emphasis on the local (off) road conditions and safety regulations. Whatever the Tour formula, every Participant has to respect the local laws and regulations at all times ...

 

A few words regarding the Vehicles

In capturing the soul of a Tour, your vehicle will be an important factor. Different types of tour call for different types of vehicle and vice-versa. We can offer all kind of rental vehicles that are fully equipped and that are perfect for the job. Arrive-and-Drive in style with nothing to worry about ...

-  Tours on all kind of (off) Roads, open to 4WD's only

  • Since we love to go off the beaten track and experience it all, most of our Tours will be open to 4x4 vehicles only. This does not necessarily mean that you'll be driving in off road conditions the whole day. Most Tours will also take you through small cities and villages and will be a mixture of tarred, gravel and sandy roads that are still used by the locals on occasion. And although driving off road can be somewhat demanding for driver and vehicle from time to time, for most of our Tours you don't need prior 4WD experience. Please read the 'open for' section in the tour description carefully.
  • Even when following the Green Lane principle, exploring not only the paved, but also the dirt and sandy roads, taking you through mud and water on occasion, will make you feel one with the surrounding nature. And remember, be it in a Slow Rally or any other Open Tag-Along Tour, help is always close by in a gOldentimers Joint Departure.... 

- Tours open to 2WD's 

  • Especially in the USA the old two lane highway system and the many scenic byways still allow you to travel big distances on quiet roads in a comfortable 2WD car. Picture yourself in a convertible with the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin cruising through the cotton fields ... While driving during the day is mostly laid-back in these tours, some nights out with your fellow participants might be somewhat more lively ...

- The Adventure Challenges

  • If you are looking for some real action, we have lifechanging Challenges to offer you ... What about crossing the Moroccan desert in a vintage car (4WD or ... 2WD)? And what about exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Asia in a genuine Tuk-Tuk? Our Challenges will provide you with stories (and friends) for life ...

 

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 ...

 

life is short and good memories are a treasure ...
stop dreaming about it, experience it !