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Old 06-14-2012, 01:13 AM
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Hey guys I was working with my best man to come up with plan for my bachelor party next spring and here is what we came up with:



Depart LAX Thursday Night (May 9th)

Arrive In Barcelona, Spain (May 10th)

Barcelona - Watch Formula 1 Qualifying (May 11th)

Barcelona - Formula 1 Race Day (May 12th)

Rent Car and Drive to Frankfurt - 12 hour ride according to Google (May 13th)

Spend the day at the Nürburgring (May 14th)

Porsche & MB Museums (May 15th)

Drive back to Barcelona - 12 hour ride (May 16th)

Barcelona to Ibeza (May 17th)

Ibeza (May 18th & 19th)

Back to LA (May 20th)



I wanted to get opinions from those of you that live in Europe to see if this seems like too much in the amount of time we are there? Is the drive of 12 hours realistic from Barcelona to Frankfurt? The other thought was to do the drive straight to Frankfurt on the 13th and then 15th instead of driving back to Frankfurt from Stuttgart, just going down to Geneva and spending the night there on the way back since its about 1/2 way.

Also can anyone recommend car rental places for the Ring? I found this place: (EDIT Found some more)

http://www.rent-racecar.de/english/prices/index.html

http://www.rsrnurburg.com/car-rental...ce-car-rentals

http://www.rent4ring.de/en/info/rent...dschleife.html

but they seem higher then what my buddy told me he paid when he went (I havnt asked him yet here he rented)

Thanks

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Old 06-14-2012, 01:16 AM
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that is the ultimate bachelor party...
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:31 AM
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Good lord! I don't think it could get better than that...

You and you friends must be loaded. Lol don't you live in Vegas(a popular bachelor party destination)?

I'm jealous
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Good lord! I don't think it could get better than that...

You and you friends must be loaded. Lol don't you live in Vegas(a popular bachelor party destination)?

I'm jealous
Its expensive but not terribly .... I usually travel over seas once a year and it runs about $3,000 for my self .... this will be slightly more (renting a car at the ring, and F1 tickets) but I dont plan on it being more then $5,000 for my self and it will be a trip of a life time.

I wont be buying a lot of mods between now and then, but it will be worth it. Once thing I have realized is that you can spend your money on things (cars, mods, tvs, iPhones, ect) or you can spend them on experiences. Things get old, break, or lose their luster, but experiences can never be taken away from you.

Oh and yea I live in Vegas .... but Im not a stripper type guy .... plus Im so over this city lol
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That sounds like a hell of a time, my envy is showing

Have a blast, pictures pictures pictures
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RSR Nurburg ring are amazing, Dale who owns the company is a real legend.
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If there's a couple of drivers then the drive isn't a problem, I did calais to chamonix which is about 900 miles in one hit just stopping for fuel, don't forget to factor in the French tolls for the autoroutes top to bottom would be around $400 ish

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complete envy, have a great time!!!!!!!!
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That is going to be crazy!

Share the same story as Pobsey re the tolls in France. Recently drove from Calais down to Nice/Cannes and it cost me around $250 in tolls each way. You may even be better off flying if you can't really be done with the driving, Lufthansa do direct flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt for around the $400 mark.

If you haven't been to Ibiza before then be prepared, ha ha. Such an awesome little town that's always buzzing. Avoid San Antonio if you can and perhaps Playa Den Bossa...nothing wrong with those areas but it's typically full of the UK crowd and cheap(er) bars. Ibiza Town is where it's at for the cool marina front spots and the plush hotel's. One place you have to visit is DC10. A converted aircraft hanger behind the main airport that's open from 12pm to 12am on Mondays & Fridays. 3 different rooms 1 of which being an outdoor area which has 737's/767's flying overhead every 10 minutes. Also the Zoo Project, an old school abandoned Zoo high up in the hills
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I can vouch for rentracecar.de - we went out with them an they were excellent! Great service, lots of cars to choose from. Super knowledgeable staff. Will use them again when we go back.

Here's some ring guidance:
http://nurburgring.org.uk/
http://www.ausringers.com/your-story

Make sure you are well rested for your day at the ring!!!! Also - don't forget Ring Werk (the museum) and possible tours of the F1 areas.

Porsche museum in Stuttgart is the best museum in the world. Ever. Merc is pretty good - it's more focused on the history of the car. Porsche is focused on motorsport.

Also - Hockenheim and Spa Francours aren't far off your route, either....

BTW - consider staying in Adenau and Stuttgart instead of Frankfurt?

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That is going to be crazy!

Share the same story as Pobsey re the tolls in France. Recently drove from Calais down to Nice/Cannes and it cost me around $250 in tolls each way. You may even be better off flying if you can't really be done with the driving, Lufthansa do direct flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt for around the $400 mark.

If you haven't been to Ibiza before then be prepared, ha ha. Such an awesome little town that's always buzzing. Avoid San Antonio if you can and perhaps Playa Den Bossa...nothing wrong with those areas but it's typically full of the UK crowd and cheap(er) bars. Ibiza Town is where it's at for the cool marina front spots and the plush hotel's. One place you have to visit is DC10. A converted aircraft hanger behind the main airport that's open from 12pm to 12am on Mondays & Fridays. 3 different rooms 1 of which being an outdoor area which has 737's/767's flying overhead every 10 minutes. Also the Zoo Project, an old school abandoned Zoo high up in the hills
Damn didnt realize the tolls would be so much .... maybe flying might be better.

Does anyone know if there is a shuttle that will take you to the ring for the day from Frankfurt? Or would we be better off renting a van? and driving.
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I can vouch for rentracecar.de - we went out with them an they were excellent! Great service, lots of cars to choose from. Super knowledgeable staff. Will use them again when we go back.

Here's some ring guidance:
http://nurburgring.org.uk/
http://www.ausringers.com/your-story

Make sure you are well rested for your day at the ring!!!! Also - don't forget Ring Werk (the museum) and possible tours of the F1 areas.

Porsche museum in Stuttgart is the best museum in the world. Ever. Merc is pretty good - it's more focused on the history of the car. Porsche is focused on motorsport.

Also - Hockenheim and Spa Francours aren't far off your route, either....

BTW - consider staying in Adenau and Stuttgart instead of Frankfurt?
Thanks for all the info. Ill check out some of the links.

I was thinking Frankfurt as it seemed the most central. Book one hotel and not have to worry about hotel hopping. Thoughts?
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You're going to have a pretty tight schedule - you might save some driving time by not bouncing back and forth between the city and your other locations (looks like about two hours minimum driving between each destination and Frankfurt)....especially if you're not looking at anything specific in Frankfurt. Both the ring & ringwerk and Porsche/Merc in Stuttgart will consume a whole day each - could be nicer to kick back for eating and drinking instead of facing travel back to Frankfurt?

We stayed here in Adenau - nice hotel, plus Adenau is s a nice little town:
http://www.blaueecke.de
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Sounds like this will be one fantastic trip, have a blast!

PS I'm right there with you when you say your over this city lol.
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