NEWS: £100K Lux-road trip with Range Rover & Abercrombie & Kent

You know the expression, 'how the other half live' – here's the ultimate in road tripping evidence – as two super-lux brands, Range Rover and travel aces Abercrombie & Kent teamed up to launch ‘the most luxurious road trip on Earth.’ 
The 21-day, £100,000+ "once-in-a-lifetime trip" takes in five continents, eight countries and nine of the world’s best hotels from behind the wheel of the 550bhp, 5-litre supercharged Range Rover SVAutobiography – the most luxurious model in the company’s history.
Can you imagine the guest list? And the trip which takes you through Europe's best beauty spots and driving roads, through African desert, the Atlas mountains, to Australia to bridge climb overlooking the harbour and beyond is only bookable via the world's most select boutiques in the UK, Abu Dhabi and Monaco. Crikey. It's the stuff of dreams isn't it?! 
The itinerary, developed as a joint venture between the two brands, offers customers 21 days of unparalleled luxury combined with the greatest driving routes the world has to offer, both on-road and off-road.
The locations have been handpicked to not only offer the very highest levels of luxury, but to provide guests with truly off-the-beaten-track experiences at locations only accessible thanks to the peerless capability of the Range Rover.
The one-of-a-kind Abercrombie & Kent itinerary has been developed to mark the launch of the Range Rover SVAutobiography – the ultimate variant of the British manufacturer’s luxury model line. Featuring unique exterior design enhancements, an exquisitely detailed interior and the most powerful engine ever offered in a Range Rover, the SVAutobiography is exclusively crafted at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations in the UK.
Mark Cameron, Land Rover Experiential Marketing Director, at Jaguar Land Rover said: “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. From Europe to Australia, this trip is all about the epitome of luxury but done so in a Land Rover way – the unexpected, the off-the-beaten-track and the once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This itinerary represents the definitive drive adventure, achieved in the definitive vehicle.”
Simon Lynch, Director of Business Development, Abercrombie & Kent, adds: “A&K are delighted to be partnering with Land Rover on offering this, the most ultimate of driving journeys. 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.”
Starting at £100,000 per person based on two travellers, this matchless road trip is fully customisable according to guests’ preferences and is being offered through Abercrombie & Kent’s bespoke boutiques located in Harrods London; City of London; Abu Dhabi and Monaco, as well as via online enquiries –
The A&K SVAutobiography road trip itinerary
Starting in Europe, guests take in the twisting mountain roads of Monaco, the coastal highway to Portofino and the breathtaking vistas of the Italian lakes, all from the leather-lined luxury of their personal SVAutobiography.
Accommodation for the first leg includes Four Seasons Cap Ferrat, the Villa D’Este overlooking Lake Como and the San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge in the stunningly beautiful and remote Dolomites region of the Alps. Lunch is taken at world-renowned eateries including Joel Robuchon at the Metropole and unique, bespoke activities include a personalised fragrance making class in the lavender scented hills of Provence and a glacier picnic - by chartered helicopter - in the peaks of the Alps.
The second leg of the trip sees guests fly to Marrakech for a three-night stay at the unsurpassed Royal Mansour. Drives in the region take in the arid desert around Ouarzazate, the perfect territory for guests to develop their off road skills in the SVAutobiography, and a route up into the Atlas Mountains ending with a lunch at Richard Branson’s exquisite hotel, Kasbah Tamadot.
The unique climate of the Arizona desert is the destination for the third part of the trip, as guests fly in to experience the one-of-a-kind Amangiri resort in Utah. Amangiri – meaning peaceful mountain – is located across 600 acres, tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. The resort is built around a central swimming pool and blends the dramatic surrounds with deep canyons and towering plateaus to create a raw and captivating landscape. Activities for this leg include a hiking and scrambling excursion into Antelope Canyon, a private dinner under the stars at a local Sandstone Butte and breakfast in Zion National Park.
The fourth leg sees guests take an overnight flight to Chile to experience the Atacama Desert – the driest non-polar desert in the world. Staying at Awasi – one of the most luxurious and remote lodges in South America – guests are assigned a personal concierge who designs a wholly bespoke experience customised to their interests. The driving excursions in the area are some of the most epic on earth and include a day drive to the Alamo Observatory, a £1bn telescope that can see the ‘beginning of time.’
An overnight flight to Sydney marks the final part of the trip. A night’s stay at the Park Hyatt gives guests the opportunity to relax after they have experienced both a VIP bridge climb and behind-the-scenes access to the landmark Opera House. A short hop to Tasmania the following day provides the opportunity for a stunning drive through the vast, rugged wilderness, taking in coastal heathland and forest, giving drivers the chance to put the SVAutobiography through its paces. Guests stay at Saffire Freycinet, where they experience a breakfast like no other – standing knee deep in an estuary enjoying fresh oysters and local sparkling wine.

The A&K SVAutobiography full itinerary
Day 1 – Nice to MonacoLunch at Joel Robuchon at the Metropole, Monaco
Overnight at Four Seasons Cap Ferrat

Day 2 – Hills of ProvencePersonalised fragrance making class
Lunch at Chateau St Martin
Overnight at Four Seasons Cap Ferrat

Day 3 – Coastal drive to Portofino3 hour drive to Portofino along the coastal highway
Overnight at Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Day 4 – Cinque TerreDrive along the coast to the Cinque Terre
Lunch on the Italian Riviera
Overnight at Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Day 5 – Lake Como cruise3 hour drive to Lake Como
Take a private sunset cruise over the lake to Bellagio
Overnight at Villa D’Este

Day 6 – Dolomite Mountains5 hour drive through the Italian lakes into the Dolomite mountains
Overnight at San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

Day 7 – Helicopter picnicFly up by Helicopter for a discreet picnic on a glacier
Snow shoeing and crevasse rappelling
Overnight at San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

Day 8 – Fly to MarrakechTransfer to Venice
Flight to Marrakech
Overnight at Royal Mansour

Day 9 – Ouarzazate Desert driveDay drive into the arid desert around Ouarzazate
Lunch in a private desert camp
Overnight at Royal Mansour

Day 10 – Atlas MountainsDay drive into the Atlas Mountains through Berber villages
Lunch at Richard Branson’s hotel Kasbah Tamadot.
Overnight at Royal Mansour

Day 11 – Transfer to USFlight to Las Vegas
Helicopter to Amangiri – Range Rover on standby for drive to hotel
Overnight at Amangiri

Day 12 – Monument Valley driveDrive 2.5 hours to Monument Valley
Antelope Canyon – Hiking and Scrambling excursion
Overnight at Amangiri

Day 13 – Grand Canyon by helicopterHelicopter to North rim of the Grand Canyon
Private dinner under the stars at a local Sandstone Butte
Overnight at Amangiri

Day 14 – Utah desert driveDrive 4.5 hours though the Arizona/Utah desert
Breakfast in Zion National Park
Overnight Flight from Las Vegas

Day 15 – Atacama, ChileArrival day in the Atacama Desert
Overnight at Awasi

Day 16 – Alamo ObservatoryDay drive to the Alamo Observatory
Private Lunch
Overnight at Awasi

Day 17 – Atacama desert driveDay Drive into the Atacama Desert.
Overnight at Awasi

Day 18 – Transfer to AustraliaOvernight flight to Sydney

Day 19 – Sydney Bridge climbVIP Sydney Bridge climb experience and behind the scenes at Sydney Opera House
Overnight at Park Hyatt Sydney

Day 20 – Transfer to TasmaniaFly to Tasmania
Drive 2 and a half hours through Tasmania on stunning roads
Overnight at Saffire

Day 21 – Boat trip to Wineglass BayQuad bike through the coastal heathland and forest
Boat trip to Wineglass Bay
Overnight at Saffire

Day 22 – Return to London
Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie & Kent offers a variety of incredible driving excursions throughout the year. For more information on further trips please see


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