Wolfpack's initial memories of Croatia are very fond; with our first experience being during the 2017 Gumball Rally (Riga to Mykonos), driving through the magical roads to Dubrovnik, we were captivated and mesmerized by its incomparable beauty: knowing for certain that we must return. This is why we are kicking off this inaugural rally in this stunning and underrated country. Croatia's second-largest city, Split is a great place to explore Dalmatian life as it's truly lived.
The second stop of the Wolfrun will take us via the dazzling Croatian coastline, leading us to the spectacular seaside town of Opatija. Croatia's almost “transcendental” powers whisk you into another dimension, another world, where time seems to stand still. We are thrilled to explore and live (ever so briefly) the lifestyle of this historic town where the Austro-Hungarian elitist used to vacation during that belle-époque. Although it lost a lot of its sheen during the Yugoslav period, Opatija has spruced itself up in the last decade with travelers drawn to its grand spa hotels, spectacular location and agreeable year-round climate.
All spellbinding roads lead to beautiful Lake Garda, Italy; surrounded by luscious green hills, and majestic mountains, all visitors including the wolves can expect full relaxation, beauty and culture amid a stunning natural background. Italy never fails to impress with its breathtaking views, delectable cuisine and exquisite wines, all of which Poets and Politicians, Divas, Dictators, and now Rally Drivers have been drawn to. Bippity-Boppity-Boo!!!
Cortina d'Ampezzo, otherwise known as just “Cortina” is the Queen of the Dolomites; set like a jewel in the crown of the heavens. The drive through the Dolomites are stupendous, leaving you gasping for more, with each winding turn, these superb roads do not disappoint. One of Wolfpack's most memorable drives, lasting about 3 blissful hours behind the wheel, we constantly found ourselves asking how the world could be so beautiful. On every driver's bucket list, this scenery will remain etched in your mind for life.
Entering one of Wolfpack's favorite countries to drive in (and home to one of our original Wolfpack members), there is never a dull moment when we hit the roads of glorious Austria. The Grossglockner mountain, stands as the tallest point of the Austrian Alps, captivating thrill seekers to Austria's most coveted Alpine Road. The colorful flower meadows, fresh flowing rivers, crisp clean air are mesmerizing whilst carefully driving through the winding roads. A magnificent experience for all; another bucket list item.
Bavaria's ever famous Capital, Munich (aka München) exudes all the Bavarian charm any outsider could ever ask for. The century old buildings and museums are all fine and dandy, but let's be honest, it's all about Oktoberfest and those 25lb beers that could snap your arm off and you wonder how you will ever finish…but do. And if that isn't enough, getting dressed in authentic German Lederhosen and Dindles (correct spelling Dirndl), riding roller coasters and stuffing our faces with pretzels and endless unidentifiable cuisine, is well… The Wolfpack's optimal way of finishing a rally. Prost!