The Eagle Rally
'This really was an awesome trip! The whole thing was planned out with amazing routes and great accommodation. The sights and scenery we got to see and experience were well worth the trip and then some. Seriously, one of the best ways to experience Europe - I'd highly suggest looking at Pub2Pub's Eagle Rally’ - Dylan, Eagle Rally '19
*** Please note that due to the current pandemic, there was no 2020 Eagle Rally. It is our intention to run the next Eagle Rally between the 18th & 26th September 2021. This running is now open for bookings. ***
So, the Eagle Rally. What's this all about then?
Well, in southern Germany, where the rolling hills of Bavaria give way to the foothills of the Alps, there is a mountain six thousand feet high. On the summit of the mountain, there is a bar. To reach it, you must first negotiate the steepest road in Germany. From the top of this road, a tunnel takes you deep into the mountain, where brass elevator awaits. Powered by a U-boat engine, this elevator lifts you 400 feet through the heart of the mountain to one of the most dramatic bars in all of Europe: the legendary Kehlsteinhaus.
Better known as The Eagle’s Nest, this heady destination was built as a fiftieth birthday present for none other than Adolf Hitler. Its marble fireplace was a gift from Mussolini, its walls eluded the bombs of the RAF’s Dambusters and its slopes were finally stormed by the US 101st airborne division. It’s not only a spectacular spot to enjoy a beer. It’s a piece of history. And each year, we drive there for a pint, with 2021 set to host Pub2Pub Adventure’s third running of what has already become an institution: The Eagle Rally. So, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join Kermit and the team on a journey from the UK to the Eagle’s Nest, in deepest Bavaria.
But what can you expect from this jaunt from to the far end of Germany? An experience every bit as soul-stirring as the bar to which the journey will take you, that’s what. Think the greatest driving roads of the Ardennes, the Black Forest and southern Germany, the quirkiest bars and restaurants which you’ll never find in any tourist brochure and the sort of camaraderie from which friendships are made, all strung together with the attention to detail which made the Pub2Pub Expedition such a success…
'What an amazing road trip this was! Pretty much a once in a life time trip, with brilliant people to share it with.' - Fraser, 'Team Youth'
The Important Information:
Please note the final details of the 2021 Eagle Rally are still to be confirmed, as we don't yet know quite what 2021 is going to look like. However, our current thinking is detailed below:
Dates – 18th to 26th September 2021.
Distance – Approximately 1,800 miles of driving.
Vibe – Dignified. An exclusive club of a road trip, salubriously proceeding in a convoy of stylish automobiles which personify the crossroads between performance and comfort – in short, the perfect trip to undertake in your sports car or grand tourer.
Accommodation – Mid-range hotels, as befitting of such a classy, yet cost effective undertaking.
Cost – For two people sharing a car, and staying in either a double or twin room, the provisional price is £1,249 including all accommodation, breakfasts, channel crossings, entry to attractions and a cheeky Steiner in the Eagle’s Nest. If you're based in Europe and hence won't need the channel crossings, then the price is reduced by £100, and you're welcome to join us in either Calais or Brussels.
Payment consists of a £200 deposit to secure your place, with the balance payable at the end of January. On receiving the deposit, we'll get in touch with you via email for the details we require to complete the booking.
To find out more or to reserve your space on the 2021 Eagle Rally, email , and we'll get back you with full details of the trip.
'Our trip was so well organised and had such a great breadth of activities, routes and locations it made it really enjoyable' - Gary, Eagle Rally 2019