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4 Amazing Vacations That Will Satisfy Your Inner Car Geek

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Next time you take a vacation, don’t settle for a pedestrian rental car. Here are a few getaways that help incorporate your passion for cars into your trip.

Gateway Canyons Resort

Started in: 2004
Location: Gateway, Colorado (near the Utah border)
Cars: Bentley Continental GT, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Ford GT, Porsche 911, Baja Trophy Truck, etc.
Price: $600-$1,800 per night (packages vary)
www.gatewaycanyons.com

This lavish resort is enticing enough on its own, with breathtaking scenery, sumptuous rooms, and all sorts of outdoor activities, but the best part about the place is that founder John Hendricks, creator of the Discovery Channel, set it up to be a haven for automotive enthusiasts like himself. An on-site auto museum houses an impressive collection, including an ultra-rare Oldsmobile F-88 concept from 1953. A fleet of exotics and supercars is available to rent for a spectacular drive along nearby Highway 141, and you can hit the off-road track to either ride along with a professional driver or learn to drive a Baja truck for yourself.

Autobahn Adventures

Started in: 2003
Locations: Europe’s best driving roads
Cars: Porsche 911, Audi R8
Price: $11,000-$15,000 (not including airfare)
www.autobahnadventures.com

These all-inclusive group tours are indulgent affairs spanning multiple countries, thousands of miles, and more than 10 days at a time. You can drive either a Porsche 911 or Audi R8 Spyder through alpine passes in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria or along the Mediterranean on a trip that includes tickets to the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix as well as a seven-day stint on a yacht.

Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club

Started in: 2004
Location: Pahrump, Nevada (55 miles west
of Las Vegas)
Cars: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Cadillac CTS-V,
Radical RXC
Price: $1,295-$4,595 for driving schools; $45,000 plus $5,000 per year for track membership
www.springmountainmotorsports.com

As the longest road course in North America, Spring Mountain’s 6.1-mile circuit hosts various group track events along with Corvette and Cadillac V-Series racing schools. The resort also offers an on-site waterpark, housing options around the property, and an individual membership program that affords access to on-site garages and regular track days.

Land Rover Adventure Travel

Started in: 2014
Locations: Scotland, Tanzania, Iceland, Namibia, Australia,
and more
Cars: Land Rover Discovery Sport,
Land Rover LR4, Land Rover Defender
Price: $6,400-$14,000 (not including airfare)
www.landrover.com/experiences/adventure-travel

Land Rover has been traversing the globe for decades now and recently started offering all-inclusive explorations to the public in partnership with African luxury travel organization Abercrombie & Kent. Instructors are on hand to make sure the SUVs don’t go too far off-road so that you can enjoy the amazing landscapes from the trails, not some ditch.