Driving Schools & Adventures
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DRIVING SCHOOL OWNER'S DAY
Throughout the year, we're proud to feature exclusive Owner's Day events at each of our Driving Schools. Unique from typical Driving School experiences, these events encourage owners to bring and drive their own vehicle, and spend the day with other Land Rover owners. The four locations include Equinox Resort, Biltmore Estate, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello and Quail Lodge. More details on each resort below.
NEW DATES FOR 2013:
- February 24
- May 19
- August 25
- November 10
Owner's Day events will not take place at every Driving School on every date above, as some of the schools have seasonal closures.
Land Rover Experience Driving Schools provide a unique opportunity to take advantage of the unparalleled capabilities our vehicles have to offer. Accompanied by a professional Land Rover Experience Driving Instructor, you'll learn to properly navigate steep ascents and descents, pick the right line on side tilts, and maintain vehicle control in challenging off-road settings. Whether avid enthusiast, seasoned adventurer or curious novice, each lesson will be customized to your individual skill level, so you're assured of facing exciting yet appropriate terrain.
When your day of off-road instruction is done, your evening will be spent amid the comfort and grandeur afforded by the world-class resorts where lessons are held.
Land Rover Experience Driving Schools
Land Rover Experience Driving Schools provide customized adventure activities and amenities for destination resorts. Off-pavement programs and courses range from one hour to multiple days. Guests start on a dedicated lesson-course full of exciting obstacles and then progress to more advanced Trails which take place on open and varied terrain. A variety of accommodation packages are available at each location, combining Land Rover Experience off-road programs with luxurious stay and amenities.
Resort Physical Addresses and Web Sites:
Unforgettable luxury mixes with elegant outdoor adventure at this exclusive New England destination.
Nestled between Southern Vermont's Green Mountains and the Taconic Range, Equinox | The Vermont Resort is one of New England's premier luxury resorts. Equinox | The Vermont Resort offers elegant accommodations amid 1,300 acres of lush, old-American landscape, a world-class golf course, fine New England cuisine, and a host of outdoor experiences. Activities include archery, fly-fishing, and off-road exploration with an all-new Land Rover Experience Driving School. A registered historic landmark, Equinox | The Vermont Resort revels in the changing of the seasons, offering distinct Land Rover Experiences every Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
For driving school reservations and information, please call 1-802-362-0687.
3567 Main Street Route 7A
Manchester Village, VT 05254
Over 100 years old, this 250-room chateau is a stunning backdrop to your Land Rover Experience Driving School.
As monumental as the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround it, the magnificent Biltmore Estate has been enchanting visitors for more than a century. George Vanderbilt's 250-room chateau is impressive on many levels-such as the 65 fireplaces, the collection of priceless antiques and works of art and, of course, the architecture. Stroll through the Frederick Law Olmstead gardens to visit the Biltmore Estate winery to sample award-winning estate-grown wines. Pick up the activity level by exploring the 8,000-acre property on mountain bike, horseback or from the driver seat of a Land Rover. The Estate's woodlands, pastures and rolling hills create an exceptional setting for off-road driving. At trail's end, recharge at the Inn on Biltmore Estate - a four-star hotel with all the charm and elegance of Biltmore House itself.
For driving school reservations and information, please call 1-828-225-1541.
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello
65,000 acres waiting to be explored. What are you waiting for?
Picture a red cedar castle - the world's largest log hotel-perched along a scenic river in the heart of Quebec's Laurentian Mountains. It can only be the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, a historic Canadian resort that exudes rustic charm and opens the door to another era. As you sit beside the immense hexagonal fireplace and plan out your vacation, you'll undoubtedly want to reserve a seat for the Land Rover Experience Driving School. With 65,000 acres of unspoiled nature, you're perfectly positioned to navigate the technical woodland obstacles, as well as catch a possible moose sighting. And in season, the school offers dedicated snow- and ice-driving lessons.
2012 schedule: April 1 - November 30
7 days a week: 9 am to 5 pm
Winter operations: abbreviated availability and program. Please call for details.
For driving school reservations and information, please call 1-819-423-3038 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
392 Notre Dame, Montebello QC J0V 1L0
A Carmel Valley legend, this 850-acre resort is surrounded by spectacular scenic beauty. Guests can enjoy championship golf on the sunny side of the Monterey Peninsula, relaxing spa treatments, tennis, and even a putting course that meanders among the beautifully renovated guest rooms. The Covey is one of the region's most celebrated restaurants, and Edgar's offers a casual 19th-hole atmosphere. Welcome to Quail Lodge, a resort unlike any other in Carmel or anywhere else.
Seasoned adventurer. Curious novice hoping to savor breathtaking scenery from a fresh perspective. No matter what your skill level, you'll find yourself capable of navigating incredible off-road obstacles when there is a professional Land Rover Experience Driving Instructor at your side.
EXCITEMENT ON MANY LEVELS
When driving off-road, the speeds are slow. But there's no time to relax. No matter how slowly you drive, things happen fast when you're descending a steep, deeply rutted two-track trail, or when you're managing a tight hairpin turn with trees encroaching on both sides. And even at a single mile per hour, you're sure to feel a surge of adrenaline as you drive over a pile of logs with just three wheels touching, and only one with traction.
No matter how thrilling the challenges, you'll quickly learn to hone your skills under the guidance of your expert Land Rover Experience Driving Instructor.
Of course it also helps that your classroom is a Land Rover - an SUV from a family of tremendously capable four-wheel-drive vehicles that have literally been raised in the wilds of the world's most remote areas.
For driving school reservations and information, please call 1-831-620-8854.
8205 Valley Greens Drive
Carmel, CA 93923
Lessons (priced per vehicle):
Whether this is your first time off-road or you have advanced experience, lesson courses provide elements and terrain that will increase your knowledge and ability off-road. Lessons cover the basics of expedition-style driving and are customized to fit your skill and comfort level. Off-road obstacles such as steep ascents, descents, side-tilts, log crossings, creek crossings, rock crawls, and boulders create an exciting and memorable off-road adventure.
One-Hour Lesson $250
Two-Hour Lesson $400
Trails (priced per vehicle):
Once you have completed a lesson, try your new skills on more difficult terrain. There are thousands of acres of beautiful wildlife filled hills, rock and boulder covered terrain, wooded trails and other real-world obstacles to explore. Trails will increase your skill level and introduce more advanced driving techniques. Courses can be customized to cover specific techniques, such as winching, expedition planning and navigation.
Two-Hour Trail $400
Full Days and Scenic Drives (priced per vehicle):
Full Day Experience - $1200
A truly customizable experience. Whether it is your first time out or you are looking to hone your off-road skills, the all day provides the most flexible and individualized attention to your adventure needs. Full days begin with lessons on set terrain that cover ditch crossings, log crossings, side-tilts, and vehicle controls while gradually moving into more advanced trails such as steep hill climbs, rocky descents and rugged traverses. Each Full Day Experience includes a picnic lunch and two Land Rover Experience Driving School Gifts, along with your framed certification of completion-prove your mettle to your friends. (6 hours, maximum of three drivers)
Advanced Full Day Experience - $1200
Full Day Experience required. Completed the first Full Day Experience, but need more? This additional full day introduces winching and recovery techniques, advanced trail recovery and pull options, advanced rock and trail terrain and expedition preparedness. As with the Full Day Experience, the individualized instructions allows us to customize the day to fit your own background and needs-we move at your pace-while introducing new and exciting ways of maneuvering safely off-road. Each Full Day Experience includes a picnic lunch and two Land Rover Experience Driving School Gifts, along with your framed certification of completion-show them you conquered both full day courses. (Full Day Experience required, 6 hours, maximum of three drivers)
Corporate Activities (priced per person): All corporate activities include a premium branded Land Rover gift for each participant along with a framed certificate of completion. Group events require a minimum of six participants, and operate under special cancellation policies-please see below.
Mission Impossible: Team Building Activity (3 hours) - $250 per person
Work together as one group to solve a rescue, emergency, or trivia scenario created by our creative and capable Land Rover Instructors. The groups will use both off-road driving and outdoor skills to solve multiple part challenges while working on team work and communication in a fun and unique environment.
Geo-Cache Scavenger Hunt (3 hours) - $250 per person
Work as a group or make your own Land Rover Geo-Cache race. This event provides basic navigation, GPS and compass training before groups work over a wide area with multiple challenges to collect hidden items to win the race.
Off-Road Challenge Events (3 hours) - $250 per person
Have you ever driven blindfolded? Don't worry your team will help you. Experience the Blind Drive, Rat Trap, Service Drive, Off-Road Trials Course and other exotic and new ways to challenge your group in a truly memorable event.
Group Lesson (2 hours) - $150 per person
The perfect meeting break or alternative to less exciting group activities. Give your group something to talk about. Lessons cover the basics of expedition-style driving and off-road obstacles such as steep ascents, descents, side-tilts, log crossings, creek crossings, rock crawls, and boulders create an exciting and memorable off-road adventure.
Executive/VIP Transportation - Location Specific
Land Rover Instructor available for hourly chauffeured service for local transport, meeting transport, or evening events.
Wedding Transportation - Location Specific Land Rover Instructors dressed for the occasion with fleet vehicles tastefully appointed for the special event. This service may include wedding party scenic drives to and from the service, reception transportation and event transportation services. Fleet size limited.
Airport Ride/Drive - Location Specific
Your next ride to the airport could be behind the wheel of a new Range Rover Sport. Along with your Land Rover Instructor, experience the on-road capabilities of one of Land Rover's current products on your way in our out of town. Includes assistance with luggage, brief vehicle walk-around (depending on your time) and a certified Land Rover instructor to customize your experience.
CANCELLATION AND BOOKING POLICIES:
Individual Booking Cancellation:
A 48-hour cancellation period applies to all bookings. If cancellations are not made outside of 48 hours, full fees will apply. All bookings must be confirmed by valid credit card, or held against the credit card on file for a resort guest.
Group Bookings (6 or more people) Cancellation:
20% gratuity applied to all group bookings
Cancellation outside of 30 days: No fees apply
Cancellation 14-29 days out: 50% of total fee charged
Cancellation 0-13 days out or decrease in group number: Full fees apply
General Policy Notes and FAQ:
- The cancellation policies apply to all bookings without exception
- A valid driver license and signed disclaimer are required for all guests who wish to operate the vehicle
- Guests may choose from available vehicles in the current fleet-price is the same, regardless of model
- Courses are offered 7 days a week, 9 AM till dusk-call for special arrangements
- All bookings must be secured with a valid credit card
- There is a limit of three guests per vehicle for off-road bookings-it is recommended that the one-hour lesson be booked for one driver only, while all other bookings may have one, two or three drivers
- An instructor accompanies each and every vehicle for bookings-the instructor sits in the front of the vehicle (driver seat when demonstrating, passenger front seat when instructing)
- Passengers are no additional charge and there is no age restriction for passengers; children enjoy the ride with the parents and the scenic and exciting experience
- Lessons must be completed before booking trails
- All prices listed are per vehicle and not per person, unless otherwise noted
- All participants must sign a Land Rover Experience Driving School release form to enter the vehicle
Current Land Rover Owners will receive a 10% discount on all lessons and trails
Owners will receive a 10% discount on Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello's "Bed & Breakfast Package" - some restrictions apply