Global Experience.

Global Experience.

Location: North America

Days: 54

Vehicle: own

Price: upon request

Conditions for participation (PDF)

Highlights:

  • Glacial fjords in Alaska
  • Dawson City
  • Crater Lake
  • Grand Canyon
  • Route 66

The routes, hotels and program items are subject to change, in which case equivalent alternatives will be available.

Global Experience.

The great Mercedes-Benz Offroad world tour will take place in stages held once per year. Each stage will take place at the optimum time for travelling in the region concerned, assuming that the political situation in the countries to be crossed allows the trip to take place at that time.

Stages planned for the next five years are as follows:

  • 2014 Europe and Asia: Germany to Vietnam
  • 2015 Australia: Darwin to Sydney
  • 2016 North America: Alaska to Texas
  • 2017 South America: Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego
  • 2018 Africa and Europe: Cape Town to Germany

What to expect.

2016 North America: From Alaska to the Rio Grande

The third stage of the Mercedes-Benz Offroad world tour runs from the Pacific coast of Alaska to the coast of Texas. The route follows such famous roads as the Alaska Highway and Route 66, while passing through Canada’s Rocky Mountains and descending deep into Utah’s canyons.

The many highlights along the way include a drive on the Dempster Highway that traverses the Arctic Circle – Canada's most northerly road. In the USA's canyon lands, we will be visiting the bizarre rocky landscapes in Utah followed by UFO landing sites and the legendary Carlsbad Caverns with their limestone formations in New Mexico. In Texas, the route then leads us to the Rio Grande on the border with Mexico, before continuing to the journey's final destination of Houston. It is from here that the G-Classes, after clocking up nearly 17,000 action-packed kilometres, will be shipped back to Germany.

Arrival and accommodation.

As on all tours organised by Mercedes-Benz Offroad, accommodation is in good to very good hotels – if these available at the locations. A number of overnight stays in bivouacs are however also planned in more remote regions.

Requirements.

The most important requirement for taking part is your own G-Class (G 270, G 350, G 500, G Professional). We will take care of customs formalities and transport arrangements to Alaska and back from Houston.

Route & program

Program

The journey of around 17,000 kilometres from Alaska to Texas includes many asphalt roads. However, these are interspersed from time to time with driving on dirt roads in Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, the canyon lands in the American Southwest and the national parks. Our destination at all times: spectacular landscapes off the beaten track. Starting from Anchorage in Alaska, the Denali Highway runs parallel to the icy peaks of the Alaska Range before picking up the Pan-American Highway in Delta Junction. After crossing the Canadian border, there is still a good stretch of gravel track on the Top of the World Highway to the stage destination of Dawson City, the legendary gold-mining town. From there, the journey continues on the Dempster Highway to Inuvik, crossing the Arctic Circle on the way. The route then winds down to the coast, via the Nahanni and Jasper National Park and through the arid steppe landscapes of central British Columbia. With its lighthouses, steep cliffs and sweeping shores, Oregon has a wealth of stunning vistas to offer. The route then heads south on Highway 101, through the redwood forests of Northern California into the canyon lands of the southwest. Highway 50, which runs right through the desert state of Nevada, has earned itself the nickname of the 'loneliest road in America'. Things become even wilder in the red-coloured canyons of Utah. The drive through the canyon scenery culminates in a detour to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is followed by one last driving highlight in Arizona, with the most picturesque stretch of Route 66, America's historic 'Mother Road'. Next stop: Las Vegas, the gambling oasis in the desert.

Time for a day's break for relaxing at the poolside, shopping, a show in the evening and a night-time stroll along the legendary, neon-flashing Vegas Strip, before the journey continues through Death Valley and then on dirt roads through the mountains to Monument Valley. Further destinations along the way include the Carlsbad Caverns, home to one of the world's largest and most beautiful limestone caves, the Big Bend National Park, the Rio Grande desert canyons and San Antonio with its colourful markets, tequila shops and tortilla stands. From the final destination of Houston, the G-Classes will then be shipped back to Germany and the participants will take their flight home.

Closing date for registration.

31 March 2016

Participation and payment.

The minimum number of participants is twelve vehicles, with a maximum of 14 G-Class cars plus the organisation vehicle. Places will be allocated in the spring on a first-come first-served basis. You will be notified straight away if the trip is already fully booked or if it is cancelled. All participants are cordially invited to take part in a basic driving course and information day at our location in Biberach. There you will have a chance to discuss all the details of the trip and meet the other drivers.

Benefits.

The price includes:

  • Container shipment of the G-Class
  • All hotel accommodation with evening meals and breakfast
  • Various sightseeing tours
  • Sightseeing flights to the polar sea and the USA
  • Backup by a Mercedes-Benz service specialist

The price does not include:
  • Flights to Alaska/from Houston
  • Alcoholic drinks during meals, fuel and all other costs not listed, e.g. for additional activities, tolls or entry fees

Because only a limited number of places are available on this tour, we recommend that you register as soon as possible.

Once we have received your registration, you will be sent a booking confirmation and an invoice for a deposit towards the total cost of the tour. The balance will be due 42 days prior to the shipment date, and a travel cancellation insurance policy will then become effective.

Organiser: Tufa GmbH, Gewerbestraße 10a, 78345 Moos

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Phone: +49 7732 970 147

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