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Verve Rally participants rave about their experience on the rally. We are fortunate to have captured some of the comments.   For more information visit www.ververally.com.
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Verve Rally @ Devonshire Club London

An evening for Ververs and their guests celebrating life and exploring Verve Rally's new routes for 2018. The Rolls Royce Dawn, Lamborghini Huracan and Maserati GTS created quite a roar in the City of London before parking up inside Devonshire Square. 
 
Set in the sophisticated yet cosy atmosphere of the Devonshire Club in London, was a delightful evening fuelled by Veuve Clicquot which left everyone purring for the rallies of summer 2018. 
 
Catch a glimpse into the evening through some of the photos below.
 
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

On this Verve Rally route you will drive across 7 countries in 9 days (avg drive time 4.5 hours). We visit Chantilly in Northern France and down to the Riviera whilst staying in Monaco, visiting the famous Italian lakes, driving through the German autobahn, famous alpine passes, Black Forest and celebrating our achievement of completing…
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NEW ROUTE: SPANISH ADVENTURE 2018

The Spanish adventure offers a new route this year where we ferry down from London to Ibiza in Spain. It involves an overnight stay in a luxury ferry with dinner and connecting with Ververs. Next we explore some of the best routes from northern coast of Spain to the south-eastern coast. We indulge in the…
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Verve Rally in Central London

Verve Rally hosted it’s exclusive event at Home House members club in Central London recently. A great way to end the first month of the year and get ready for a fun February.

Ververs joined for an evening of mingling to find out more about the 2018 routes over canapes and drinks.

A wonderful event which went on into the dark hours of the night. Here is a little sneak peek for super car and travel enthusiasts. For more information visit Verve Rally.

 

Verve Rally Pune Launch

Verve Rally launches this time in the city of Pune bringing a lifestyle experience to the elite of the city. 

The event was hosted at the Hyatt Pune in collaboration with Belmac Residences and Fratelli Wines.

An evening of elegance with live entertainment and a guest list of travel and car enthusiasts. Some well renowned names from Pune include Deven Bhandari (B.U. Bhandari), Sumit Kumar (GM Hyatt Pune Kalyani Nagar), Dr. Satyajeet Naik, Vinay Arhana (Rosary Schools), Debarati Ghosh (Nails & More), Deepti Arhana (Rosary Schools) and more.

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Verve Charity Gala Ball Highlights

The co-founder of Verve Rally, Darshana Ubl organised the Verve Charity Gala event at the Bloomsbury hotel in London on 29 November. This sold out event had entertainment by Monroe, Benjamin Studd, Lisa and DJ Joshua Roberts who took the guests through to curfew. James Cannon was our amazing auctioneer for the evening and it's…
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INAUGURAL VERVE RALLY CHARITY GALA

A TIME FOR DRIVEN PEOPLE TO GIVE BACK Verve Rally, the luxurious adventure travel experience, will host their inaugural fundraising Gala Ball at The Bloomsbury Ballroom in London on Wednesday 29th November. The Verve Gala Ball raises funds for established charities based in England and Wales. This year’s Charity Gala is in aid of Make-A-Wish…
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Lake Como – A whirlwind romance

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My Verve Rally dash around continental Europe in September 2016 led to so many alluring discoveries, but I left a piece of my heart in Lake Como. Let me tell you more of our whirlwind romance.

Our convoy swept into Como in the late afternoon sunshine, just as I was mourning the end of an amazing day driving along the Cote d’Azur, from Nice.

We had clung to the edge of the ocean, passing along winding roads through the coastal villages of the French Riviera, a million miles it seemed from the glitz and glamour of our previous two nights exploring the bars and casinos of Monaco and partying on the beach in Cannes.

A glorious late summer day, the views had been spectacular from my open roofed convertible. The senses were stimulated by sights, sounds and smells.

Yet as we wound our way through the narrow streets I couldn’t fail to be seduced by the charm of this historic Italian town.

We arrived at our hotel with just enough time to freshen up and gather once again on the lakeside terrace, to find we would spend the early evening discovering Lake Como by boat.

Always uplifted to be on the water, I was in my element, the cooling breeze tempering the still warm sun as it set over the mountains, glimmering on the water as it went.

Our knowledgeable local guide and boat driver was generous with his stories as he pointed out the stunning lakeside villas of the rich and famous, nestled into the green and sloping banks. Summer homes with style for the likes of George Clooney, Richard Branson, Madonna and Donatella Versace, to name but a few.

All too soon we returned to the pontoon at our hotel and made our way back to the comfort of our beautiful rooms, still able to admire the beauty of the lake from the balcony as we prepared for our evening gathering.

Excitedly chattering over dinner we took a moment to recognise how lucky we were to have spent another gloriously indulgent day of discovery together, sharing our personal observations and expressing our gratitude for all that we had experienced.

And there could be no better setting than on the lakeside terrace, dimly lit by candles and discreet, understated lighting to raise a glass of bubbly to the beauty of the day we had shared, as we got to know each other a little more over a delicious Italian dinner.

After a peaceful night’s sleep we met for breakfast in the hotel courtyard, enjoying continental delights as the morning sun warmed us to what the day ahead would hold.

And our hosts from Verve Rally, revealed yet another surprise for us. We would visit the iconic Villa d’Este Hotel we had seen from the water the previous evening - majestically set back from the water’s edge, our curiosity had been piqued and we were full of anticipation.

And what a treat that was. Coffee and exquisite petit fours, and even cocktails for some, we soaked up the opulent atmosphere on the sunlit terrace, once again admiring the fabulous view of the lake.

Reluctantly we eventually tore ourselves away, gently revving engines as we pulled out of Lake Como for another day of discovery.

Seven countries in nine days? We had just the perfect amount of time to taste this most magical destination, before driving off into the mountains with an appetite to return and savour more.

Lake Como, I have been awakened to your beauty and we will meet again. For now, I cherish the memories.

 


Alyson Reay
Verve Rally participant, September 2016



In 2017, Verve Rally’s flagship European Grand Tour travels through 7 countries in 9 days,
with our lake-side abode being none other than the famous Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como. For more information on the rally click here.