Luxury hotels and resorts group Aman has added a selection of road experiences to its portfolio, allowing guests to explore the locations of its properties.
Designed for people with “a passion for motoring and independent travel”, Aman Driving Journeys allows guests to get behind the wheel of sportscars, SUVs or classic vehicles for three- to five-day bespoke trips.
The itineraries are flexible and allow guests to set off in their own time and use select properties in Asia, Europe and the US as a base. Guests will be provided with personalised Aman iPhones, which will be pre-loaded with personalised guides recommending “off-the-beaten-track stop-off points” such as coffee shops, galleries and picturesque areas. Lunch stops, for instance, are all arranged by Aman and range from picnics to authentic roadside eateries and fine dining restaurants.
There are also routes that allow for non-drivers to skip a day on the road and spend it at the resort instead. Should guests lose their bearings, the GPS systems “ensure easy route-finding” while the brand promises that a support vehicle will always be nearby. Guests can also use their own vehicles, with Aman assisting with any shipping required.
The hotel brand advises that the trips are best suited for spring and autumn, with participating properties including Amangani and Amangiri (US), Amanjena (Morocco), Aman Kyoto and Amanemu (Japan), Amanzoe (Greece), Aman Venice and Rosa Alpina (Italy) and Aman Sveti Stefan (Montenegro).
At Aman Venice, guests will be taken via private speedboats from the palazzo to the dock, where cars will be waiting for guests to explore the Padua Hills, the foothills of the Dolomites, Lake Garda and the Valpolicella vineyards.
Meanwhile, Amanjena provides a 4×4 experience for “dedicated drivers and thrill-seekers alike” across coastal tracks, rolling hills and vast tracts of desert sand and dune.
To view the full list of routes, visit aman.com/driving-journeys.
The hotel brand is also offering a calendar of curated jet expeditions throughout the year for up to 16 passengers. The expeditions last one-, two- or three weeks, with stays at several Aman resorts incorporated into the schedule.
Aman also recently launched a partnership with Luggage Free to transport guests’ baggage from home to one of its resorts or hotels in a bid to make travel more hassle-free.