Here’s the current situation with Green Hell Guides tours and COVID-19. Green Hell Guides continues to operate to help North American clients achieve the dream of experiencing The Nürburgring to the fullest. Given the current situation we don’t have any tours scheduled at this time. However, we will be looking at potential tours in the summer/fall timeframe. We are also offering self-guided tour services now.
Here’s some information on the current situation. Tours often include VLN races or the N24 race and these have been rescheduled as a result of the pandemic. April 30 public driving did resume. If you can safely reach the Nürburg area, track car rental, hotels and restaurants can accommodate you with social distancing procedures that have been implemented. Here’s a bit more from Dale Lomas at Bridge To Gantry on what the current experience is like.
If you are considering visiting The Nürburgring during this time, but are uncomfortable with an embedded tour guide from Green Hell Guides along, we can offer self-guided tour services. We will consult with you on your itinerary, handle your reservations and provide documentation to guide your tour.
As guide-led tours resume, Green Hell Guides will follow appropriate procedures like masks and social distancing to ensure safe, in-person tours as well. As always, we work with you to customize your tour to meet your needs. This includes any virus response requirements to ensure your safety and comfort.
That’s the latest on Green Hell Guides tours and COVID-19. We at Green Hell Guides hope you and your families are safe and healthy during these times. We look forward to assisting with your Nürburgring-related vacations!
The Nürburgring videos that usually get people excited are those that highlight speed, danger and the beauty of the track. I've posted about them before. These videos are different- they help you better understand the track, its history and some of the people involved with it. These are the top 5 Nürburgring informational videos.
To make it easier for our clients to schedule tours with Green Hell Guides, we’ve added calendar functionality to the website that shows upcoming VLN races as well as potential tours anchored to these endurance races. The Green Hell Guides Nürburgring tours calendar will show suggested tours as “potential tours” that would include enough time for all of our typical tour activities, but can be customized to meet your individual desires. Tours that are already booked will be shown as “confirmed tours” and will note if spaces are still available to reserve. Private tours will not be shown on the calendar.
Potenial tour dates are based on Green Hell Guides extensive experience planning trips that cover everything The Nürburgring and the surrounding countryside have to offer. We take into account the timing of races, tourist drive days and hours, museum days closed, etc. and offer tours that ensure you get to experience it all.
I promised a full trip report on the 2018 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring in my last post about using my new Rylo camera on The Nürburgring during touristenfahrten public sessions. This post is that report.
If you want the quick 3 minute video summary, see the video directly below. Also, all the details are in the 2018 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring trip report below the embedded video. Video also on Vimeo.
I’m just back from our trip to the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring. A full report on that trip is still coming. During touristenfahrten the week after the race, I had the chance try my new Rylo at The Nürburgring on some laps. I created a short video of one lap I’m calling “Rylo On The Ring” that shows some of the cool capabilities of the camera.
My professional background is mostly about data and analytics, so I thought it would be fun to apply Tableau Public to visualizing Nürburgring lap times that are available on wikipedia. To that I end, I’ve included a couple of dashboards here that I had a good time putting together and that you all may enjoy exploring.
Happy New Year, Nürburgring fans! Winter is still upon us. It’s a good time to look forward to 2018 trips to The Ring, fondly recall past trips and drive virtual laps to tide us over until the spring. While reviewing 2017, I’ve decided to make some changes at Green Hell Guides.
These changes impact the types of services we provide our clients, but not the customer focus and quality that they’ve come to expect! So that we can concentrate all our efforts on personalized tours, we’re discontinuing our teleconference-based trip consulting sessions and our single itinerary public group tours.
This gives us the opportunity to provide the greatest level of personal attention to our clients that engage us for the perfect Nürburgring vacation. Please do contact us with any and all questions about your potential Nürburgring trips and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and customize an itinerary that best suits your preferences and budget.
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I’ve updated our services and prices page accordingly. You may also notice a few other visual and content changes as we spruce things up for the new year. Here’s to a safe and fun year at The Nürburgring in 2018! I can’t wait to see you at the track!
There’s quite a bit new here at Green Hell Guides.
First up, those who follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram may have noticed our new logo as seen above. I decided it was time for a change from the image we’d been using on our business cards, shirts, etc. This new logo is meant to be a nod to classic US National Park patches on ranger uniforms, the classic Nürburgring logo and the Faszination Nürburgring logo. Looking at them below hopefully you can see the influence.
I also added a new slogan to the bottom- “Master – Respect – Preserve”. This echoes our philosophy about the Nürburgring. We strive to master it, but always respect it- lest it bite you! Finally, we are always concerned with preserving it for future generations of enthusiasts and ensuring its ongoing viability for both enthusiasts and the locals that depend on it for their livelihood.
Next up, I wanted to make everyone aware of an upcoming tour in May, 2018 for the 24 hour race. This is our first scheduled 2018 tour. It’s the perfect 24 Hours of Nurburgring vacation2018 24 Hours of Nurburgring vacation2018 24 Hours of Nurburgring vacation! We have a handful of spots available at this point, so contact [email protected] if you’re interested in details and pricing.
The current itinerary includes the 24 hour race, taxi laps, driving during public laps, a day trip to the Porsche and Mercedes museums, a road tour and a stop at Spa Francorchamps. As always, it will be an epic automotive adventure!
Finally, you may have noticed that our blog posts have some Amazon links to the right (or at the bottom on smartphones). These are handpicked Nürburgring products I think our followers will like and purchasing through these links does give Green Hell Guides a small commission. Please check these products out.
You’ve heard of DriveTribe, right? It’s Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May’s new social network for automotive enthusiasts. Green Hell Guides is pleased to announce that we now have a tribe on DriveTribe. We’re just getting started, but all of you Nürburgring enthusiasts are invited. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or how few or how many times you’ve been, come join other enthusiasts with a shared passion for everything Nürburgring!
DriveTribe goes live Monday, November 28 for the general public, so if you don’t have a pre-launch code, don’t despair. Just head over on Monday and join the party! Either way, join our tribe when you get there.
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I'd promised a Green Hell Guides 2016 tour report on our Green Hell Guides Facebook page a while ago, so here it is! You may recall that we were soliciting for candidates to join our June/July tours a couple of months ago. We have pictures and video below, so read on!