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!
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.
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.
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!
I have a couple of potential tours coming up that have a few spots left. Read on if you are thinking about a Nürburgring vacation and tour in June or July of 2016. Both include VLN races, driving on The Ring and other epic automotive adventures!
For those that may have been following on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds, you knew Green Hell Guides was at the recent 24 Hours of Nürburgring. My dad and brother were with me for the race and my dad stayed on several days after for what would be pretty typical of one of our guided tour itineraries. Below, I'll detail what we did, share some impressions and a few photos. Overall, it was a fantastic trip!
We may be a bit quiet over the holidays, so I wanted to wish all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! If you hadn’t heard, the public session calendar through May 2015 is now available.
Over the holiday break we’ll be analyzing that to see if our spring/summer tour will fall in that period. Stay tuned!
Good question! What does a Green Hell Guides typical Nürburgring tour itinerary look like? Using our upcoming trip to the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in May as an example, here you go:
This question generally comes from two different perspectives:
1) You're a motorsport, automotive or motorcycle enthusiast, but you don't have a lot of track driving experience and you're a bit intimidated by the world's most challenging racetrack. You want to experience all The Ring has to offer, but you're not certain you want to be behind the wheel on the Nordschleife.
2) You're a spouse, partner, significant other or friend of somebody who REALLY wants to go to The Nürburgring and you've agreed to (or are considering to agreeing to) come along on the trip.