Ferrari Cavalcade International has left Italy for the very first time and is soon heading to California August 10-14, which means you better sign up now if you want to get in on the action. Starting in San Francisco, the epic driving event includes scenic roads that take you past the ocean, through inland deserts, Napa Valley vineyards, and over the Golden Gate Bridge. This is Ferrari, so of course the Cavalcade includes luxury hotels, gourmet meals, and even some laps around the Sonoma Racetrack.
The first day starts at the Fairmont San Francisco on the very top of Nob Hill, which overlooks the Bay, and includes a fun driver’s briefing and welcome dinner. After a good night’s rest, you will hop in your ride and speed over the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, where beaches and a vineyard lunch awaits.
Day three takes you across Bay Bridge to drive through the Altamont Pass desert, most famous for its miles of windmills and being at the foot of Mount Diablo. The day will end with a few laps at the Sonoma Racetrack and a surprise dinner. August 13 will take your group on Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay and its fantastic cliffside views. Once you get your Instagram fill, it’s on to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then back to San Francisco for a big gala dinner and a good night’s sleep before heading home in the morning.
Priced at €11,000 ($12,106) for two people, the standard package includes a double or twin room. For better accommodations, we recommend opting for the €15,000 ($16,508) for the Fairmont Suite. Also, considering the Pebble Beach starts August 14, you can choose to stay and extend your Cavalcade experience by an extra four days for an additional €5,500 ($6,053). It includes an escort to Monterey, luxury accommodations for four nights, breakfast for two, a day trip to Big Sur with a lunch at Ventana Inn, two VIP tickets to the Concours D'Elegance, and your own concierge during your stay.