Via Flaminia 2019

Towards the Adriatic coast.

The 15th edition of the Via Flaminia will be starting and ending in Friuli, not far from Innsbruck where the motorail will be bringing the cars. From there we will cross the mountains into Slovenia. It is six years since we where there and the roads have only improved since. The landscape is “Austria-like”. All very well organised, very pretty and clean with churches set high in the meadows.

From the Slovenian planes we cross the mountains into Croatia and see for the first time the Adriatic before driving down to the coast.

The drive along the coast is truly fantastic with the many islands reflecting in the blue waters.

The contrast between the sea and the ancient city centre of Split couldn’t be bigger. Roman temples are part of medieval facades. We stay in two hotels at the main square in the city centre, in the pedestrian zone.

We leave the European Union for two days in the mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We make a step back in time and at the same time meet wonderful and welcoming people. It is a welcome change from the relatively crowded coast.

We now drive back towards Friuli and have a last stop in Ljubljana.

The finish will be in an old mansion/castle full of art and artefacts. A perfect place to end this rally.

As always, the Via Flaminia is a layback rally where the competition serves the atmosphere, winning is not a goal on itself. Those who want to have a stop for a coffee can do so. No time constraint. The classification is done via navigation and the competition for the last place is sometimes fierce. For those who are more competitive there is a Sport-class.

There are 30 entry positions for cars up to 1975.

 

Day 1, Saturday June 8, Motorail - Cividale del Friuli: 300km

The motorail runs daily from Düsseldorf to Innsbruck. We suggest you take a day extra in order to have all the time to enjoy driving the Dolomites.

Of course you are also welcome to come by own means to Cividale del Friuli.

The hotel for the start is 300 km from Innsbruck. It is a former 19th century cloister converted into hotel and wellness centre. For those arriving early we recommend a 15-minute walk to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tempietto Longobardo. Together with the monastery of Santa Maria in Valle it constitutes some of the oldest Lombard architecture.

Locanda al Castello

Via del Castello 12

33043 Cividale del Friuli (UD)

Italy
Tel.: +39 0432 733242
 

 

 

Day 2, Sunday June 9, Civiadale del Friuli - Crikvenica: 240 km

Shortly after leaving we pass the first border of the many crossing we will have during this rally. In Slovenia we drive through the woods over the lower part of the mountains to the fertile planes.

Soon we leave the planes for the more desolate mountains separating us from Croatia. In Croatia we descend towards the coast. It is here that we find the Grand Hotel where we will spend the night.

 

Hotel Kvarner Palace
Ul. braće dr. Sobol 1
51260, Crikvenica,
Croatia
 Tel.: +385 51 380 000
 

 

Day 3, Monday June 10, Crikvenica - Split: 340 km

Today will be a day with many kilometers. But it is truly straightforward. This is one of these days where it is impossible to make a classification. Not that the competition part is very fierce, it is mainly there to add some livelihood to the discussions at the bar. You really cannot get lost, just keep the sea on your right and the mountains on your left and eventually you will end up in Split.

Split is ideal to do some shopping or stroll in the historic centre and take a drink at one of the many terraces.

In Split we stay in two hotels in historic buildings in the car free historical city centre. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been humming along for thousands of years.

Meanwhile the cars will be exhibited at the seafront.

 

 

 

Palace Suites Heritage Hotel
Narodni Trg 13
21000 Split
Croatia
 Tel.: +385 21 339 040
 

 

Day 4, Tuesday June 11, Split - Banja Luka: 260 km

 

It is time to leave the coast and go inland. There aren’t that many roads, but the roads, which we take, are mostly green-lined. After passing the Busko Jezero lake we see the mountains dooming ahead.

We drive between the mountains reaching almost to 2000 meters and climb to an altitude of 1350 meters before following the spectacular Vrbas canyon to Banja Luka.

Banja Luka is the second town of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the capital of the Serbian Republic. We will be staying in a simple hotel in the centre of town.

Hotel Talija

Srpska 9, 
Banja Luka 78000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Tel.: +387 51 349-200
 

 

Day 5, Wednesday June 12, Banja Luka - Bihac: 230 km

Today is going to be a day of mountains. Not really as we know them in the Alps. Much more gentile, we drive over meadows, through villages and along rivers.

After a beautiful day we drive through the Una Canyon and arrive to our destination, Hotel Emporium not far from the centre of Bihac. Hotel Emporium has recently been build, while it may miss the charm you have got accustomed to it offers dinner on a series of small boats. The setting between the mountains and the waterfalls is splendid.

Hotel Emporium

Irfana Ljubijankica 90

77000 Bihac
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Tel.: +387 37 316-600
 

 

Day 6, Thursday June 13, Bihac - Ljubljana: 230 km

We leave Bosnia Herzegovina and drive into Croatia. The mountains are getting gentler and slowly turning into hills. The setting is just out of a fairy tale. But beware, less mountains means more roads and thus more difficult navigation.

 

We spend the night in a comfortable hotel in the centre of Ljubljana. Here you have the chance to discover the city and have some drinks on one of the many terraces.

 

Day 7, Friday June 14, Ljubljana - Pordenone: 250 km

Leaving Ljubljana we drive towards the mountains, slowly we are driving in a valley becoming more and more narrow and then it is up the Vršič pass. It is not so much the altitude but more the series of hairpins which make this pass a great driving experience.

 

The last night will be in an ancient Villa not to far from Venice. We are back to our beloved Italy.

Villa Cigolotti

Via S. Marco, 4

33099 Vivaro (PN)
Italy
 Tel.: +39 334 105 2706
 

 

Number: 05      Year of manufacture: 1976      Car: Triumph Stag
Driver
Max Asjes (NL)
Max Asjes
Co-driver
Wijnanda Asjes-Tydeman (NL)
Wijnanda Asjes-Tydeman
Triumph Stag 1976
Participated in :
Number: 04      Year of manufacture: 1966      Car: Austin Healey 3000 mark III Ph2
Driver
Julius van Dam (NL)
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Co-driver
Karin van Dam (NL)
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Number: 03      Year of manufacture: 1984      Car: Bentley Continental
Driver
Walter vd Berg (NL)
Walter vd Berg
Co-driver
Dorine vd Berg (NL)
Dorine vd Berg
Bentley Continental 1984
Participated in :
Number: 02      Year of manufacture:       Car:
Driver
Jan van Gemert (NL)
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Co-driver
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Number: 01      Year of manufacture: 1970      Car: Mercedes Benz 280 SE
Driver
Peter Driessen (NL)
Peter Driessen
Co-driver
Nina Driessen (NL)
Nina Driessen
Mercedes Benz 280 SE 1970
Participated in :

Rally Details

Included

Start: Saturday June 8
Locanda al Castello
Piazzetta Riccardi, 13
Cividale del Friuli (UD)

Finish: Saturday June 14
Villa Cigolotti
Via S. Marco, 4
Vivaro (PN)

  • A maximum of 30 crew
  • Seven nights in excellent hotels.
  • Five dinners.
  • Three or four lunches.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Special prize for the winners.
  • Via Flaminia clothing.
  • Roadbooks, rallyshields etc.

Entry fee

Motorail

Booking fee

Early registration (before Oct. 1) for a crew of two: € 2.490, -.
Upgrade (you are on top of the list for the best rooms): € 300, –

Registration (before Jan. 15) for a crew of two: € 2.790, -.
Upgrade (you are on top of the list for the best rooms): € 300, –

Daily Düsseldorf – Innsbruck and back by motorail:

Starting at € 820, – (car and 2 passengers, 2018 prizes)

 

Total kilometers

 

Total rally kilometers: 1550

From Innsbruck to the first hotel (start): 300 km

From the finish hotel to the motorail in Innsbruck: 270 km

 

 

Rally Details

Inbegrepen

Start: Zaterdag 8 juni
Locanda al Castello
Piazzetta Riccardi, 13
Cividale del Friuli (UD)

Finish: Zaterdag 14 juni 
Villa Cigolotti
Via S. Marco, 4
Vivaro (PN)

  • Een maximum van 30 equipes.
  • Zeven nachten in excellente hotels.
  • Vijf diners.
  • Drie of vier lunches.
  • Technische ondersteuning.
  • Bijzondere prijs voor de winnaars.
  • Via Flaminia kleding.
  • Routeboeken, rallyschilden, etc

Inschrijfgeld

 

Vervoer van de auto

Deelname:

Vroege boeking (tot 1 oktober) voor een team van twee: € 2.490, -.
Upgrade (u staat op de lijst voor de beste kamers): € 300, –

Boeking (tot 15 january) voor een team van twee: € 2.790, -.
Upgrade (u staat op de lijst voor de beste kamers): € 300, –

 

Vervoer per vrachtwagen:

Enkele reis vanaf Bari: € 700, –

 

Totaal aantal kilometers

 

Totaal aantal rallty kilometers: 1650

Van het lossen van de autoslaaptrein naar de start: 20 km

Van de finish naar de lucnhtaven van Bari: 150 km


Main Sponsors

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Participating sponsors
Launching sponsors

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