THE FINE PRINT
What is the Cancellation policy?
If there is a request to cancel or change your reservation with Appalachian Driving Experience more than 30 days prior to the experience start date, a $100.00 fee will be charged. If the cancellation or change is requested between 7-30 days prior to the course start date, the participant forfeits half the cost of the experience. There are no refunds on changes or cancellations less than 7 days prior to the experience start date. A “no show” forfeits the full amount. Refunds will not be issued for “no shows” resulting from weather or airline connection problems.
Who is responsible for DamageS?
Similar to rental cars, the driver is responsible for any damage occurred during the drive. Please be sure to check with your primary insurance company about rental car coverage. Additional insurance can be purchased onsite for a small fee. ADE staff can assist you with purchasing coverage prior to participation. ADE has a $1m umbrella policy for liability and damage in addition to your policy coverage.
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Where will the route Begin & End?
Our shop at 195 Railroad Street in Murphy NC is the starting and ending point of the experience. The route will take you from Murphy NC to Tellico Plains Tennessee, Cherohala Skyway then Tail of the Dragon (Hwy 129). Lunch will be at the Historic Tapoco Lodge in Robbinsville NC. Experience will conclude in the afternoon, approximately 4pm.
What Type of Clothing is Acceptable?
Clothes suitable for both cool and warm weather climates. Some of the altitudes reach 5,000+ ft. Additionally, summers get hot, especially in the convertible cars offered. Flat sole shoes are a must. No heels over one inch are allowed. ADE goes regardless of most weather conditions. If experience cancels due to weather, another day will be scheduled.
What SHould I bring?
Be sure to bring a valid state issued drivers license. An MVR check will be performed on each driver clearing them to participate. Participants must be 25 years of age minimum. Additionally, if you are prone to any type of motion sickness, please bring motion sickness medication/devices.
Be sure you have completed the following waivers in advance:
What DOes the Day entail?
The day begins with a complimentary light breakfast and a 45 minute drivers meeting outlining rules and routes driven. Liability waivers must be signed prior to drivers meeting. Cars will have two participants per vehicle. Drivers will change places/cars at each stop throughout the day. Communications will take place via two-way radio with the lead car/instructor communicating to each car. Cellphones must be in glove box while cars are in motion.
IMPORTANT: Online waivers must be completed prior to arriving.
Rules & Regulations
Vehicles are available to drivers over the age of 25 with good driving records and no major violations that would restrict your license from driving a vehicle on public roads.
Due to the size of our Porsche Cars, certain driver height and weight restrictions may apply. Please contact us for more information. We do offer Ride Along packages (when available) for those under the age of 21. We do not have an age restriction for passenger’s. Waiver signatures are required from both the participant and the legal guardian if applicable.
All clients of Appalachian Driving Experience must complete a liability waiver and a rental agreement prior to receiving a vehicle.
All drivers must carry a form of full coverage insurance to cover damages to the vehicle in the event of an accident. Allowable coverage must be in the form of one of the following;
Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover are the preferred method of payment for rental fees and damage deposits. In certain cases, cashiers checks or cash may be accepted if pre-arranged. Personal & Business checks are not accepted.
All gift vouchers purchased either online at Appalachaindriving.com or through our sales office expire in one year from date of purchase unless otherwise noted on the issue voucher. We do not offer refunds on gift vouchers. Expired gift voucher cards can be re-instated for a flat fee of $50.00 within 6 months of their expiration date, allowing an additional 6 months for the gift card to be used.
Drivers are responsible for all parking, traffic, speeding and/other tickets or violations issued while the vehicle is being rented. Drivers are responsible for paying all fee’s, penalties, towing charges, impound cost, and any other related cost incurred during their rental period.