The Alps & Pyrenees

As much as we love the Alps, they aren’t able to negate the Pyrenees.

Bordering France and Spain, the Pyrenees provide a different mix of roads and scenery with architecture and geology to rival the best Alpine passes. Not to be missed.

For 2019 we’re making big changes to our Alps & Pyrenees tour…

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Summary:
Saturday – Join us for an early breakfast whilst we talk you through the events of the forthcoming week. From here it’s just a 15 minute drive to the Eurotunnel and then we’re off into the adventure of the finest roads in the Alps.

Sunday – Moving on from our hotel near Dijon, we continue south skirting around Geneva and into the mountains to the west of Mont Blanc, before stopping at Lake Annecy on our way to the overnight stop near Val D’Isere.

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Monday – Today, we do some of our favourite French alpine roads – the Col de L’Iseran (highest pass in Europe), Col du Telepgraphe,  Col du Galibier and Col de la Bonette – including the Cime de la Bonette, which is the highest paved through road in Europe. We’ll continue south to the mountains just north of the french coast.

Tuesday – We start this morning with the Gorge de Daluis, often referred to as the “Red Rock Road” by a variety of semi-celebrities. After lunch, we head cross country to Carpentras to prepare for tomorrow’s surprise…

Wednesday – Before breakfast this morning we are going to the top of the formidable Mont Ventoux, from where we can watch the sunrise. After breakfast (back at the hotel) we’ll be crossing vast swathes of French countryside to see the wonderful Millau Bridge (from the deck and from the valley below). Finally, we descend on the ancient city of Carcassonne.

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Thursday – We leave Carcassonne today to head south, straight for the Spanish border. Well, not quite straight, because we don’t like straights that much. We like corners…

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Friday – Whilst the highlight of today is likely to be the Col D’Aubisque, there are so many amazing roads and views today that only photo stops will help you remember (unless you bring a GoPro along!). This is the culmination of the week, this is the purpose of this tour, to show you what is possible when we go a little further south…

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Saturday – We’ll have some fun on the deserted roads of northern Spain today on the way to the ferry. For those who haven’t done our Spanish Safari, this will be a great taster…

Sunday – rest and relaxation aboard the ship home to Portsmouth. Plenty of time to discuss the week’s events with your fellow tourers and get over the hangover from last night’s party, before the drive home and a night in your own bed.

OPTION; if you’d rather not get the boat home, but instead fancy driving home we can certainly discount you for the cost of the ferry home (£375 discount per car).

What’s included?
Hotel accommodation for 7 nights, with dinner and breakfast included (dinner not included in Carcassonne)
Outbound Eurotunnel crossing, return ferry crossing from Spain to Portsmouth
Loan of pre-loaded satellite navigation units and powerful walkie talkies
A souvenir route book
Services of our two tour managers in two tour cars

What’s not included?
Lunches, drinks, fuel, etc.

How much?
£1999 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room and 1 car
+£300 solo driver supplement
+£300 single room supplement

Dates:
NEW Alp & Pyrenees – Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th June 2019

Book now by calling 01453 731 756, or email us at petrolheadtours@gmail.com

Booking terms apply – full details here.