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.

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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 – From our hotel on the edge of the Vosges mountains we head straight down to the fun. Highlights include Susten, Grimsel, & St Gotthard.

Monday – Moving on through Switzerland and Italy we find ourselves nestled in the mountainside above Bourg St Maurice for an amazing dinner and a good night’s sleep. There are 2 routes today though, which converge at lunch. One involves a lie in, the other involves Passo Della Novena and the wonderful St Gotthard. Which you decide to do is up to you.

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Tuesday – Today, we do some of our favourite French alpine roads – the Col De L’Iseran & Col Du Galibier. After lunch, we head across 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 – no rush to get to the ferry home, so enjoy the golf course, the two swimming pools, the spa, and the breathtaking views from this chunk of Spanish heaven. A short afternoon drive gets us to the boat, and then the party starts!

OPTION 1; 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).

OPTION 2; if you’d rather stay on tour, why not spend a week in Spain with us? Not only will you get a second week on tour with us, exploring the amazing Spanish mountains and deserts, but you’ll also get a discount on the cost of the return ferry journey (£750 discount per car). Details for our “Spanish Safari” are here.

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.

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

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

How much?
£1899 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room and 1 car
+£300 solo driver supplement
+£300 single room supplement

Dates:
Alp & Pyrenees Expedition – Saturday 2nd September to Sunday 10th September 2017

Book now by calling 01453 731 756, or email us at enquiries@petrolhead.tours

Booking terms apply – full details here.