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2nd - 10th
SEPTEMBER
2019

Swiss Alps, Stelvio Pass (Italy) and Black Forest (Germany)


Nick Whale Sports Cars
8 Nights / 9 Days


A 'Guided Adventure' through the magnificent Swiss Alps, over the infamous Stelvio Pass in Northern Italy and through the stunning scenery of Germany’s Black Forest.
 

The Trip

One of the ultimate tours and this will be our first return since 2016. It takes in many of our favourite passes in Switzerland and Germany with an emphasis on using hotels in prime locations which offer quality, character, good facilities and appropriate parking.

Exclusive Guided Tour System

GPS - SAT NAV 
We don’t subscribe to the rather archaic system of “here’s some directions, see you at the hotel tonight”. To ensure you enjoy the ultimate in stress free touring all cars on this tour will be fitted with our premium GPS Satellite Navigation units.

Our detailed and pre driven routes are loaded onto the units, you just have to select which day you are on and let the system guide you while enjoying the open road at YOUR pace. Even the petrol stops are pre loaded!

RADIOS
All customers on this tour will enjoy the use of powerful licensed two way radios – these units are 8 times more powerful than the usual high street walkie-talkies and provide a method for the group to communicate with each other during the day.

TRAVEL PACK
Each car has a travel pack which includes – itinerary - summery route for each day – suggested lunch stop – petrol stops – hotel and local information including emergency numbers.  

SUPPORT CAR
Staff from Driving Adventures will be on this tour to provide support throughout the duration of the trip
 


The trip in more detail:

Day 1
Monday 2nd September 2019 - Calais to Dijon, France (380 miles)
We’ll meet up early to catch the 08:20 Eurotunnel crossing to Calais to begin our mile munching exercise to swallow up a large chunk of France. The last 80 miles of this route is a cross country delight!

We’ll launch the first night of the tour in one of our regularly used Chateaus which we’ve booked on a Dinner, B&B basis.

Day 2
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 - Dijon to Lake Brienz, Switzerland (230 miles)

A real mix of terrains will be covered on this full day of driving. We’ll carve through the deep wooded forests of Eastern France before parking up in Switzerland to use a rather intriguing destination for lunch.  
The afternoon route introduces us to the picturesque Swiss Alps taking in some of its greener regions while utilising some rarely used roads.
 

Our route to tonight’s hotel guides us along the beautiful Lake Brienz.

Day 3
Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Lake Brienz to Davos, Switzerland (140 miles)

A simply epic day of driving. This is the Swiss Alps at its best taking in stunning scenery and amazing roads galore including some of our favourite roads anywhere in Europe.

It may be only 140 miles but this is a very involved drive and with a well earned long lunch stop in a famous Swiss resort, we’ll take all day to enjoy this amazing adventure.



Our overnight stay in Davos uses a lovely 4* Ski Resort hotel.

Day 4
Thursday 5th September 2019 – Davos to St. Moritz, Switzerland (130 miles)

This route takes in the road that Top Gear once declared to be the best in the world. It is a great drive and one we first embarked on back in 2006. This is followed by what must surely be the most famous road in the Alps, the Stelvio Pass in Northern Italy which is the second highest paved road in the entire alpine region. We’ll have a break at its peak at over 9,000 feet to have lunch and give you time to really absorb this amazing location.  



 

The descent from the Stelvio Pass (and it’s important to do the Stelvio in a certain direction) is a wonderful drive!


Catch it with minimal traffic (which we’ve always been lucky enough to do) and it’s sure to be a drive you’ll not forget.

Our character accommodation in St. Moritz is a rather grand 4* hotel with lake views.

Day 5
Friday 6th September 2019 - St. Moritz to Interlaken, Switzerland (160 miles)
More magnificent Swiss Alps surrounds today’s drive.

On route we’ll take in a selection of some of the twisting passes over the Damastock mountain range including one of our very favourite roads in the Alps.

Pray for sunshine today as this route takes on mile after mile of simply staggering scenery.



This year, we will rest up for 2 nights in Interlaken as it has more to offer on the day off than the more remote ski towns.

We will use a luxury 5* hotel for this two night stay booked on a B&B basis.

Day 6
Saturday 7th September 2019 – REST DAY
After 5 days of involved driving and eclectic scenery, it’s time to have a break from the car and enjoy the many offerings available in Interlaken.

Day 7
Sunday 8th September 2019- Interlaken to Baden Baden, Germany (220 miles)
Our day starts taking in the scenery across Lake Thun before heading into a remote route in northern Switzerland to guide us to Germany.

Offering up a completely different experience to the Swiss Alps, Germany’s Black Forest enjoys miles of smooth tarmac twisting through spectacular landscape.


Catch this region on a sunny day and it’s a driving experience hard to beat.

Our final two nights of the tour utilise a wonderful 5 star spa hotel nestled in the stunning landscape of the Black Forest, a very special place to reflect on a wonderful adventure.

Owing to its remote location we have booked both evenings to include dinner.

Day 8
Monday 9th September 2019 - Optional Drive – Black Forest Loop (mileage TBC)

Today there will be an optional drive through the wonderful backroads of the Black Forest. This will not be mileage heavy and we will return to the hotel no later than mid-afternoon.

You can of course choose to spend the day in our wonderful spa hotel and give the driving a rest.

Day 9
Tuesday 10th September 2019- Baden Baden to Calais, France (420 miles)

The final day is purely a mile eater to take us across the breadth of France to catch our late afternoon Eurotunnel crossing back to Folkestone.... and you’ll be amazed how effortlessly you can cover this sort of distance in northern France compared to doing a similar distance using our motorways in England.



Until next time…….


2nd to 10th SEPTEMBER 2019
Swiss Alps, Stelvio Pass (Italy), Black Forest (Germany)


Nick Whale Sports Cars
8 Nights / 9 Days

DAY

DATE TYPE MILES TUNNEL DEPART ARRIVAL LOCATION
HOTEL
1 MON
2nd SEPT
DRIVE
380
08:20
 N/A
18:00
Near Dijon, FR
4* CH
2 TUE
3rd SEPT
DRIVE
230
09:00
16:00
Lake Brienz, CH
3* H
3 WED
4th SEPT
DRIVE
140
10:00

17:00

Davos, CH
4* H
4 THU
5th SEPT
DRIVE
130
09:00
16:00
St. Moritz, CH
4* H
5 FRI
6th SEPT DRIVE 160
09:00

17:00

Interlaken, CH
5* H
6 SAT
7th SEPT
REST
-
-
-
Interlaken, CH
5* H
7 SUN
8th SEPT
DRIVE
220
09:00
16:00
Baden Baden, G
5* H
8 MON 9th SEPT OPTIONAL
DRIVE
TBC TBC TBC Baden Baden, G 5* H
9 TUE

10th SEPT

DRIVE

420

17:20

09:00

N/A

 N/A

N/A

    Total

1680

         
8 nights | 9 days 

A Guided Adventure
Hotels - 2 x 5*| 3 x 4* | 1 x 3* Return Eurotunnel
5 Nights B&B | 3 Night D,B&B No flights  
Free Sat Nav & Radio hire No ferries
KEY  B&B = Bed & Breakfast | D,B&B = Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
C = Castle | CH = Chateau | H = Hotel | M = Manor House 

Country Codes
AT = Austria | BE = Belgium | FR = France | DE = Germany | IT = Italy | LU = Luxembourg
MC = Monaco | CH = Switzerland | GB = United Kingdom | US = United States of America
All times of arrival are estimated on normal road and traffic conditions and include assumed lunch stops of 1 1/2 hours (3 hours on Day 4 to include ski lifts) and additional 30 minute breaks at the petrol stops. 

 

 INCLUSIVE  EXCLUSIVE
   8 nights of accommodation booked
   B&B Basis - 5 Nights
   D,B&B basis - 3 Nights
   4 x 5* / 3 x 4* / 1 x 3*

   Return Folkestone to Calais 
   Eurotunnel crossing

   Pre-programmed Sat Nav System

   Information pack

   Long Range Two Way Radios

   Hotel parking charges (if applicable)

   Swiss Motorway Pass 

   Lead Vehicle
  
   Petrol

   Tolls (Swiss Motorway toll is 
   included)

   Lunch, dinner* and drinks etc.
   (*Dinner is included on Days 1, 7&8)
 ADVENTURE PRICES  (per person)  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

   £2,245 per person - based on 2
   people in 1 car sharing a twin/double
   room.

   *£2,020 per person - based on 2
   people in 1 car sharing a twin/double
   room if you’ve booked on a previous
   week long tour with Driving
   Adventures.


   *£3,490 per person – based on 1
   person in 1 car in a single room.

   *£3,140 per person if you’ve booked
   on a previous week long tour with
   Driving Adventures.


   Please contact us for any variation
   on the above.


How To Pay 

   Option 1
   Deposit 50% at time of booking
   Remaining  50% due 2nd July 2019
  
   Option 2

   Monthly – last payment due
   2nd July 2019 

   Total Mileage 
   Approx. 1700 miles - round trip 
   starting from Calais

   CARS - 14
   FULLY BOOKED



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