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Monday 8th to Tuesday 16th June 2020

CANNES, FRENCH ALPS, MILLAU BRIDGE,
A GORGE RUN & LAKE ANNECY

8 Nights / 9 Days



A 'Guided Adventure' through the many varied terrains of France including crossing the breathtaking Millau Viaduct, carving our way through an incredible Gorge and winding through the Alps with two nights in one of Europe’s most glamorous destinations, Cannes.  

The Trip
This tour offers up some of our favourite driving roads with some new routes sliced in to ensure there are new elements for all of you who keep coming back for this tour.

The hotels will also be a mix of those used before plus some new to us.


Exclusive Guided Tour System

GPS - SAT NAV 
To ensure you enjoy the ultimate in stress free touring all cars on this tour will use 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 8th June 2020. Calais to near Paris, France (170 miles)   

We’ll take the morning Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone to Calais then avoid the motorway all day as we set off along the French coastline before heading inland to our Chateau near on the borders on the Champagne region.  

Our 4* Chateau for the evening is new for this tour and is a very grand destination to enjoy our first night together and share in the anticipation of the adventure ahead.

To enjoy this Chateau at its best, we’ve taken the liberty of booking it to include dinner.

Day 2
Tuesday 9th June 2020. Near Reims to near Clermont Ferrand, France (290 miles)

The object of today is to clear some mileage to place us in the southern region of France but still arrive in good time at our wonderful 4* chateau.

The majority of the route is rural enjoying the wide expanse of the French countryside. Although there are no headline roads associated with the gorge and alpine driving later in this tour, these very quiet rural routes offer a unique blend of driving experience very different from UK driving.  

For lunch we’ll detour to the banks of the River Loire.

Our magnificent 4* chateau set in the Auverge region of France, is remotely located hence we’ve booked it to include dinner and has all the facilities one would expect to allow you to relax after a full day behind the wheel.

Those facilities include a bar, panoramic terrace as well indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 3
Wednesday 10th June 2020. Near Clermont Ferrand to Gorge near Millau, France (265 miles)

The day starts with a wonderful 140 mile cross country drive snaking through the undulating terrain of the Auverge region guiding us to our scenic lunch spot. By design we then use an unusually enjoyable section of Autoroute to take us south.

Mid-afternoon takes in an experience you’re sure to never forget, one of France’s most recognisable sights, the Millau Bridge.

Stretching over the Gorge Du Tarn in the Massif Central and reaching up to 300 metres (984 ft), it’s taller than the Eiffel Tower!

Not even the picture on this tour page can prepare you for the real life experience of seeing this engineering marvel for yourself. 

Then it’s time for an incredible drive as we take in the amazing scenery of a nearby Gorge to lead us to our Chateau nestled in the heart of this stunning location.

This remote 4* Chateau has been booked to include our evening meal.
 


Day 4
Thursday 11th June 2020. Gorge to Cannes (295 miles)

Used by the likes of Top Gear and many motoring journalists, this morning is a wonderful driving experience.

We take the long route out of the gorge before enjoying an eclectic mix of scenery and roads that this varied route offers up. One client after experiencing the wide open roads of a section within a national park, declared it “the drive of my life”.

After a morning enjoying some of the most incredible terrain the Massif Central has to offer we’ll stop off for lunch before using the Autoroute to clear some mileage and lead us to our hotel on the beachfront of Cannes.

We are using a wonderfully located hotel overlooking both the beach and harbour. We are here for two nights and have not included evening meals so you have the option to venture away from the hotel should you choose.

Importantly, secure parking for our group is pre-arranged.

Day 5
Friday 12th June 2020. Rest day

We suggest a day of rest and leave the car parked up as our hotel is perfectly located to enjoy your day in Cannes on foot.

For those who want to get in the car, then there are plenty of nearby options including Nice and Monaco.

Day 6
Saturday 13th June 2020. Cannes to near Briancon, France (210 miles)

Today is a unquestionably one of the most memorable driving experiences of the tour and for this year there are some brand new routes.

Our route starts near Monaco utilising the twisting tarmac of the French and Italian borderlines. This is an involving drive with an eclectic mix of stunning scenery all day long ending in the stunning French Alps near Briancon.

We return to a ski lodge hotel we have not used for many years which enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding Alpine scenery.

Owing to being in yet another very remote location, our overnight stay includes an evening meal.

Day 7
Sunday 14th June 2020. Near Briancon to Lake Annecy, France (125 miles)  

Today is only a morning drive but although short, packs in some wonderful driving guiding us through more dramatic Alpine scenery to guide us to our final destination on the shores of Lake Annecy.

Some new routes will be enjoyed this morning and the hotel is also new for this year. 

Our beautiful 4* hotel offers private parking for our group and enjoys commanding views across one of the most famous lakes in the Alps.

The afternoon is yours to explore the local area or venture further to the north of the lake into the medieval old town.

This hotel is booked on a B&B basis.

Day 8
Monday 15th June 2020. Lake Annecy to near Reims, France (360 miles)

Although we have some mileage to cover today which therefore must include some autoroute, the majority of the day utilises those glorious open cross country roads which France is so well known for underlying yet again the vast array of roads and scenery offered up on this tour.

We’ll certainly see off the tour in style staying in a luxury 4* chateau, new for this year.

Set within immensely impressive grounds this is the perfect venue to reflect on this truly incredible tour.

Owing to its remote location and to enjoy the last night of the tour together, this evening includes dinner.

 Day 9
Tuesday 16th June 2020. Near Reims to Calais, France (160 miles)

Our last day and just a short morning drive will bring us to Calais to catch our Eurotunnel crossing by lunch time.

Upon arriving back in the England we’ll bid farewell as we all slip back into the grim reality of driving on our less than inspiring motorway network to lead us all home.

Until next time……


 

Driving Adventures

Monday 8th to Tuesday 16th June 2020

CANNES, FRENCH ALPS,
MILLAU BRIDGE,
A GORGE RUN & LAKE ANNECY

8 Nights / 9 Days


DAY DATE TYPE MILES TUNNEL DEPART ARRIVAL LOCATION
HOTEL
1 MON
08 JUN
DRIVE
170
09:50
 N/A
17:30
Nr Paris, FR
4* CH
2 TUE
09 JUN
DRIVE
290
09:00
17:00
Nr Clermont Ferrand, FR
4* CH
3 WED
10
JUN
DRIVE
265
09:00

15:30

Gorge nr Millau, FR
4* CH
4 THU
11 JUN
DRIVE
295
09:00
17:00
Cannes, FR
5* H
5 FRI
12 JUN
REST
N/A
N/A

N/A

Cannes, FR
5* H
6 SAT
13 JUN
DRIVE
210
09:00 13:00
Briancon, FR
4* H
7 SUN
14 JUN
DRIVE
125
09:00 17:00 Lake Annecy, FR 
 4* H
8 MON

15 JUN

DRIVE

360

09:00 17:00 Near Reims, FR

4* CH

9 TUE

16 JUN

DRIVE 160 13:20 09:00

N/A

N/A N/A
    Total

1875

         
8 nights | 9 days 

A Guided Adventure
Hotels - 6 x 4*| 2 x 5* Return Eurotunnel
3 Nights B&B | 5 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 and 30 minute breaks at the petrol stops. 

 

 INCLUSIVE  EXCLUSIVE
  *8 nights of accommodation
   (6 x 4* / 2 x 5*)

   *D,B&B 5 nights, B&B 3 nights

   *Return Folkestone to Calais 
   Eurotunnel crossing

   *Driving Adventures lead vehicle

   *Pre Programmed Sat Nav system 
   (powered by in car cigarette
    lighter)  T&C’s apply

   *Information packs

   *Powerful two way radios


   *Hotel parking charges
    (If applicable)

   *Dropbox facility for photo sharing 

   *Petrol

   *Tolls

   *Lunch,

   *Dinner (on days 4, 5, and 7) 

   *Drinks etc

 
 ADVENTURE PRICES  (per person)  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

   *£2145 per person - based on 2
   people in 1 car sharing a twin/double
   room.

   *£1930 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.


   *£3380 per person – based on 1
   person in 1 car in a single room.

   *£3040 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 

FIRST PAYMENT DUE WITHIN
14 DAYS OF BOOKING

  * Option 1
Standing order payments with final balance by 8th April, 2020.  

* Option 2
50% balance deposit when booking, 
   50% final balance due by the
   8th April, 2020.

   * Option 3
* Full payment at the time of booking.

*Total Mileage:- 
   Approx. 1875 Mile round trip
   starting from Calais
 

 *Pre Tour Inspection:- 
   (Not included in the package price) 
   We strongly recommend that your 
   car be subjected to a pre tour 
   inspection by your local service 
   centre so that you (and everyone 
   else) can travel in the comfort that 
   your car is in good shape for the 
   journey.

 *Cars:-
   Minimum – 8
   Maximum – 12

FAST TRACK BOOKING

For regular Driving Adventures customers, we now offer a Fast Track facility to speed up your booking process.

If you have booked on to a tour with us previously, simply enter your name, email address and please use the comments box to advise of any changes since your previous booking e.g.. change of passenger, car, contact details or any special requirements. 

Finally you must confirm you have read our Booking Terms by ticking the box provided. 


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