Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Just 24 hours to go ......

In just 24 hours from now we'll be setting off on our Alpine Tour, assuming we survive the stress of packing all the clothes (and cameras!) into the tiny Boxster.  Final details of the route have now been sorted so for those of you who wish to follow our progress here's what you've got to look forward to ....

Day 1 - Friday:  leaving Stratford for the Eurotunnel then on to Paris to cop an eyeful of the tower (!) before heading a short way south to Dourdan for our first night stop.

Day 2 - Saturday:  the long drive south on the French motorways, diverting to see the Viaduct de Millau (hopefully if it's not shrouded in cloud), before arriving at Carcassonne for our second overnight stop and a belated birthday meal for Andy (our second date was a birthday meal for Angela - how romantic!).

Day 3 - Sunday:  heading for Monaco and taking in as much of the French Riveria as time allows (depends what time we get up after our night out!) before heading into Italy and an overnight stop at Sauze d'Oulx.

Day 4 - Monday:  the alpine part of the adventure begins with a trip through Val D'Isere to the Mont Blanc Tunnel then on past Lake Como and into Switzerland to St Moritz for our next two nights in 5-Star luxury.

Day 5 - Tuesday:  a day of alpine passes including the famous Stelvio Pass - not for the faint hearted!

Day 6 - Wednesday:  we head north through Austria and to Daun, Germany to meet up with an organised group of 60 cars heading out from the UK.

Day 7 - Thursday:  a private track day at the infamous Nuburgring Race track - how long will the tyres last!

Day 8 - Friday:  return with the group through Belgium and France to the Eurotunnel then finally (if all goes to plan) arriving back in Stratford with some fantastic memories.

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