Wednesday 17th July.
Up at 8-ish, breakfast, buy provisions for lunch and on our way by 09:00. Leave Maubuege on the N2, heading towards Rheims. Then around Rhiems, stopping at the old motor racing circuit for lunch. Then head towards St Dizier, then onto to Chaumont, staying at the Formula 1 Hotel, Route de Langres Chaumont. 52000. In the evening go out for a meal.
Thursday 18th July.
Up at 8-ish, breakfast, buy provisions for lunch and on our way by 9.00. Leave Chaumont and head towards Langres, then to Besancon, . Leave Besancon and head towards Polighy, turning off onto the N 5 towards Geneva. Around Geneva and end up on the toll roads towards Chamonix. Through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy, purchasing a return ticket (48.00 Euro’s) Just into Italy is the Hotel Aigle, Strada La Palude Cormayeur 11013. The Hotel serves a lovely 5 course meal in the evening at 20:00 hours.
Friday 19th July.
After breakfast, we visit a local hypermarket and purchase provisions for lunch. Then it is onto the first of the film locations, the scene where the orange Lamborghini Miura crashes in the tunnel, then onto the scene where Professor Peach picks the flowers, and this is also the location where all the vehicles meet up and go their separate ways and where they dump the “Doormobile” and get into the coach. Then it is up the St Bernard Pass to the scenes where the opening credits where filmed, and see where the 3 Mini’s were “pushed” out of the back of the coach, stop for a bite to eat at the summit. Then drive south on the motorway (toll is 20 Euro’s) to Turin, staying at a the 4 star Lingotto Hotel (Old Fiat Factory with the test track on the roof) for 3 nights.
In the evenings you are free to do your own thing, sight seeing etc. (it is still light till about 21:30.)
Saturday 20th July.
On Saturday visit (on foot) most of the locations used in Turin.
Sunday 21st July.
On Sunday morning we will use our cars to visit some of the locations on the outskirts of town, the old Fiat factory where the Mini’s did the 60 foot jump, the deleted scenes at the ice skating rink, the hide out and where the mini’s exited the sewer.
Monday 22nd July.
After breakfast, drive our cars onto the roof for photo’s and video. Then leave Turin after buying provisions for lunch, and head back towards France, but first we visit the “cliff hanger scene”, filmed a mile and a half above sea level, up the Col De Nivolet. We will stop here for lunch and enjoy the scenery. The view is breath taking and I have saved the best until last……… Then head to Cormayeur and stay at the Hotel Aigle again.
Tuesday 23rd July.
After breakfast at 8-ish, and after buying provisions for lunch, we will head back into France, through the Mont Blanc tunnel and retrace our steps and finish up at Formula 1 Hotel in Chaumont. In the evening go out for a meal and a beer or two…….
Wednesday 24th July.
After breakfast, and shopping we must be on our way by 09:00. Re-tracing our steps back to Dunkerque, catch the ferry at Terminal Roulier Du Port Quest 59279. IF we are running late we will have to use the motorway toll roads to make up time (anything up to 45 Euro’s) and catch the 18:30 ferry back to Blighty. Arrive in England and make your way home, after saying your goodbyes.
Thursday 25th July.
Some may opt to stay another night at the Formula 1 Hotel in Dunkerque. (Those living north of Watford) We will then catch the 10 am ferry and have the rest of the day to make our own way home……….
Total mileage abroad is 1600 miles.
A deposit of £100 per person is required by the 31st January 2013, so that
I can book the ferry at a discount price. A further £450 per person
(sharing) will be due at the end of May to pay for the hotels.
Those applying at a later date will pay more.
Those wishing single rooms, please contact me for a price.
There is also an option to fly to Turin for the weekend and just visit the locations in Turin. Contact me for further details and prices.
If you have any further information regarding the Tour, please do not hesitate to call or E mail me.
01636 659570 Answerphone.
07951016925 T Mobile.