We sail from Dover to Calais on the 7 AM ferry and need to be at check-in no later than 6 AM. Please ensure you refuel in Dover before boarding the ferry. Russ will be waiting for you to assist with check-in if needed, and on the ferry, we will meet for a briefing and to issue 2-way radios. After disembarking the ferry in Calais, we have a 6-hour journey to Beaune where we will spend our first night of camping.
We Have another 6-hour journey to Niece, where we will be camping next to the Mediterranean sea.
We buy provisions and head into the Alps for the first proper day of your holiday. We will skirt the Italian border as we head to the Vesubie campsite near St Martin.
Today we will be heading towards Col du Parpallion via the Col de la Bonetta, the route of the Tour de France to our wild camping destination.
We drive to Claviere on the Italian border to our next campsite.
We cross the border into Italy and drive on to our next campsite at Suza.
We travel to Val D’isere via Lac du Mount Cenis on the Hannibal Trail to our next campsite at Col de L’iseran.
We drive the mountain passes to Valloire, passing castles and ski resorts to our next campsite.
We spend the whole day at the famous Valloire 4×4 show, acclaimed to be the best show of its kind in Europe. You can book an off-road tour around Valloire, spend your day wandering around the show or explore the town. The whole town is taken over for the show, and there is lots you can do, the choice is entirely yours.
Today we head for Dijon via Col du Galibier, another stunning Tour de France route, to our campsite for the night.
We travel back to Calais to catch the ferry to Dover.