French Alps (Hotels) 4×4 Tour 19th to 26th July 2025


Availability: 5 places available (1 place = 1 vehicle with a maximum of 2 occupants. You must contact us before booking if you need to make provision for additional persons. Ferries are NOT included in the price.)

Important Information

If you have never been on one of our tours before and there is anything you are uncertain about, please contact us before booking.

Tour Requirements

What you will need

  • 1949 IDP (for Spain) & 1968 IDP (for France) international driving licenses.
  • European Assistance (breakdown cover) for your vehicle.
  • Holiday, vehicle and medical insurance to include repatriation. Make sure you obtain proof of insurance from your insurance company.
  • Original V5 & MOT Certificate.
  • If your vehicle is owned by your company, you must have written proof from the company that you are permitted to use it on your holiday.
  • European travel kit.
  • Spares for your vehicle. For example: Universal joints, fuel filter, air filter, drive belt, oils for transmission and differentials, and any known item that is known to be a problem with your vehicle model.
  • If on a camping holiday you must have a good quality roof or ground tent, all-season sleeping bag, all-weather clothing, cooking equipment, fridge or cool-box (please consider power consumption, cool boxes can be high consumption, so your vehicle electrics must be able to cope. Contact us for advice). We can hire tents, please inquire by using the form provided.
  • Even if on a hotel holiday, we often stop in the mountains for lunch, so table and chairs and warm clothing is recommended.

What we carry

  • SPOT emergency tracker response rescue unit.
  • Defibrillator
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Spare fuel and water.
  • Tools and diagnostics for Land Rovers and Jeeps.
  • Recovery equipment.
  • Puncture repair kit and air compressor.

SKU: 2025-07-19-001-21275

The French Alps offer stunning natural beauty and are a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Exploring the region by 4×4 allows you to access remote and rugged areas, offering a unique and thrilling experience. Bordering Italy and Switzerland, this majestic region is characterized by soaring peaks, deep valleys, and picturesque alpine landscapes. From snow-capped mountains to lush meadows, the scenery is breathtaking and diverse.

The Old Salt Road, also known as the Route du Sel, is an ancient trade route that historically connected the Mediterranean region with the interior of the French Alps. The route was crucial for the transportation and trade of salt, which was a valuable commodity in ancient times due to its use as a preservative and seasoning. The Old Salt Road starts in the Rhône Valley near the town of Salin-de-Giraud in southern France and winds its way northwards through the French Alps, crossing mountain passes and valleys. Some of the ancient towns that grew out of the salt trade still exist and retain their historical charm, for example, Seyssel, Albertville, and Barcelonnette.

Seyssel is a charming commune situated in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Seyssel is known for its picturesque setting along the banks of the Rhône River and its historical significance as a stop on the old salt road. Albertville gained international recognition when it hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics, becoming a hub for winter sports and tourism. Located in the Savoie region, Albertville is surrounded by stunning alpine landscapes. Founded in 1231 by the Count of Provence, Ramon Berenguer IV, Barcelonnette was named after Barcelona, reflecting the influence of Catalonia in the region. Over the centuries, Barcelonnette thrived as a trading centre due to its strategic location on the crossroads of important trade routes, including the old salt road.

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