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Please note that "van/camper-type" 4x4 vehicles such as the Toyota Hi Ace and similar are unsuitable for some of our tours. If you have this type of vehicle, you must contact us before booking.

What you will need.

  • Proof of covid vaccinations and any other covid related requirements.
  • 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 recomended.

What we carry.

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

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IMPORTANT

If paying by deposit option, the balance must be paid before the 22-07-2022. You will be sent a reminder email seven days prior to this date. Your booking may be cancelled if payment is not received in full.

If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason, you must logon to your account and cancel the booking in 'Orders'. If you wish to transfer your booking to an alternate tour you must send a change request to [email protected]



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Thursday; 19.30PM ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao

Friday; On the Cruise ship Salamanca

Saturday; Arrive Bilbao 8.00AM, travel to Les 6hrs some tolls, we use a family-owned hotel on the side of the river. We are at the hotel for 2 nights and will arrive in time for an evening meal in the hotel. Russ will meet you off the ferry and hand out 2-way radios and have a quick briefing

Sunday; After breakfast, we spend the morning on lush forest tracks, where we loop round and back down to Les, we then head to Bossot for lunch at a tapas bar, after lunch we head for a track that makes you feel on the top of the world or so it seems we just keep going up and up and may even run in to snow Pic de Montlude [2517 m]hopefully it will be passable as the views are quite amazing, even watching gilders flying way below us, we head back down into Les for our second evening , this time we eat at a restaurant in the town which the locals use, and there is good reason its excellent !

Monday; After breakfast, grab supplies for lunch and we hit the road and into the Val D’ Aran valley, the first part of the journey takes you through what the locals call avalanche valley , where we have our drinks break at Sauth deth Pish waterfall 1,553m it is listed as one of Europe’s most dangerous roads, from here it becomes more interesting as we go higher and higher towards Col de Varrados we normally run into snow around the summit on this track at over 2000m. from here we drop down into the valley bottom towards the modern ski village of Baguergue, at this point we have ski resorts all around us and travel towards the Refuge Montgarri where we will stop for lunch. This refuge is so close to the French border and was used by people escaping from France during the war and is steeped in history. We then travel through this beautiful valley alongside the river for many miles, encountering horses and cattle plus the odd bull, from here we head towards Hotel Victor in Rialps our next hotel for 3 nights, we will use the hotel restaurant this evening.

Tuesday: Hotel Victor the breakfast is brilliant, and set you up for the day, we pop down the road fuel up and get the supplies for lunch it’s going to be an amazing day! The day starts a little unusually as we head back up the valley on tarmac to the ski resort of Port de la Bonaigue why because there are 37 hairpins to the top, and the child in me says it’s got to be done, we stop at the top for a drinks break and take the scenery in! at 2072m, and there’s the next bit of good news we have to go back down again, it’s amazing how many Defenders become rally cars for a moment or two. Now we are on to the tracks high above the ski resort of Super Espot running unto snow again? and cresting the Col d’Exoil, from there we cling to the side of the mountain looking out over mountains as far as the eye can see.  This is rich supper pastures and cattle, and horses are everywhere, we travel all afternoon through the mountains until we finally start to drop down but not before passing through the deserted and abandon ski resort, as we drop further down you start to see road signs for flying cows and horses, I kid you not. From here we drop down to the hotel or you can pop down the road to the town of Sort for a wander round, this evening we will eat at the Pizza restaurant in the village, there are also bars/tapas in the village.

Wednesday; Today after our bacon & eggs or muesli  we head off again to what appears to be the top of the world the Ski resort of Port Aine, but it’s not we continue even higher through and along the pistes to the very top of the resort the views don’t get any better, no need for supplies today as we will stop at a Refuge for lunch, this is your main day and its along one you are on tracks nearly all day with little tarmac at all, we are high up looking across to Andorra, traveling through villages just wide enough to get the vehicles through, It is a stunning day and we will roll into Rialp around 6PM it’s the longest day.  We normally eat at the Tapas bar in the village, but you can jump in jump out the evenings are up to you.

Thursday: Rialp to Andorra via the smugglers route, hopefully the restaurant at Tor will be open, today is not a long day, we do not need to leave Rialp until around 10AM, fuel enough for 50 miles as we fill up in Andorra. To say the smugglers route into Andorra is famous is an understatement and it is for a very good reason its mind blowing the views the climb to the summit into Andorra its staggering and pictures do not do it justice, we arrive in Andorra around 1PM, check in at Hotel Pyrenees in the heart of the city, this is a major city and a culture shock from the last few days, the hotel has a underground car park which takes most 4×4’s for 10 euro’s a night well worth it. Now time to hit the duty-free shops that Andorra is famous for or chill by the pool if warm enough, in the evening we eat at the hotel or wander into town it’s up to you!   4hrs approx.

Friday: Andorra to the Bardenas region, for an evening at a very interesting evening at a hotel 500 meters up on a gravel track with only the hotel and a church at the top, its quirky and fun and views are stunning out of this world. We will have enough time to visit the desert region as well

Saturday: 15.00 Bilbao to Portsmouth. Time to relax on the Brittany Ferries Salamanca cruise ship back home, 3hrs from Sancho Abarca to Bilbao approx

Sunday: we should arrive UK time 8.45PM

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