Veloce Road Trips

Italian Job/Goldfinger road trip to the Alps, June 24th-30th 2024

Day 1 Folkstone to Dijon

All Motorway driving (approx. 360 miles)

We stop en-route at the old Reims GP circuit for a photo opportunity amongst the atmospheric, disused, pit buildings and some lunch nearby, then on to Dijon for the overnight stop.  Dijon is a lovely town and we know a great square full of cafes and bars which is ideal for the evening and ensuring that we all get fed and watered adequately!

The Old GP circuit at Reims

Day 2 Dijon to the Aosta Valley

Mixed motorway and back road driving (approx. 270 miles)

Beckerman on the Grand St Bernard Pass in The Italian Job
You on the Grand St Bernard Pass!!

From Dijon it’s down the Peage for a few K’s before heading off over the hills, via some nice twisty roads, into Switzerland and a spot of Lunch by Lake Geneva.  From there we head round the lake and over the Alps to the Aosta Valley. We stay the night in a traditional Italian Alpine Hotel, which of course does fantastic Italian food!

The Dardenalli Viaduct from the opening scenes of The Italian Job, 1969
The Dardenalli Viaduct from the TV road trip 2019

Day 3 Italy to Switzerland

Mixed motorway and back road driving (approx. 125 miles + playing when we get there!!)

Over the Grand St Bernard pass and into Switzerland, before turning right and making our way to the foot of the Furka and the Grimsel for some playing!

Day 4 Back to Italy

Mainly back road driving. (approx. 175 miles + playing)

Auric Goldfinger passing the Belvedere Hotel on the Furka Pass, Goldfinger 1964
The TV road trip passes the same point as above, 2019.

We head over the Furka and on towards Bormio in Italy, taking in some amazing passes, including the Albula and the Umbrail amongst others, before descending the bottom part of the Stelvio, staying at a lovely Italian hotel right at the foot of the Stelvio itself.

Day 5 Stelvio to Stuttgart

Mixed motorway and back road driving (approx. 275 miles)

Once more we head up, back over the Stelvio, before descending the other side taking in all of its 100 plus hairpins, a truly spectacular piece of road. We then head into Austria where we will stop for some lunch before continuing on to Germany and stopping overnight in Stuttgart.

Day 6 Stuttgart to the Nordschliefe

Up the Autobahn to the ‘ring (approx. 200miles + ‘ring time!!) or take the scenic route on the famous B500 via Baden Baden (approx. 265 miles)

In the morning those who want to visit the Mercedes or Porsche museums can do so, both are really well done and definitely worth a visit or if some more twisty road driving is your preferred option, some of us will be heading over to the famous B500 for a driving nirvana detour before cracking on to Nurburg.  We aim for everyone to arrive at the ‘ring in time for the evening Tourist driving session if you fancy having a go at the Green Hell yourself.  We will then go for dinner at the world famous Pistenklause restaurant in Nurburg, and stay the night at a traditional Eifel hotel in the heart of Adenau.

Day 7 Head for Home

All motorway (approx. 285 miles to Calais)

Homeward bound today via a final blast on the Autobahn, you never know we might get a flat out run if the weather is good and the traffic light, and then clip Holland, through Belgium and back to Calais for the train home.

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