Alpine Escape Itinerary
Meet first on the Saturday night for a briefing at our overnight stop near the Eurotunnel in Kent. A great chance to meet the rest of the convoy and the Octane Run team before an early night – it’s a big day tomorrow…
An early start at the Eurotunnel in Dover sees the convoy travel over 600 miles on our journey South through France. It’s a long day but beats flying. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and a far better lunch then one you would get on an airline!
The route for day two climbs from the spectacular Alpine lakes, through the incredible vistas of the Western side of the French Alps, rising to to a monumental summit at almost 2800m above sea level. Our final descent takes the Octane Run pack to the ski village of Val D’Isere.
From snow lined mountain passes to the wickedly smooth switchbacks of Italian Cols and long, flowing valley roads. We start high, working down to the beautiful Lac D’Evian near the Swiss border.
Discover the undiscovered parts of Switzerland as the Octane Run convoy winds it’s way East. Hidden lakes and a breathtaking glacier are highlights of this incredible day before kicking back at the end of the day with time to relax.
Octane Run heads further east toward Bormio and the bottom of the Stelvio Pass. Elevations, panoramas, and more brilliant roads to burn their images to your minds forever. Or have a slightly more relaxed drive with a lunch view like no other… Lake Como.
There is simply no better way to start a day than having the legendary Stelvio Pass all to yourselves. Waking at sunrise, this Italian Job setting is left all to Octane Run’s disposal. After, we head North to Germany through the Black Forest.
A shorter drive North on the German Autobahns ends in the Eifel Mountains at the Green Hell itself. You’ve read about it in magazines, you’ve driven it on Gran Turismo, now it’s your turn to take to the Norschleife. In the evening we dine at the world famous Pistenklause.
After a morning exploring the Nurburgring facilities, the Octane Run convoy makes the dash back to the Eurotunnel at Calais. Of course, this trip would be entirely inappropriate without a stop via Spa in Belgium. Drink in the atmosphere at this fitting end to our nostalgic and wonderful adventure.