Speed dating in the berkshires
Bordering France and Spain, the Pyrenees provide a different mix of roads and scenery with architecture and geology to rival the best Alpine passes. Summary: Saturday – Join us for an early breakfast whilst we talk you through the events of the forthcoming week.
From here it’s just a 15 minute drive to the Eurotunnel and then we’re off into the adventure of the finest roads in the Alps.
Finally, we descend on the ancient city of Carcassonne.
Thursday – We leave Carcassonne today to head south, straight for the Spanish border.
The road runs for 7 miles before you drive through the small village of Chop Gate.
You then drive on for a further 13 miles through sweeping bends and lots of gradient changes, again with great views and road, until you arrive at the picturesque village of Helmsley.
Plenty of time to discuss the week’s events with your fellow tourers and get over the hangover from last night’s party, before the drive home and a night in your own bed. Route 66 started out as a selection of dirt trails and unnamed roads.
Enjoy this road trip from the air conditioned comfort of your modern day American sports car or get the wind in your hair in an open top convertible!
For those who haven’t done our Spanish Safari, this will be a great taster…
Sunday – rest and relaxation aboard the ship home to Portsmouth.
The ruins of Helmsley Castle are here and are well worth a visit as is Dumcombe Park where you can visit the stately home and gardens, again very beautiful.
One thing to note on the drive is it is used by a lot of bikers and is classed as a dangerous road in the area.