On the road in the Alps
Ever since ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘The Italian Job’, the Alps have been a cherished destination for keen motorists. What could be better than taking your classic Porsche or Aston Martin on the breathtaking passes, with their seemingly infinite hairpins bathed in perfect sunshine? At the Routes des Grandes Alpes, you could do just that. From 21-26 July 2015, the tour will travel from west to east, through France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. “We go on the legendary routes, and explore the most beautiful streets and attractions along the way, from glaciers and Alpine lakes to romantic valleys and scenic landscapes,” says organiser Egon Tauscher, who will tackle the rally in his pre-War Maserati.
The perfect tour
In addition to the breathtaking panoramas and idyllic villages, the programme includes cultural and culinary specialities, such as winter sports at Sestriere, 2,035 metres above sea level. From here, the route leads towards Switzerland, taking in the best passes on which to enjoy your classic. The rally finished in the historic Schloss Fuschl in Salzburg, Austria. Included in the package is five nights' accommodation with lunch and dinner, all entrance fees to the cultural attractions, a service mechanic, and a towing service (just in case). There are few more relaxing ways to enjoy the enchanting Alps…
Photos: Stefan Bogner