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2017 TOAD'S FRANCE/SPAIN TOUR

 

 

 

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DATES

AUGUST 31st- SEPTEMBER 10th ( 11 DAYS/ 10 NIGHTS)   

COSTS

The fees are based on an exchange rate of £1 = 1.15€  and at the time of paying the balance of fees a surcharge may be made or refund given depending on the value of sterling at the time of receiving the balance.

COST PER PERSON, BASED ON TWO PEOPLE PER CAR, SHARING A DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM  

£2,500 per person

COST PER PERSON, BASED ON TWO PEOPLE PER CAR, OCCUPYING SINGLE ROOMS

£3,500 per person

COST FOR A SINGLE PERSON OCCUPYING A SINGLE ROOM

£3,700 per person

 

The costs include the following:

NOT INCLUDED ARE THE FOLLOWING :

TOUR SUMMARY

An 11 day tour starting with an overnight ferry crossing from Portsmouth to St.Malo. Our first day's route takes us in the morning to Loheac, just south of Rennes, where we visit the Classic Car Museum. We then continue down to La Baule on the Atlantic coast where our hotel is located.On the second day we continue down the west coast of France to La Rochelle where we cross the bridge to Ile de Re where our hotel is located in the charming port of St. Martin de Re. The following day we continue south to St. Jean de Luz, near Biarritz, where our next hotel is located.On our 4th day we leave the coast and drive east across the north Pyrenees to Tarbes then we head into the Pyrenees across the Spanish border to Vielha where our hotel is a Pararor overlooking the valley. The next day we drive a scenic mountain route to La Seu D'Urgell just a few miles south of Andorra where our hotel is located.The following day we drive an extremely scenic route east through the mountains to Vic Sau where our second Parador hotel is located overlooking a lake.On the 7th day we continue east to the Meditterrenean coast and then drive up the stunning Costa Brava coast to our hotel. On day 8 we drive north up the scenic Costa Brava Mediterranean coast to Carcassonne where our chateau hotel is located in a village 5 miles away. The following day we drive north to the Dordogne where our hotel is the Moulin du Roc just outside Brantome.On day 10 we drive up through the Loire Valley to La Chartre sur Le Loir where we spend the last night of the tour. On our final day we drive up to Cherbourg where we catch the 5.00pm ferry to Portsmouth which arrives at 19.45

Draft itinerary

Thursday August 31st, Ferry from Portsmouth to St. Malo leaves Portsmouth at 20.15 ( alternatively participants can join the tour in St Malo tomorrow)

Day 1 Friday, September 1st     St. Malo to La Baule via Dinan and Loheac ( 130 miles )

( Roscoff to Loheac 150 miles including 130 miles on motorways )

Our ferry arrives in St Malo at 8.30am ( Participants on the ferry from Ireland arrive in Roscoff at 10.30am  and drive direct to Loheac 150 miles including 130 on motorways )

We drive 30 miles down to Dinan our morning coffee stop then drive a mile to the Hotel Mercure Port Le Jerzual , see photos below.

Dinan our morning coffee stop.

Dinan our morning coffee stop.

After coffee we continue south for another 60 miles to our lunch stop, Loheac, just south of Rennes.

Loheac our lunch stop

After lunch we are joined by participants travelling on the ferry from Rosslare in Ireland to Roscoff and visit the impressive classic car museum in Loheac, Le Manoir de l’Automobile et des Vieux Métiers,  
see photos below.

Le Manoir de l’Automobile et des Vieux Métiers museum at LoheacLe Manoir de l’Automobile et des Vieux Métiers museum at Loheac

Over 450 cars are on display in a number of halls

Le Manoir de l’Automobile et des Vieux Métiers museum at LoheacLe Manoir de l’Automobile et des Vieux Métiers museum at Loheac

 

After our visit we drive 60 miles south to La Baule where our hotel is located overlooking the sea.

The view from Chateau Tourelles Hotel, La Baule Chateau Tourelles Hotel, La BauleThe view from Chateau Tourelles Hotel, La Baule

Dinner is in the hotel's restaurant

 

 

Day 2 Saturday, September 2nd        La Baule to St. Martin de Re, Ile de Re near La Rochelle ( 150 miles )

Our route takes us south down the west coast of France to La Rochelle where we cross the bridge onto the Ile de Re where our hotel is located in St.Martin de Re a charming port on the east coast of the island.

St Martin de Re, Ile de ReSt Martin de Re, Ile de Re

Dinner is in a local restaurant overlooking the harbour

 

Day 3 Sunday, September 3rd   St. Martin de Re to Saint Jean de Luz ( 295 miles including 200 miles on motorways)

Our morning route takes us 130 miles down to St Emilion our lunch stop.

Saint Emilion

St Emilion

After lunch we continue south down to St.Jean de Luz just south of Biarritz where our hotel is located.

 St Jean de Luz

 St Jean de Luz

Our hotel overlooks the sea.

La Residence hotel St Jean de Luz La Residence hotel St Jean de Luz

Dinner tonight is in the hotel

Day 4 Monday, September 4th  St Jean de Luz to Vielha, Spain ( 211 miles including 96 miles on motorways )

We leave the coast and take the drive east via Pau to Lourdes where we leave the motorway and drive into the Pyrenees to Gavarnie our lunch stop where Europe's highest waterfall is located.

After luch we take a scenic mountain route over the Col d'Aspin and Col de Peyresourde.

 


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                         Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tourCol de Peyresourde Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tour 

 From here we continue on via Bagneres de Louchon to Vielha where our Parador hotel awaits us, see photo below.

 

                                                                       Parador hote,l  Vielha

Dinner is in the hotel's restaurant

Day 5 Tuesday, September 5th  Vielha to La Seu d'Urgell ( 80 miles )

Leaving Vielha we drive though Arties before we climb the Port de la Bonaijua see photo below.

                                                                                            Port de la Bonaijua

We then descend the drive down the Valley de la Noguera to Tremp our morning coffee stop.

We then climb the Coll de Faidella, the Coll de Boixols and the Coll de Nargo. See photos below.

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From here we head north to La Seu d' Urgell where our stylish hotel for the night overlooks the town, see photos below:

Our hotel overlooking La Seu d'Urgell.  Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tourOur hotel overlooking La Seu d'Urgell.  Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tourOur hotel overlooking La Seu d'Urgell.  Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tour

In the afternoon there is an option to drive a mountain route though Andorra

Dinner tonight is in the hotel's restaurant

Day 6 - Wednesday, September 6th La Seu D'Urgell to Tavernoles, Vic Sau ( 115  miles )

We drive south for a few miles towards Coll de Nargo before turning onto a minor scenic road which passes through a gorge where we stop for morning coffee at Cambrils, see photos below:

Our morning coffee stop.  Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tour Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tour

 

After coffee we continue on our scenic route and climb up the Coll de Jou to Berga, see photos below.

 

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Our lunch stop is the charming village of Alpens where the local cafe/restaurant houses the local theatre, see photos below:

Our lunch stop in Alpens. Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tourOur lunch stop in Alpens. Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tour

 

We then head south and then turn off onto the main road towards Vic Sau then on to a minor road which leads us to Tavernoles on Lake de Sau where our Parador hotel overlooks the lake, see photo below.

View from our Parador hotel. Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tour

 

In the afternoon you can visit on foot the nearby monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres on a peninsula surrounded by a lake, see photos below:

The monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres on a peninsula surrounded by a lake. Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tourThe  monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres on a peninsula surrounded by a lake.  Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tourThe monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres on a peninsula surrounded by a lake.  Join us on our 2017 Toad's car tour

                                                                                                                               Dinner tonight is in the hotel's restaurant

 

Day 7 - Thursday September 7th Vic Sau to Platja de Pals, Costa Brava ( 101 miles, including 50 miles on motorways )

We leave Tavernoles and drive south-east towards Vic where we join the C25 south-east to the coast where we drive up the scenic Costa Brava coastline.Here we take a scenic back road to the Cap de Begur and to Platja de Pals, where our hotel is located.

The Costa Brava

 

Dinner tonight is in the hotel's restaurant

 

Day 8 Friday September 8th Platja de Pals to Floure near Carcassonne ( 180 miles including 70 miles on motorways )

Our route takes us north along the coast to Figueres, Roses and  Cadaques our morning coffee stop.

Cadaques

We then proceed up the coast to Collioure our lunch stop

Collioure

We then leave the coast and join the motorway and head north to Carcassonne where our hotel is located in Floure less than 10 miles to the east of the walled town.

Chateau de Floure, Carcassonne

Dinner tonight is in the hotel's restaurant.

 

 

Day 9 Saturday September 9th Floure to Champagnac de Belair near Brantome ( 280 miles, including 100 miles on motorways )

Our route takes you north-west to Auch and then north to Agen then up via Villeneuve sur Lot to Bergerac and then to Brantome where our hotel, Le Moulin du Roc, is located 5 miles away.

Moulin du Roc hotel and restaurant Moulin du Roc hotel and restaurant

Moulin du Roc hotel and restaurantMoulin du Roc hotel and restaurant Moulin du Roc hotel and restaurant

Dinner tonight is in the hotel's Michelin restaurant

Day 10 Sunday September 10th Brantome to  La Chartre sur Le Loir ( 210 miles, including 120 miles on motorways )

Our route takes you north via Confolens and then we take the motorway north to Le Chartre sur le Loir where our hotel is located, the Hotel de France.

Hotel de France, La Chartre sur le Loir Hotel de France, La Chartre sur le Loir

The hotel is famous in motor racing circles as it was the base for several Le Mans 24 hours racing teams in the 1950s

Hotel de France, La Chartre sur le Loir Hotel de France, La Chartre sur le Loir Hotel de France, La Chartre sur le Loir

Dinner tonight is in the hotel's restaurant.

 

Day 11 Monday September 11th La Chartre sur Le Loir to Cherbourg ( 210 miles, including 100 miles on motorways )

We leave our hotel and take the motorway to Le Mans and then north-west to Sees our morning coffee stop.We then drive north-west to Caen our lunch stop.

We then continue up to Cherbourg to catch the 5.00pm ferry to Portsmouth which arrives at 19.00.

 


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