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Pyrenees to Monaco

29 April 2020 - 7 May 2020

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BDC logoA fabulous nine-day tour to Monaco via the Spanish Pyrenees and the south of France. This scenic tour starts with a ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Following a stunningly scenic route through the Spanish and French Pyrenees, Andorra, drive through southern France, then Provence to Monte Carlo. There are very comfortable overnight stops in San Sebastian, two little Pyrenean mountain towns, Carcassonne and Avignon before finishing in Monte Carlo. Drive through spectacular mountain scenery, incredible gorges, past ancient hilltop towns and villages, the beautiful Languedoc and Provence regions of France, and the Gorges du Verdon, also known as France’s Grand Canyon.

Whilst this tour is organised for the Bentley Drivers Club, it is open to all classic, vintage or sports car drivers.

This tour can also be joined with the Apres Monaco tour to bring you home after the Monaco Historique Grand Prix.

Highlights of the Pyrenees to Monaco Tour

  • Sensational scenery of the Pyrenees Mountains
  • Thrilling mountain roads & passes in Spain, France & Andorra
  • Incredible gorges in the Pyrenees & Provence
  • Visit San Sebastian, Andorra, Carcassonne, Avignon & Provence
  • Explore some of the most beautiful villages in Provence and the south of France
  • Cultural delights such as historic castles & churches, ancient towns & villages, and fascinating museums
  • Finish in Monte Carlo for the Monaco Historique Grand Prix

Route map
Price: from £3,250 per person, sharing
Starts: 29 April 2020
Duration: 9 nights / 9 days
Mileage: 1,242 miles

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What's Included?

  • Accommodation in 4* & 5* luxury hotels for 8 nights
  • Overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao, with sea-view en-suite cabins
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Rally plate, luggage tag, pen/highlighter
  • Tour book, with easy to follow route directions, route maps, and everything to do, see and visit each day
  • Road Atlas
  • Pre-loaded Garmins on loan or GPS files for your own Garmin
  • Services of a tour director

Itinerary

May be subject to change.

Day 1: 29 April 2020

Take the overnight ferry from Portsmouth, UK to Bilbao, Spain. The ferry departs at 11.45am and it is a 24 hour crossing to Bilbao. Sea-view en-suite cabins will be booked for your comfort, although some upgrades will be possible. There will be a welcome dinner on board.

Day 2: 30 April 2020 95 miles

Arrive in Bilbao at 12.45 local time and drive a scenic 95 miles along the coast to the delightful city of San Sebastian, near the border with France. Stay overnight in a fabulous, luxury hotel right on the seafront. Dinner is not included as there are so many fabulous restaurants and tapas bars in San Sebastian.

Day 3: 1 May 2020 165 miles

Leave San Sebastian and enjoy a wonderful mountain drive crossing between Spain and France. Stay overnight in a beautiful, small hotel in the Spanish Pyrenees. Dinner is included.

Day 4: 2 May 2020 209 miles

More fun mountain driving along the Pyrenees mountain range to Andorra. Stay for two nights in a luxury hotel. Dinner is included this evening

Day 5: 3 May 2020 80 miles

Enjoy a relaxing day. There is the opportunity to visit the Moto Museum in Andorra, or just indulge in the beautiful surroundings with a walk in the mountains, or wander around the local village.

Day 6: 4 May 2020 139 miles

Drive in France and to the gorgeous city of Carcassone. Stay overnight in a beautiful hotel in the old city. Dinner is included.

Day 7: 5 May 2020 199 miles

Drive through the stunning Cevennes National Park, visiting the Roman Pont du Gard, to Avignon. Stay for two nights in a sensational, luxury hotel. Dinner is included this evening.

Day 8: 6 May 2020 144 miles

A day to explore Avignon and the surrounding area. Dinner is at leisure this evening.

Day 9: 7 May 2020 197 miles

Leave Avignon and drive through many of France’s most beautiful villages in Provence, to Monte Carlo. Stay in one of the best hotels in the Principality in preparation for the weekend’s racing at the Monaco Historique.

This tour then joins the Bentley Drivers’ Club Monaco Historique Weekend.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided.

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From £3,250 per person (upgrades are available - tbc)

Price per person - based on two people sharing a twin or double room/cabin and 1 car.

Single supplement £1,315

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