Grand Tours are an ideal opportunity to get out and explore more of the countryside in your 4×4 for more than one day. Grand Tours are firmly based on our brand of Relaxed & Scenic Tours and incorporate accommodation either in a hotel or at a campsite with modern facilities. The focus of these tours is making the most of your time to explore the history, nature, surroundings and your vehicle while sharing the experience with a group of likeminded people. And at the end of the day relaxing and reliving the days adventures.
As with our Relaxed & Scenic Tours our Grand Tour ethos is aimed at drivers of all abilities from complete beginner to the more experienced who enjoy getting off the beaten track. Suitable for vehicles equipped with either part time or permanent four-wheel drive they provide a great introduction to green road driving at a relaxed pace; the bug of overland travel is contagious and we do everything we can to nurture it.
The Trails and Tracks we travel are a mixture of terrain to suit the vehicles and the environment, combined with a relaxed driving schedule that gives you the opportunity to appreciate your vehicle’s capabilities and the surrounding area.
Because of the nature of green road driving we need to make you aware that there is an element of risk of possibly damaging your vehicle and / or its components. However we reconnoitre all our trails and tracks for suitability and safety so both the risk and the likelihood is low.
Tours across the English Channel and into Europe heading south to the French and Spanish Pyrenees, Spain, Andorra, French and Italian Alps, Portugal and destinations beyond such as Morocco are all in development based on our Relaxed & Scenic and Grand Tour ethos.
“New for 2020” Cumbria, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales Grand Tour
“Starting in the heart of the Lake District our first day meanders through some spectacular scenery before heading over to our overnight say in Hawes. Sunday is spent crossing the Dales as we make our way east to conclude the day near to Ripon”.
Dales & Moors Grand Tour
“The best of both worlds! A full day on the Saturday exploring the Yorkshire Dale’s before venturing into the Yorkshire Moors on the Sunday, after a relaxing evening at The Village Inn, Northallerton included in the cost of this tour”.
The Four Counties Grand Tour
“County Durham, Upper Teesdale, Cumbria and Northumberland, this north of England county trotting tour is a blend of history and nature. To take in all four counties at a relaxed pace we will stay overnight at the Park Head Hotel included in the cost of this tour”.
Yorkshire Dales Grand Tour
“Starting from the market town of Kirkby Stephen this tour explores the green roads of the Eden Valley and into the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Weaving through valleys, uphill and down dale this tour certainly is Grand, and not only in a Wallace & Gromit Wensleydale Cheese fashion. Staying in the heart of the Dales overnight accommodation at the Kings Arms Hotel in Reeth is included in the cost of this tour”
Northumberland Grand Tour
“A weekend exploring Northumberland’s highways and byways over Saturday and Sunday. Including overnight accommodation at the 17th Century Coaching Inn “Tankerville Arms” a privately-run hotel on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Wooler”.