12 – 18th September 2021 – Expressions of interest.
Cost for this tour is approximately £1500 for two people sharing. At this time we are taking expressions of interest due to the current Covid situation. If/once confirmed a deposit of £500 will be required with the balance of £1000. Please complete an online booking to reserve your place on this tour.
Our third Adventure Tour into Europe we will once again be based in the Principality of Andorra. During the 1700’s smugglers of the area found it is easy to dip in and out of Andorra’s neutral borders; crossing to and from Spain and France during the Napoleonic wars, transporting illegal goods between the two belligerent countries. A legacy of the smugglers trade is the network of trails and tracks suitable for 4×4, 2 wheels and two feet of course.
Please note we have not included ferry or overnight costs for travel to/from Andorra into the cost of this tour. This allows customer to choose their own method and pace of travel. We are more than happy to meet with customers at Dover docks early on the Saturday morning; we will travel through France with an overnight stop before continuing our outward journey to Andorra where we arrive on the Sunday afternoon.
Accommodation for the next 6 nights will be in well appointed ‘bungalow’ style lodgings on a self-catering basis, do not worry though as there is a restaurant onsite. The packed itinerary for the next five days will see our small group retracing smugglers routes across Europe’s sixth smallest nation with an area of only 181 square miles and a population of approximately 77,000. Nestled in the Pyrenees mountain range reaching heights of over 3,000 meters. Please contact us for accommodation / resort details.
Excursions include: (although subject to change)
Sunday: Mid-afternoon arrival at Resort Xixerella Park.
Monday: Half day tour with some free time.
Tuesday: Full day tour including smugglers trails and tracks in and out of Andorra to the west and south.
Wednesday: Late morning tour exploring various trails and tracks of Andorra.
Thursday: Full day tour exploring the southern part of Andorra’s smuggler routes and the Spanish Pyrenees.
Friday: Late morning tour exploring various trails and tracks of Andorra.
Saturday: Morning departure.
The tour includes accommodation in Andorra as stated above and the above itinerary with support from experienced tour guides throughout your stay. We anticipate that some of the trails and tracks will be in good condition and similar to that of out Relaxed and Scenic brand of tours. However we will constantly assess each excursion based on the vehicle capability and driver experience within our group.
We recommend that your vehicle has full breakdown cover and repatriation to the UK. Both the AA and RAC amongst others provide this service, this is peace of mind. Please ensure that your vehicle insurance will cover you for driving in France, Spain and Andorra
We must insist that your vehicle is in ‘tip top condition’ for this tour. We appreciate that breakdowns do happen however your time is precious; we want to make sure you get the most from this adventure. As always we will do our utmost best to get you recovered to a safe place.
We would also recommend a CB Radio. We do have a limited number that we can loan out. These will be available on a first come first served basis, please let me know at the time of booking on the comments box at the bottom of the online booking form.
PS: Please ensure your Passport is valid, in date and has an expiry date at least 6 months before our return date.
This tour does not include outward or return crossings and overnight accommodation, fuel, road tolls, food and drinks throughout your adventure.
At the time of advertising this tour the impact of Brexit is unkown. As a word of caution you may need to consider an International Driving Permit available from your post office for a fee of £5.50. You may also need a ‘green card’ international insurance certificate that prove your policy provides minimum cover. Please check with your insurer. Also a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) may no longer be valid post Brexit; please ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. Further details on this and other matters with driving abroad will be sent with the tour instructions.
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