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the great escape, sept 2021 – review

With no Euro trip in 2020 due to the chaos that covid brought we were determined to pull off a trip in 2021.  Our planned event of heading to Austria and Italy proved to be too much of a challenge with the ever changing travel restrictions so instead we put together a 7 day trip heading to the French Alps, to drive some of the best roads out there.

10 cars headed out from the UK and 2 joined us from Belgium on the way down through France on day 1.  We had several Porsches, 2 x Audi R8s and 1 x TT, an Alpine A110S, AMG GTR and our trusty GR Yaris which held its head high in such esteemed company.

Our planned route took us to Montgenèvre which we used as a base for 3 days, heading out to different routes and mountain passes each day.  We were very lucky with the weather – it’s been a very wet summer on the continent however for the time we were there the weather was mostly dry and the sun shone on us a lot during the driving time in the Alps.

After 3 days blatting round the mountains the driving holiday started heading north (the long way round of course), first to Évian-les-Bains and then on to the Alsace region to enjoy the mega forest roads, and the delicious local food and wine.

All too soon it was over :/ However it had been a great week catching up with friends we hadn’t seen for 2 years, and meeting new ones.

Fuel was burnt, food eaten, drinks consumed, frowns and smiles were expressed, new friends were made and good times were had.

If you like what you see then check out our Road Trips for 2022 – join us, we insist!

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