Euro Tour 2012 CONFIRMED Itinerary

by Fuggles
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The Euro Tour 2012 will take place between 19 and 26 April 2012 and will take in some fantastic roads and stop off at some amazing hotels.  Some of the exact details – such as hotel information – will not be publicly disclosed for reasons of security.  Final prices will be released next week.  The Michelin Test Track activity is optional.  Extentions to the tour can be provided, such as extra days at the Nurburgring or stopovers on the way back, details are listed at the end of the itinerary.  If you have any questions please post them here or email info@gtroc.org

NOTE:  All photos are of the roads you will be driving on, places you will be visiting or places you will be staying

Apr.19 (Thu.) Euro Tunnel – Paris (220 mi)

Early Morning all Participants gather at a location near Folkstone

(Hotel at Euro Tunnel is an OPTION for the previous night)

Attend Briefing about the Trip and get Detailed Notes etc.

Morning Crossing by Euro Tunnel from Folkstone (England).

Arrival at Calais (France) and Drive onwards to Giverny and Monet’s Garden, before heading into Paris.

Arrival at Hotel in Paris with access to Paris Metro station for people wanting to go into Centre for shopping and the evening

Free for Dinner on your own.

Accommodation at the hotel in Paris.

Apr.20 (Fri.) Paris – Vichy (270 mi)

Breakfast at a restaurant in the hotel

10:00 a.m.       Drive to Clermont Ferrand which is situated in the Auvergne region of France

1:00 p.m.               Enroute Lunch and Wine tasting at Celliers de la Pauline, Thauvenay.

4:30 p.m.       Arrival at the Spa Hotel Vichy

Free at Leisure to explore the area on your own or time for the Spa for the people wanting to relax and unwind…

Free for Dinner on your own.

Accommodation at the Spa Hotel Vichy.

Apr.21 (Sat.) Vichy

Breakfast at a restaurant in the chateau

08:00 a.m.       Trackday at Michelin Test Facility for the Skyline and GT-R Drivers.

  • 2.7km track circuit
  • 4.1km wet handling circuit
  • 120m diameter skid pan
  • 110m circular wet handling surface

For those not wishing to participate in the Michelin test Track event there is plenty to do in the local region, plus Vichy is famous for its Spas

4:00 p.m.       You will drive back after the full day on the Track.

8:00 p.m.       Evening Ball at the Spa Hotel Les Celestins and a chance to meet other GTR, Skyline and Z-sports car owners from across Europe.

Accommodation at the Spa Hotel, Vichy.

Apr.22 (Sun.) Vichy – Provence (380 mi)

Breakfast at a restaurant in the chateau.

09:00 a.m.       Morning Drive to Provence via the Millau Viaduct

12:30 a.m.       Arrive Millau Viaduct for photo opportunity and lunch

7:00 p.m.       Arrive at your hotel – a converted Monastery – in Provence.

Free for Dinner on your own.

Accommodation at the hotel in Provence.

Apr.23(Mon.) Provence – Monte Carlo (150 mi)

Breakfast at a restaurant in the hotel.

09:00 a.m.       Drive to and through Verdon Gorge and lunch at the top of the Gorges.

12:00 a.m.       Through Les Bessons and on to Cannes before crossing from France into Monaco.

3:30 p.m.       Arrival at Monte Carlo and onward to our exclusive hotel in the centre of town.

Transfer to Hotel and free to enjoy rest of the day in the city Casino, Shopping etc.

Free for Dinner on your own.

Accommodation at the hotel in Monte Carlo.

Apr.24 (Tue.) Monte Carlo – Bormio (320 mi)

Breakfast at a restaurant in the hotel

07:30 a.m.       OPTIONAL: before the morning rush hour, a convoy around the famous Monte Carlo F1 circuit

08:00 a.m.       Drive to Bormio via Genoa on the southern coast road then along Galleria San’Antonio Cepina and through the Stelvio National Park.  Lunch will be in your own time en-route

5:00 p.m.       Arrival at Bormio and transfer to Hotel and free to enjoy rest of the day in the village

Free for Dinner on your own.

Accommodation at the hotel in Bormio.

Apr.25 (Wed.) Bormio – Stuttgart (340 mi)

Breakfast at a restaurant in the hotel

09:00 a.m.       Morning drive through the Stelvio Pass

11:00 a.m.       Leave Stelvio Pass and head north through Innsbruck before Germany and on to Stuttgart.  Lunch will be in your own time en-route

4:00 p.m.       Arrive at hotel in Stuttgart

Should the Stelvio pass be closed we have an alternative route taking us through the Stelvio National Park and over the Alps north-west, before Davos and Vaduz and then on to Stuttgart

Free for Dinner on your own.

Accommodation at the hotel in Stuttgart.

Apr.26 (Thu.) Stuttgart – Folkestone (450 mi.)

Breakfast at a restaurant in the hotel.

09:00 a.m.       Morning at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, lunch at leisure in their facility

1:00 p.m.       Drive back from Stuttgart to Calais and cross using the Euro tunnel.  A choice of routes via Reims or Brussels.

OPTION          Drive from Stuttgart to Nuerburg for some time to relax (250 mi.)

OPTION          Drive to Reims (291 mi.) or Brussels (340 mi.) for an extended stay on the continent

OPTION          Free for Dinner on your own.

  OPTION Nuerburg

                        Friday: Track time at the Nurburgring subject to availability

                        Saturday: VLN Race Round 3 at the Nurburgring

                        Sunday: Track time at the Nurburgring subject to availability

We will arrange your return crossing to suit and accommodation can be provided to for the evenings you require only.

12 Comments

  • Andy says:

    Would it be possible to “hop in” at some location during your trip? As I live where your journey stops (Stuttgart) getting to the start in the UK doesn´t really make sense for me :-(

  • Fuggles says:

    Hi Andy,

    Yes of course we’re more than happy to have people join us. Touring is for everyone but not everyone can always make the whole tour. Do you fancy joining us on the track and fun day at Michelin’s test facility? Or maybe we can meet you in Bormio and do the Stelvio Pass? Can you email info@gtroc.org with your thoughts and we can work out what’s best to do

  • Ian Smith says:

    Need more details about the ball – with track wheels, tool kits and emergency kit, there’ll be no no room for ball gowns (let alone room for Sue’s clothes ;-)

  • Mudflap says:

    I’m wondering about the Eurotunnel hotel option the night before departure.

    Do we organise ourselves or will this be a shop option?

  • Fuggles says:

    We can suggest some hotels nearby if you wish. It would be better if all those wanting to stay the night before stayed in the same hotel

  • John Miskin says:

    Last time we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express just adjacent to the Eurotunnel entrance as of this morning there are tree double and three twin rooms available at £47 for the night. I will be in one of them!

  • Mudflap says:

    The HI seems a good idea.
    It would be sensible if everyone was there.

  • Fuggles says:

    The track day item is now in the shop. Spaces are limited so please book as soon as you can

  • Mudflap says:

    I would like to do this but I wondered if there was a little more detail about the itinerary. Perhaps the PC I’m using at the moment cannot open a red cross on the shop site. I’ll try my PC when I get home tonight.

  • Fuggles says:

    The details about what are included are listed under the shop item itself

  • Mudflap says:

    The itinerary image shows on my home computer.
    Maybe my work computer has some sort of blocker just giving me the red cross.
    Sorry to have raised a false alarm.

  • Fuggles says:

    Upgrades to Deluxe Rooms now available for Monte Carlo

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