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Early Bird Price – Pyrenees 4×4 Explorer Tour – 4th August to 15th August 2019 – Including Ferry and camping.

EARLY BIRD PRICES ARE ONLY VALID UNTIL 31/1/2019.

We will start the journey from our meeting point in the UK and head to Plymouth International Port for our sailing to Santander at 16:15hrs.

Our routes wil take us from the Atlantic Ocean into the heart of the Pyrenees.

4x4 Pyrenees tours

Day 1 Sunday 4/8 – 16:15hrs Depart Brittany Ferries Plymouth with inside 2 berth cabin. Upgrades available subject to availability with Brittany Ferries.
Day 2 Monday 5/8 – 12:15hrs (midday) Arrive Santander. Disembark Ferry. Drive to St Jean Pied De Port, France (Approx 4.5 hour drive on the scenic route).
Day 3 Tuesday 6/8 – St Jean Pied de Port to Ochagavia.
Day 4 Wednesday 7/8 – Ochagavia to Loarre.
Day 5 Thursday 8/8 – Rest Day
Day 6 Friday 9/8 – Loarre to Ainsa
Day 7 Saturday 10/8 – Ainsa to Bonansa
Day 8 Sunday 11/8 – Bonansa to La Puebla de Roda
Day 9 Monday 12/8 – La Puebla de Roda to Loarre
Day 10 Tuesday 13/8 – Loarre rest day
Day 11 Wednesday 14/8 – Return to Santander via Bardenas Reales (desert) for sailing to Plymouth @ 21:15hrs with inside 2 berth cabin.
Day 12 Thursday 15/8 – Arrive Plymouth
Please note that this is only a sample and may be subject to slight changes.
The cost for this 4×4 tour based on a vehicle (up to 6m length and 2.6m height), return Brittany Ferries Crossing, camping, guide and support is £2795* (*£2995 after 31/1/2019).
Additional options;
Additional passengers £395 per person. Contact us if travelling with children as this may be reduced.
Club Cabin upgrade outside cabin with TV – from £70 return *subject to availability.
Campsite electricity hook up – £4 per day
Camping Bungalows (on selected campsites) – from £45 per night.
Additional tent £10 per night.
Early Bird Prices are based on receipt of deposit prior to 31/1/2019. After this date, prices will increase to £2995.
Deposit payment required to confirm booking will be 20% of the total (£559 before 31/1/2019 or £599 after this date – Balance payable by 31/5/2019).
Email or call Adam to make deposit payment by card or as any questions.
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Crossing the Val D’Aran, Spain by 4×4

Today’s journey left the beautiful town of Luchon in France and went through the Val D’Aran to Llavorsi, Catalunya, Spain.

A picture is worth a thousand words…

The open gravel track at the ski resort of Baqueira Beret narrowed through pine forests.

After a day of breathtaking scenery and a siesta by the babbling River Noguera Pallaresa, we bimbled down the valley and set up camp for the night at Camping Riberies, Llavorsi.

Perfecto!

This is an ideal location for those with an adventurous spirit who want to explore the additional activities in the area e.g. white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and hiking trails.

For your information, our next 4×4 tour in this region starts on Saturday 4th August 2018.

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Our 4×4 Adventure in the Sierra de Guara, Aragon.

Our American clients, Nathan and Susannah, were eager to make tracks from Camping Castillo de Loarre to explore the Aragon region of Spain, as it was their last day off road before heading back to Paris.

The newly built tunnels and Autovia took us north from Huesca towards Sabiñánigo to a height of 4379 feet, giving us spectacular views of the Pyrenees mountain peaks. We headed east towards the remote village of Laguarta, in the heart of the Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park.

Imposing rock bordered the narrow, winding road which climbed through varying terrain and followed the path of the Rio Guarga.

We resisted the guidance of a local cow, who was keen to encourage the use of local facilities…

… but our next helpful guide wasn’t kidding around when directing us off the beaten track!

A dusty forest track, river fording and a long rock crawl climb added excitement to the journey. The tall pine trees provided some cover from the scorching sun.

We passed the ruins of the abandoned village of Torrolluela del Obico.

After a picnic near Alquézar with views over the canyon we moved on to our final few trails. Once again, climbing steep rocky tracks with olive trees alongside.

The Ermita (chapel) de San Benito provided a high point with stunning views over the striking blue waters of the lakes in the valley below.

A steep descent to the base of the valley proved challenging with many sharp bends and a loose surface.

It was time to bid farewell to Nathan and Susannah, great travelling companions who take away new experiences and memories from their off road adventure.

Hasta la vista.

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The Pyrenees 4×4 Adventure tour begins

36 hours at sea on Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere with fellow adventurers on the way to Bilbao.

Enjoyed a gourmet meal while being entertained by dolphins leaping alongside our ship.

An early arrival in Bilbao and being one of the first off the ferry meant a quick departure from this industrial port town. Within an hour we turn off the Autovia and head east into the foothills of the Pyrenees.

The winding roads and crystal clear rivers guided us on our adventure through the breathtaking mountains which were shrouded in low cloud. As the roads narrowed, the village of Erratzu displayed the stunning alpine style scenery and traditional Basque homes.

The hairpin bends climbed to the Col d’Ispeguy at 672 metres and the border between Spain and France. What an ideal vista to admire over a spot of lunch! Can you spot our sticker?

The long steep descent took us into the beautiful village of St Étienne-de-Baïgorry.

…and on to our first campsite in St Jean Pied de Port. Camping municipal Plaza Berri perfectly located within a 5 minute walk of this medieval town and citadel in the middle of the Basque Country.

St Jean Pied de Port is a popular resting place for pilgrims from the north following the Camino de Santiago de Compostella.

A walk around the walled town with its cobbled streets and a climb to the citadel viewing points revealed a wonderful panoramic view of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Plenty of places to stop off for delicious crepes and strong local cider!

Bonne santé