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Best of the Alps 2024

Dates

July 06-13, 2024

Location

Grenoble, France

Itinerary

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Included

Jeep 4x4 / Lodging / Meals*

Trail Rating

3 - 5

The Western Alps. The border between Italy and France. The Alps are the highest mountain range in Central and Southern Europe. They extend in an arc 745 miles long and between 90 and 150 miles wide, from the Ligurian Sea to the Pannonian Basin. The entire Alpine region covers an area of roughly 120,000 square miles.

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Itinerary

Road over a dam in the Alps

Day 1Gathering in the Mountains – Our starting point is in the Grenoble region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Easily accessible via Paris by plane, train or rental car. Here we meet in the afternoon for the trip briefing and the vehicle checkup. In the evening we‘ll have dinner together in a traditional local accommodation. Early the next morning we will start our adventure together.

Day 2Following the Path of James Bond -After about 1.5 hours of driving through the beautiful French mountains, we will drive via Val-d’Isère where we will see the dam known from the movie “James Bond – Golden Eye” – which we will cross, of course. Here, we are already at one of the absolute highlights of the Alps: the Col de l’Iseran. A high alpine pearl that gives you a first feeling for altitude and curves. On-road, but a masterpiece of road construction. From here, we will continue to higher altitude for switchback training off-road. Col de la Met. Whoever masters this one-way road is “ready for the Alps”.

Large lake in the Ligurian Alps.

Day 3 | 4 | 5All the Alps have to offer – We will do nothing but ride the best trails in the Alps – up to nearly 10,000 ft. elevation – the highest (legally) passable point in the Alps. We have a great regional hotel in Italy and change borders with France several times a day. Areas such as Col de Sommeiller, Assietta High Ridge Road, Monte Jaffreau, Col du Parpaillon, and many more… We visit old forts, drive through long tunnels, and on very narrow roads.

Day 6 | 7Effort is rewarded with beauty – We move to the Ligurian Alps – another highlight. Here, we will drive popular trails such as the Maira Stura Ridge Road and the Ligurian Border Ridge Road. Our last night will be spent in Cuneo, a beautiful city in Italy.

Day 8All good things come to an end – We have the chance for a little side trip directly to the Mediterranean Sea. How about going to San Remo? From there, we drive back to Grenoble and say goodbye in the afternoon.

All travel services at a glance

* for meals included, see below

  • 7 nights in beautiful regional hotels including breakfast
  • 2 experienced guides 
  • Lunch on the route including supply of drinks
  • Provision of radios and charging stations
  • Permits as well as fees and entrance fees on the route
  • Jeep Compass for the duration of the tour
  • Insurance with 1,000 Euro deductible for fully comprehensive and 350 Euro deductible for partial comprehensive damages

Hotel information*

  • 1 Night Grand Hotel Uriage, Saint-MArtin-d’Uriage (near Grenoble)
  • 3 Nights Convento Boutique Hotel, Susa
  • 2 Nights Hotel le Grande Eperviere, Barcelonette
  • 1 Night Best Western Plusroyal Superga, Cuneo
  • *or similar accommodations

Not included

  • Fuel costs
  • Dinner
  • Individual arrival and departure
  • Shuttle from the airport

We will use the new Jeep Compass, which will give us the possibility to drive the very narrow passes with tight switchbacks and narrow tunnels.

Registration Fees

Double occupancy is required on this Jamboree.
The driver and the first passenger added will be charged the adult rate regardless of their age.

Participants must be 16 & over.

Driver: $6995
First Passenger: $6995

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Cancellation & Payment Policy

While there are no refunds or transfers, if you purchase one of these trips and cannot attend, please contact us. If we can successfully sell your spot, we will provide a refund. This cannot be guaranteed.

Financing is available at checkout.

 

For Questions Contact

Jake Horne

Director of Registration
Jake Horne
jake@jeepjam.com