So my Alpine Road trip starts tomorrow morning, and will take me across Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia. Over 10 days I will be driving across the most dangerous, exciting and scenic roads in the Alps.
Day 1: Tomorrow I make the 450km Journey to Wagrain in the Austrian Alps and spend the night preparing for the main event.
Day 4: The highlight – three of the greatest roads in the Alps in quick succession, fondly known as the Big Three: Furka Pass, Grimsel Pass and the mighty Susten Pass. Only around 100km, but probably the scariest 100km of road in Europe! I think I’ll need a drink at the end of the day as I finish in the ski resort of Andermatt.
Day 5: Andermatt to Martigny, dropping down into Italy and taking in the stunning Simplon Pass. 295km of scenic driving.
Day 6: From Martigny I take the magnificent Great St. Bernard Pass down to the Aosta Valley in Italy. Then I drive on through Northern Italy to Lombardy to spend the night in Monza – home of the Italian Grand Prix. Another 270km covered!
Day 7 & 8: A drive round Lake Garda, taking in Verona and heading past Venice to spend the night on the Adriatic coast: 450km of hopefully more relaxed driving – but I’m not sure you can ever relax with Italian drivers!
Day 10: Back to Slovakia, a 500km drive. Over 3000km of driving in just 10 days: home – hopefully with some great memories and a collection of amazing photos!!