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2019/05/23 19:11:43 (permalink)

2020 Summer Alps Run

We are planning to take a run through the Alps next summer and wondered if anyone had some practical planning/ driving experiences they cared to share? We are starting at “ground zero” and have nothing booked as yet.
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    George_Mayson
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/06/05 16:23:23 (permalink)
    Hello,
    I'm afraid that we personally have no experience of a trip like this but there may be a handful of R2 members who do. Also, there's probably a lot of this material on the wider forum - you might find something if you search in the general discussion area here: https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tt.aspx?forumid=37
     
    It might be worth popping down to one of the clubnights in case any of the regulars have any advice - next one is at the Lairhillock Inn near Netherly, at 8pm this Thursday the 06/06/19
     
    Sorry I can't be of more help, but hopefully somebody else will reply with some better feedback.
     
    All the best,
    George
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/06/05 17:16:56 (permalink)
    I’m heading off on such a trip with a group of friends on Friday. Ive done various versions of the trip several times over the past 7 or 8 years. Happy to help out if you need some advice. This year there’s six cars (3 Porsche’s) starting from Scotland. We’re getting the ferry from Newcastle to IJmuiden (Amsterdam) then it’s overnights in Stuttgart and Zell am See (Austria) via some passes in the north east Alps. Sunday we’re heading south to the Tyrol via some more passes staying in Northern Italy near the border. Monday it’s the Stelvio Pass and on to St Moritz (Switzerland)for two nights. Then more passes and an overnight in north west Switzerland before heading back north with a break in the journey at Koblenz catching the ferry on Saturday 15th back to Newcastle. Home Sunday.
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/06/05 20:59:24 (permalink)
    Thanks George. Will make down once the weather is better.
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/06/05 21:00:47 (permalink)
    Many thanks, that sounds great. Hope you have an amazing drive.
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/06/12 11:33:08 (permalink)
    Was just going to  comment contact the guys at Tartan Tarmac as they are currently on such a trip .I would advise contacting Stephen ( Drangular) on his trip when he gets back ,there are various post and pics of their  fantastic trip on the TT facebook pages.
    Brian
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/07/18 18:39:12 (permalink)
    Hi I am planning a similar trip in September this year and was just about to post a similar request for information.
     
    A book that is well worth a buy as background, big on amazing photographs and history of the passes, but not a lot of practical information.
     
    Porsche Drive:15 Passes in 4 Days: Switzerland, Italy, Austria Hardcover – Illustrated, 18 Nov 2015
    by Stefan Bogner  (Author), Jan Baedeker (Author)
     
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/10/06 12:24:36 (permalink)
    Andy, how did the trip go? 
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/10/06 19:42:03 (permalink)
    Hi, thanks for the post. Short answer is I didn't go (yet!).
     
    I did all the homework, bought the books included the recommended Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps and Beyond: 5th edition by John Hermann.
     
    The one thing that I couldn't get a grip on was accomodation a lot of the places I had earmarked seemed to be closed for rennovation or excessively expensive (as Europe is these days). So I decided that I needed to do a bit more work on that front and postpone until Spring or Autumn 2020.
     
    Since I've retired I live by the motto 'Discretion is the better part of Valour'. 
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/10/07 21:43:51 (permalink)
    We did a trip through Strasbourg, Zermatt, Lucerne, Arosa, Stuttgart and Reims, left home at the end of August. 
    2038 miles. 

    The road up to Arosa is fabulous as is the Furka pass. 


    Zermatt is a great place to visit, no cars allowed! We didn’t do much “ quick“ driving, the ladies were on holiday too....
     
    Happy to share hotel/route information etc. Sadly the reality is that tourist Europe is expensive, particularly so at today’s exchange rates which are likely to change.....
     
    Please let me know if you would like any info about our trip.


     
     
     

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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/10/08 10:56:46 (permalink)
    Brian,
     
    Sounds like a great trip and I am determined to do something similar.
     
    If you have the names of the hotels you stayed in the Swiss passes area that would be really useful.
     
    Did you book accomodation in advance or just roll up?
     
    Many thanks
    Andy
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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/10/09 20:56:04 (permalink)
    Andy
     
    Here are the hotel details.  All were booked in advance.  Most were done very early on Booking.com as they offered no deposit and free cancellation, this was important for the Hof Maran as we were there for the Hill Climb weekend, google Arosa Hill Climb.  
     
    Would recommend all except the Des Alpes in Lucerne, we would not return.  We selected for location, car park security (my car plus our friends 550 Maranello).  The Maran was especially good.
     
    The Regent Petit France in Strasbourg is right in the medieval quarter and has a small secure garage that must be booked in advance, there were a few photos taken of the cars when we pulled up.... 
     
    The Hotel Continental is basic but clean and comfortable with an excellent breakfast.  I mentioned no cars in Zermatt, you park in Tasch, about 5km from Zermatt and the garage that you use will taxi you to the your hotel, or you can train,  we used Garage Christophe , lovely people and no problems.  
     
    If you are simply driving the passes there are probably better locations to stay, if a holiday/tour as we did then Zermatt and Arosa are great places to visit.  I would also recommend a 50% swiss rail pass, it works on the cable cars and although expensive we did 3 cable car trips to the high peaks and we saved quite a bit.
     
    In Stuttgart we stayed at the Mercure Hotel in Zuffenhausen, a safe car park and a short walk to the Porsche Museum.
     
    I hope this is of some help and that you enjoy your trip as much as we did. 
     
     
     
    Hotel Regent Petit France & Spa
    5 Rue des moulins
    Strasbourg 67000
    FRANCE
    T: +33 388 764343
     
    Hotel Continental
    Brantschen Haus 3
    Zermatt 3920
    Switzerland
    T: +41 279 662840
     
    Des Alps Lucerne
    Furrengasse 3
    Lucerne 6004
    Switzerland
    T: +41 414 172060
     
    Hotel Hofmaran
    Maranerstrasse,
    7050 Arosa
    Switzerland
    T: +41 81 378 51 51

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    Re: 2020 Summer Alps Run 2019/10/10 10:12:55 (permalink)
    Brian,
     
    Many thanks indeed - a great help in my planning - appreciate the information.
     
    Regards,
     
    Andy
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