Scenic Grand Touring
Classic mountain drives
Classic grand touring is alive and well on routes like the celebrated Route des Grandes Alps. Running from the shores of Lac Léman all the way to the Côte d’Azur, along the way you’ll discover a seemingly-endless succession of spectacular mountain landscapes. Make overnight stops wherever the fancy takes you, and awaken to the wonder of it all.
Route des Grandes Alpes
From Lac Léman to le Beaufortain
Discover the classic touring itinerary the Route des Grandes Alpes. We start on the shores of Lac Léman and discover classic Alpine villages of the northern Alps.
Route des Grandes Alpes II
From the Beaufortain to Briançon
From the magnificent Beaufortain region and the extraordinarily beautiful Lac de Roselend, we discover the Maurienne Valley and the fortified city of Briançon.
Route des Grandes Alpes III
From Briançon to the Vallée de l'Ubaye
After the impressive fortress at Briançon, we continue through the Queyras and enter the Vallée de l'Ubaye and the town at it's heart, the vibrant Barcelonnette.
Route des Grandes Alpes IV
The Col de Cayolle to Menton
From the Col de Cayolle we pass southern ski stations and encounter the most challenging road on the route. Sospel, distinctly Italianate in style is the last stop before Menton.
Exploring the Vercors
A short tour of the Vercors Massif
Journey with MountainPassions on some truly amazing roads, created at enormous cost during the last century in the very heart of the Vercors.
Vallée de l’Ubaye
Stunning scenery and fascinating history
When holiday crowds are jostling for position beside the Mediterranean or simmering uncomfortably among the tourist hotspots inland, in the Alpes d’Haute Provence things can be refreshingly civilised.