The more exotic destinations of the longer tour proposed for 2019 (see Winter issue 2016) have certainly raised a lot of interest but also some nervousness about the amount of driving involved. We are therefore looking to cut the route by two days by taking a more northerly crossing of the Adriatic from Split to Ancona and shorten the Italian leg of the tour by 350 miles.
As before we would transport cars to Munich before travelling through Austria, Slovenia and down the Adriatic Coast to stay in Dubrovnik for 2nights/2 days. After taking the overnight ferry to Ancona we would cross the Apennines into Umbria and travel via Tuscany and the La Spezia coast up into Northern Italy and across the Alps into France and home with two rest days along the way. This would shorten the route to around 2000miles to be driven in 11 days plus 4 rest days, 15 days in total.