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Alpine Driving Fun, Natural Wonders and Culinary Delights of the Highest Order.

Duration: 6 days

Tour highlights:

  • Traverse 4 of the 5 highest Alpine passes, including Europe’s highest road
  • Helicopter flight over Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe
  • Overnight stay in an Alpine luxury “igloo”
  • High driving intensity on numerous Alpine passes
  • Breathtaking mountain scenery and the flair of French Alpine villages

In the French Alps, heaven on earth is within your reach. Enjoy intense driving experiences on spectacular Alpine passes, including 4 of the 5 highest ones. Spend a night in Saint-Véran, the highest village in Europe. Enjoy French gourmet cuisine. And look forward to breathtaking landscapes, charming Alpine villages, exquisite hotels and the indescribable performance of a Porsche.


Your itinerary*

Day 1
Nice – Saint-Paul-de-Vence

While your plane is descending towards Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, located directly on the Mediterranean coast, your joyful anticipation is soaring to new heights. Ahead of you are 6 eventful days in one of the most beautiful regions of Europe. The 30-minute transfer to the medieval pre-Alpine town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, perched high on a rock, gives you a first delicious taste of the days to come. The light, the air, the water, the mountains – even before you arrive at the Hotel Château Saint-Martin & Spa, you will understand why artists are so attracted to this picturesque region. Your hotel is beautifully situated within the historic walls of a 12th century Templar castle, offering a magnificent panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. After feasting your eyes on the opulent vistas, an exquisite dinner and a tasting of vintage wines await you at the hotel’s own Michelin-starred restaurant. Relax and enjoy the good life – here, where Provence meets the French Riviera, stress and worries simply drift away.

Good to know: Every day at noon, a loud boom sounds throughout Nice. This acoustic tradition has existed since 1860 and goes back to the rich Briton Sir Thomas Coventry. To remind his shopaholic wife to return home for lunch, he had a cannon fired every day precisely at noon.

Day 2
Saint-Paul-de-Vence – Les Orres

After a hearty breakfast, you are finally ready to meet your high-performance travel companion. Following in the tracks of the famous Monte Carlo Rally, you will set off on a dreamlike journey of discovery across the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. On endless serpentines, you elegantly wind your way across the Col de Turini and Col Saint-Martin Alpine passes. Invigorated by a lunch en route, you drive on across the Col de la Bonnette pass road, up to 2,700 metres high. You traverse the Mercantour National Park with its impressive wildlife. Whose eagle eyes can spot the most marmots, chamois, Alpine ibexes, bearded vultures and golden eagles? These fascinating encounters with nature make time go by in a flash, and just like that, your first day of driving draws to a close. Your destination for today is the ski resort of Les Orres in the heart of the Haute-Alpes. At the architecturally stunning Hôtel Alpin d’Hôme, you can reflect on the day in a dome-shaped luxury chalet at an altitude of 1,800 metres. Heavenly delights await you at the group dinner in the village centre. And if the weather cooperates, a crystal-clear sky invites you to end the evening star-gazing. Back in your luxurious mountain igloo, you can mentally prepare for the next day of intensive driving and dream of winding Alpine passes and majestic rock massifs.            

Good to know: The flora of the 215,000-hectare Mercantour National Park is quite remarkable as well. One of the more than 2,000 plant species is Saxifraga florulenta, a rare type of saxifrage that only grows in this place. After 30 years, it flowers for the first and only time – and then dies.

Day 3
Les Orres – Saint-Véran

On day 2 of your journey, you head off in the direction of the Lac de Serre-Ponçon reservoir, which dams the upper Durance. You will explore the Département Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Département Alpes-Maritimes with its irresistible Mediterranean flair. The winding, impressive drive over the Col de Maure and Col du Labouret Alpine passes demands your full attention. During a relaxed lunch, you can recharge your batteries and chat with the other participants. The following stage of your Alpine driving experience is just as demanding as the previous one. You skilfully steer your Porsche over the scenic Col d’Allos and Col de Vars passes. If you simply cannot get enough of the many left and right turns, you even have the opportunity to extend the drive before heading back to French soil. Here, the next highlight of your journey is waiting: Europe’s highest village at 2,042 metres. The idyllic Alpine hamlet of Saint-Véran, which was voted the most beautiful village in France with its traditional wooden houses, and the L’Alta Peyra Alpine hotel, cap off a brilliant day. Fancy a bit of culture? During a guided tour, you will gain mind-expanding insights into the history of French Alpine villages. Your eventful day ends in style with a traditional dinner. And with a restful night’s sleep.   

Good to know: The Lac de Serre-Ponçon dam in the French Western Alps is 630 metres long, 124 metres high, and 123 metres thick at its base. With more than 14 million cubic metres of material used, it is considered Europe’s largest earthen dam.

Day 4
Saint-Véran – Val d’Isère

On day 4 of your journey, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region awaits you – with lonely and breathtaking mountain panoramas of sublime beauty. You will cross the Col d'Izoard and Col du Galibier Alpine passes – the latter being one of the most famous classic climbs of the Tour de France. Curve after curve and altitude metre after altitude metre, you manoeuvre your Porsche effortlessly uphill. After a delicious lunch, you are ready to explore the next varied stage of the tour, offering all kinds of driving fun on winding roads. Over the Col de la Madeleine and Col de l’Iseran – the highest pass road in the Alps – you steer your motorised athlete towards the Vanoise National Park. At the legendary mountain village of Val d’Isère, you reach your destination for the day. Here, you will part with your beloved Porsche for a few hours. And have a delectable dinner. Bon appétit!      

Good to know: Vanoise is France’s first national park. Founded in 1963, it is located right between the prestigious four-thousand-metre peaks of the Mont Blanc group and the Écrins mountain range.

Day 5
Val d’Isère – Megève

What could be better than zooming through the French Alps in a Porsche? You will certainly ask yourself this question more than once today. On your last day of driving, you experience that Porsche feeling once again, consciously enjoying every single curve and every kilometre. The day’s tour starts heading towards the Département Haute-Savoie and then takes you to Italy. By now a perfectly coordinated team, you and your Porsche will glide over the impressive Col du Petit Saint Bernard, Colle San Carlo and Great St. Bernard Alpine passes almost as if on rails. Immerse yourself in this indescribable feeling of boundless freedom. After lunch, the last stage of your spectacular journey awaits you. And the second border crossing of the day. Into Switzerland. More precisely: through the lush wine and fruit region of the Vallais. The last 3 Alpine passes of your journey are called Col de Champex, Col de la Forclaz and Col des Montets. Et voilà... welcome back to France. In Megève, also known as ‘the French St. Moritz’. Once you have arrived at the sophisticated Four Seasons Hotel Alpine resort, you and your Porsche must go separate ways again. Your last day of driving ends with a sumptuous dinner at La Dame de Pic – Le 1920, the hotel’s own Michelin 3-star restaurant. The perfect moment to share the highlights of your exclusive Alpine experience with the other participants.

Good to know: Megève has its own small mountain airfield, the Altiport de Megève, located at an altitude of 1,472 metres. Its runway is relatively short at 434 metres and has a gradient of up to 9.3 percent.

Day 6
Megève – Geneva

Your last day ends with a longing gaze towards the Mont Blanc summit. Whether this happens from the comfort of your breakfast table or a much loftier height is entirely up to you. Before you board your plane at Geneva airport, about 1 hour away, you can add a truly glorious final touch to your trip: a breathtaking helicopter flight over the roof of the Alps. View the 4,810-metre summit of Mont Blanc and the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks from a completely new perspective that is sure to make every heart beat faster. Can there be a more beautiful end to a journey across the French Alps?

Good to know: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (Chamonix for short) is the centre of alpinism in France and probably the most famous French ski resort. The first Winter Olympics were held here in 1924.

* Please note: the tour from 28.08. - 02.09.2022 will take place in reverse order.
Start: Four Seasons Hotel Megève / end: Hotel Château Saint-Martin & Spa

Single room upon request (see additional information)

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Contact Information

For more information, please call
+49 (0) 711 508 705 39
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Additional Information

Minimum number of participants:
12 persons

Package includes:

  • 4 days driving experience in provided Porsche        (2 persons per vehicle)
  • Airport transfers from/to Nice/Geneva Airport
  • Helicopter flight over the Mont Blanc
  • 5 nights’ accommodation including breakfast:
    • 1 night at the Hotel Château Saint-Martin & Spa
    • 1 night at the Hôtel Alpin d’Hôme
    • 1 night at the Alpenhotel L’Alta Peyra
    • 1 night at the Hotel Le Refuge de Solaise
    • 1 night at the Four Seasons Hotel Megève
  • 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Luggage shuttle
  • Porsche Experience package

For single room registrations (8.590,00 € p.p.) please contact the Porsche Travel Experience team.