Alpine Military Route 4x4 Adventure Tour

Alpine Military Route

  • Dates:- 23rd-30th July 2017
  • Location:- Alps (France/Italy border)
  • Start Point:- Tende, France (French/Italian border)
  • Finish Point:- Langslebourg, France (Near Val d'Isère )
  • Duration:- 8 days - Including 1 rest day.
  • Accommodation:- Camping/Wild Camping or Hotel option

Maximum Altitude :- 10,000 ft - Col de Sommeiller - highest drivable point in Europe.

Number of 4x4: - 7

Places of Interest:- Casterino, Tende, Col'd Tende, Demonte, La Brigue, Guillestre, Col De Parpillion, Col de Sommeiller, Col Di Valvavera, Susa, Lac Du Cenis, Monte Jafferau.


We will meet on the Saturday night at a campsite south of Tende near the small town of Sospel, after an evening of introductions with the group we our ready to start our tour on the Sunday morning.

On this tour we will spend 8 days (including 1 rest day) traveling along trails high in the Alps following at times the old military route heading north, passing many old tunnels and abandoned forts perked high in the mountains before finishing the following Sunday early afternoon.

This truly is a spectacular tour of the hidden areas within the Alpine Mountains

Hotel Option

If you wish we can give you the local area we will be staying each night so you can stay in a Hotel, these may be a short drive from the group and we request you are back with the group the following morning on time to leave. The Hotels would need to be chosen and booked by yourself although we will give examples and area for you to enquire with.

Route Overview

Day 1 - Sunday

We leave the campsite and start by driving straight into the mountains the Napollian Military route to our 1st Camp on the Italian border. The roads start with an amazing journey along a twisty surfaced road before taking to a trail which leads us up the mountain for some amazing views.

Group - Wild Camp

Optional Hotel - Individuals may prefer to head to a local town 15-20 minutes away. Example of a local Hotel -

Actual Photos from Day 1


Day 2 - Monday

We leave the camp and start by driving the famous Val Del Sale route which follows the French italian border, this route will take us the day to complete before arriving in Tende. From here we head to our campsite just on the edge of town.

Group - CampSite

Optional Hotel - Individuals may prefer to head to a local town of Tende. There is lots of Hotels to chose from.

Actual Photos from Day 2


Day 3 - Tuesday

Leaving the campsite we drive into Italy heading for the town of Demonte where we will stop for lunch before heading up into the mountains to the Col Di Valvaver then onto the Valley of Marmora to our campsite.

Group - CampSite

Optional Hotel - Individuals may prefer to head of to a local Hotel - Example of local hotel -

Actual Photos from Day 3


Day 4 - Wednesday

Leaving the Campsite we head down and through a number of small towns and villages before heading into the forest and climbing again, over the mountain down into Sampeyre then following hard surfaced roads to Guillestre in France.

Group - CampSite - for 3 nights

Optional Hotel - Individuals may prefer to head of to a local Hotel in the town, there is lots of hotels to chose from. for 3 nights.

Actual Photos from Day 4

Day 5 - Thurday

Rest Day

Group - CampSite

Optional Hotel - Individuals may prefer a local Hotel

Day 6 - Friday

No need to pack up the tent today, we will once again be staying at the same site. Today we will head up to Risoul and then onto the Parpillion Tunnel before heading over Col d'Var and back to Guillestre.

Group - CampSite

Optional Hotel - Individuals may prefer a local Hotel

Actual Photos from Day 6

Day 7 - Saturday

Today we move camp, we will travel most of the morning on hard surface roads travelling upto Braincon then through the Clarée Valley into Italy where we will then drive up the Col de Sommeiller, europes highest possible point to drive to at nearly 10,000ft. After reaching the top we will need to head back down and onto our final nights camp, a wild camp spot high in the mountains.

Group - Wild Camp/Campsite

Optional Hotel - Individuals may prefer a local Hotel, there is lots to chose from in the local town of Bardonecchia or a couple of other in the mountains,


Actual Photos from Day 7

Day 8 - Sunday

Our final day, We head along a great well known trail on mount Jafferau, Then we head off to Susa and our last trail of the tour, before rejoining the main road along to the banks of a lake to say our goodbyes mid afternoon.

Actual Photos from Day 7

Complete Photo Sets from past Alpine Tag along Tours.

Complete set Photos - Click Here

Also it is worth watching our video (Part 1 and Part 2) which give a overview of this tour.

Video Part 1 Alps 2015 - Click Here

Video Part 2 Alps 2015 - Click Here

Vehicle Requirements

This trip is open to any 4x4 vehicle.

Supermarkets / Provisions

You will need provisions for the duration of driving days. In France & Italy shops are shut for long periods in the day and nearly all close on Sundays, apart from the hypermarkets. We will obviously be stopping at supermarkets.

Most campsites have small shops for basic provisions.

Note about Route

Although the Route as below is the planned route of the tour the Alps is prone to having trails closed due to land slides etc, In the event of a trail being closed we will need to reroute. This is the case for all tour's but particularly common in the Alps.

Whats included in the cost ?

This trip cost is for the guided trip only, it does not cover campsites/Hotel or any fuel, food or ferry etc all these cost need to be made by the client.

Price:- £750 (Per Vehicle) - (Deposit of £250 to book the remainder no later than 60 days before trip 20th June)

Currently offering 10% discount on listed price above

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