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Tour for 2021

Old Lane Adventures organises and leads self-drive historic motoring tours for owners/drivers of cars that have a classic or historic appeal.

Our trips are always to places where the roads allow us to enjoy the thrills of driving, without any of the expense or risk of racing or rallying.

We aim to make your trip both memorable and exciting - a true adventure.

Tour to the Austrian Alps
16th - 25th September 2021

You Are Invited to join our motoring tour to the Austrian Alps in September. It's been many months since we have been able to enjoy our cars, and it is our hope and our belief that by September this year all will be sufficiently clear for us to head east to the Austrian Alps.

The Route: The tour begins at Hotel Le Tulipier, Vienne-le-Chateau, France, on Thursday evening 16th September. Le Tulipier is a comfortable four-hour run from Calais. We then head south and east to the northern Black Forest for one night in Freudenstadt, then stay for two nights in Lech, Vorarlberg, Austria. Our base for the next three nights is Gröbming, Styria, Austria, from where we can explore the mountains to the south of Salzburg. From there we head south and west, and through South Tyrol to the Dolomites for a two-night stay in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the tour's finishing point.

Austrian Alps. The last time we visited this part of the world was in 2015 on our 'Alps East to West' tour. A combination of wonderful roads and breath-taking scenery are there to thrill us along the way. Highlights include:

Our Hotels: For this spectacular tour, we have selected some of the very best hotels in each area we visit.

We meet at our first hotel, Hotel Le Tulipier, Vienne-le-Chateau, France, about a four-hour run from Calais. This is a Logis hotel, with three 'chimneys' and three 'cooking pots', the highest accolade for such hotels. We've stayed at Le Tulipier on a number of occasions and have always had a very warm and friendly welcome.

We travel to the Black Forest to the luxury Hotel Langenwaldsee, Freudenstadt, for a one-night stay. We have happy memories of our visit in 2017 during our tour to Alsace and the Black Forest.

Our next hotel for two nights is the 5* Hotel Arlberg in Lech, Vorarlberg, Austria. We love this hotel, and on our first night we will be served a traditional Austrian dinner in the hotel Stube. Be prepared for a splendid meal, complete with Wiener Schnitzel and Kässptzle followed by a Kaiserschmarrn.

From Lech, we head to the 4* family-run Hotel Hauserl im Wald, in Mitterberg-St Martin, near Gröbming. Surrounded by wonderful scenery, this is a fabulous base for both motoring and sight-seeing.

Our final hotel is the 4* Hotel de la Poste, Cortina d'Ampezzo. We've stayed in Cortina on previous visits to the region - a town surrounded by the magnificent sheer faces of the Dolomites.

Included in this Tour: The following are included in this tour:

Sounds appealing? If you like the sound of this adventure with like-minded people, please use the contact link here or send an email to thomsondat@aol.com and we will send you the full Tour Information Pack and Booking Form. Alternatively you can phone us on +44(0)7971 201087 if you want to have a chat about it.

David Thomson
February 2021

For all our tours

We select our routes for their sheer driving pleasure and our hotels for their comfort and quality, often staying for two or three nights at a time.

Prices are based on two people per car sharing a twin or double room. Each car receives a full supporting rally pack, including route book, rally plate and finishers' awards.