Day 6. Paris – Martigny
We spent until 3pm at Stalllergenes with Mez meeting with the French Connection, very interesting and really nice to meet Laure who works so closely with Mez from half a world away. Not to long to relax however as we still had a lot of the tour to check. So 3pm we headed south-east towards Martigny in Switzerland. Most of it was pretty cruisey but Driving in Switzerland can be hard work. There seems to be a lot of Volvo drivers in Switzerland who all try and out-do each other in being the worlds most notorious Volvo driver. We eventually made it into Martigny at 9pm. The hotel is a training hotel for Accor hotels. Everyone looks great but seem to make the most basic requests seem really hard. I guess they haven’t completed the training yet.
Day 7. Martigny – Maranello
|Furka on Sat Nav|
Today was an excuse to drive more favourite road in the world the Furka Pass. It was everything I remember except with extra snow. It turned out to be a great idea to check it as we found a mistake in the road-book that would have been a disaster if not picked up. After a few correction we made it into St Mortiz to check the hotel. A great place in a nice location and very helpful staff, what more could you want. For some reason it seemed like a good idea to push on to Maranello. Only another 4 hours driving. We got in again at 9pm, a habit we have to stop. Founds a great place for dinner and had a good laugh at the locals arguing and laughing so loudly. We even managed to book a table for Sunday night for 17 with a view of the TV so we can watch the F1. And best of all it is warm here. It was 8 when we left Switzerland and 25 in Maranello. I like Italy!