I'll never forget my grand tour of Route des Grandes Alpes. A mountainous stretch through the Alpine chain of France, Italy and Switzerland. I took this grand tour with my girlfriend at the time, quite the poet, she said it was "a journey of luxury on the open road".
Driving the Ferrari California, I starting out in Geneva. The Ferrari made a wonderful and enigmatic travelling partner. Like a charismatic and charming friend, we flew down the highway in jovial spirits.
En route, I past by the Les Trois Vallees, known for its world class resorts and intimidatingly expensive ski chalets. Deciding, you only live once, we spent the night at an exclusive resort in Courchevel 1850.
Driving the California was definite motivation to get up and out early the next morning. Passing the day through Italy and the quaint villages of Oulx and Bardonecchia, the California supercar convertible was elegant, sporty and light. I remember we spent that night in the 17th century township of Briancon.
The town of Sospel, was a real treat. Well known between motorists for the wonderful scenic sights, twisty turns and tight curves in the road. I must say, the twists in the road were thoroughly enjoyed in the Ferrari!
After two weeks on the road we finally reached our destination at menton where we spent the weekend swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.
While the girlfriend didn't last
, memories this good stay with you forever