Day 5 - 29th Aug - Tignes to Sauze Di Cesana


So its Au revoir France and Ciao Italia. Over 6 hours of trail today with some more to come. A few more surfaced roads today although the breathtaking views made up for it. High enough today to come across ice and snow in places. Redmond found that the Italian off-road sections were in much better condition than the French. Part of the route w...

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Day 4 - Tue 28th - Les Houches to Tignes


Some big mountains to cross today. Redmond and Becky circuited Mont Blanc via Beaufort, Bourg-Saint Maurice and Mont Pourri. They have past various dams (3 in fact), high mountain lakes, various ski resorts, pine forests and small towns high up in the mountains. The terrain today has been very tough indeed, several occasions having to engage 4...

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Day 2 - Sun 26th - Deep into France


Day 2 saw Becky and Redmond starting early (4am) to get the Eurotunnel to France. The plan was to do all of the long distance road trip in one day in order to get straight to the mountains.  ​Then it was the long slog to the mountains. The sat-nav gave a hopeful 8 hours journey time. It was definitely not a Jimny sat-nav as the real journey ti...

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Day 1 - Sat 25th - Off to the coast


First leg completed today, Redmond and Becky have safely arrived at Folkestone to pre-position for a very early morning slot on the Channel Tunnel. The intention is to take all of the French road travel in one long day, 8 to 10 hours to the edge of the French Alps near Chambery. Jimny is running well although at 22mpg its drinking the fuel. Fr...

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August 2018 - X88RED off-road trip to France


In a weeks time Redmond (X88RED) from this forum will be departing on his off-road trip to the French Alps. After weeks of preparation at RGC Motors 2006 Ltd and DC Welding Services along with parts from the BigJimny store, the Jimny is finally ready and the packing is about to begin. ​With 1000's of miles of driving a...

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