Self Drive Ski Deals
Driving to your favourite ski resort is a fantastic way to travel and offers the freedom you would not get with flying. Drive through some breath-taking scenery, visit other ski resorts, take as much luggage as you like and avoid the hustle and bustle of the airport.
Call us on 020 3603 3176 to find out more.
Driving times from Calais
|La Tania||8.5 Hours|
|Les Gets||7.5 - 8 Hours|
|Morzine||7.5 - 8 Hours|
|St Anton||9.5 Hours|
|Val d'Isere||9 Hours|
Our Self Drive Top tips!
You will need to have some snow chains for your car. Although you don’t often have to use them in some areas you are required to carry them. They are cheaper to buy in France and the service stations near Geneva and Chambery tend to have loads to suit all cars.
To drive in France you will be required by law to have a high-visibility jacket in your car, as well as a warning triangle, fire extinguisher and a spare set of light bulbs, all within reach rather than in the boot. If you are stopped by police hefty fines will apply, so it pays to be prepared! You can buy some of these on the ferry or channel tunnel shops if you forget beforehand.
You are also required to keep a copy of your Vehicle registration document, insurance details and driving licence with you.
Service stations along the way are very well stocked like in the UK so there is no real need to bring much food etc with you.
The cost of fuel is about the same in France as it is in the UK, sometimes fractionally less.
The roads are motorways nearly all the way, which makes for very easy driving. Just remember that motorways normally mean paying tolls in France, but they aren’t too expensive.
Stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow, so you might consider changing to winter tyres.
Call our expert ski advisors on 020 3603 3176 or email us to discuss your self drive ski break.