Itinerary /

The places where we are staying and visiting

We are flying with Emirates

Emirates will take us from Perth ( 01.Sept 14:45) to Barcelona ( 02.Sept 13:20) with a ten hour stop over in Dubai where we will be staying at the Dubai International Transit Hotel courtesy of Emirates airline
Our return flights will take us from Barcelona ( 23.Sept at 16:25) to Dubai ( 24.Sept 00:50) - where we will have a 2 days stop over. We will be staying at the Marco Polo Hotel.
Our final stage will be flying from Dubai ( 26.Sept 21:45) to Perth ( 27.Sept 00:15).
Airport transfer Limousines are provided by Emirates in Perth and Dubai each way. In Barcelona we will not require any transfer as we will be picking up a Hire Car at the airport.

The arrangements for all of the above were done by our local Madow Springs office of "Flight Centre"

We are using a Hire Car from Europcar

We have booked a Station Wagen (which should be either a Peugeot 308 or Ford Focus) from Europcar via for the duration of our stay in Europe. The car should be available for us at the Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 on 02.Sept after 14:30 and we will drop the car back there on the 23.Sept. before 14:00.   see the maps page for detailed information
We have taken out additional Insurance cover with Allianz this year.

Maps for Car Travel

All the driving routes have been researched & mapped with Google Maps - the results are stored in PDF files and image format

Places to see & Cuisine to enjoy

We have done some research on places we wish to see and Restaurants we want to eat at - some are old favourites and some new ....

Empuriabrava / Costa Brava

Barcelona Airport to Empuriabrava, Gerona 220km 2hrs 15min - see maps
    Monday 02.Sept - Friday 06.Sept = 5 nights
  Mama Maria Pilgrim -|- +34 693 811 457
see Places to see and where to eat while at the Costa Brava


Empuriabrava, Spain to Saint Rémy de Provence 350km ∼5hrs - see maps
    Saturday 07.Sept - Tuesday 10.Sept = 4 nights
  Villa Glanum, 46 ave Van Gogh, Saint Rémy -|- +33 04 9092 0359 -|-
see Places to see and where to eat while in the Provence


Saint Rémy de Provence to Millau 210km ∼4hrs - see maps
    Wednesday 11.Sept = 1 nights
  Emma Calve, 28 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Millau -|- +33 05 65 60 13 49 -|-
  Find a place for Dinner - or it will be bread and water charcuterie ;-)

Rocamadour / The Lot

Millau to Rocamadour 200km 3hrs 15min - see maps
  Lunch in Villefranche-de-Rouergue at L'Epicurien, see more
    Thursday 12.Sept - Sunday 15.Sept = 4 nights
  Hotel Beau Site, Cité Médiévale, Rocamadour -|- +33 04 9092 0359 -|-
see Places to see and where to eat while in the Lot


Rocamadour to La Roque-Gageac / Périgord ∼60km ∼2hrs (?) - see maps
    Monday 16.Sept + Tuesday 17.Sept = 2 nights
  Auberge La Plume d'Oie, La Roque-Gageac -|- +33 (0)5 53 29 57 05 -|-
see Places to see and where to eat while in the Dordogne/ Périgord region


Dordogne to Ax le Thermes 325km 4hrs 15min - see maps
    Wednesday 18.Sept = 1 nights
  Le Chalet, 4 Avenue de Turrel, Ax-les-Thermes
  +33 (0)5 61 64 24 31 -|- -|-
  Dinner inhouse - the establishment has a great reputation

Paradore de Cardona

Ax le Thermes / French Pyrenees to Cardona / Spain 140km 2hrs 15min - see maps
    Thursday 19.Sept = 1 nights
  Paradore de Cardona, Castell de Cardona, 08261 Cardona
  +33 (0)4 9092 0359 -|-
  Dinner inhouse - Paradors have a good reputation for their local cuisine

Empuriabrava / Costa Brava

Cardona to Empuriabrava, Gerona 180km 2hrs 20min - see maps
    Friday 20.Sept - Sunday 22.Sept = 3 nights
  Mama Maria Pilgrim -|- +34 693 811 457
  mariapilgrim @
see Places to see and where to eat while at the Costa Brava
    Mon 23.Sept to Barcelona Airport

Empuriabrava to Barcelona [ T1 ] 165km ∼2hrs - see maps
    Mon 23.Sept - to & drop off Car at Europcars in Carpark A at BCN T1 by 13:00

Dubai [ Stop Over ]

Mon 23.Sept 16:25 Barcelona to Dubai Tue 24.Sept 00:50
    Tuesday 24.Sept - Thursday 26.Sept = 3 nights
  Marco Polo Hotel -|- Al Muteena St - Dubai -|- +971 4 272 0000 -|-
Places to see and where to eat while in Dubai

Thur 26.Sept 21:45 from Dubai to Perth Fri 00:15 - with Emirates