Le grand départ: the first regularity stage starts. We follow the river Scheldt upstream towards France and dive into the green belt around Paris, towards Versailles, the cradle of royal entertainment.
We cruise through the Parc Régional du Perche, feel the heavenly asphalt of the track at Le Mans, the French Mecca for car lovers, and we follow the river Loire in the direction of Nantes, where dreams were born together with Jules Verne.
A culinary dream trip: Along the Gulf of Biscay through the Périgord and Cognac, we land in Bordeaux, where world-famous wines are king.
We remain loyal to the Gulf of Biscay, conquer the Pyrenees and find shelter in mighty San Sebastián: gastronomy, coast and glory that never fades. Here we will celebrate the winner of the regularity test, because this is where Le Grand Tour ends. Almost...
We really end with a connecting stage to Bilbao, where we load our cars onto lorries and board our flights to Belgium.