I agree. For me to hit my target Pyrenees ski areas using Barcelona as gateway airport, I would've had to stay in three different hotels with this as the route: more than 700 miles of driving, a fair amount in the mountains. As much as I want to check out a new-to-me range, that would be an exhausting road trip over eight days. My replacement itinerary is two hours from Milan airport and I'll be able to stay at one hotel the entire time.Tony Crocker said:As far as James' trip is concerned, I'd look at the whole week of driving. 4 hours from the gateway airport is not so bad if you're settling in at the same place for a few days and not doing too many relocations during that week.