They say that to get the best out of something, you have to push it to its limit. We wanted to test that theory. We handed three adventure-seekers the keys to the Audi Q7, equipped them with some of our adventure-ready accessories and gave them carte blanche to do whatever they wanted. In their own words, here’s how their weekends played out...
Lou, the ‘Little Green Shed’ blogger and mother of two:
I’ve travelled all over the world but had never been to the Lake District. I’d always wanted to go but the thought of taking on a 6-hour drive with children was a consistent barrier.
I needn’t have worried. The Q7 handled the road with ease and had enough in-car gadgets to keep us all occupied there and back.
On our first night, we took it off-road and headed for the Castlerigg stone circle to watch the sunset. The colours were incredible and what a vantage point. It’s amazing what you can see when you wander off the beaten path.
Next day, we continued our adventure by trekking through to the National Trust Aira Force, a flowing water mass drenched in tranquility. At this point, the heavens opened on a biblical scale, so we made haste back to base camp.
To set ourselves up for the journey home we used the mobile espresso machine which plugs into the lighter socket. The end result is an excellent espresso shot, ready within two minutes. Bliss.
On the way home, as we weaved through the rolling hills, I reflected on what had been a wonderful - albeit, short - weekend. The lakes have so much to see and do that you really need a full week or more to feel like you’ve taken in such a spectacular place.
What would you do with an #AudiWeekend? Between now and the end of the year, we will be giving fans of Audi’s UK social media channels the opportunity to experience their own outdoor adventure. Join them on their journeys via Instagram and Facebook.
Written by Ruaridh O’Donnell, Laura Scott, John Robertson and Lou Archell. Photographs by Laura Scott, John Robertson and Lou Archell.