London to Lisbon 2019

London to Lisbon

 

26th April to 5th May 2019

A ten day drive from London to Lisbon across France, Spain & Portugal – let the adventure begin

A 10 day event over some 2000 miles (3500kms) with a good number of regularities and a few tests. The 2019 event will take a different route than previous events,  keeping to the west coast of France before spending a day or so in the Pyrenees. The route will then head across the centre of Spain before entering into Portugal and the finish in Lisbon.

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Event Characteristics


Scrutineering Date?

25th April


Start Date?

26th April


Finish Date ?

5th May


Length of Route?

2000 Miles

3500 KMS


Pre Event Training / briefing?

Yes

on 25th April


Approx. Daily Mileage?

200 miles

350 Kms


Vehicle Eligibility?

Pre 1986


Navigation Type?

Tulip


Night Section?

NO


Expected number of Tests?

8

On event


Expected number of Regularities?

50

On event


HERO Cup coefficient?

1


Event Permit?

FIVA


Entry Fee non - HPM's

£7,625.00

Expires 20th July 2018


Entry Fee HPM's

£6,862.00

Expires 20th July 2018

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Vehicle Information

  • Only cars built pre 1986 or a model available pre 1986 are eligible to enter
  • Only vehicles of a type produced pre-1968 are eligible for overall awards
  • The cars will be spilt into classes, based on age and cc.
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home.
  • The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.
  • Vehicle eligibility is defined in the HERO Standard Regulations


What is included

  • Entry to the event for a car and a crew of two
  • A double or twin room for eleven nights – Thursday April 25th to Sunday May 5th (inclusive). A room with single occupancy is available for a supplement
  • Evening meals for eight nights –  three nights free to choose to do as you wish
  • Wine served with all scheduled evening meals
  • Reservation for a car and crew of two on board Brittany Ferries sailing from Portsmouth to St Malo on Friday 26th April including a standard cabin to share (limited upgrades available)
  • Awards dinner on the last night
  • Drinks reception prior to awards dinner
  • Morning coffee on competition days
  • Afternoon Tea on competition days
  • Souvenir Rally Plates
  • Door plates
  • Detailed Tulip road book with overview maps
  • Finishers souvenir
  • Branded Regalia

Event Schedule

Apr
25
2019

Scrutineering and signing on

A busy day getting ready for the off, Scrutineering, signing on, novice briefing and crew briefing. A free evening to socialise

Apr
26
2019

Day one

Two tests follow the 10am start at Brooklands Museum before the event heads south to Portsmouth Ferry port, via a couple of Regularities and a Tea Halt, before boarding Brittany Ferries over night sailing to the picturesque French port of St Malo

Apr
27
2019

Day two

A short day in comparison of around 300kms taking in the beauty of the Brittany countryside as we meander South. A test and some Chateau spotting will be the order of the day but with fewer overall kilometers, competitors will feel relaxed as they acclimatise to the new surroundings.

Apr
28
2019

Day three

One of the first long days covering 350kms as we make our way south from Nates to Bordeaux for the overnight halt to the north of the historic town. A regularity through some of the finest vineyards in the region should be a pleasant end to the day as we close in on the worlds major wine industry capital.

Apr
29
2019

Day four

Across the flat-lands and into the hills. A medium distance day of 350km which starts with a beautiful trip through the Landes of Gascogne National Park before we see the Pyrenees appear in the distance and begin to climb into the foothills. We anticipate a test late afternoon before a couple of enjoyable regularities in the mountainous terrain surrounding the world famous Pilgrimage site of Lourdes.

Apr
30
2019

Day five

A slightly shorter day looping, again, through the Pyrenees. After the previous days' warm up, competitors will be ready to tackle the infamous mountains that separate France and Spain. The sight of the classic cars climbing the mountain passes and reaching the cols will be a glorious sight and as we reach the border to cross into Spain, we can look forward to a welcome return to the Monastery at Boltana.

May
1
2019

Day six

Day six is planned as a long day, just short of 400 Kms but the route takes us through the Parque Natural de la Sierra y Cañones de Guara, north of Zaragoza, Sercotel Balneario Sicilia, Jaraba

May
2
2019

Day seven

A nice short day as we loop south into the Sierra de Guadarrama. The day will finish with a visit to Segovia's Roman Aqueduct and Gothic Cathedral and a special highlight for competitors will be an enjoyable evening in a 17th Century Royal Palace.

May
3
2019

Day eight

A long day as we head west for the Portuguese border. The day will begin crossing the rolling hills Northwest of Madrid before some interesting regularities in the Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Natural Park. Once across the border into Portugal, a final couple of regularities in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela National Park will have crews welcoming the overnight rest in their hilltop Hotel.

May
4
2019

Day nine

A lie in and a late start for our penultimate day. The day will start with an enjoyable climb to the highest point in Portugal as we amble through the Parc Natural da Serra da Estrela. Today's overall distance won't be too long but the roads will be an enjoyable challenge.

May
5
2019

Day ten

The last day and the drive into Lisbon for the ceremonial finish and evening Awards Dinner

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