London to Lisboa 2022 – Old

London to Lisboa


An Event For The Intermediate Adventurer

21st - 30th April 2022

The London to Lisboa returns in 2022, offering competitors the truly international experience of rallying through five Countries within Western Europe. The event will run over ten days allowing a couple of shorter days to give crews the option of a rest or savouring the local sites as we venture south. The provisional route (below) starts at an historic venue, Brooklands. Competitors will be flagged away close to the old banking and runways where many a pioneer set records on track and in the air. Cars will leave on Thursday morning after the morning rush hour in search of their own glory and adventure, aiming to finish in Lisboa on Saturday 30th April. This will allow crews a leisurely flight back due to the UK bank holiday Monday.

An enthralling 10 day event awaits over some 2000 miles (3500kms) with a blend of regularities and tests wherever possible. This 2022 event will take a different route from previous rallies, heading through central France, it will add the spice of another country by exploring the delights of Andorra and it’s breath-taking passes that cross the Pyrenees into northern Spain. Three days adventuring Northern Spain via the Picos de Europa will guide crews into Portugal and onto the finish in Lisboa.

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Event Characteristics

Start Date


Scrutineering 20th April

Finish Date


Length of Route

3500 Km

Approx. Leg Distance

350 Km

Pre Event Training


Vehicle Eligibility

Pre 1991


Navigation Type


Exp. No. of Tests


Exp. No. of Regularities


HERO Cup Coefficient


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Event Schedule


Scrutineering & Documentation

Scrutineering, documentation and pre-event training will take place during the afternoon giving crews a free evening to relax and take command of their thoughts before the adventure begins.


Day One - Brooklands to Portsmouth

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 overnight sailing to the picturesque French port of St Malo.


Day Two - St Malo to Poiters

A short liaison section after disembarking the ferry will lead crews to the official restart in France and will give crews the chance to acclimatise to driving abroad. The morning will guide crews south east on this edition of London to Lisbon. The afternoon route will be pleasant for crews as they meander through the Loire Countryside before arriving at Poitiers for a well-earned rest.


Day Three - Poiters to Montauban

Today the route continues to wind its way through central France, through the farmlands of the Charente region before delving into the Dordogne region and returning to possibly the most highly acclaimed lunch halt from previous editions of the event for a slightly extended lunch for crews to truely savour the experience. The afternoon will continue through the Dordogne to the wonderfully relaxing 17th-century Abbaye du Capucins.


Day Four - Montauban to Andorra

A shorter day today but still lots to look forward to as the event enters the Pyrenees and heads into Andorra. Preliminary route discussions have indicated an early finish at the top of a mountain giving crews time to enjoy the surroundings or head the short distance down into the capital of Andorra to enjoy time in the shops, bars and restaurants.


Day Five - Andorra to Pamplona Spain

Day five is planned as a longer route but another enjoyable day in the Pyrenees as the event reaches its fourth country, winding its way out of Andorra and into Spain where the route will enjoy some fabulous roads winding along the Ara River and twisting into the Sierra y los Canones de Guara National Park before spending the evening in the capital of the Navarre Provine.


Day Six - Pamplona to Puente Viesgo

The route takes the cars out of the Pyrenees and through two of the beautiful national parks today before an exciting visit to a venue last used on the original London - Lisbon back in 2000. A challenging afternoon in the hills of the Cantabria region before arriving at the gorgeous Gran Hotel Balneario de Puente Viesgo to end the day.


Day Seven - Puente Viesgo to Leon

A shorter day today travelling through the stunning national parks of Picos de Europa before arriving and relaxing with a cool drink in the Convent of San Marcos. An early finish to competition and a free meal night will allow crews to venture around the wonderful City.


Day Eight - Leon to Vidago Palace, Portugal

A new day of adventure but with less competition will see the event travel into Portugal where crews will be welcomed to their fifth country with the roads of the Montesinho National Park. Another slightly early finish will give crews plenty of time to enjoy the sophistication and grandeur that is offered upon arriving at the Vidago Palace.


Day Nine - Vidago to Coimbra

A slightly later start from the Palace, crews will navigate down through some of Portugal's lesser chartered territory before arriving for their penultimate overnight halt.


Day Ten - Coimbra to Lisbon

A much shorter day as the rally descends upon the Portuguese Capital, but not before a spectacular final morning of regularities and tests. Crews will arrive into Lisbon with plenty of time to soak up some well-earned Estoril sunshine and a cool drink before enjoying the awards presentation in the grand surroundings of the Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel.

*Itinerary subject to change

Vehicle Information

  • Entry is open to cars that are pre 1991 or a model available pre 1991
  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards
  • The cars will be split into classes, based on age and cc. There will no differentiation between sports and saloon cars.
  • The scoring on the Test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars
  • 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

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a car and a crew of two
  • 10 nights accommodation in one bedroom with a twin or double bed.
  • 1 night cabin (min 2 bunks) on the overnight ferry crossing Portsmouth to St Malo
  • Breakfast & lunch on each of the competition days
  • Dinner with wine included on eight of competition evenings – two evenings are  a free night
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments on each day of the competition
  • Celebratory glass of Champagne as you pass through the finish Arch
  • Champagne spraying under the arch – for the top three cars and crew along with all the finishers (group picture)
  • Drinks reception prior to the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Gala Awards dinner including wine
  • Individually personalised souvenir Route Books with overview maps
  • Rally Plates and door stickers
  • Event Regalia
  • Finishers Award
  • Special Awards
  • Class Awards down to third in each class
  • Overall awards for the top three
  • A full complement of experienced HERO-ERA team to keep you on track throughout the week
  • Mechanical on event support throughout the competition days
  • Complimentary Luggage Truck

This event runs under the regulations of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)

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