Concept and organization

Concept & Organization

Rallying, often too much dedicated only to the pleasure of driving, generally does not allow us to stop by the splendor of the surrounding landscapes and the places crossed by competitors and their cars.
This is why CNP is offering in 2018 a new event under the sign of culture and tourism with Portugal as destination, with a climate still very clement in November.

Portugal Tour :
A TOURISTIC AND CULTURAL RALLY


Long before being a sacred rallies ground since the 70s, Portugal and its long facade bathed by the Atlantic, were an incentive to great explorations, thanks to this maritime fascination which made it world famous.
The country contains real treasures that we propose you to discover, at the wheel of your old cars, in a concentrate of culture and history.

At the stage, you will also stay in unique establishments, built in the very heart of historical monuments for an experience that promises to be exceptional.
Whether they are castles, or monasteries, their renovation marrying history and modernism announces a guaranteed change of scenery for this rally which will looks like a journey in time.

DISCOVERY OF THE SPLENDORS

From the seven hills of Lisbon to the Douro valley in Porto, the route of this first edition of the “Portugal Tour” will allow you to cross the country and to stop by the fascinating palaces and castles that will mark our way.
From the Atlantic shores to the hilltop villages of the Alentejo and the medieval towns that are often listed as Unesco World Heritage, the landscape bordered by immense forests of eucalyptus and cork-oaks promises to be spectacular and unforgettable.

The event is taking place during the week, the weekends before and after the rally (in Lisbon and Porto) will be an opportunity to extend the discovery of these enchanting cities.

IN THE HEART OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SITES

We propose stops in the heart of prestigious establishments, steeped in exotic handicrafts, with baroque exuberance and this ubiquitous art deco which will leave, at the turn of the villages, the creativity of popular art.
The event is open to all, novice or confirmed crews, at the wheel of their old or modern and prestige cars. Every stop, unusual, will be embellished with visits of touristic places to soak up the Portuguese culture that so captivated us.