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The Enchanting Black Forest

A Wonderful 8 Day, 7 Night Tour including 5 Nights at the Hotel Schloss Hornberg

Lotus Seven Club Picos de Europa & Portugal - Tour Itinerary

DAY 2 - Arrive In Bilbao or Santander at approximatley 12:45pm. Scenic Drive Along the coastal road taking in Santillana Del Mar, Playa De La Atalaya, Ribadesella, Aviles and the Austurias coastal road before arriving in Ribadeo. 250 miles approx. 4-5 hours driving.  

Picod de Europa Road & cow

DAY 1 -  Portsmouth to Spain - Drive to Portsmouth to board an 11:45am Departure Brittany Ferries to Spain

Day 3 - Ribadeo to Peso Da Regua via Monfotre De Lmos and Verin is 5-6 hours drive/240 miles. For those wishing to divert to the world renowned Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela was consecrated in 1211, whose elaborately carved stone facades open onto grand plazas within the medieval walls of the old town. The diversion via Santiago is likely to add 40 miles/1-2 extra hours onto the days drive, so we recommend an early start for anyone wanting to do this. Arrival In Peso Da Regua with a welcome meal with the Lotus 7 Spain and Portugal regions for the start of the international event weekend.

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Day 4, 5 & 6 - Portugal Lotus Event AND A full day river cruise on one day.

 

Day 7 - Departing  Peso Da Regua, heading north east via the scenic drive through the Douro Internacional Natural Park. The park offers breath-taking views, the water has carved the banks of the River Douro for centuries, forming monumental canyons covered with the local flora and populated by the various species of bird that inhabit the park. The combination of geography and Mediterranean climate provide the perfect combination and some great drives. Arrive at Benevante for the overnight stop. Scenic route approx. 200 miles/ 4-5 hours driving.

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Day 8 - Benevante to Santillana Del Mar. Today allows everybody the chance to go via the highest mountain pass in the Picos national park, the Puerto De San Glorio. The day follows the famous Picos Route (N-261), with great stops for pictures on the mountain pass, as well as the pretty town of Potes which is great for a lunch stop. The route follows all the way to the picture postcard town of Santillana Del Mar for the last night of the trip.

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Day 9 - Short drive to Either Santillana or Bilbao for the return 24 hour boat. Departing 15:30.

 

Day 10 - Arrive back in Portsmouth 14:15 approx. local time.

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