Classic Car Holidays in Spain 2020

From 11 September 2020 to 25 September 2020
Classic Car Holidays in Spain 2020
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Join us for a coast to coast tour of Spain in September 2020

Classic car tour through SANTANDER - SIGUENZA - TERUEL - BENICARLO - ZARAGOZA - PAMPLONA - BILBAO

  • 14 night Tour to discover the lesser know Eastern Spain
  • Coast to coast – from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean
  • Stay in Medieval Castles and ex Monasteries to Historic and Modern Hotels
  • Relax on a Tour with 2 two night stops and 1 four night stay
  • Five free days with no driving needed. Only 950 miles in total

All ages and makes of cars are very welcome. The Tour Guide will take you down the fabulous back roads, over mountains and along river valleys through beautiful villages.

The Itinerary

Fri 11th September 2020 - Check in by 16.00 for the 17.00 departure from Portsmouth to Santander on Brittany Ferries’ Cap Finestere. 17.30 Welcome Reception, where the Tour Packs will be handed out, before Dinner (included) at 18.30.

Sat 12th September - At 10.30 a Coffee and Croissant Gathering will pass the time as we head south. In the afternoon there’s always a chance to see dolphins and whales as we cross the southern half of the Bay of Biscay. Arriving at 17.30 we should be clear of the docks by 18.30 for the drive to our first hotel, the first 24 miles are Autopista, before heading up the valley. 20.30 Dinner, included, will be in the Hotel’s Restaurant. Mileage today 37

Sun 13th September - Up into the Cantabrica Cordillera Mountains via the Puerto de Palombera Pass 1260m/4403ft and down to Aguilar for a coffee stop. Then after 7 miles on the A67 we take the N611 and P412 to a lunch stop at the Hotel Area Suco near Jnctn 56 of the A62. This Service Area is the largest in Europe, and has shops, cafes, supermarket and fuel. You’ll love it, perhaps.

But we move from the ridiculous to the sublime, as in a further 50 miles, we are amongst the vineyards of the upper Douro as we reach our hotel. Situated at the heart of Ribera del Duero, this superb property, with the first spa with 5 stars status in Castilla y León, is located in one the best preserved Cistercian monasteries of the 12th century in Europe. Now an exclusive touristic complex, in the Golden Mile (Milla de Oro) of the Ribera del Duero, the Monastery of Santa María de Valbuena provides 79 luxurious rooms.

Wine tasting at 7.30pm will precede Dinner in the hotel’s Restaurant. Mileage 145

Mon 14th September - Over the River Douro into Penafiel and east on the N122. Then south east on the BU945 and SG945 to Ayllon for coffee. Then into the Sierra Pela mountains, over a 1405m/4566ft pass beside a 6000ft mountain to Altienza for a lunch stop in this beautiful medieval village with an ancient castle. Then it’s only a
short distance to Siguenza and our hotel for 2 nights. This lovely city in the north of the province of Guadalajara is home to an outstanding architectural heritage, and in 1965 was declared an Historic-Artistic site. The castle, the cathedral and the Plaza Mayor square are the three sights you can’t afford to miss, although the streets of Sigüenza are full of numerous exceptionally beautiful civil and religious buildings. The castle is today a Parador
hotel. It was built after the Arab invasion in the 8th century when the fortress was built. It still conserves important remnants of its defensive walls, and the gateways and towers that start at the castle. The cathedral was originally built in 1130 in the Romanesque style, although it was later developed according to the Gothic canon. Its exterior resembles a medieval fortress, with Romanesque towers and portico and a magnificent rose window. The interior is the site of the tomb of Martín Vázquez de Arce, known as ‘El Doncel’ (young knight) of Sigüenza. Other highlights include the sacristy of Las Cabezas by Covarrubias, the cloister, the choir with Gothic choir stalls, and an important collection of art, including an Annunciation by El Greco. The Renaissance-style Plaza Mayor was urbanised in 1484-1494, and contains the Casas de los Canónigos houses with their balconies and galleries, the Town Hall and the Puerta del Toril gate. Dinner at the Parador, included this evening. Mileage 115

Tues 15th September - Free day to explore Siguenza and a free evening to try a local restaurant

Wed 16th September - To Teruel today, first via the CM110 and N211 to Molinar de Aragon for coffee, 51 miles. Then some interesting driving via the CM210 and 2111 up into the mountains and over Puerto Orihuela 1650m/5363ft, beside Mount Caimodorro 6289ft, into the Reserva Nacional de los Montes Universales. Then over another pass 1394m/4531ft to Albarracin for a lunch stop in the main square. Albarracín is above a curve of the Guadalaviar River. Towering medieval walls, the Murallas de Albarracín, dominate the adjacent hillside. At their crest is 10th-century Andador Tower. The ruins of an alcázar, or Moorish castle, stand on a cliff top in the old town. The 16th-century Cathedral del Salvador features a bell tower built on the remains of a Romanesque temple. Leaving at 4pm’ish it’s 25 miles to our hotel in Teruel. Dinner is in a town restaurant this evening. Mileage 135

Thurs 17th September - Across the hills to the Mediterranean today. After 8 miles of the AP23 we take the A232 to Mora De Rubielos. An early coffee here whilst we enjoy this ancient town with one of the best preserved castles in Aragon. Then via the A232 and CV190 (same road different departments, like in France). At Figueroles we
will take a lunch break before taking the CV160 to the CV13, which joins the N340 to Benicarlo, our home for the next 4 nights. Dinner will be in the Parador. Mileage 130

Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th - Are all free days and free evenings for you to enjoy the Benicarlo area.

Monday 21st September: Back through the hills on the N232 to Morella for coffee, via a measly 1080m/3510ft pass. Then the CV14, becoming the A225 and A223 via Aguaviva to Andorra (don’t worry this is the Aragon town, not the Pyrenean Country) Continuing on the A223 we reach Albalate del Arzobispo for lunch. Noted for its steep
streets and its well-preserved Gothic castle. The houses are arranged around a hill crowned by the castle-palace, which was the episcopal residence. Then the A223 and 222 take us to the N232 which will lead us to the historical centre of Zaragoza and our hotel for the next two nights. Dinner will be in the old town this evening. Cars will be garaged here, as we enjoy the 5* Hotel Palafox. Mileage 150

Tues 22nd September - Free day to see the superb sights and shops. Zaragoza is the capital of Spain’s Aragon region. Overlooking the Ebro River in the city centre is baroque Nuestra Señora del Pilar basilica, a famous pilgrimage site with a shrine to the Virgin Mary and multiple domes. Mudéjar-style landmarks, combining Islamic and Gothic architecture, include the Aljafería, an 11th-century Moorish palace, and the Cathedral of the Saviour, begun in the 12th century. There is lots to do and see. Free evening.

Wed 23rd September - North on via Portazgo and Zuera to Ejea for coffee. On over the Puerto de Sos Pass 856m/2782ft and past Sos del Rey Catolico to the ancient town of Sanguesa for a lunch stop. Leaving at about 3pm we take the AP21 for about 12 miles to exit 22 Salinas. Then north on the NA234 so we head on the NA150 past Egues into Pamplona centre. Tonight’s Hotel is situated in the very centre, arrival by about 4pm will give you chance to have a wander. Dinner is in a nearby Restaurant this evening. Mileage 130

Thurs 24th September - Joining the AP15 and then the A10 we pass to the north of Vitoria. Joining the N622 dual c’way the route eventually joins the AP68 to Bilbao. Here we join the A8 to the Santurzi exit, then down to the docks for Brittany Ferries. Check in is by 13.30 for the 14.30 departure. 17.30 Final Tour Reception followed
by Dinner in the restaurant. Mileage 110

Frid 25th September - Another Coffee and Croissants Gathering at 10.30, before own lunch arrangements. Arrival is at 14.15 at Portsmouth.

Then by about 15.00 – Homeward.

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