Iberian Peninsula Rally

18 - 23 June 2018

This summer, join McLaren for our first rally-style driving adventure through the dramatic landscapes of Northern Spain and Portugal.

Behind the wheel of a McLaren your road rally will take you from Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country to Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and largest city. A spectacular journey that takes in the dramatic Asturias mountains, stunning coastline and, for part of the way, follows the route of the legendary Camino de Santiago travelled by pilgrims for centuries.


The Experience

This is a very special part of Europe and the real joy is the sheer diversity of the driving experience. The glorious landscape reveals twisting mountain turns, wide sweeping bends and expansive open roads – perfect territory for McLaren driving enthusiasts. Your journey will take you through a very traditional part of Spain and Portugal, characterised by unspoilt grandeur, rich heritage and wonderful hospitality. You also have the unique opportunity to experience the phenomenal McLaren Senna for yourself with a passenger lap around Estoril Circuit.

The rally element of the driving brings the spirit of competition to the experience, adding to the enjoyment of discovering the superb roads of the Iberian Peninsula. Each day you will embark on fun challenges where you will be pitted against your fellow guests with prizes up for grabs.


Arrival Day - Monday 18 June

On your arrival into Bilbao you will be transferred to the Gran Hotel Domine, the starting point of our rally. On the roof terrace of this contemporary 5-star hotel you will enjoy sampling the famed Basque cuisine whilst taking in panoramic views of the Guggenheim Museum and the city.


Stage 1 - Tuesday 19 June

Drive to Cofino - 228km

From Bilbao you will drive winding roads along the dramatic coastline to the mountain retreat of Puebloastur Eco Hotel and Spa. A lot of care has been taken in the design of this hotel with many original works of art featured. This attention to detail is mirrored in the gourmet cuisine you will be served at dinner which is made from locally sourced products and complemented by wonderful local wines.


Stage 2 – Wednesday 20 June

Drive to Santiago de Compostela - 354km

Following part of the world-famous Pilgrim’s route, the Camino de Santiago, today’s drive takes you to Santiago de Compostela with its historic centre and dramatic cathedral. Your base in this UNESCO world heritage city is the Parador de Santiago de Compostela which located directly opposite the cathedral and perfectly blends history, art and tradition.


Stage 3 – Thursday 21 June

Drive to Porto - 237km

Our exploration of Portugal begins in its most attractive city, which takes its name from Portugal’s most famous export – port wine. The destination is The Yeatman hotel which is set amidst the port wine lodges with magnificent views across the Duoro river and medieval quarter. Porto is also known for its fantastic cuisine and it is here at The Yeatman you will experience a menu designed by the in-house 2-star star Michelin chef. Before dinner you will sample the local speciality with a tour and tasting at a famous port distillery.


Stage 4 – Friday 22 June

Drive to Lisbon - 228km

The final day’s drive will take us down the wild Atlantic coast which mesmerises you with views of the ocean, extraordinary beaches, rocky coves and beautiful fishing villages. Portugal’s capital city Lisbon is built on seven hills and forms a stunning natural amphitheatre of pastel coloured stone buildings basking in sunlight on the hillsides. Our last destination is the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz which oozes vintage luxury and boasts glorious views of the city’s historic sights. The evening will commence with a sunset champagne reception followed by a sumptuous farewell dinner. We’ll also be awarding the much-anticipated overall prize for the rally challenges.


Experience the McLaren Senna

Just a short drive from Lisbon is the fabulous Estoril Circuit and it is here that you will have the opportunity to experience an extraordinary passenger lap in a McLaren Senna.

Feel the full capabilities of McLaren’s most track-focused road car as you power around the track that saw Ayrton Senna’s first ever F1™ victory.


Available Packages

McLaren Owner's Package
• Five nights 5-star accommodation based on double occupancy
• Private airport transfers as required from Bilbao airport on Monday 18 June and to Lisbon airport on Saturday 23 June
• All meals on each day including world-class menus designed especially for the group
• Expertly designed driving routes including any road tolls and border charges
• Activities during the experience, e.g. Porto city discovery, port house tour and tasting, passenger lap in McLaren Senna
• Nightly valeting of your McLaren

McLaren Hire Car Add-On
• A McLaren provided for the experience (model TBC) – transported to the Bilbao start point, insured, valeted each night and all fuel required to drive the route


Join us at Portimão Circuit

Extend your experience and join us at Pure McLaren Portimão for a thrilling track experience.

For more details, visit the Pure McLaren event page.

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