A man. A plan. You drive through Europe, going from country to country in five-day long classic rallies. Every team has a driver, a co-driver and their own classic car. Each year starts where you finished the year before.
We've already driven from Kortrijk to Bilbao (2017). From Bilbao to Lisbon (2018). And from Lisbon to Almería (2019). This time we're off to the Pyrenees, from Almería to Gerona... along the world's most famous costas.
This is your road trip. Claim a weekend where freedom beckons.
Wednesday May 20 // Wevelgem (BE) > ALMERÍA (ES)
Te está esperando el sol español. The sunny south awaits: For the fourth time, 70 classic cars and their drivers cross two language borders. Alegría, vamos a Almería.
Wednesday May 20 // ALMERÍA (ES) > LA MANGA (ES)
As soon as you land, you will spot a familiar brilliance: your trusty wheels glistening in the Spanish sun. They will take you straight to a paradise between two seas: the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean. Bienvenido a la Manga, Europe’s take on the Florida Keys. Never seen the Costa Cálida before? You have now.
Thursday May 21 // LA MANGA (ES) > VALENCIA (ES)
This year we go uphill, to the foot of the Pyrenees, but that is still a long way off. First, we go to the Costa Blanca with its magical bays, beaches, rocks and impressive hinterland. Forget the Benidorm Bastards.
Friday May 22 // VALENCIA (ES) > ZARAGOZA (ES)
Many a song has been written about both cities, and you are more than welcome to hum along while driving. We keep the Costa del Azahar to our right and drive through woods, mountains and hinterland to Spain's fifth largest city. The city of my dreams. At least, that's what Flemish crooner Jimmy Frey sang.
Saturday May 23 // ZARAGOZA (ES) > BARCELONA (ES)
Back to the coast again, because Barcelona, prime seaside resort and so much more, beckons in all its splendour. It will sweep you off your feet. Here, in Barcelona's port, you will blissfully sleep off the Priorat wine we tasted along the way.
Sunday May 24 // BARCELONA (ES) > GERONA (ES)
With the Costa Brava on your right, you complete the Spanish loop. The peninsula's contours have revealed their beauty. In five days, you have visited five autonomous regions: Andalucía, Murcia, Comunidad Valenciana, Aragón and Cataluña. Your Spanish is fluent by now. Or not. It doesn't really matter. It is however time to brush up on your West-Flemish accent.
Sunday May 24 // GERONA (ES) > WEVELGEM (BE)
This is where the fourth stage of your Grand Tour ends. But the south holds many more secrets. What comes after France, Portugal and Spain? Discover it in 2021. 5 jours – un homme – sa bagnole – la gloire.
Le Grand Tour is not a race, it is a yearly rally for classic cars, models 1975 or older. A trip for great wheels, and it is 'men only'.
It is our pleasure to invite you and your co-driver for a worry-free road trip at your own pace. We take care of the logistics: airplane, transport, accommodation, culinary delights... you just drive and enjoy. After all, that's what you are there for.
We land in Almería, where your car awaits you. We travel through gorgeous regions and cities. We discover them together, eat together, drive together. Or alone. You call the shots.
And for the fans: Le Grand Tour is also a regularity test. Every day you can compete for the title and who knows, maybe you win the trophy at the finish. But if you prefer to take things light-heartedly, simply focus on the horizon and start cruising. No obligations.
Well, maybe just one: register. If you have a classic car built before 1975, a co-driver, and you are available May 20 to 24, register now on www.le-grand-tour.be and pay your deposit. Places are in demand and limited (maximum 70 vehicles).
When? Wednesday May 20, 2020 > Sunday May 24, 2020
Wednesday morning: rally departs - Saturday evening: rally ends - Sunday: connecting stage and return flight
Price? € 4,395/person (incl. VAT)
Price includes registration / participation in organisation cost / roadbooks / clothing / presence of technical intervention teams / luggage car / mandatory insurances / bed and breakfast (based on double room at 5* hotels) / aperitif and catering on certain days / return transport of the old-timer on a lorry / return flight on the exclusive Le Grand Tour flight.
Registration is final after payment of a deposit of €2,000 per person on account nr. BE50 0017 9628 6618 of LesSix bvba.