Spain is one of the last great European road trips - don’t miss it!
A little about our tours....
There is always a choice of route – follow the motorway and get there fast , or use the main roads for some real driving enjoyment. Previous visitors have claimed that the driving is the best in the world and we know where many great roads with fantastic views are. There are spectacular mountain passes and spots to stop and admire brilliant views. Fuel in 98 and 95 grade is readily available and usually cheaper than in the UK. You’ll get to the end of your drive and wish it hadn’t finished. Good thing there’s always tomorrow!
Hotels - Journey’s end! When you get to your hotel a luxurious welcome awaits, most of the hotels we use are restored historic buildings, a Duke’s Castle, a Castle used by King Charles II , a Moorish fortress or a converted convent. The buildings may be old but the facilities and service are all four star standard. Parador hotels in Spain are a source of great national pride—and if you want to venture over the border to Portugal—we can organise your stay at the equivalent Portuguese Pousadas.
Many hotels have secure garaging—let us know if this is a requirement and we’ll recommend hotels and route to meet your needs. So check into your room, explore the town, have a drink, review the day and have a great evening.
Track Days are run at the Circuito de Guadix which is about 50 miles from Granada. The circuit is operated by a British and Spanish team led by a British ex racing driver. Our trackdays normally give us exclusive use of the circuit. Trackdays at the circuit are carefully run to ensure you have a great day and most importantly a safe day.
After arrival you will be briefed about the circuit, the flag signals that will be used and the etiquette of circuit driving. After signing a standard disclaimer the next step is installation laps where you will follow a lead car around the circuit to learn the cornering lines and braking points. If this all seems a bit much – don’t worry; professional racing drivers are on hand all day to give tuition to novices and experienced drivers alike.
Typically trackdays work with an open pit lane. This means you go out as often as you like for as long as you like. During breaks to give the car a rest you can watch others progress from the pit wall or the control tower from where you have a view of most of the circuit. Usually we break for lunch for about an hour or so, there are good value restaurants nearby and fuel is also about a mile away.
Circuit driving is a great way to explore what you and your car can do in safety, but beware – it can be addictive and a number of racing drivers did their first trackday at Guadix – did we mention that Lewis Hamilton trained there as well in earlier years?
If you’re worried about getting trackday insurance we have links with a company that can help. Don’t want to take your car on track but keen to have a go? With prior notice we can arrange cars such as a Ginetta G15 to hire. Don’t have a helmet? – you can hire one too. Remember at our trackdays there is no charge for extra drivers so if two people want to share a car – you only pay once.
If your group don’t want to drive on circuit but want to experience the thrills of circuit driving, we can organise experiences where you can be driven on circuit by a professional racing driver in a Supercar such as the Lamborghini Gallardo or Ferrari F355. All too soon the chequered flag comes out and we retreat to the hotel to review the day – often the instructors come as well to make sure the boasting doesn’t get out of hand!
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Great few days again in Spain, thanks again for great organisation & suggested routes. The drive from Granada via Toledo to Madrid is fantastic. Great few days again in Spain, thanks again for great organisation & suggested routes. The drive from Granada via Toledo to Madrid is fantastic.
Thanks for another great tour, Annette and I had a memorable time.
A Very Special Thanks for our brilliant Spanish tour – just perfect ! We thoroughly enjoyed our couple of days in San Sebastian – the food in those Tapas bars in the old part of town was simply memorable. Many thanks for all your efforts in organising the trip , we both really enjoyed the experience.
Thanks for a brilliant tour! Jane & I really enjoyed ourselves.
Carol and I would like to thank you for a great trip that you organised, We had a great trip again with you, the weather was very kind and the whole holiday went very smoothly, Thank you for such a lovely trip. I really enjoyed it