Back on the 4th Rally Portugal Tour,
Monday, November 8, 2021, in Porto, took place the day of administrative checks for the fourth edition of the Rally Portugal Tour, our cultural and tourist rally. The competitors had an appointment at the Hotel Yeatman and the sumptuous setting of the Douro docks to put on the rally’s colors, and face the 4 stages and some 1000km to cover throughout the Douro Valley.
It was under a radiant sun that the course left Porto, along the winding banks of the Douro, to warm up the crews and their machines and reach the Arouca Park with its exceptional geological heritage, which punctuated the morning with a coffee break and of a first classification test. Lunch was organized in the charming Quinta Do Barreiro before continuing our way through the forest of Buçaco. A second event was scheduled there, with a rapid ascent on a road with an impeccable surface, giving way to a good part of piloting before the scheduled arrival at Quinta das Lagrimas, which welcomed us to Coimbra, in a setting marrying wonderfully building historical and contemporary decoration.
The route of the second stage took the route once used by the world championship rally of the 70s / 80s, around Arganil, leading to the gates of the Serra de Estrela for a test on the roof of Portugal and an almost lunar at the top. After lunch, the descent through Manteigas offered the second regularity special in a setting of round rocks frozen in time and eroded by the altitude climate that prevails there. Our progress north and towards Lamego continued with more and more vines to arrive at Six Senses Douro Valley, this sublime hotel perched on its promontory offers a breathtaking view of the river and first-rate services…
from 8 to 12 november 2021
Classement final – Final ranking
CNP, for Cyril Neveu Promotion
CNP c’est plus de 20 années d’expériences en organisation de rallyes.Cyril NEVEU, high level athlete from 1978 to 1991, professional motorcycle rider during thirteen years, has won five times the Paris-Dakar rally …
Founder in 1987 of N.P.O. (Neveu Pelletier Organization) with J.Ch. Pelletier, they organized for twenty years World Rally Raids in Tunisia and Morocco, developing sponsorship and communication, propelling these motorsports internationally.
At the same time manager of Cyril Neveu Promotion, he developed events for “General Public and Companies” with distant expeditions and the Tour de Corse with jet ski before taking direction of the Rally Morocco Classic in 2013. He has then launched new rallies like Megève-Saint-Tropez, Entre 2 Mers or Adriatic Tour, with ambition to bring new enthusiasms to those who have a passion for beautiful mechanics and magical routes.