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Do Porto Blatt - 26th June/10th July

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| 15 Nov 2017 18:51 | #1
On ferry

Is it intended that next year's (Portuguese? ) trip will take in Le Mans Classic too - and as such dictate the dates we'll be away?

If so, it coincides with Wimbledon and a nice little earner for me... though it would include my birthday as in 2016
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| 15 Nov 2017 22:00 | #2
Heading South

Yeah, that is the plan at the moment...
Means the Do Porto Blatt (or what ever it ends up being called...) will probably be from something like the 26th June -> 10th July?
(As per 2016, staying over Monday for a great slap-up lunch at Le Manoir Saint Quentin again!)
But, only doing a couple of days at Classic Le Mans.

Thoughts?
Eugene
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| 16 Nov 2017 16:11 | #3
Heading South

A quick route plot suggests the following...

Do Porto Blatt

Approx. 1700 miles.
That suggests 7 or 8 days actual driving, with 6 or 7 rest days, based on 200/250 miles per day when driving.

Works for me
Eugene
Le Presidente
Le BOG Club
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| 16 Nov 2017 17:58 | #4


This could be an alternative for the Northern Spain section of the blatt?
https://winetourismspain.com/blog/12-highlights-road-trip-across-northern-spain/

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| 16 Nov 2017 18:15 | #5
On ferry

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| 16 Nov 2017 18:22 | Edited by: admaraujo | #6
On driveway

Vamos la malta!... Sorry got a bit carried away.

Hello! Portuguese guy here... Can I have a link or a GPX file of that route?

Am I to assume that the red "pins" are overnight places?

How much driving would you like to do in the Douro?

Have any of you seen this month's Lowflying? My car and I are in it
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.
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| 16 Nov 2017 19:00 | #7
Heading South

admaraujo
No actual route/stop points as yet...
That map is just a rough guide to start things off!
(Many of us are not 7 Club members (Le BOG Club is the key here...), but we have seen the Portugal story )

We'll be interested in any thoughts you have!

Eugene
Le Presidente
Le BOG Club
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| 16 Nov 2017 20:51 | #8
On driveway

Will try to plot something for the Portuguese side.

Depending on how plans go, I can also try and advise on wine tasting places (we have Port Wine, regular wine and sparkling wine in the same region so...) and accommodation.
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.
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| 16 Nov 2017 21:10 | #9
On ferry

WOW!
a full two (plus?) weeks away...
after last year, the driving : resting ratio looks sensible but the initial/intended say, 200 miles between stops often became 250 after TeaBag added the wiggly bits - so is it better to aim for 120-150 per day (ie end up with 200 in reality) or will that elongate the trip?
(potential sacrilege but... not bothered about going to Le Mans though by the end of this trip I will undoubtably be desperate for a decent pint of Pride - which Le Bounty offers!)

(need a Spanish flag emoji please Le Prez!)
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| 17 Nov 2017 12:45 | Edited by: admaraujo | #10
On driveway

First draft... I can get this in KML, KMZ, GPX and some other file types for those who use satnav.

It says 505.15 KM or 11h driving... which means that it can be divided in two or three driving days, depending on how many miles you wish to cover.

Also some of the route might be adjusted as I included some sightseeing viewpoints.

I will try and do all the roads so I can confirm they are still Seven suitable... Besides the odd cobble stones towns, villages and hamlet "centres", I can only remember of about 16 km of rough tarmac in all but, the rewards are well worth it, IMHO. Anyway, I will always check the roads, closer to your trip.

PT v1.0
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.
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| 17 Nov 2017 12:59 | #11
Heading South

You can't use 'hosting' services that do not allow the final image URL to be displayed (a URL that ends in .jpg for example).
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Eugene
Le Presidente
Le BOG Club
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| 17 Nov 2017 13:04 | Edited by: admaraujo | #12
On driveway

Eugene
Thanks.
I think it's solved now...
Armadillo is in The Douro Valley and waiting for you.
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| 17 Nov 2017 18:09 | #13
Heading to Le Mans

As Col said, some london pride would be good , lets hope those rehab louts don't drink it all
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| 18 Nov 2017 13:34 | #14
Planning a blat
I suggest check the expected ambient temperatures for this.. it gets mighty hot down there end of June to end of August..
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| 18 Nov 2017 13:36 | #15
On driveway

tourist7:

I suggest check the expected ambient temperatures for this.. it gets mighty hot down there end of June to end of August..

Nah, my 7 has air-conditioning!
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