The Iberian tour

This summer, 30 super sports cars toured Costa del Sol and the Algarve

The leading sports car owners’ community in Europe, sponsored by Mercedes-AMG, celebrated its last tour of the season, touring the best of the Costa del Sol and the Algarve. An entire and exclusive day at the Portimão Circuit was the culmination of a tour “full of emotion and premium lifestyle”. The Iberian Tour focused on a small group of participants with a very careful programme, filling the 30 vehicle spaces and 50 people quickly.

From July 24 to 27, 6to6 Motor, described as “the most important sports vehicle owners’ community”, celebrated one of its most emblematic tours, the Iberian Tour. With 15 years of existence, 6to6  Motor planned an exceptional programme. For this year’s edition, the Costa del Sol, Algarve and the Portimão Circuit were charged with shaping a programme completed with driving activities, gastronomy and “premium lifestyle”.

The start and welcome took place at the Anantara Villa Padierna hotel, where participants were accredited throughout Friday. A welcome dinner marked the official beginning of the event in which a briefing of the entire tour programme was reviewed. Saturday was full of motor and lifestyle.

The Spanish and famous Pueblos Blancos, Serranía de Ronda and Grazalema, together with the landscapes and characteristic towns of the entire area, were the perfect setting for a whole morning of driving and enjoying the sports cars.

The Ramos-Paul winery, near Ronda, was the point chosen for a visit and subsequent meal before starting the route again. Saturday afternoon began in Puerto Banús, known as an icon of the Costa del Sol in terms of premium lifestyle. An exhibition of the vehicles in the port delighted the attending public, while the participants enjoyed cocktails at the prestigious Dolce & Gabbana Terrace. After an intense day and rest at the hotel, a dinner at the Soul Marbella by Aedas space put the finishing touch to the day.

Already on Sunday, “the Sixter caravan” started its engines towards Portugal. After an intense route and a stop along the way at La Perdida restaurant to recharge their batteries, the Sixters arrived at the São Rafael Atlântico hotel, located in the Albufeira area. This hotel was the centre of operations during the stay in Portugal and was the location for dinner on the first night in the Algarve.

On Monday, “another day of motor and lifestyle” awaited the members. The Portimão Circuit facilities were exclusively open to the group of 30 vehicles who had the privilege of driving on the magnificent track throughout the day while also enjoying a meal served at the circuit.

This track is one of the most interesting in top-level motor racing, something that the Sixters appreciated and took advantage of by squeezing their sports cars in a safe environment prepared for that purpose. In the hands of Michelin and Garmin, both premium sponsors of 6to6 Motor, it was a day of “great enjoyment on the track”.

With the track day already over and the engines cooling down, the last hour of the afternoon brought another surprise. For motor and movie lovers alike, the gadgets and garages of Spy Manor Productions HQ, Villa Skyfall, were a memorable experience.

The oceanfront villa, located in the Lagoa area, with custom construction features and spy-themed details, was the setting for the gala dinner. Its terraces, secret spaces, cinema and garages house all kinds of details related to a famous English agent, including a collection of unique vehicles. On Tuesday, and closing the event, a route through the walled towns of southern Portugal marked an end to this Iberian Tour.

Author: Inside Carvoeiro

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