Guides to the Portuguese Rally

  1. O Volante (17 de Março): this newspaper includes a guide with diagrams of the special stages and their accesses;
  2. (Portuguese) Autosport (17 de Março): this newspaper includes maps of the stages and access roads. These maps are part of the newspaper, not a separate guide, so this makes it less practical than the Volante;
  3. Official guide of the Rally: Expensive, good paper, big maps and the description of the stages accesses are bilingual (Portuguese/English).
  4. If the above newspapers are already sold out, there is another weekly newspaper that will be on sale Friday (Auto-Motor ?);
  5. Autosport's next edition will include a very practical mini-guide (but last year it lacked the description of the access roads. It had only the maps).
    But that edition will be on sale only Monday morning (7am at best, I suppose) and by that time most people will on the road (the first stage of the day begins at 6:48 am).
There may be others of which I am not aware.

Here is a map published by the Tourist office of the center zone of Portugal. This map doesn't have the stages in the North.
I have here 4 images of the map (different resolutions, different file sizes). The first one is barely usable.

Configure your browser to use the proxy of your ISP. My connection to the world is kind of overloaded, so you will probably have problems loading these large files.
Especialmente utilizadores da Telepac. Pelo menos dois dos ficheiros já estao no

More maps in the official site. Follow the links to the special stages.

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