The passion for motor racing can be felt in Pueblos Blancos, the close relationship between motor sport and the hill municipalities has been very close for decades. The number of enthusiasts thrilled to enjoy this sport in Sierra of Cadiz, which has become the perfect setting for these events, thanks to its incredible landscapes and retreats.
Several municipalities have been hosting different motor events for years. Although some of them, such as the Raid Guadalete TT, which took place between Villamartín, Bornos and Espera, have not endure over time, there is currently a wide variety of proposals that continue to be very well accepted amongst the public.
For more than ten years, Provincial Council of Cádiz has been organising its annual Open Provincial de Automovilismo, made up of 9 competitions in different categories. Rallyes, mountain disciplines, timed races or slalom comprising some of the modalities of this provincial championship, which aims to reward not only drivers, but also professionals, collaborators and volunteers who make this incredible competition happen.
The Sierra de Cádiz Rally is a must for all motor lovers and a unique opportunity to enjoy rural tourism and live shows on the Sierra de Grazalema. This event has already been held for more than 20 editions and its route embraces solely of the Pueblos Blancos. El Bosque, Benaocaz, Ubrique, Grazalema, Olvera, El Gastor and Zahara de la Sierra constitute the itinerary of this race, which is part of the Campeonato de Andalucía de Rallyes de Asfalto and scores towards other regional competitions.
One of the major events on the sporting calendar of Cádiz is the Subida a Algar, the oldest motor racing event in the province. The large number of participations is proof of the popularity and importance that this event has acquired since its debut. There will be areas to watch the race at different points near the town centre. The possible weather inclemency plays a defining role in the difficulty of the tour, which is made up of a very technical route with very narrow tracks.
Another acclaimed race in the region is the Subida Ubrique-Benaocaz, which is close to the Algar race in terms of antiquity. There have been already 25 editions of this thrilling competition, which links both towns and is included in the Andalusian and Spanish Mountain Championships. With a new route and 60 participants in different categories, the Subida Ubrique-Benaocaz is one of the most awaited events for bikers.
It is not surprising that, due to the popularity and expectation generated by motor sports in Cadiz, the Rally Andalucía has its headquarters in the province. More than a hundred cars and almost a hundred motorbikes participate in this 4-days competition, which is a stage of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The starting and finishing point will be the Hacienda El Rosalejo, located in Villamartín, where the bivouac will also be set up. It should be noted that this event serves as a qualifying race for participants who want to take part in the Dakar.
And as if this were not enough, Andalusia also hosts its own annual Slalom Championship. This discipline tests the driving and control of the vehicle to overcome obstacles. The competition, which has been held for more than thirty editions, is divided into ten events, distributed in different towns through the province, including Arcos de la Frontera and El Bosque.
The Pueblos Blancos and the province of Cádiz play an essential role in the motor racing and competition sector at a regional and national level. The large number of sporting events spread throughout the calendar allows a perfect symbiosis between tourism, gastronomy, nature and leisure at any time of the year.