“The Mercedes-Benz Tourismo is made for this route”, says Alfonso Rico, owner of Autos Rico, who is with us on board today. “Thanks to the new assistance systems and the outstanding chassis, the Tourismo 15 RHD offers the ultimate in safety and driving comfort. Furthermore, the new cockpit means that the handling has become even easier for the driver. And with 335 kW (456 BHP) the OM 470 engine provides more than enough power to majestically master the steep sections from the riverbank up to the heights of the Ribeira Sacra.”
Steeply rising vineyards on one side, an almost vertical drop on the other. The driver cannot afford to look at the fascinating scenery. All his concentration is focused on the road. Yet down by the river, the breathtaking view through the picturesque gorge is a reward for the challenges of the route covered – knowing full well that the return leg through the steep vineyards with extreme inclines and tight bends will be no less demanding than the way down to the valley.