Leg 11.07 – “I’m not sexy enough for this.”
From Costa Rica, teams will be flying across the Atlantic to Madrid, Spain!
All teams will be on the same direct Iberia flight arriving in Madrid at 11:05am.
Teams must head to Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, also known as Plaza Atocha for the next clue.
That clue tells teams to take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to the city of Seville.
Arriving around 3pm, teams must head to Torre Del Oro for the next clue which reveals the Detour: Paint On or Bulls Out.
In Paint On, teams must head to the fairgrounds near the Guadalquivir river and help set up the Feria de Abril casetas or tent by painting the front of the tent exactly according to a provided photo. If their painting is not to the satisfaction of the caseta owner, an “X” will be painted over their work and they must start over.
In Bulls Out, teams must head to Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza and wear a special two-person bull outfit with the person in front unable to see where they are going. The team member in the back will verbally guide their partner in front to circle eight matadors and then strike a target of a ninth to launch a final dummy matador. They must complete the course within two minutes.
After the Detour, teams must search the sprawling and grand Plaza de Espana for the Double U-Turn board and the next clue.
Teams must make their way to Barrio Santa Cruz where they will find the Road Block: Who’s a good listener?
For this Road Block, teams must head to Bar Modesto where they will take the tapas orders of a table of four customers in Spanish! And they must then make the tapas correctly to receive the next clue.
After the Road Block, teams must make their way on foot to Museo del Baile Flamenco.
Here, teams must learn and properly perform a flamenco routine.
And when they’ve danced their way to the judges’ hearts, they will be told to make their way on foot to Espacio Metropol Parasol, the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.
The first team to check-in here will win P200,000 courtesy of Shell V-Power Nitro+.
The last team to check-in here WILL be eliminated.
Andalusia has long been on my TAR wishlist as well. So it’s great TARPHDME is able to visit. Seville is a city that will definitely have many possible locations and tasks.
First, Madrid is an easy and necessary connection from Costa Rica.
The painting side of the Detour may be too similar to the Detour choice in the Leg just previous in Costa Rica. The fair in Seville is a good source for tasks though. The bull side of the Detour is from TAR21 and avoids real bulls like TAR China did to awkward results.
This is a good spot for a U-Turn too as there will be a Road Block and extra task afterwards. The Road Block is simple and a typical “Take orders in a different language” task. The flamenco dancing is a must in Seville.
Plaza de Espana would be a stunning Pit Stop location. But for the evening, after dark, Espacio Metropol Parasol would be another 4K UHD-worthy Pit Stop.