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2019/09/17

The Azores Airlines Pro 2019 starts today in São Miguel Island!

Between the 17th to the 22nd of September, come and see the exhibitions of the world’s best surfers during the Azores Airlines Pro 2019, which takes place in São Miguel.



This event is part of the World Qualifying Series of the Professional Surfers’ Association and has been classified as a Prime Event, which is the highest grade awarded in this sport. 


The setting that has been chosen for this tournament is the beach of Santa Bárbara, close to Ribeira Grande on the northern coast of São Miguel island, whose waves are greatly appreciated by the many aficionados of this sport.

Find more information at:
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/azores-airlines-pro
https://www.visitportugal.com/AZores Airlines Pro 2019
http://surf.visitazores.com/en

2019/09/13

Portugal will host the BikingMan World Championship for its first time, featuring the cycling potential of Algarve and Alentejo regions

Portugal: the 5th stage of the BikingMan World Series: 950 kilometers, 11,500 meters of elevation gain, 1 stage!

BikingMan Portugal is the 1st unassisted ultracycling race of the Lusitania region. 80 top endurance athletes from around the globe (20 different countries) will be gathered to race in complete autonomy from Faro to Faro. 


Starting and finishing at Jardim Manuel Bivar (Faro, Algarve) on September, Monday 23rd at 5:00 am, all participants will cycle Solo or as teams of two.



The race course has been designed to explore the Algarve, the many fortified cities of the
Alentejo along the Spanish border, the Atlantic coast to reach the most extreme Western point of Europe and finally the Monchique mountain range. All participants will have to follow a mandatory course with two checkpoints to be reached in a limited time to avoid disqualification:
- KM 333 : Checkpoint 1 Pousada de Vila Viçosa
- KM 689 : Checkpoint 2 Pousada de Sagres

They will ride non-stop (unstaged race), carry their water/food/repair on their bicycle, manage their rest time and will need to remain unassisted from the start to the finish. As they will ride day and night, they will have to face the challenging terrain of the Algarve mountains, the wind of the western Atlantic coast and isolated roads. The 950 km need to be completed under 120 hours.

20 different countries gathered around a manpowered extreme adventure!

From elite to passionate cyclists, the BikingMan is open to everyone who loves riding a bicycle and exploring new territories. Still, the competition will be intense with the leaders of the championship attending and who are targeting a 40 hours objective to complete the 950
kilometers without sleeping. The performance of the first athletes who will reach Faro will most likely be a world record time for covering such a distance in Algarve and Alentejo. 10 women and 70 men will be on the starting line. From USA to South America and Asia, athletes from around the world will soon explore Portugal.

The “unsupported” element of the event limits the number of cars on the road and help to
promote a growing need for eco and sports tourism in the region. All participants need to search, find and buy food/water/hotel on the road which will guarantee:
- an exploration of the typical Portuguese lifestyle in rural areas
- the experience of the Portuguese gastronomy on the road
- the discovery of some of the most epic architectural cities such as: Faro, Estoi, Mértola,
Vila Viçosa, Evora, Sagres, Monchique…


Each participant will be equipped with a GPS tracker, which will allow to livetrack her/his position on the race website at all time: http://www.bikingman.com/livetracking 

The race village at Jardim Manuel Bivar is open to the public and to everyone willing to witness the amazing feat of the participants. The fastest cyclists will reach Faro by Tuesday 24th at 8:00 PM!

2019/09/05

TAP Air Portugal launches direct flights from Porto to Munich

TAP Air Portugal began direct flights between Porto and Munich, Germany’s third-largest city,  since last Sunday, 1 September 2019. Daily flights to the Bavarian city depart Porto at 11:30 a.m. and arrive at 5:45 p.m. 
 
Porto-Munich flights are available from €42 (one-way price including taxes) on the Airline’s website www.flytap.com. TAP Miles&Go customers can purchase the Porto-Munich flight from 7,500 miles.


Find more information at:
https://www.tapairportugal.com/press-releases

https://www.visitportugal.com/Porto
https://www.visitportugal.com/Porto in a few days
http://www.visitporto.travel/

The sixth edition of Festival F 2019 in Faro, it´s starts today. Take a look at the programme and decide what you don't want to miss!


At the beginning of September, do not miss the last big summer festival that for two days livens up the historic centre of Faro, the capital of the Algarve.

The festival F takes place in the so-called “vila adentro” (village within) the historic area of Faro through which, over the centuries, the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors have all passed. It still retains a very particular charm and boasts a huge architectural, religious, natural and cultural heritage.

With a strong focus on Portuguese music, with shows on several stages throughout the city, this cultural and artistic event embraces other aspects such as cinema, stand-up comedy, musical and political gatherings, fine arts, literature, crafts, street entertainment and street food.

 The Festival F keeps families in mind with a special programme for children and a ticket policy designed for families.


Find more information at:
https://www.festivalf.pt/
https://www.facebook.com/FestivalF/
https://twitter.com/FestivalF2019
https://www.instagram.com/festivalf/

https://www.visitalgarve.pt/en/f-festival
https://www.visitportugal.com/festival-f

2019/09/02

Caramulo Motorfestival: 6-8 September 2019

This September, journey back several decades and watch a Festival which brings classic and sports vehicles to the roads around Caramulo.

Dedicated to classic and sports cars and motorbikes, the Caramulo Motor Festival combines competition with leisure in an ideal event for all visitors – whether or not motor sports fans.

In addition to the Caramulo Ramp - which counts towards the National Mountain Championship /Caterham Trophy - this Festival incorporate other events such as the Luso-Caramulo Historic Rally, the Viseu-Caramulo Historic Ride and concentrations of classic vehicles offering processions of collector items. In order to see the vehicles in detail, it is also possible to visit the Automobilia trade fair in the Multiuse Pavilion or the collection of cars, motorbikes, velocipedes and miniatures in the Caramulo Museum - one of the Festival organisers.

Take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the Serra do Caramulo - one of the best locations in Portugal for practising outdoor activities, such as mountain climbing, rappel, slide or BTT cycling. 


Find more information at:
https://www.caramulo-motorfestival.com/
http://www.caramulo-motorfestival.com/

http://www.caramulo-motorfestival.com/
https://www.visitportugal.com/Caramulo Motorfestival
http://www.centerofportugal.com/caramulo-motorfestival

Between the 20th to the 22nd of September, don´t miss the Algarve Nature Fest 2019

The Algarve Nature Fest, is an event dedicated entirely to nature tourism that will remind everyone of the beauty of the Algarve

During this event, there will be special offers available on many outdoor activities some of which enjoy a rural setting. There will be plenty of action for everyone who enjoys active holidays in unspoiled surroundings. And when we say plenty, we really mean plenty! 

For two days the event will be offering walks, birdwatching, dolphin and whale watching, boat trips, cycle outings, horseback and donkey outings, and even airborne and underwater activities that you try for free.

Find more information at:
https://www.algarvenaturefest.pt/
https://www.visitportugal.com/algarve-nature-fest
https://www.facebook.com/algarvenaturefest
https://www.instagram.com/algarvenaturefest/
https://www.visitalgarve.pt/nature-and-landscape.aspx

The 10th edition of the Algarve Spa Week returns for the second week during the 5th and 13th October 2019


The 10th edition of ALGARVE SPA WEEK, under the theme of Be Active & Be Well, invites you to experience the best Spas of 5 star hotels in Algarve with 50% discount on the ASW treatments menu.

In 9 days make a sensory journey through the Spas in Algarve, discover places of absolute relaxation and pleasure to revigorate body and mind.

We are waiting for you in the participant Spas: Salgados Palace Spa, Atlântico Spa, 7Seven Spa, Almond Tree Wellness Spa, Spa by Blue&Green, Tivoli Spa Marina Vilamoura, Tivoli Spa Carvoeiro, Lisvaýa Spa, Anantara Spa, Alma Spa and Osmos Wellness Center.