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2017/09/11

Superbike World Championship:15-17 September in Portimão International Circuit

Vibrate with the vertiginous speed of the superbikes which will take part in one of the stages of the Superbike world championship in the Algarve 
International Circuit.

Renowned for its competitive edge, the SBK championship has its traditional centre is in Europe and is also hosted in various parts of the globe such as Australia, Qatar and the United States. This competition is even more thrilling because no prototypes are used - only bikes built from commercial models.


As in other motorsports, each event counts for two simultaneous championships – pilots and brands.


Find more information at:
http://www.autodromodoalgarve.com
http://www.worldsbk.com
https://www.facebook.com/WorldSBK/

https://twitter.com/WorldSBK

2017/09/06

Azores Airlines Pro 2017: Sep 05 -11

In September, come and see the exhibitions of the world’s best surfers during the SATA Airlines Azores Islands Pro, 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:
http://www.azoresislandspro.com
http://www.worldsurfleague.com/azores-airlines-pro
https://www.visitazores.com/en

2017/09/05

Algarve Events Guide for September 2017

Going to the Algarve during the month of September? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beaches, natural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.




Find more information about the Algarve at:
Algarve Region
Algarve
- Brochure "Algarve, Europe's most famous secret"

Algarve Map

From September 14th to 16th, don´t miss the Columbus Festival in Porto Santo Island

In September, in an atmosphere evoking the period of the Portuguese Maritime Discoveries, the island of Porto Santo puts on a whole range of concerts and performances linked to music and theatre. 



Vila Baleira devotes a week to the navigator Christopher Columbus, who passed through this island and spent several years of his life living here. Columbus came into contact with Madeira in 1478, when the inhabitants of Funchal were devoting their energies to the sugar trade. Columbus lived in this archipelago after marrying the daughter of the captain of Porto Santo. His son Diogo was born here.

This festival is designed to remind people of Columbus’ time in the Madeira Archipelago, during the course of his voyages to the American continent, as well as the whole epic story of the period of the Discoveries.

Music, exhibitions, street entertainment and a historical parade recreate the medieval atmosphere of Columbus’ disembarkation with his companions on the town’s quay. The festivities serve to make this week a truly "historic" one. 


Find more about at:
http://festivaldocolombo.visitmadeira.pt
http://www.visitmadeira.pt/columbus-festival
https://www.visitportugal.com/Columbus Festival
http://www.visitportosanto.pt/

2017/08/31

From 12-17 of September 2017, don´t miss the Sintra Portugal Pro

Come and appreciate the great skill and expertise of the world’s top bodyboarders, who, in September, will be taking part in the Sintra Portugal Pro at Praia Grande.

Organised under the auspices of the International Bodyboarding Association (IBA), the Sintra Portugal Pro tournament consists of both men’s and women’s events and is the only stage in the World Bodyboarding Championship to be held in Europe.

Contained within the boundaries of the protected area of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Praia Grande is considered a major international bodyboarding event because of the quality of its waves, which allow competitors to perform some truly spectacular manoeuvres.


Find more about at:
http://www.sintrabodyboard.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sintraportugalpro

ObservaNatura: 15-17 September 2017

Learn more about birds and their habitats at ObservaNatura, that takes place in September at Moinho de Maré da Mourisca near Sado River estuary.

This fair is held since 2009 and it is currently the only fair in Portugal dedicated to Ornithology Tourism, a subgroup of nature tourism focusing on birdwatching, either directly or using binoculars or telescopes. The extensive programme for the "ObservaNatura" fair includes workshops, mini-courses, guided birdwatching tours through the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve on foot and by boat, and bird banding sessions. Herons, spoonbills and flamingos are just some of the species which can be observed at this time of year.

The fair has free entry, and is organised by the Institute for the Preservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF)/Sado Estuary Nature Reserve and Tróia-Natura, with many partners, including the Portuguese Tourist Board, Setúbal City Coucil, the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds, the Setúbal Bay Association and Birds & Nature.


Find more about at:
http://www.observanatura.com/
https://www.facebook.com/observanatura/

http://natural.pt/news

Finnair returns to Lisbon in 2018

Yesterday (30 AUG 17) Finnair announced that Lisbon will once again join Finnair’s destinations network with non-stop flights for summer 2018 season. 

As of June 1, Finnair will fly four weekly flights to Lisbon, Portugal. The flights, offering convenient connections for customers traveling to and from Asia, will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a newly WiFi-equipped Airbus aircraft

This his route was last served in October 2011.

Helsinki – Lisbon eff 01JUN18 4 weekly. 
AY1739 HEL1820 – 2110LIS 319 x246
AY1740 LIS0735 – 1415HEL 319 x357


Find more information at:
https://www.finnair.com/



Source: Finnair