ABOUT THE HOST RACE CITY
The Alvor is home to one of Portimão’s most beautiful beaches. Prainha – To the eastern end of Três Irmãos Beach, deeply sculpted cliffs rise up out of the sands, with rocky outcrops extending into the sea, is the host venue for the swim, and within walking distance to the host hotel & resort and TRITON Race Village, at host hotel: Pestana Blue Alvor.
The origins of the picturesque Alvor fishing village date back to the times of the Moors when it was an important port.
About 15 km from the host hotel / race Village is the famous Portimão Racetrack, the start and finish of the bike leg venue. You can ride your bike to the start or drive as there is plenty of parking options in the premises.
300 days of sun per year. The Algarve has around 3000 hours of sun per year and over 300 days of sun per year. This makes it one of the sunniest regions in Europe.
Differences within the Algarve. The climate in the Algarve is a bit drier than in other parts of Portugal. In the interior of the Algarve, it can be really hot and dry, due to the absence of wind from the sea. The east of the Algarve is usually a bit hotter and drier than the west of the Algarve, because of the influence of the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
Rainfall. In general, it rains very little in the Algarve. Most of the rain falls in the period from November until the end of March. The summer is usually quite dry. In the winter it rarely gets below 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and it rarely snows.
Seawater temperatures. The seawater is around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) in summer and 16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) in winter.
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MORE ABOUT PORTIMÃO
Easily accessible from Faro Airport, Portimão, Alvor and Mexilhoeira Grande are the three civil parishes in a municipality covering 183 square kilometres and with a fixed population of over 50,000 people.
The most beautiful beaches in Portimão stretch for over eight kilometres. The fine, golden sand blends harmoniously with the ochre of the cliffs, the deep blue sky and the crystal-clear blue of the sea, creating idyllic scenarios in which to enjoy your holiday in the Algarve. For more info about Portimão please visit HERE
Portimão is one of the Algarve’s favorite cities. The Algarve is situated in the south of Portugal, that seats in the extreme southwest Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, attracts visitors from all over the world.
Portimão is also famous for investing in sports and hosting annual quite a few major events. And it goes without saying that when you visit Portimão, you will find some of the best beaches and fantastic food and variety of places to taste the local gastronomy and of course, the fish! We recommend downloading the Portimão app from the Portimão Tourism website.