Tour of the Algarve
Held in February, the bicycle race Volta ao Algarve (Tour of the Algarve) attracts the participation of the world’s greatest cycling stars and is transmitted live to all of Europe by Eurosport.
The Volta ao Algarve, which in 2017 rose to the category of 2.HC of the International Cyclist Union, is contested by World Tour teams, which include many international cycling figures, most notably renowned time trialists and sprinters.
The tour covers over 700 kilometres distributed into five stages throughout the region’s roadways. In this race, the Algarve showcases its assets as a world-class tourist destination for cycling activities in various facets, as it is a region with excellent natural conditions and landscape features, cycling routes and a large assortment of hotels, culture, history and cuisine.