February 2017 – Cyclo Sportive Weekend
The Algarve is fast becoming the ‘go to’ place for Road Bikers, with it’s quiet roads, challenging routes and mild winter climes. This is the second year of the Algarve Granfondo, a Cyclo Sportive that promises to be very popular amongst Pros and amateurs alike.
We have organised this weekend to give you a taste of road biking in the Algarve, with a guided ride on the Saturday. This should whet your appetite for the main event on Sunday, and on Monday we fully expect you to leave wanting more!
Dates: 17th to 20th February 2017
Bike Type: Road Bike
Duration: 3 Nights, 2 Days Cycling
Activity Level: Intermediate/ Advanced
Accommodation: Quality 4 Star Hotel
Daily Average: 75-100 km
Price: £320 + Flights
Upon your arrival in the Algarve, we will transfer you to your accommodation near the lively fishing town of Albufeira. This quality 4 star hotel, situated near the old town and main beach, will provide you with plenty of opportunity to recover from your days’ cycling, as the hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, gym, hydro massage and sauna.
Saturday: Albufeira – Ferragudo 65km
Today’s ride will be a leisurely exploration of the pretty coastal scenery West of Albufeira. We will cycle through Armação de Pêra, Benagil, Carvoeiro and on towards Ferragudo, a pretty village on the eastern bank of the Arade river. From here we will travel inland to the historical town of Silves, before returning to Albufeira along traffic-calmed roads in the picturesque countryside.
Sunday: Algarve Granfondo 2017
This is the main feature of the weekend. You have a choice of participating in the Granfondo, which is 135 kms, (2600m elevation gain) or the Mediofondo, which is 83 kms (1300m elevation gain). Both challenges start and finish in Loulé, a bustling market town in the Central Algarve. You will head out of town into the Algarvean hinterland, along quiet, well surfaced roads, where you will enjoy spectacular ascents that culminate in even more spectacular views!
We will transfer you from your hotel for your journey home.
The deadline for registration is the 31st January 2017.
£320 per participant + Flights
- Transfers from and back to Faro airport
- Hotel accommodation (3 nights) in twin rooms including breakfast
- 2 day hire of full carbon fibre road bike
- Guided bike ride on Saturday
- Registration for Cyclo Sportive Event
- Transfers to and from the start/finish of the Event
- Participation in the Granfondo/Mediofondo
- Race number
- Access to zones with energy drinks and snacks along the route
- Personal accident insurance
- Finisher T-shirt and medal
- Shower and dressing facilities
- Prize-giving lunch
Note: Non-cycling partners are most welcome, at a price of £160pp, including hotel and transfers.