The first ever Martinhal Triathlon is set to take place on in southern Portugal on October 26, 2014 at the 5-star Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel in the town of Sagres in the Algarve region. The theme is race to the “end of the World” which makes reference to “Finisterra” – the end of the world as the Europeans though it was until the 1400s.
The resort in cooperation with Algarve Triathlons is putting on the Sprint (1/2mi Swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run) and the Olympic (1.5km Swim, 40km Bike and 10km Run) distance triathlon events. The triathlon aims to give an amazing ride through Sagres as well as take participants on a scenic journey of Natural Parks, National Monuments, Cliffs and Beaches.
Triathlon: Martinhal Triathlon
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Where: Sagres, Faro, Portugal
Events: Olympic, Sprint, Relays
The ocean swim will take place at Martinhal Beach. The bicycle route will take participants through the charming fishing village of Sagres along a route past the historical Fortress of Sagres, Fort of Beliche, to the lighthouse at the Cape of St. Vincent – located at the Southwestern-most point in Europe. The run will take place around the Martinhal Beach Resort.
Sagres is about 80 minutes from Faro airport and has one of the most temperate climates all-year round in Europe. It is an ideal holiday destination for summer or winter. The climate and scenery is very similar to California – with miles of beautiful roads for biking, miles of white sandy beaches and always great temps. The daytime temperatures range between 15-19ºC in the winter months and 25-30ºC in the summer.
The Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, which opened in 2010 and is located close to the historic town of Sagres and will be offering special accommodation packages to athletes. Click this link for details.