Programme | Ride Across Algarve Cycling Challenge
Programme
3 OR 4 DAYS OF INCREDIBLE CYCLING

WEDNESDAY (15.02.2023)

FARO AIRPORT / LISBON AIRPORT
Starting at 01.00 pm – Welcome at the Airport. Athletes, luggage and bicycle pick up.
01:30 pm – Airport - official hotel transfer departures
Participants arriving earlier or later, at Faro or Lisbon Airports, wanting to travel to the official hotel on a personal transfer please contact Ride Across Algarve's organisation.

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
Starting at 2:00 pm - Check in / Registration Office
07:00 pm – Welcome Drink
07:30 pm – Briefing
08:00 pm – Dinner at the hotel

 



THURSDAY (16.02.2023)

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Transfer departure to Volta ao Algarve’s 2nd Stage start zone

SAGRES – VOLTA AO ALGARVE 2ND STAGE START ZONE
10:15 am – Arrival at Volta ao Algarve 2nd Stage Start Zone
10:15 am – 11:00 am – Preparation for Ride Across Algarve 1st stage – VIP zone
11:00 am – Volta ao Algarve 2nd Stage start
11:10 am – Ride Across Algarve 1st Stage start - 90 km length and 1.000m elevation gain (indicative values)

FÓIA SUMMIT – VOLTA AO ALGARVE 2ND STAGE FINISH ZONE
3:00 pm – 3.30 pm – Ride Across Algarve 1st Stage finish - Km 90 – Stage’s end and recovery feed station
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Volta ao Algarve 2nd Stage finish
4:30 pm – Departure to the official hotel 1 (Bike trip - 25 km)

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
5:30 pm – Arrival at the hotel
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Massage and recovery
7:00 pm – Briefing
7:30 pm – Dinner

 


 

FRIDAY (17.02.2023)

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
07:30 am – 08:30 am – Breakfast
08:30 am – 09:00 am – Personal bag drop off at the hotel reception. Bags will be transported by the RAA crew to the new hotel (official hotel 2)
09:00 am – 09:30 am – Preparation for Ride Across Algarve 2nd Stage start
09:30 am – Ride Across Algarve 2nd Stage start - 120 km length and 1.200 m elevation gain (indicative values)

TAVIRA – ARRIVAL ZONE OF VOLTA AO ALGARVE 3rd STAGE
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Ride Across Algarve 2nd Stage Finish - Km 120 – Stage's end and recovery feed station
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Volta ao Algarve 3rd Stage finish
4:30 pm – Departure to the official hotel 2 (Bike trip - 18 km)

OFFICIAL HOTEL 2
Hotel Vila Monte
5:15 pm – Arrival at the official hotel 2
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Massage and recovery
7.00 pm – Briefing
7:30 pm – Dinner at the hotel

 


 

SATURDAY (18.02.2023)

OFFICIAL HOTEL 2
Hotel Vila Monte
7:30 am - 8:30 am - Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am - Personal bag drop off at the hotel reception. Bags will be transported by the RAA crew to the official hotel 1
9:00 am – 9:30 am – Preparation for Ride Across Algarve 3rd Stage start
9:30 am - Ride Across Algarve 3rd Stage start -100 km length and 1.100 m elevation gain (indicative values)

MALHÃO SUMMIT – ARRIVAL ZONE OF VOLTA AO ALGARVE 4th STAGE
2:00 pm - 2.30 pm – Ride Across Algarve 3rd Stage finish - Km 100 – Stage’s end and recovery feed station
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm –Volta ao Algarve 4th Stage finish (2 passages)
5:00 pm - Transfer departure to the official hotel 1

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
5:15 pm – Arrival at the official hotel 1
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Massage and recovery
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Sunset drink
7:30 pm – Special dinner / Ride Across Algarve Trophies Ceremony

 


 

SUNDAY (19.02.2023)

• OPTION A
(For participants who didn’t chose to participate in Algarve Granfondo)

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
7:00 am – 7.30 am – Breakfast
7:30 am – 8.00 am – Hotel checkout
8:30 am – Transfers departure from the official hotel to Faro Airport and Lisbon Airport


• OPTION B
(For participants who choose to participate in the Algarve Granfondo)

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
7:00 am – 8.00 am – Breakfast
Riders can go cycling to Algarve Granfondo Start/Finish zone (around 8 km from the official hotel 1)

ALGARVE GRANFONDO
Start and finish in Lagoa
8:30 am – Arrival at Algarve Granfondo’s starting zone
9:00 am – Algarve Granfondo start
11:30 am – Arrival of the first Mediofondo distance athletes
1:00 pm – Arrival of the first Granfondo distance athletes
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Recovery meal and Algarve Granfondo trophies ceremony

OFFICIAL HOTEL 1
Hotel Riverside Portimão
Until 4:00 pm – Shower and hotel late checkout
4:00 pm – 6:00 pmLuggage pick up, bicycle disassembly and packing 
6:00 pm – Transfers departure to Faro Airport and Lisbon Airport*
* - Athletes who may require a later transfer on Sunday or Monday (for those who prefer to stay one extra night, until Monday), may contact Ride Across Algarve Organisation by email.

 

The final Ride Across Algarve stages draw and the moments and places where Ride Across Algarve participants will be in touch with the Volta ao Algarve Pro Tour Race will be defined and announced when the final Volta ao Algarve program is announced by the Pro Tour Race organiser.