Algarve speeds ahead with events

Inline skaters

From inline skating to jazz in wine cellars, photo exibitions to industrial tourism and open water swimming. Plenty for visitors to get their teeth into.

Inline speed skating

Over three days, April 14 – 16, Lagos will host many top speedskaters from Europe at the 18th Terras do Infante inline speedskating competition.

Acting as the second stage of the European Cup of Inline Speed Skating, the tournament will be based at the Júlio Dantas secondary school track for the first two days.

On the third day, April 16, the final event will take place between 8am and 1pm in the town itself.

It is going to be well contested with over 350 skaters from 21 countries taking part.

There are seven categories to race in and winners will receive €1,000 in prize money.

For more information click here.

Jazz nas Adegas

For those who enjoy jazz and also tasting local wines the Jazz nas Adegas (Jazz in the Wine Cellars) will be right up your street.

At Quinta João Clara in Alcantarilha, the Nuno Carpinteiro Quartet will be playing original jazz on April 14 (starting at 9pm) and 15 (starting at 5pm).

Visitors can also enjoy the wine producer’s latest wines and of course by them to take home

Nuno Carpinteiro plays the accordion and will be accompanied by Diogo Sousa on drums, João Novais on the double bass and Sérgio Mendes on the piano and electric guitar.

The ticket price of €20 is not just for the concert and wine tasting but also for tapas to be enjoyed during the concert, a bottle of wine to take home, a voucher to Silves Castle and also the city’s Municipal Museum of Archeology.

The event is for those aged 18 and over with tickets available online here, or FNAC, Worten and post offices (CTT).

There are three more sessions scheduled in April and May. 

Quinta do Barranco Longo, close to Algoz, on April 28 and 29 with Las Guitarras Locas.

Paxá Wines, between Lagoa and Silves, on May 12 and 13 with Analog Music Project.

Quinta da Mata Mouros (Convento do Paraíso), close to Silves, on May 26 and 27 with Manouche Station.

Photo exhibition in Portimão

An exhibition of photographs, submitted as part of a national competition, will open in the afternoon of April 15 at the Portimão Museum.

Showcasing Portugal’s fish canning industry, the photographs take a creative look at the industry.

Open until May 14 on Tuesdays between 2.30pm and 6pm and also between Wednesday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Discovering Industrial Tourism

For the second year the Algarve Tourism region is taking part in the national Discovering Industrial Tourism project, during April 10-16.

The idea is to showcase Portugal’s industrial heritage and feature over 170 experiences across the country.

Locally, the Algarve is promoting 19 activities with guided tours, tasting and exhibitions.

Last year’s project went so well that visitors this year are keen to enjoy tours and experiences in cork factories, a salt mine, olive groves and so much more.

Click here for more information and go to page 22.

Open water swimming challenge

On April 16 at 11am Mexilhoeira da Carregação, Lagoa, will hold its first open water swimming competition, the Arade Swimming Challenge.

Competitors will run 100 metres and swim 2,000 metres in the Arade river which is said to have excellent conditions for those who enjoy aquatic sports.

For more information about the event and others supported by the Algarve’s swimming association Analgarve, click here.

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