The 46th Volta ao Algarve will kick off from Portimão to Lagos on February 19
The second day will see competitors travel from Sagres to Alto da Fóia, in what is billed as one of the most demanding stages ever — cyclists must first take on Pomba, a 3.9km uphill trail with 7.1% inclination, and reach Fóia through an 8km track with 6.3% inclination. On February 21, there is a 200km journey from Faro to Tavira, while the fourth leg will connect Albufeira to Malhão, with yet another challenging trail (2.5km and 9.9% inclination). The final stage will come to Lagoa with a 20.3km individual time trial. On that same day, the town will also host the Algarve Granfondo, a cycling challenge for participants in top physical condition, which is expect to receive around 1,000 contenders.