On Your Bike: Quinta do Lago Launches February Cycling Festival

Take on a sporting challenge and enjoy the Algarve’s covetable winter sunshine during this exciting cycling festival

This February half term, Quinta do Lago in Portugal is  launching ‘The Campus Bike Shed Festival 2020’, a four day cycling event taking place throughout the Algarve resort and surrounding regions.


Running from Thursday 20th February to Sunday 23rd February, the festival will see sporty guests take part in a number of pedal-powered challenges and rides. It will also coincide with the Volta ao Algarve – an international sporting event which welcomes keen cyclists and professional athletes to the Algarve each year.

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Located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago is a renowned sporting destination.

With plenty to try at the new multi-sports hub The Campus, relaxed accommodation at The Magnolia Hotel and numerous restaurants, it’s perfect for a jam-packed active getaway.

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Even better, February in Quinta do Lago sees warm temperatures of around 17°C for an idyllic sunny escape in the harsh winter climate.

Cycling adventures await

Bridge Ria Formosa to Quinta Beach

This year ‘The Campus Bike Shed Festival 2020’ has been designed to allow cycling enthusiasts to experience the Algarve’s very best trials and routes with professional cyclists from all across the globe.

Participants will begin the four day event with a led 60km or 100km ride to Fóia, the highest peak in the Algarve, where riders will watch the official Volta do Algarve mountain top finish followed by a welcome dinner at Bovino Steakhouse.

The following day will allow cyclists to explore Quinta do Lago with a TT challenge followed by a local recovery ride. On the penultimate day, the group will be led on a 60km cycle through the Vilamoura coastline.


The final day of the festival will welcome cyclists to participate in the official Algarve Grandfondo challenge which forms the final day of the Volta ao Algarve.

Quinta do Lago guests will join sporting stars to embark on the 121km cycle up a challenging 2,143 metres. For those looking for something more accessible, there’s the possibility to take part in the Algarve Mediiofondo on an easier 78.7km route.


The Bike Shed itself forms part of The Campus’ sports hub, a fully equipped high performance centre catering to all sporting abilities –  from world class athletes to active families alike.

The team are also at hand to share their local knowledge of the best local trails through the Ria Formosa Natural Park, surrounding costal routes, challenging climbs and secluded stop-off points.

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What’s included
The four-day festival accommodation package includes dinner at Bovino Steakouse, a fully guided cycle rides around the beautiful Algarve region, support vehicles to return guests back to the resort after a hard day’s biking, snacks and beverages throughout the four days – as well as the participation fee and accommodation at The Magnolia Hotel.

Make it happen
When: 20th to 23rd February 2020 with a participation fee of £295 / €350 per person. Wallet: Accommodation packages start from £519 / €614 for a Standard Single Room or £435 / €515 for a Standard Double Room at The Magnolia Hotel (themagnoliahotelqdl.com ; +351 289 005 300).
How: For more information, please click here. For direct bookings, phone +351 289 381 220 or email bikeshed@quintadolago.com.

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