Portugal Trip 2017

The 2017 Willow Wheelers trip to Albufeira, Portugal took place from 8 – 14 April.  The following details are now history.


Flights on Aer Lingus

Outbound on Saturday, 8 April

  1. 1st Flight: Depart Dublin T2 @ 7:10am on EI 490
  2. 2nd Flight: Depart Dublin T2 @ 5:20pm on EI 498

Return Flights on Friday, 14 April

  1. 1st Flight: Depart Faro @ 10:05am on EI 491
  2. 2nd Flight: Depart Faro @ 9:00pm on EI 499

Booking references have been sent to members by email with your conflirmation number. Please contact a member of the committee (Email: willowwheelers@gmail.com) if you have not received your conflirmation number asap.


The Hotel

The Aparthotel Alto da Colina, Balaia, 8200-912, Albufeira. The hotel is approximately 45 minutes from Faro Airport by bus.


2016 Albufeira Legends 164km – link to Garmin course

2016 Albufeira Legends 164km


2017 Suggested Routes

17PORT1-Ferragudo-via-Silves (81km) – link to TMcC Garmin course

17 PORT Silves Ferragudo.jpg

Possible lunch stop on beach past Ferragudo: Rei das Praias

17PORT2 Foia via Silves (128km) – link to TMcC Garmin course

17 PORT Silves Foia.jpg

Possible lunch stop near Foia:  Paraiso da Montanha.

17PORT3-Alte-Salir-Loule-Julias (89km) – link to TMcC Garmin course

17PORT3-Alte-Salir-Loule-Julias 89km

Possible lunch stop on beach near Vale de Garro:  Julias

17PORT4 Loule Estoi (70km) – link to TMcC Garmin course

17PORT4 Loule Estoi 70km

17PORT5-Alvor-Carvoeiro (88km) – link to TMcC Garmin course

17PORT5-Alvor-Carvoeiro

Lunch in Alvor at Restaurante ‘O Navegador’

17PORT6-Carvoeiro-via-Silves (88km, but very flat topography) – link to TMcC Garmin course

17PORT6-Carvoeiro-via-Silves

Suggest lunch in Praia de Centeanes (or Praia de Carvoeiro) & bring togs for a swim at Praia do Carvalho

High tides during our time in Portugal will be in the afternoons: 14.20 Sun; 14.53 Mon; 15.25 Tue; 15.56 Wed & 16.27 Thu.  Enjoy and no jumping madness please!

 17PORT7-Loule-Vale de Lobo (70km) – link to TMcC Garmin course

17PORT7-Loule-Vale de Lobo



2016 3rd Year Routes (including the dodgy bits!)

2016 D2 3rd Yrs Portugal Silves Ferragudo 85km – link to Garmin course and Strava route

2016 D2 3rd Yrs Portugal Silves Ferragudo 85km

2016 D3 3rd Yrs Portugal Monchique 121km – link to TMcC Garmin course and Strava route

2016 D3 3rd Yrs Portugal Monchique 121km

2016 D4 3rd Yrs Portugal Julias 60km – link to TMcC Garmin course and Strava route

2016 D4 3rd Yrs Portugal Julias 60km

2016 D5 3rd Yrs Portugal Alvor 100.08km (return corrupted) – link to TMcC Garmin course and Strava route

2016 D5 3rd Yrs Portugal Alvor 100.08km

The return spin from Alvor was lost due to Garmin malfunction.

2016 D6 3rd Yrs Portugal Alte 69km – link to TMcC Garmin course and Strava route

2016 D6 3rd Yrs Portugal Alte 69kmGetting there………