Portugal Athletics

Vila Real Sports Centre,

Monte Gordo, Algarve, PORTUGAL

The Vila Real Sports Centre is located on the border of Portugal and Spain close to the beach resort of Monte Gordo in the Algarve region of Portugal. With a transfer time of less than an hour from Faro it is an excellent location for a warm weather training camp.

Guests will stay in the resort of Morte Gordo, with a choice of 4* and 3* hotels and apartments. The Vila Real Sports Centre is just a short distance away.

Training will take place at the Vila Real St Antonio Sports Centre. On site there is an excellent athletics stadium with both indoor and outdoor facilities. There are also a number of football pitches, as swimming pool, gym (free and machine weights), physio room, tennis courts, and more.

Faro airport is easily accessible from most UK airports using a number of no-frills, scheduled and chartered airlines. Sports Abroad will arrange all of your training and accommodation requirements along with your airport transfers and any optional excursions.

Rio Maior Olympic Training Centre,


The Rio Maior Sports Centre is located is 75km north of Lisbon and 30km from the coast. In 2007 the centre was awarded a special recognition award by the International Olympic Committee.

Transfer time from Lisbon airport is just 50 minutes and the centre features excellent facilities including a natural and artificial grass pitches, a modern sports hall, a training centre, athletics stadium, Olympic swimming pool and gym. Accommodation is located on site within easy walking distance of all training facilities.

The sports centre is used by the Portuguese Olympic Team and was a training venue during for the 2004 European football Championships.

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