“The temperate climate of the Algarve in February, the variety of the routes and the demand, with a total accumulated climb of the five stages of 14,600 metres, make the Volta ao Algarve the first clash of titans of the international peloton each season”, says the Portuguese Cycling Federation.

In 2023, Portimão will host the first stage, along a 200.2 kilometre route finishing in Lagos.

The second stage will depart from Sagres, in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, along a route of 189.4 kilometres, which will end at the highest point in the Algarve, Fóia, in the municipality of Monchique.

On the third day, the sprinters are expected to regain prominence in the longest stage of the competition, 203.1 kilometres, starting in Faro and finishing in Tavira.

The fourth stage will depart from Albufeira to complete 177.9 kilometers to Alto do Malhão, in the municipality of Loulé.

The winner will be crowned in Lagoa, on the 19th. The final score will be settled in a 24.4 kilometre time trial.


  • February 15th – 1st Stage: Portimão – Lagos, 200.2 km
  • February 16 – 2nd Stage: Sagres – Alto da Fóia, 189.4 km
  • February 17 – 3rd Stage: Faro – Tavira, 203.1 km
  • February 18 – 4th Stage: Albufeira – Alto do Malhão, 177.9 km
  • February 19 – 5th Stage: Lagoa – Lagoa, 24.4 km (individual time trial)