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Volta ao Algarve - the 47th in the series!

Here we go for another spectacular sprint! At least it is the most expected finale in the face of recent history, with escapes having no chance of surprising the quickest men in the peloton. Tavira has been the scene of great sprints at the Tour of Algarve, with an enviable list of experts winning there. Among the most recent are André Greipel and Marcel Kittel, then at the height of their careers, and Dylan Groenewegen, who was becoming one of the main names in the sprint. In 2020, the strongest was Cees Bol, a youngest looking to become a sprint reference too.


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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal The structure at Arouca Geopark spans 516 metres and hangs 175 metres above the river Paiva in north of the country

World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal!Witness a true engineering prodigy and marvel at a landscape set in a UNESCO World Geopark.

Hidden between rock-strewn mountains covered with lush greenery and yellow flowers inside the Unesco-recognised Arouca Geopark, the 516 metres (1,700 feet) bridge hangs 175 metres above the fast-flowing River Paiva.

'The most exciting 516 meters of your life!'

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São Brás de Alportel, Algarve - Viva Mais | Especial Páscoa 2021

Faced with the impossibility of celebrating Easter with the traditional Procession of Hallelujah and the usual program of the Feast of Torches, São Brás de Alportel, the Municipality of São Brás de Alportel will mark the date with the artistic installation of a ‎‎large Torch,‎‎with more than 200 kilos that will be exhibited in Largo de São Sebastião from Easter Sunday, April 4.‎

‎The exhibition of this installation is part ‎‎of the program "Together we celebrate Easter at Home – united by heart and tradition"‎‎ which includes the Eucharistic celebration with online broadcast, a documentary exhibition and various physical and digital exhibitions. Also in progress, until April 4, is the 12th Gastronomic Fortnight, with a special take-away edition and home.‎


© 2021 - Município de São Brás de Alportel - Algarve

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Travel abroad exemption ´in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property´

People will be allowed to leave the UK to prepare a second home for sale or rent, according to new coronavirus regulations coming into force later this month.

The latest restrictions, which will apply from 29 March, will include a list of specific “reasonable excuses to travel” outside the country, including what Labour branded as “the Stanley Johnson clause”.

Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley, last summer apparently breached Covid guidelines by travelling to his Greek villa to make it “Covid-proof”.

The exemption allows people to travel abroad “in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property”. Those activities include visiting an estate agent, developer sales office or show home, viewing residential properties to rent or buy, and preparing a property for moving in

Reproduced from The Guardian Newspaper 23/03/2021

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Algarve voted Best Beach Destination in the world

For the first time, the Algarve has picked up the award for the Best Beach Destination in the World from the 2020 World Travel Awards.


Following being given the distinction at a European level, the Algarve has beaten off competition from around the world to be crowned the best beach destination, coming ahead of 18 other nominees which included destinations in the Maldives, Thailand, Jamaica, Mexico and the USA.
The award is being considered as a remarkable achievement, which takes on an even greater relevance in a year which has been particularly challenging for the travel industry, leading to destinations having to provide new solutions to encourage tourism while maintaining safety and security.
“Receiving this double distinction is, this year, more important than ever, since, as soon as the confidence levels for travel begin to increase, tourists will want to choose the destinations that offer the best guarantees”, said João Fernandes, president of Turismo do Algarve.

Reproduced from www.theportugalnews.com

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Loulé animal charity becomes first in Portugal to win WorkAway “International Host of the Month” award

Loulé animal charity ARA – standing for Animal Rescue Algarve – has become the first Portuguese activity to receive hosting platform WorkAway’s “International Host of the Month” award.

The unique shelter and all those who work within it are delighted.

As volunteer coordinator Tiago explained, the WorkAway programme has given ARA “the chance to change the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats for the better, as well as connecting people who share the same love and respect for animals”.


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The Algarve really is a breath of Fresh Air!

While doctors are unable to pinpoint the exact medical reasons behind improved breathing in the Algarve, anecdotal cases, historical precedence and scientific air quality levels show that the Algarve really is a breath of fresh air for many.

Reproduced in part from ThePortugalNews

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