The next September 29 will be held in the Portuguese city of Cascais on IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais, one of the tests with more relevance of the international scene and chosen by the athletes themselves as one of the best to participate
Cascais is located at just 20 minutes from Lisbon International Airport. This city knows well what triathlon is as it has been hosting the Triathlon event for several years, where this year close to 3.000 participants expected in the middle distance test.
With a history of more than 650 years, Cascais is among Sintra, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, and the people of Oeiras. Participating athletes will be able to enjoy what Cascais has to offer, starting with swimming in front of the Cidadela Fortress, the most spectacular bay in Portugal.
The 90 km cycling sector runs along the coast in addition to entering the impressive natural landscapes of the Sintra forests, returning again to Cascais by the spectacular Guincho beach "where the land ends and the sea begins".
The running race is not far behind, starting at the Racecourse, will take participants through Cascais Village, Marginal Road and returning to Cascais Bay, the perfect inspiration to finish the race.
Will enjoy Historic houses, palaces y strengths of times gone by On one of the most beautiful circuits ever designed for a triathlon.
An ideal area to train all year round.
The Cascais area offers everything an athlete needs to train, it has a perfect combination of sea, mountains, climate with almost 300 days of sunshine throughout the year.
Things you will have to see in Cascais
If you are going to participate in the test, during the weekend you are in Cascais we recommend you see the following things
- Museum of the Counts of Castro Guimarães
- Cascais beaches: Praia da Ribeira, Praia da Conceição, Praia da Rainha, Praia de Parede and Praia do Guincho
- Lighthouse of Santa Marta
- Marina de Cascais
- Boca do Inferno
Details to consider for the day of the competition?
The day of the test it will be difficult to park, since they cut the city center and jams are formed, so it is recommended to use the transfers or the Taxi or Uber service.
Another option is to leave your car in the parking lots of the Mercado de Cascais, Duquesa Beach, the train station or the Cascais Villa Mall.
The test is broadcast live and in the finish area there will be a giant screen where you can follow the circuit.
How can you go to Cascais from Lisbon?
The city of Cascais is very well connected, since it is only 30 kilometers from Lisbon, if you travel by plane to the Portuguese capital, you can get to this city in two ways:
Through the A5 following the indications to Cascais / Estoril. It can also be reached by the road that runs along the coast, the EN 6.
From the Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon, on the Cascais line. Trains run Monday to Sunday from 05:30 to 01:30 every half hour / approximately twenty minutes.
More information: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/cascais/