During the weekend of October 27, 28 and 29, it was held in the city of Portimão the second edition of TRITON, a test where in 2023 the number of participants has doubled.
Triatlón Noticias has been living the three days that make up the test live.
This competition is structured over three days, each one dedicated to a triathlon discipline: swimming, cycling and running.
TRITON is not a usual test, it offers a global experience to enjoy an exceptional environment and a different way of competing, since in addition to It is competed on 3 different days, It can be done by choosing the distances in each sport.
At all times we could see the camaraderie and “good vibes” that existed among all the participants.
About the event
It must be taken into account that the swimming and running tests were held in the same place, while the cycling test was held in the Barragem da Bravura area.
The organization offers a transfer service from the race office located at the Pestana Delphin Alvor Resort, but it is also a good option to rent a car to be able to move around the area freely.
On the first day, the triathletes dove into the crystal clear waters of Portimão beach, near the famous Praia da Rocha and the Marina Portimão.
The distances in which you could participate were 1.2k, 2.4k and 3.6k.
The next day, cycling took center stage with a demanding test at the Barragem da Bravura, where athletes faced distances of 30k, 60k or 90k, enjoying the natural and challenging environment of the area.
This dam is located in the southern area of the Espinhaço de Cão mountain range, marking a border between the mountainous area of the Algarve and the Barlavento sedimentary basin.
On Sunday, the action moved back to Portimão beach for the foot race, with distances of 7k, 14k and 21k.
In a spectacular setting, the athletes ran with views of the more than 200-meter-wide beach on the wooden platform and enjoying the spirit of the public that was in the area.
Who is this test ideal for?
This test is ideal for clubs, a perfect party to end the season, thanks to the various distances, different days and types of competition. It is ideal to enjoy a great end to the season as a club.
It is also perfect for traveling as a couple or family. If the two of you compete as a couple, you can go together throughout the entire route, and if you travel as a companion, the areas where the race takes place have a wide variety of activities, shops, etc., to be able to enjoy what Portimão offers. .
It is true that this year's edition saw some last minute changes in the cycling segment, which had to change and be held in the Barragem da Bravura area, having to travel a few kilometers to be able to take the start.
Facilities for athletes
The organization of the TRITON Portimão 2023 has established strategic alliances to offer athletes and their companions various facilities and services that contribute to a comfortable and enriching experience.
Below we detail some of these facilities:
Official Travel Agency: TRY PORTUGAL.
They provide preferential packages and rates for participants, which can be consulted and booked directly through their platform.
Official Hotel: PESTANA HOTEL GROUP.
The Pestana hotel group is the official hotel partner. With extensive experience and knowledge about the event, they guarantee a stay that meets the needs of athletes and their families.
Official Rent a Car: VISACAR.
VisaCar, as the official car rental partner, offers special rates for all participants, friends and family.
The TRITON Portimão 2023 was not only a competition, but an enriching experience that allowed athletes, their families and spectators to enjoy an unforgettable weekend in one of the most beautiful areas of Portugal.
Without a doubt, an event that has a future and we hope to experience it again from within.