Spinal Injuries Ireland and the IRFU Charitable Trust are co-hosting an accessible cycling challenge in the Algarve from 9th to 16th October 2021.

  • 5 days cycling, a different route each day
  • a choice of 3 routes of varying distances available each day to cater for all levels of  experience and ability (over 100 Kms per day for advanced cyclists).
  • support van with spare parts, nutrition and collection option available each day.
  • both able bodied and disabled cyclists welcome.

Fundraising:  €3,700 (€300 non-refundable deposit plus €3,400 additional fundraising)

A reduced cost of €2,000 will be made available to partners of participants. Partners will not take part in the cycling and are free to explore Quinta and/or enjoy the hotel on a daily basis.

COVID-19: all health and safety measures will be in line with EU guidelines with a designated Covid Officer to ensure compliance.

 

What’s included:

  • Return flights Dublin to Faro
  • Transfers to and from airport and group activities.
  • 7 nights shared accommodation * and full board at the 5 star Wyndham Grand Algarve
  • 5 days cycling including ** bike hire, guided routes, support van, rest day group activities (see provisional itinerary)
  • Farewell meal on the last night in Bovino Steakhouse

*single rooms are available with a single supplement

** specially adapted bikes and hand bikes will need to be supplied by the participant

To register your interest and be updated as information is confirmed please fill out your details below:

To put down your deposit or pay in full for this adventure, please click here.

 

Provisional Itinerary:(Please note that all activities are subject to Covid 19 EU guidelines and will be individually assessed by our designated Covid Officer).

 

Saturday

13.00   Meet at Dublin Airport

15.50   Depart Dublin

18.45   Land Faro

19.00   Transfer to Wyndham Grand Algarve (30 mins)

20.00   Dinner at Wyndham Grand Algarve

Sunday and Monday

07.30   Breakfast Opens

09.30   3 Cycle Departure (Novice & hand cyclists, medium and advanced)

12.30   Lunch

14.30   Return to Wyndham Grand Algarve.  Free afternoon.

20.00   Dinner at Wyndham Grand Algarve

Tuesday

07.30   Breakfast Opens

09.30   3 Cycle Departure (Novice & hand cyclists, medium and advanced)

12.30   Lunch

14.30   Return to Wyndham Grand Algarve.  Free afternoon

16.30   Optional:  Traditional Craft Workshop (fully accessible) in nearby Loulé.  Copper mongering, pottery and basket weaving available at own expense.

20.00   Dinner at Wyndham Grand Algarve

Optional: Beach front dinner in Maria’s at own expense

Wednesday (Rest Day)

07.30   Breakfast Opens

12.00   Departure to local winery

12.30   Lunch in local winery, followed by tour of the vineyard (fully accessible)

15:00   Return to Wyndham Grand Algarve.  Free afternoon.

20.00   Dinner at Wyndham Grand Algarve

Thursday

07.30     Breakfast opens

09.30     3 Cycles departure (Novice & hand-cyclists, Medium, Advanced)

12.30     Lunch

14.30     Return to Wyndham Grand Algarve, afternoon off

16.30     Group option of Padel doubles tournament (fully accessible) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padel_(sport), available at participant’s own expense.

20.00     Dinner at Wyndham Grand Algarve

Friday

07.30     Breakfast opens

09.30     3 Cycles departure (Novice & hand-cyclists, Medium, Advanced)

12.30     Lunch

14.30     Return to Wyndham Grand Algarve, afternoon off

20.00     Dinner at Wyndham Grand Algarve

Farewell meal on the last night in Bovino Steakhouse

Saturday

07.30     Breakfast opens

08.30     Transfer to Faro airport

11.25     Depart Faro

14.25     Land Dublin

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