Portimão hosts the traditional national championship-closing Casinos do Algarve Rally next weekend. A ‘Superspecial’ night stage at the Motor Park will open proceedings on Saturday evening before the action shifts to the Monchique mountains on Sunday.

The Artistic Roller Skating World Championships begin at the Portimão Arena on the 23rd.

Before then Vila Real de Santo Antonio will hold its 19th Guadiana X Miles road race on Sunday followed by Sao Bras de Alportel’s 80km BTT Marathon on the 21st.

The two events sandwich the prestigious 33rd TAP Open for amateur golfers played out on various courses across the Algarve between the 13th and 20th of the month.