Are you aware of 5 reasons to choose the Central Region of Portugal as your next sports destination? Just 2 hours from Lisbon Airport and 1 hour from Porto Airport, this is a fast-growing sports destination.

In this article you will get to know better the 5 main multi-sports destinations this region offers.

1. Coimbra  

University Town, classified as UNESCO World Heritage since 2013, it is a city very well equiped with high standard sports facilities, ideal to carry out any kind of sports tours or training camp in indoor or outdoor sports and also swimming. It is also a great sports destination for youth teams. Being one of the safest cities of the 3rd world´s safest country, in Coimbra it´s possible to have everything at walking distance, accomodation, training center and touristic attractions.

  • Rugby – Football / Soccer – Tennis – Lacrosse – Field Hockey
  • Swimming – Synchronized Swimming – Water Polo
  • Indoor Sports: Futsal – Basketball – Volleyball – Handball – Hockey – Gymnastics – Judo

2. Montemor-o-Velho

A typical portuguese village with its magnificent castle, is just 30 minutes from Coimbra (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and 15 minutes from the beach in Figueira da Foz. Montemor-o-Velho has unique features, such as heritage, gastronomy, nature and the Nautical Center, stage of several international competitions, due of the excellent sports infrastructures.

  • Rowing
  • Canoeing
  • Triathlon
  • Open Water Swimming

3. Anadia

Anadia stretches into a wide valley, with thousands of hectares of vineyards to lose sight, the result of a deep connection of this territory with wine production. Here there are many experiences to live and enjoy, and much to taste and visit. In addition, Anadia is a true Sports City, equiped with several excellent sports facilities for many different sports.

  • Track Cycling
  • Cycling
  • BMX
  • XCO
  • Fencing
  • Judo
  • Gymnastics

4. Luso

Luso is one of Portugal’s best known tourist villages, especially due to the purity of its hot springs, which are used to treat kidney and skin problems, as well as the magnificent Bussaco National Forest. All this combined with the existence of sports facilities such as the Luso Training Center, Indoor Sports Hall and well-prepared accommodation for athletes, make Luso the perfect sports destination.

  • Football / Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Indoor Sports: Futsal – Basketball – Wheelchair Basketball – Volleyball – Handball – Hockey

5. Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz, known as the “Queen of the Beaches of Portugal”, protected by a beautiful mountain know as “Serra daa Boa Viagem”, it is a city that arouses peace, tranquility and well-being. With all the conditions to enjoy the outdoor life, Figueira da Foz is an active city with mild temperatures all year round, ideal to enjoy the practice of Beach Sports and also Football , Rugby and Tennis.

  • Beach Sports: Beach Soccer – Beach Rugby – Beach Volleyball – Beach Handball – Beach Ultimate Frisbee – Futevolei
  • Football / Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Tennis

The Central Region of Portugal in general and each of these places in particular has unique and differentiating characteristics, which are combined with great sports facilities in multiple outdoor and indoor sports.

This is the territory of FireUp Sports, we have known each of these places forever and so we have the know-how and the best contacts to organize the next sports tour or training camp in Portugal.

We will be happy to find the best solutions for what you are looking for. Do not hesitate to contact us!

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