Faro prepares to welcome tens of thousands of bikers

in Algarve · 16-07-2015 14:50:00 · 2 Comments

The Algarve capital is currently home to an estimated 20,000 bikers, with the 34th annual International Faro Bike Meet having started on Thursday.

The event, which organisers are hoping will draw around 22,000 visitors, is once again being held at Vale das Almas just outside Faro Airport.

The event is the largest of its kind in Europe, and each year attracts thousands of foreign bikers, mostly from Spain and the United Kingdom.

The four-day event will end this Sunday with the usual procession through the streets of Faro and organisers are once again hoping for an incident-free meet, as has been the case in recent years.

Bikers will also be given the usual dose of entertainment, with a series of events being held throughout the four days.

The headline act this year will be British band The Stranglers, who will be performing on Saturday evening, with Portuguese group Blind Zero opening proceedings earlier in the day.


This is the a wonderful event to see bikes of all makes and sizes all together hear in the algarve and to ride with them at the parade on sunday

By Peter dean from Algarve on 18-07-2015 08:33

Als Hollandse vrouw, kan ik veel waardering op brengen om de stad Faro geschikt te maken om te kunnen fietsen. Ik hoop dan ook dat vele Portugezen hun auto wat meer laten staan en de fiets nemen. Beweging is gezond, de stad is meer leefbaar doordat er minder auto gassen de lucht verontreinigen. Welke stad in de Algarve volgt het voorbeeld van Faro. Succes ondernemers van Faro, super goed !!!

By Yvonne Koster from Algarve on 18-07-2015 04:40
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