The Algarve is the southernmost tip of mainland Portugal where beautiful beaches, stunning cuisine and the Mediterranean climate draw tourists from all over the world. During the winter season Tri Training Harder takes advantage of this unique European microclimate, the quiet roads and empty beaches to allow triathletes to escape the long dark British winter and enjoy some quality warm-weather training. Choose from our range of accommodation and catering options to suit your needs.

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The Residences (5*)

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Tivoli Victoria (5*)

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We offer a range of different options to enable you to custom build your holiday to your needs and desires. Different options include: choice of accommodation, length of stay and privacy/number of people sharing with. But if your ideal option is not below fill in this form to customise your holiday.

To book a week or long weekend's holiday, simply select your accommodation option and sharing options below (please note weeks begin on Thursdays).

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Duration

  1. 1.  Single Week Training Holiday (Thursday - Thursday)
  2. 2.  Long Weekend Training Holiday (Thursday - Monday)
  3. 3.  Custom Dates Training Holiday (Time frame outside our standard holidays). If you wish to book dates outside of our standard arrival and departure dates please be aware additional costs apply as stated in the pricing pages of our website.

Availability for 2017:

Low Season: 26th January - 16th February
Mid Season: 16th February - 29th March
High Season: 30th March - 26th April
Mid Season: 27th April - 10th May
High Season: 11th May - 1st June

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Bike Hire - is available to select as an optional extra, with or without pedals and helmet. To view our bike sizing charts and for a guide on bike geometry please visit the following link - Sizing and Geometry so your bike can be ready for you when you arrive.

If you wish to share with a certain person that has already booked a holiday with us, please make it known in the notes section of your booking.

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During the booking process you will have the option to submit important information such as bike hire and flight details. If you do not know these or haven't booked your flights yet, no problem! You can use the following links to update your information with us for each participant:

Please note these links are in your confirmation email and each member of your party must update this individually.

Below is an idea of what a typical week looks like in Portugal for our guests. Each week caters for any ability level of triathlete.

Tri Training Harder has private use of two 50 metre lanes and a number of 25 metre lanes in the Quarteira swimming pool, only a ten minute ride from our accommodation options. As well as allowing guests to enjoy a spacious, professional standard swimming pool, it provides the perfect setting to film swim videos for coaching analysis.


With 200km coastline, the Algarve boasts ideal locations for open-water swimming. Just a ten minute ride from our accommodation options, Tri Training Harder have found a beach which offers a perfect location for point-to-point swims, race-start simulation or getting into the sea for your first time and learning how to overcome the fear.


The cycling around Vilamoura is spectacular; only minutes away from hundreds of miles of picturesque countryside roads and breath-taking mountain ranges. The memory of the cold British winter gets rapidly forgotten by the end of the first introductory ride. Every ride is fully guided to ensure all athletes get the most out of their time with us.

The vast range of steady, quiet back roads, savage mountain climbs and hair-raising technical descents makes for a varied and enjoyable cycling experience that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. The orange groves, lemon and olive trees, dry stone walls and an abundance of wild flowers give way to jagged coastal cliffs or steep tree-lined mountains with impressive views.

Around Vilamoura, there are many quiet roads, perfect for technique work: cornering and pack riding; ideal for beginners as well as for experienced riders.

A pinnacle for many is the Sunday long ride, with routes of varying distance and gradients to be appropriately challenging for all. Amongst them is the 140-185km Monchique ride which includes up to 2000m of climbing concluding with a 7.2km time trial to the highest point in the Algarve. A favourite with our coaches and the race team, this ride delves right into the heart of the rural Algarve, with coffee and cake stops aplenty.

We have routes to suit any degree of skill and fitness, with rides ranging from easy, flat and fast, to steep, hilly and challenging. The roads in the Algarve are well maintained allowing for a smooth ride, and the temperature often allows for cycling in short sleeves even in January!

Although we don’t offer mountain biking within Tri Training Harder holidays, we can put you in touch with people who will lead you on some fantastic off-road routes right into the mountains if that is more your cup of tea.



The combination of quiet local roads and stunning countryside means you are never short of places to explore by foot. There is a great mix of cross country and roads running around the local area that is easily accessible.

To introduce you to the area and ease of your legs after the flight, we exploit the proximity of the nature reserve and the flat purpose-built running sections of the local roads, for bas runs of varying distances.

Vilamoura has a state-of-the-art 400m 8-lane running track (located next door to the 50m swimming pool) which Tri Training Harder utilises for track sessions looking at speed work and running drills.

Run Video analysis and the related drills can be put into practice on the cross country course, built for the 2000 IAAF World Championships. 2km of carefully sculpted track, with ascents and descents, through trees; running here develops skills for different terrain as well as building fitness.

Relaying it back to the sport, we ensure you get used to the feeling of running of the bike. We lead a short brick run after every long ride to get legs accustomed to transitioning from bike to run. In addition to this included in the training plan is a brick session (bike-run-bike-run); a great favourite with guests old and new.

If all that wasn’t enough, there is also the option to run along the golden beaches as the sun comes up, or be challenged with a hill rep session on the sand dunes.


Arguably the most important aspect of training is recovery, to ensure the athlete’s body is ready and feeling strong for the next session. At Tri Training Harder, recovery can be in the form of lounging in the sun by any one of the on-site pools or using the steam room, sauna, hot tubs and hydrotherapy showers in the 5-star luxury spa at the Tivoli Hotel. Not to forget the excellent aid to recovery provided by Scott and Lynn's nutritious meals, designed with the aid of Bosworth Clinic's sports nutritionist, Helen Money, to complement the training load of the week.

Tri Training Harder are working to develop a fresh take on coaching. Each of the highly qualified and experienced coaches is dedicated to helping the athlete achieve their goal whether that’s kick-starting a training regime, completing their first triathlon or getting on that podium at their next IRONMAN® race. Maintaining an athlete-centred approach is very important and the coaches at Tri Training Harder pride themselves on this. One of the elements which Tri Training Harder believe sets us apart from other coaching companies is the consistency between all of our coaches. This is particularly important during the training holidays in the Algarve as it allows athletes to receive coherent and dependable guidance when being coached by any member of the team. The coaches enjoy continually discussing and analysing different theories and ways to coach, ensuring that they are all aware of each other’s ideas and progress forward as a team to provide an unrivalled coaching service to athletes of all abilities.

"The level of coaching is extremely high at Tri Training Harder. As the coaches are active athletes, they are well versed with the latest techniques and target their advice to the individual athletes."

Thomas Chia, January 2013

While staying on a Tri Training Harder training holiday, athletes are offered the opportunity to take part in a number of coached sessions each day. Every session is optional but the schedule has been constructed so that athletes have a sensible balance of hard training and recovery time. Coaches lead every session and work with the individual athlete to improve their technique, build fitness and gain confidence for the season ahead. HD swim and run video analysis takes place at the start of each athlete’s stay. A seminar on swimming and running technique by one of the head coaches is followed by individual analysis and the areas noted in these tutorials are translated and worked upon for the remainder of the week. The aim is to help athletes identify problem areas and teach them to self-coach to avoid injury, train efficiently and reduce race time. People of all ages and abilities enjoy holidays with Tri Training Harder. Athletes wishing for an excellent training location and for like-minded athletes to train with are welcome, and are free to follow their own training plans if they do not wish to be coached. Similarly people who are new to sport, and want to get fit and learn a new skill can come and enjoy the spectacular location and be guided throughout their stay.



Tri Training Harder's Algarve Holidays started in the luxury apartments of The Residences at Victoria. These sun-drenched apartments circle a crystal clear meandering swimming pool and are surrounded by miles of beautifully manicured golf course as well as a nature reserve. Long stretches of the golden Algarve coast and the bustling marina town of Vilamoura are in easy reach. This accommodation option is our most tried and tested, with repeat customers year after year.

The apartments in The Residences boast state-of-the-art kitchens, open plan living areas and sunny balconies where guests can enjoy something cold while watching the amazing sight of nesting migratory white storks. There is a TV in every bedroom and each living area has a large Plasma TV with a DVD player. Apartments are cleaned daily, and there is also a washing machine for all of that sweaty kit. All bikes are stored in secure locker rooms that come with every apartment.

Our holiday hosts work tirelessly to ensure that every guest is fed well during their stay. Home cooked evening meals are prepared for guests to eat at their leisure, six days of the week. The apartment fridges and cupboards are kept brimming with food for breakfast, lunch and snacks, with beer and wine free flowing! All food is freshly prepared and nutritionally balanced to benefit your sporting performance. And any special dietary requirements can be catered for, please let us know in advance.





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Located in Vilamoura, the Tivoli Victoria is pure sophistication. From the amazing rooms to the panoramic views out over the beautiful fairways of the Oceânico Victoria Golf Course, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, the surroundings of this five star resort make it an authentic 360º experience. As part of your holiday package, at this hotel near the beach in Vilamoura in the Algarve, you could go for a swim in one of the four amazing swimming pools or sit down to some culinary delicacies prepared by the in-house chefs in one of the many restaurants and bars. For a touch of the Far East, revive your spirits by pampering yourself at the Elements Spa by Banyan Tree.





Book Now

Enter Number of Participants

Choose Catering Option

Prices From £129 per Day

What's Included?

Coaching Services

Fully Guided Rides

Video Analysis

Transfers

Food & Drink Optional Extra

Extras

Click here for more details on our additional hiring options, including bikes and wetsuits


The IF hostel is a family oriented accommodation setup in the heart of the sunny Algarve, Portugal. Just a short walk from the beach, shops and marina of Vilamoura; the IF hostel is the perfect location for those looking to attend a Tri Training Harder training holiday. Although guests staying at the IF will not have access to the fully catered, luxury facilities offered at the Residences, you will still receive the same high quality coaching services and can expect modern, clean and comfortable accommodation.



Privacy

There are a variety of different accommodation options available within the IF hostel, ranging from a single bed in an 8 person dormitory to a private double room with en-suite bathroom. If you're looking for a high quality, functional accommodation option then the IF hostel ticks all of the boxes