Participate in the race. Visit Lisboa.
10 Reasons to visit Lisboa
It’s one of the world’s great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for walkers and photographers.
It’s one of Europe’s affordable cities – officially Western Europe’s least expensive capital.
It’s the closest European capital to the American continent and just around a 2-hour flight from all the other major European cities.
Its mild climate makes it an ideal year-round destination. Even in winter, when most other European cities are freezing, Lisbon higher temperatures are rarely below 10ºC (50ºF).
It is the only European capital located so close to sandy beaches, enabling visitors to combine culture with fun by the sea.
It’s a compact and intimate, ideal for a short break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively city culture and one of the most vibrant nightlife in Europe.
Its surroundings offer an incredible variety of tourist attractions, from fairytale palaces in one of Europe’s most romantic towns (Sintra), world-class golf different spots, fun at Europe’s largest casino in Estoril, surfing in Cascais or escaping to a natural park in Arrábida, to dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
Perfect starting point to explore many of Portugal‘s most outstanding towns and villages.
It’s one of the safest European capitals. Tourists are always automatic targets in all big cities and visitors should beware of pickpocketing in Lisbon, but serious random violent crime is practically unheard of in this city.
It’s a friendly city with a cosmopolitan population, welcoming all visitors, families and children, without looking skin color, race or lifestyle.
What is Lisbon?
Lisbon is Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world’s greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Henrique, the Navigator. Lisbon became the first true world city, capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India). The former launch pad for many of the world’s greatest voyages is now modern travelers discovering point.
Parque das Nações (Event Venue)
The race Venue is located in the heart of Lisboa and the International Airport is just 3km away. Parque das Nações is the name of the event venue and the newest part of town with tons of hotels, shops, major mall, restaurants, night clubs, casino and public transportation to anywhere in the country and the city.
Despite the early date, Lisboa is able to offer participants great weather conditions; with temperature average between 24º to 26º C on race day and only had a rain day in the past eight editions. The water temperature is usually between 18º and 20º C, wetsuit legal.
The Lisboa Triathlon has one of the fastest (we claim to be the fastest) race courses in the world, being almost 100% flat. The bike course is in a 100% closed to traffic freeway at a very fast pace where the road lanes are very wide allowing for a drafting free event. The swim is in a unique artificial lake, Doca dos Olivais and has the particularity of providing the public the opportunity to walk around the whole course and follow the athletes.
This unique race course gives the chance for friends and family membersm to see their loved ones competing and record the moment with videos and pictures.
Lisboa Triathlon is more than just the races, it’s an event for the whole family. with lots of other activities happening at the Expo/Village. The event expo has several partners represented, from sports to other related businesses. Near the finish line, you can also find a street food area.
The event is open to everyone. Come to cheer up the participants and take a chance to visit Lisbon.