The Circuito Estoril has previously been on the WorldSBK calendar twice: firstly in 1988 and then again in 1993. The circuit is vast but technical and features one of the longest straights on the calendar at just under 1km. Two noticeable hairpins and long parabolicas, the circuit lends itself to close racing and has a variety of overtaking hotspots. Situated just over 30km from the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon, the track is a stone’s throw from the coastal city of Estoril, making it a tourist hotspot too. WorldSBK has historically seen close racing as well as emotional moments since its return, making it one of the most unmissable on the calendar.
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Estoril and its spectacular coastline are a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal. Flanked on two sides by the Atlantic Ocean, the region is located just 25 km from Lisbon and its international airport, stretching west in a rectangle from Carcavelos to Guincho Beach. Nearby stands the imposing Cabo da Roca, mainland Europe’s most westerly point.
With its mild year-round climate, the Portuguese Riviera (as the region is known) offers a surprising variety of landscapes and attractions, combining a wide range of possibilities in one very unique destination. From pure leisure to business, golf, sun, sea and water sports, it simply has it all and offers a new definition of the concepts of eco- and activity-based tourism.
There’s a wide selection of hotels available. From the most traditional to the most romantic, either boutique or self-catering, historical or modern, the offer is extensive and thorough, which fits a region where tourism prevails all-year-round without the mass gatherings but genuinely integrated in the local community.
Its hospitality, ease of communication, Portuguese cuisine, and environment makes any visitor feel at home.
Cascais is located on the west coast of Portugal, right on the edge of mainland Europe and only 25 kilometers from Lisbon and its international airport. About a two-hour flight from most of Europe's principal cities, it's a surprising and welcoming place with lots of glamour, serenity and natural surroundings.
With the genuine atmosphere of a peaceful seaside town, it's always a very friendly and safe place to be with beautiful beaches protected by sand-dunes, cliffs and the nearby mountains. What's more, you can take full advantage of its privileged location by popping into Lisbon for a fascinating stroll through the vibrant streets of a bustling European capital or meander around the ancient village of Sintra with its mystical mountains. Come and stay at a place where you'll always feel at home.
Those who come to Estoril find themselves very well placed for visiting some of Portugal's most popular tourist destinations. Lisbon, Sintra, Nazaré, Óbidos, and Évora are just a few of the day-trips available, starting and finishing in the wonderfully familiar surroundings of the Cascais coast. Take the car for a tour on our roads and delight yourself with what Portugal has to offer.
Away from some of the main tourist traps on the coast, where prices are often hiked, keep an eye out for bars, cafes and restaurants catering more for the locals than for visitors and you will be amazed by the quality of the affordable food and wine in the Algarve and throughout other regions of Portugal.
When it comes to local dishes, fresh seafood from the Atlantic is the order of the day, with clams, oysters and cockles served in a variety of manners including stews, casseroles and rice dishes. The fresh fish is first class in this region and cooked over charcoal grills it tastes sublime – try the mackerel or in Portimão go for grilled sardines, which are a local favourite.
Most of Portugal is easy to get around in just a few days and if you fancy a road trip from the Algarve head three hours drive north to Portugal’s trendy and evolving capital city Lisbon, where classic and contemporary architecture and culture will blow you away.