The Campus, Quinta do Lago, Portugal: Unstoppable family sports
The Campus has something for everyone
For active, sports-loving families, there is nowhere better than The Campus. A high-performance multi-sports and wellness facility, The Campus is located in Quinta do Lago, a luxury family resort in the Algarve, Portugal, and is a thriving hub of incredible sports experiences. Just ask Judy Murray, who returns to The Campus this autumn half-term for another of her hugely popular Tennis Camps.
“The Campus has such a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere and I am delighted to be returning again this autumn half term,” Judy says. “The camp is full of the exercises and games that I played with Jamie and Andy when they were growing up. As tennis is a ‘hit, move and think’ sport, the camp aims to help players of all levels to do those three things at the same time… while having a whole lot of fun!”
At Quinta do Lago’s new sports hub, The Campus, the value of getting children outside, enjoying sports and instilling a positive, active lifestyle is embraced by all. Led by a team of professional coaches and experts, and fitted with state-of-the-art courts, pitches and cycling equipment, The Campus promises your family the ultimate sports and wellness experience.
With a backdrop as special as the Algarve, The Campus takes full advantage of combining active sports with outdoor landscapes. This October 13, novice and professional triathletes are invited to take on the The Campus Triathlon – with the race running through the Quinta do Lago lake, nature trails and roads.
Irish Paralympic cycling champion, Mark Rohan, is one of the professional athletes working with The Campus and organising the triathlon.
“We can’t wait to welcome families to participate in The Campus Triathlon in October,” says Mark. “We know how important being active and healthy is to families today, and it’s fantastic to see so many are up for a challenge. This event is a perfect opportunity to do something exciting and fun together while enjoying the beautiful nature and surroundings of the resort.”
Used as a training base by some of the world’s best athletes, The Campus triathlon course is designed to allow beginner, recreational and elite athletes to test themselves in the beauty and sunshine of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa Natural Park. Everyone is welcome to participate and no experience is necessary. With pre-training programmes available, family accommodation packages and the addition of a kids’ aquathon this autumn, The Campus ensures no one is left out.
The Campus is one of Europe’s newest state-of-the-art multi- sports venues, created for elite athletes, teams and families. It is already becoming popular with Premier League football and rugby teams, Olympic and Para-Olympic squads, performance athletes and coaches taking advantage of the perfect training climate and using The Campus as their winter training base.
The recently opened High Performance Centre has cemented The Campus’ reputation as the outstanding location for holidaymakers looking for the ultimate sporting break, with dance classes, yoga, swimming and state-of-the-art saunas, steam rooms and wellness areas adding to the appeal.
All visitors will experience world-class tennis and padel courts, a wonderful cycling centre led by Paralympic gold medallist Mark Rohan, as well as a top-class swimming facility and a wellness section of the High Performance Centre that offers all visitors the chance to unwind a er an exhausting work-out.
Guests can stay at the magnificent The Magnolia Hotel, situated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 comfortable rooms, three suites and seven cottages. The rooms have been fully refurbished recently and the five-star service will help guests unwind and de-stress at the end of their day. There is a free shuttle bus service to The Campus for all guests.