Name of company
Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimao
What type of activity is it?
Toys for the boys?
You don’t have to be the next Lewis Hamilton to enjoy this. Yes, karting has been responsible for the development of driving skills and the early career of many professional drivers. But it’s also great fun for families, children, friends or corporate events. It is also a place for competition, and there will always be some thrills in store.
What makes it special?
This track is of an international championship standard, made up of 1500m of track (three times the size of its competitors in the region) and really challenging if you want to push it. After stopping, you really have to sit there and just breathe for a minute.
Got to see/got to do?
Get around the hairpin as quick as possible. Our day was gloomy and rainy, which made for perfect racing.
Helmets were provided - and of course karts!
The training and safety chats were excellent, and given in Portuguese & English.
Why do you like it?
This is safe adrenaline fun. Great for most ages. I would recommend this especially for kids birthday parties from the age of 10 upwards. Younger children can do this from the age of about six, but as a group they will get more out of it from 10-plus.
There’s a bar restaurant/bar upstairs for a drink or snack afterwards - it also caters for children’s parties.
When to go?
Call in advance to book, as this is a very popular venue.
Most fun parks charge you for each photo they take of you. Here they sold us the whole CD for €15€ - very clever.
You can go on your own, but it’s good fun with at least one very competitive friend. Group bookings are also available - minimum of 10 people.
Part of the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve complex near Portimao. From the A22 follow the orange signs for the Autodromo.
A sliding scale, depending on time on the circuit (5-60 minutes), type of kart (mini or 270cc), and whether you go on a weekday (cheaper) or a weekend/public holiday.
Prices range from €8-€60
You can also take past in individual speed races (from €35) and endurance team races (from €65 per team of two)