The Atlantic coast with the mountain of Arrábida in the background and extensive beaches of fine golden sand, having received the blue flag and classified as beaches quality gold, meet all the unique and exceptional conditions to implement the level of this race of physical and psychologicalendurance.
The annual edition of the Atlantic Ultra Marathon, Melides - Troia, which starts from the beach of Melides, always by the seafront, through the beaches of Aberta Nova, Gale, Pinheiro da Cruz, Pego, Carvalhal, Comporta, Soltroia finish on the beach of Beco das Lulas in Troia. The event is accompanied by thousands of vacationers along the beaches.
A unique race in Portugal and Europe, with a 43 km long trail, running all along the ocean. The Ultra Marathon of the Atlantic that starts from the Melides to Troia, offers also a distance of 15 km, called Course of the Atlantic, starting from Comporta beach, finishing also at Troia Beach.