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Travel Blogs from Zambujeira do Mar
Monday morning we left Camping Turiscampo on the Western Algarve, joined the motorway, heading due north, so you could almost say we are on our way home despite still having several more weeks yet to go. Our journey of just over 200 miles used the congestion free motorways and was straightforward, with Camping Alentejo situated alongside the road a short distance beyond the small village of Evoramonte. With just 30 pitches in a rural setting this is more our type of site ...
... vehicle on it. We arrive at the Pousada de Évora or the Convento de Liois. As its name suggests it is an old convent which has been converted. We are lucky and get parked right at the door as there is only limited parking. We are offered an upgrade to a suite and decide to take it. The lounge has beautifully painted walls and ceiling and a chandelier. There ...
... our hotel is located in the centre of the old city within blocks of the major sites. We visited the public gardens, the public squares and the Roman Temple. Evora streets are like Venice except you can drive a car (one way only) along the streets. Supper was outside in one of the squares. A quick dash to see the temple lit up and then back to our hotel. The hotel receptionist is extremely friendly and was baking the cake for tomorrow's breakfast as we were leaving for our ...
We went back to Intermarche after breakfast to top up tanks again because the golden rule is if all tanks are sorted we can go where the breeze takes us!
We went North along the coast from Sagres which a National park and is one of the remotest places I've been for a long time. I can hardly imagine that we are scarcely 100 km from the Algarve and local houses are few and far between let alone tourists. Undulating tree covered hills ...
... and bigger waves are the domain of surfers and nature
The 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Vila Nova is the most
popular stretch of Portugal’s long distance coastal trail, the Rota Vicentina,
and I saw many people trekking it along the coast south of Vila Nova de
Milfontes. I considered the possibility of doing the trek over 4 to 5 days on
this trip to Portugal but decided against it because of logistics. I have a
rather large ...
Other places to stay in Zambujeira do Mar
Alpenduradas, Zambujeira do Mar | Hotelfrom $96