Monte da Figueira
Travel Blogs from Zambujeira do Mar
... with its pavements paved with small chunks of marble, Evoramonte, and Evora, designated a Unesco world heritage site. It is on sites like these that you are more likely to meet interesting people and this has been the case over the last few days. First of all, was Ivan from Germany on his motorbike who paused beside our pitch to ask about the direction of the sun since like us he was finding the 40 degree temperatures too hot. Anyhow he pitched his small tent next to ...
After breakfast we chill out in our room till noon and then set off for Évora. It is about an hour and a half drive. It is sunny and about 26 degrees so we take the roof down. The first part is on a country road where the surface is not that good but we are in no hurry. We then get on to a toll motorway for the last 20 miles or so. Yet again we are practically ...
Today we returned to the Lisbon airport to retrieve the lost luggage. Then it was off to Evora with a stop at Cromeleque dos Almendres (the Portuguese Stonehenge approx 5500 BC) and at Anta Grande do Zambujeiro ( large megalithic dolmen 4000 - 3000 BC). Both sights require a drive down a long dirt road and one had huge potholes. We arrived at our hotel around 4:30 and since most of the sights close at 5 we just tried to get oriented. After walking around for 1.5 hrs we ...
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