Discover Portugal with a RV (14 days)
Rent a motorhome in Barcelona and discover beautiful Portugal from Spain? A motorhome trip is an excellent way to discover this exciting country at your own pace. Also possible in combination with one of Orsonrent’s camper routes through Spain. From religious Braga and romantic Porto in the North, to the capital Lisbon and royal Sintra and Cascais in the center. The green Alentejo and the sun-drenched Algarve in the south are also discussed extensively. This route by camper can be driven from North to South, but of course also visa-versa. Portugal is cheap and there are good camper pitches and campsites all over the country. The Orsonrent route takes you to the following places.
As the oldest diocese, Braga is still one of the most important centers in Portugal today. Visit the many churches and take a leisurely stroll through the historic center. Admire the historic buildings and typical houses and go for a delicious cup of coffee to the well-known café Brasileira. The city campsite in Braga is an excellent starting point for the motorhome owner.
Built on the north bank of the Douro River, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It is such a city that you fall in love with instantly, because the city is beautiful and alive in itself and almost everything in the city is within walking distance. There are many campsites and camper pitches in the vicinity of Porto. The bus will take you past all the sights, but you can also find your way through the city cheaply by taxi.
In the past, the inhabitants of the upper town of Alta of Almedina were mainly wealthy, aristocrats and clergy, but today many students live there because of the world-famous University of Coimbra. The city still has a medieval appearance due to the narrow, winding and steep streets. The workers lived in the lower town of Coimbra also the part where the trade took place. There is a great motorhome site on the river, a 10-minute walk from the center of Coimbra.
Nazaré is a seaside resort between Coimbra and Lisbon and very popular for its high waves (+ 20m). The famous waves are conquered en masse by the many surfers who come to the resort. Stroll along the pleasant boulevard and visit the beautiful beach. In the area there are campsites and camper pitches. Keep in mind that it can be terribly busy in the summer months.
The large town of Óbidos is completely walled and is considered the most picturesque town in Portugal. Within the city walls you will find a labyrinth of small, charming streets and traditional white houses. These are painted with yellow and blue edges. The many flowers on the balconies and the red-colored roof tiles make it complete. From the camper place in Óbidos, walk into the pleasant main street Rua Direita. In this street you will find many shops with souvenirs, handicrafts, art and regional products.
Cabo da Roca
Drive your RV through the westernmost village to Cabo de Roca. At this point about 30 km from the capital Lisbon is the westernmost point of the European mainland. Walk along the beautiful cliffs and admire the lighthouse: Farol do Cabo da Roca.
The kings of Portugal once built their country residence in Sintra and many influential people from the capital Lisbon moved here. You will find beautiful Palaces and breathtaking gardens. Sintra is located in the cool hills not far from Lisbon and has a historic center. It is definitely one of the highlights of your motorhome trip through Portugal.
Cascais is a fashionable seaside resort not far from the capital Lisbon. In addition to the beautiful beaches, you will find luxury hotels, expensive cars and large villas. Mainly wealthy residents of Lisbon flock to this seaside resort to soak up the sun. There are excellent cycling routes in the Cascais area and a visit to the old town should not be missed. For people who do not want to enter Lisbon with a camper, there is a very good train connection with Lisbon. There is a mixed camper pitch and of course there are many campsites in the Cascais area.
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and has approximately 500,000 inhabitants. This city is the westernmost capital of continental Europe. Before King Alfonso 1, the first king of Portugal, conquered the city in 1147, Lisbon was in the hands of the Phoenicians, Romans and the Moors, among others. After the 1755 earthquake, the popular neighborhoods of Baixa and Rossio were completely modernized. You will also find cozy terraces, restaurants and plenty of shops here. If you are looking for authentic streets, you can indulge yourself in the medieval working-class neighborhoods Alfama, Castelo & Graça. Get to know the national music genre Fado, stroll through the narrow streets with beautiful houses and hop on one of the famous trams. Taste the sweet treat “Pastéis de Belém” to complete your memory of Lisbon. Camping Lisboa is the ideal starting point for your city visit. The bus stops in front of the door and a taxi is also affordable in the city.
Évora dates back to Roman times and you will immediately notice why the Portuguese kings came to settle in this city in the 15th century because of the quiet and cozy atmosphere. Due to its many cultural attractions, the historic center of Évora was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986. This city is ideal to visit with a camper. There are good camper pitches just outside the city walls.
The Algarve is an excellent area to visit by camper. A wonderful climate and beautiful beaches interspersed with picturesque towns such as Albufeira and Lagos. An area where, especially in winter, many hibernators install their camper at one of the many campsites or camper pitches.
One of the most visited seaside resorts in the Algarve is Albufeira. You will find many cozy terraces, bars and nightclubs. The lively and quirky town is well worth a visit. The white houses and narrow streets characterize Albufeira and there is always something to do both during the day and in the evening. Visit the old center or enjoy the sun on one of the beautiful beaches.
Lagos flourished after the re-conquest by the Portuguese King Alfonso II from the Moors. In the 15th century, this city was at the heart of Portugal’s voyages of discovery and had one of the first covered slave markets in Europe. Nowadays you can still find bars with a hippie atmosphere and small boutiques. Praia Dona Ana beach is 4 kilometers long and is one of the most famous beaches in the Algarve. From this point you have a breathtaking view over the rock formation Ponta de Piedade, one of the most photographed places in Algarve.
This is just a summary of an extensive camper route through Portugal with the highlights and tips in each city. If you book your motorhome with us, you will have access to all extensive routes, and we can help you put together your perfect motorhome trip in Portugal with insider tips.
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