STAY ON THE ARIE'S OR WILD CAMP.



This is the first purpose built Aire we have found in Portugal.  It was sighposted from the IP2/N222 and is on the N 324 but some of the signs are easy to miss. 
It has hardstanding, electicity, water and waste facilities, the newly planted trees offer little shelter from the scorching sun at present but will do in time!  Cost 5 Euro per night including electric - showers avaiable at an extra cost of 1.5 E.
There is a restaurant and bar nearby.

 

Freixo de Numao (Aire Jean-Pierre Rossi)
N41,03.606
W007,13.260


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Monsaraz
N38,26.545
W007,22.811
This is a designated van parking area with good signposting as soon as you arrive in the town.  It is located within the castle walls it has no real facilities but there are WC's in the town. We stayed for one night but spoke to someone who had stayed for a week.
The town is lovely and well worth a visit.

 


 

Estrela        N38,16.133
Wild Camp     W007,22.709
This is really a picnic area but we just stayed and didn't see anyone else except the local farmer.  Lovely location right by the newly formed reservoir, reached by a chalk track leading down to the picnic area - sighposted just outside Estrela.

 


 

Quartera N37,04.037
Wild Camp W008,05.219

Position ideal, right on a sandy beach - but for how much longer? It is on waste ground and looks to be next in line to be built on.
Accessed from road that runs along the side of the camp site, this road is narrow and bendy but don't be put off, or through the town.
Caution be careful not to drive out of the designated area as the sand is soft and you will get stuck - we did!

 


 

AIRE DE :
PORTIMAO
AIRE PUBLIQUE OU PRIVEE
 

Marina

 

 

Coordonnées GPS vérifiées :
(Format WGS84)

Latitude : (Nord) 37.12281° Décimaux   ou 37° 7′ 22.116′′
Longitude : (Ouest) -8.52698° Décimaux   ou -8° 31′ 37.128′′

 

Tarif :

gratuit

 

Services :
Plein d eau potable :
Branchement électrique :
Vidange WC :
WC Publics :

Vidange eaux usées :
 

 


 

AIRE DE :
ERICERA
AIRE PUBLIQUE OU PRIVEE
Situation ou accès :

ericera sur la cote à coté de l'entrée du terrain de camping

GPS (N)38.97794
(W) 9.41887
bon séjour a tous         ON THE N247.

Tarif :

2euro

Services :
Plein d eau potable :
Branchement électrique :

Autres services :
Vidange WC :
WC Publics :

aspirateur et karcher
Vidange eaux usées :
 

       


 

AIRE DE :
COSTA DE LAVOS

Coordonnées GPS vérifiées :
(Format WGS84)

Latitude : (Nord) 40.09104° Décimaux   ou 40° 5′ 27.744′′
Longitude : (Ouest) -8.87585° Décimaux   ou -8° 52′ 33.06′′

Services :
Plein d eau potable :
Branchement électrique :
Autres services :
Vidange WC :
WC Publics :

parking,commerces, restaurant
Vidange eaux usées :
 


 

AIRE DE :
PEGO DO ALTAR
AIRE PUBLIQUE OU PRIVEE
Situation ou accès :

a 10 km de Alcacer do sal direction montemor-o-novo pres du barrage de pego do altar ,aire de service a 100 metre aprés le restaurant

Coordonnées GPS vérifiées :
(Format WGS84)

Latitude : (Nord) 38.4200° Décimaux   ou 38° 25′ 12′′
Longitude : (Ouest) -008.3954° Décimaux   ou -008° 23′ 43.44′′

Services :
Plein d eau potable :
Branchement électrique :
Autres services :
Vidange WC :
WC Publics :

douche
Vidange eaux usées :

Tarif :

gatuit

 

 


 

 

AIRE DE :
TORRE MONCORVO
AIRE PUBLIQUE OU PRIVEE
Situation ou accès :

à coté de la piscine

Coordonnées GPS vérifiées :
(Format WGS84)

Latitude : (Nord) 41.18111° Décimaux   ou 41° 10′ 51.996′′
Longitude : (Ouest) -7.04162° Décimaux   ou -7° 2′ 29.832′′

Services :
Plein d eau potable :
Branchement électrique :
Autres services :
Vidange WC :
WC Publics :

Vidange eaux usées :

Tarif :

Gratuite


 

AIRE DE :
ALDEIA DA LUZ
AIRE PUBLIQUE OU PRIVEE
Situation ou accès :

R. de Mourão
Placée a 8Km de Mourão et a 30Km de Moura, à côté de la frontière Espagnole, au bord du Barrage d'Alqueva.

Coordonnées GPS vérifiées :
(Format WGS84)

Latitude : (Nord) 38.342778° Décimaux   ou 38° 20′ 34.0008′′
Longitude : (Ouest) -7.373889° Décimaux   ou -7° 22′ 26.0004′′

Services :
Plein d eau potable :
Branchement électrique :
Autres services :
Vidange WC :
WC Publics :

Vous pouvez visiter le Musée de LUZ et profiter d'une croisière au fil de l'eau sur l'étang d'Alqueva.
Vidange eaux usées :
 
 

Tarif :

Gratuite

Autres informations :
Très belle étape pour visiter Monsaraz, Mourão et Moura.
Aire en ville, au calme et en sécurité. Visitez les petits supermarchés, les restaurants, fromagerie et la boulangerie.
Le village LUZ est jumelé avec le village français Les Salles-Sur-Verdon (83).

 


 

AIRE DE :
TERRUGEM (ELVAS)
AIRE PUBLIQUE OU PRIVEE
Situation ou accès :

Placée à 30Km de la frontière avec Espagne (Badajoz). Suivre la route nationale N4 entre Elvas et Borba. Le village de Terrugem reste au sud, près du N4

Coordonnées GPS vérifiées :
(Format WGS84)

Latitude : (Nord) 38.845556° Décimaux   ou 38° 50′ 44.0016′′
Longitude : (Ouest) -007.348611° Décimaux   ou -007° 20′ 54.9996′′

Tarif :

Gratuite

Services :
Plein d eau potable :
Branchement électrique :
Autres services :
Vidange WC :
WC Publics :

Vidange eaux usées :
 

Autres informations :
L'estacionammento est seulement interdite au Mercredi, entre 7:00h et 13:00h, dû au marché de rue.

 


 

  

Some Free Camping Spots in Portugal

This list was compiled in September and October 2003. We stayed at or visited all the places listed. Some places are rapidly developing into concentrated tourist areas and these parking places maybe swallowed up. The free camping places could be very busy in the winter period (Dec. - April). I've also included the English language radio station (Kiss FM 101.2) which broadcasts on the Algarve only.

In the last few years free camping on the Algarve has become a problem with so many campers wintering in Portugal. It is usually quieter on the western Algarve (west of Lagos) it's even quieter on the west coast but can be very windy at times

Central and West Coast

BARRAGEM PEGO DE ALTER.
(Commonly called Pego by the Brits) Signed off the N 253 Alcacer to Montemor road 6 miles from Alcacer. Excellent long stay place with plenty of parking. Very popular with the Brits on their way home after their winter tour. Spring water available half way up hill. Toilet and shower also available. Tends to get very busy with locals at weekends from Easter onwards.

BARRAGEM DE MONTERGIL.
Situated on the N2 between Abrantes and Montemor. Entrance to camping area along side Shell garage. Water available. Trees could cause problems on entering for large outfits.

PORTO COVO.
Small village south of Sines on coast road. Plenty of parking on north side of village on cliffs. Toilets and spring water available, municipal market.

Many beachside parking places between Sines and Porto Covo. One of our favourite spots.

VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES.
On N 390. Town on river estuary. Good parking spots at Praia de Furness other side of river from Milfontes. Go south from Milfontes on N 390 over bridge next road on the right signed Furness.

ALMOGRAVE.
Signed off N 393. Small village on coast good parking on cliffs above beach. Spring water available and the cleanest toilets in Portugal (closed at night).

PRAIA DE ODECEIXE.
Signed off N 120. Poor parking in village. Very good parking on other side of estuary from village. Take unmade road on north side of bridge on N 120. Spring water available.

ALJEZUR.
Praia de Amoreiro signed from N 120 north of town. Monte Clerigo signed from N 120 south of town. Municipal market in town on riverside. Parking area behind market toilets and water available.

VILA DO BISPO.
Don't go into town centre as streets are very narrow. Take the main exit for the town from the N 125 and this will take you to the supermarket and water. In town follow the sings for Praia do Castelejo then Praia da Cordoama.