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Motorhome route: discover the nicest places in the Algarve!

The Algarve! Who doesn't know this popular coastline in Portugal? Here you'll find beautiful sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and charming towns. The varied landscape makes the Algarve perfect for a motorhome trip. Are you curious about this coastline of less than 170 kilometers long? Then be sure to read on. We have mapped out a route for you in this sunny region. From Tavira and Faro to the small village of Carvoeiro. During this motorhome trip you'll visit the most extraordinary places.

Tavira: the Venice of the Algarve

We start this motorhome trip some 20 kilometers from the Spanish border in the town of Tavira. This charming town is also called the Venice of the Algarve. Most probably this is due to the wide river that flows through the center. Over this river is the Ponte Romana built. During a visit to this city you can not ignore this bridge. This Roman bridge connects the two parts of the city with each other. Furthermore, Tavira is known for its many churches. You should count no less than 37! A church you should definitely not skip is Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo. This is the main church of the city. Besides the Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo you will also find the castle of Tavira. From here you have a panoramic view over the city and the beautiful sea.

About 2 kilometers from the center you will find Motorhome Park Tavira. Here you can stay during your first stop in the Algarve!

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- The center of Tavira is beautiful at sunset!

Taste a fresh fish in the village Fuseta

Fuseta is the next stop of your motorhome tour. Once there were only a few fishermen's houses here, but over the years it has grown into a real fishing village. On the boulevard along the harbor you can see this everywhere. Fishermen prepare the catch, clean their boats and fillet their freshly caught fish. You can hardly get the fish fresher than here! The village is also known for its special BBQ restaurants. Throughout the village you see these barbecues with fresh fish. The center of this village has winding alleys, houses with typical Portuguese facades and there is a friendly atmosphere. 

In this picturesque village you can spend the night at Motorhome stopover Casa Da Avo Nina.

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- Fuseta: a real fishing village!

Time to visit the capital of the Algarve, Faro!

Time to visit the capital of the Algarve, Faro. It is really worth stopping here with your motorhome. Did you know that one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal is located here? You will find here Parque Natural Ria Formosa. Here live up to 1,500 different species of animals. From a distance you can already see the pink flamingos in the beautiful water. Choose one of the many hiking trails in the park, get on a bike or take a boat trip and discover this beautiful park. Not only the park in Faro is worth visiting. The city center is full of sights with influences from the Greeks and Romans. Walk through one of the old city walls and be surprised by the old center of Faro.

Just outside the center of Faro you will find Parking Largo de São Francisco. Stop with your motorhome here to discover the capital of the Algarve!

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- It is wonderful to stroll through the narrow streets of Faro.

Relax on the golden beaches of Quarteira

Time for relaxation in Quarteira! This place is known for its golden beaches. When you drive through Quarteira with your motorhome, you immediately get a wonderful vacation feeling. Take a seat on one of the sun beds or take an evening walk along the long boulevard. Besides relaxation you can also learn more about the history of the Algarve. Just outside the harbor you will find Cerro Da Vila. This museum is all about the Roman ruins. Admire the various excavations and imagine what life was like during the Roman settlement.

To visit Quarteira you spend the night at Motorhome stopover Quarteira.

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- From the air you have a wonderful view over Quarteira!

Albufeira is more than just a nightlife area!

Welcome to the most popular vacation destination of the Algarve, Albufeira! This is partly due to the many entertainment venues. However, this is not the only reason why many tourists travel to this city every year. It is not for nothing that we have added this place to our motorhome route through the Algarve. Besides the many pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants Albufeira is known for its beautiful beaches. Praia dos Arrifes is one of these beaches. This fine beach is hidden between the rocks. Albufeira Old Town is also worth a visit. Here you will find white houses, narrow streets and many cozy cafes.

In this popular vacation destination you can spend the night at Parque da Galé. Park your motorhome here and enjoy the wonderful Portuguese climate.

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- The old town of Albufeira is definitely worth a visit.

Park your motorhome in the popular seaside resort, Armacao de Pera

Once a fishing village, Armacao de Pera is now one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Algarve. This is due to the wide sandy beach! It is wonderful to spend a day at sea here. Another must is the cave tour from Armação de Pêra to Benagil. These are perhaps the most beautiful sea caves in Europe! In a boat you sail from Armação de Pêra to Benagil and on the way you admire these beautiful natural wonders.

On a quiet location, you can spend the night at Camping Car Park Armação de Pêra

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- The water in the seaside resort Armacao de Pera is clear blue!

Exploring culture in the oldest town of the Algarve

For our next stop, we take the motorhome a little way inland. Here you will find the oldest town of the Algarve, Silves. In the past this was the capital of the Algarve. Once you drive in the direction of the town, you will see an iconic castle. This castle called Castelo dos Mouros is built on the highest point of the town. Castelo dos Mouros is located in this spot for a reason. In the past, the Moors ruled over Silves and from this point they could keep a close eye on the surroundings against intruders. Castelo dos Mouros therefore literally means the castle of the Moors. Opposite this castle you will be surprised by another historical sight. Here is namely Sé Cathedral. In the time of the Moors this was a mosque. Later Gothic and Baroque elements were added. In the center of Silves you will find many colorful houses and nice terraces. Do not forget to order some wine at one of these terraces. The surroundings of Silves are perfect for growing wine!

In Silves you have several accommodation options. Place your motorhome at Motorhome park Parque Ribeirinho de Silves, Algarve Motorhome Park Silves or Motorhome park Parque do Castelo.

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- In this old town there is plenty to see and do. 

End your motorhome adventure in the village Carvoeira

It's time for the last stop of your motorhome journey! We do this in the village of Carvoeiro. Until a few years ago, Carvoeiro was just a beach, but now it has become an official village! The name Carvoeiro means hamlet where fishermen live. It is therefore a real fishing village with colorful boats. The special thing about this village is that for the most part it is located on a huge steep rock. There is also a path along the coast. Walk the path and enjoy the beautiful view. From the coast you are within a few steps in the center. Here you will find the village square, where in the summer there is always something to do. From music performances to real dance shows.

In the village of Carvoeira you can stay at Camperpark Cavoeira Lagoa.

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