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Camper unterwegs im Naturpark Arrabida, Bild: Sopotnicki / shutterstock

With the camper through Portugal

More and more camping fans are using the motorhome to travel around Portugal. This is not surprising: once you have driven along the miles of beaches in the Algarve or listened to the fado chants at night in Lisbon, you may come back again and again. In this article you will find tips for campervan holidays in Portugal and where it is simply beautiful to stay.

Discover an impressive country in Europe by motorhome

Portugal is a beautiful country with an abundance of breathtaking landscapes and a rich culture. If you want to explore the country in a special way, then a campervan holiday in Portugal is the perfect choice.

Portugal offers a wide variety of motorhome pitches from which you can explore the most beautiful landscapes and places in the country. You can drive along the coast and enjoy the beaches or travel to the mountains and take in the stunning scenery. Below we present some places you can visit during your motorhome holiday in Portugal.


Lisbon in Portugal
Lisbon, Image: Paulo Zimmermann / shutterstock

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a great place to start your motorhome holiday. Here you can enjoy the culture and city life and get in the mood for your holiday. If you arrive by plane, you can rent your camper in Lisbon for the round trip.

Visit the historic Alfama neighborhood and walk through the narrow streets, and visit the Castelo de São Jorge for panoramic views over the city. Be sure to take a ride on the famous tram 28 through the narrow streets of Lisbon. The art and architecture museum MAAT, with its outstanding architecture, located directly on the Tagus, is also worthwhile. You can climb up to the roof and get a close-up look at the façade, which looks like a glittering fish skin.


View of Porto, Image: Aliaksandr Antanovich / shutterstock

On the way from Lisbon to Porto, you will not only combine the two most beautiful cities in Portugal and enjoy the rugged charm of the west coast. The tour leads past the fairytale castles of Sintra and then on to Peniche, where countless beaches are lined up. The village of Nazaré is ideal for a stopover, with its colourful fishing boats.

Porto’s most famous attraction is probably the old town district of Ribeira, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The old town stretches from the Douro to the top of the hills of Porto and impresses with its atmosphere, picturesque squares and houses. However, the district can only really be discovered on foot, and the tour can be a bit sweaty, as the alleys are sometimes very hilly. And of course, a glass of port wine in the evening is a must or you can visit one of the many port wine cellars.

The Green North

From Porto, it then goes continuously to the “Far North”. There, the 16th-century Monastery of São Gonçalo awaits you, and the alleged birthplace of King Alfonso I, the first Portuguese king, the city of Guimarães, also awaits fans of culture and history. The picture-perfect city of Braga is also worthy of a king. Its cityscape is characterized by monasteries, churches and parks. The absolute highlight of northern Portugal is the country’s only national park, the Peneda-Gerês. Inviting for hiking, deep blue mountain lakes and green hills alternate here.

The tour to the north is especially worthwhile for camper lovers who want to escape the summer hustle and bustle of Lisbon and the Algarve. But nature lovers also get their money’s worth in the green north!