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These campervans are available at our local depots in Portugal. Find out which fits your road trip best.
Rent a campervan in any of our popular cities in Portugal. Check local campervan availability, popular routes and get expert tips.
Passionate about the details of classic-yet-modern Lisbon? Wait till you see Porto, where similar details take incredibly-satisfying proportions. Yes, it’s true: in Porto, everything is bigger. The amazing food comes in huge servings (have you heard about “Francesinha”?), people’s sympathy is enormous and the places you’ll visit are going to surprise you BIG time.
Lisbon is a multifaceted, multistorey maze where every nook and cranny is a potential new discovery: from cute tascas and award-winning restaurants, through dim-lit bars filled with the swelling sounds of fado, to sudden panoramas of the city below and the Tagus beyond.
Great weather, wide beaches, fun nightlife, quaint houses, and food that’s fingerlicking good. Algarve is one of the most visited areas in all of Portugal––but its capital is still flying stealth on the tourist radar.
Here’s some essential information for campervan travellers in Portugal
A litre of fuel isn’t cheap when compared to other European countries. But still, fueling your rental motorhome in Portugal will not break your bank, as it is a fairly compact country. Also, your Indie campervan hire will always run on diesel, allowing you to save between 0,20€ and 0,30€ per litre compared to unleaded fuel.
Speeding limits for your motorhome or campervan ride on Portuguese freeways are 120km/h (75mph), 100km/h (62mph) on expressways, 90km/h (56mph) outside of inhabited places, and 50km/h (31mph) within inhabited places.
Highways in Portugal are well maintained and are the main transport network in the country. Regional roads are scenic, often taking you right along coasts and past quaint villages. These roads can, however, be less maintained and take much longer to traverse. Also, beware of (weary) truck drivers when taking regional roads.
Portugal has tolls on freeways and on both Lisbon’s bridges, where you need to follow a ticket system. You can pay by card or with cash. Indie campervans always pay class 2 tolls in Portugal.
Legally, wild camping is not allowed in Portugal, although it’s not controlled. But you have proper parking spots, paid or free to use, to spend a good night’s sleep inside your rental RV in Portugal.
Portugal is an accessible country when we talk about the cost of travelling, whether you are road tripping on a motorhome or enjoying a more traditional kind of holidays. A mid-range three-course meal for two costs about €35.
In Portugal, along the year, for each rainy day there are two days of sun. The hottest months are during summer, July and August, and the coldest are during winter times: November, December and January.
Portugal is an oasis on this matter. Codfish, Iberian Pork (Porco Preto), bread, freshly-caught seafood, steak, you name it! And don’t miss any of the typical pastries: Pastéis de Nata, Arroz Doce, Doce de Ovos, Torta de Sintra, Travesseiros, and so on.
From crystal-blue seas in the Algarve down south, to granite peaks in Gêres up north, what was once the world’s most adventurous seafaring nation is now undisputed champion of road trips: Portugal, the next destination to win a special place in your heart.
The country that once discovered much of the world by sea, Portugal has forever been sitting in a corner of the Iberian peninsula, waiting to be noticed itself. Then one day, the whole world decided to wake up to the wonder that is Portugal. There it was, a country of open and friendly people; with a rich and powerful history full of drama; a large and wide coast with sandy beaches and peeling waves; some of the best food you’ll ever taste (just try Pastel de Nata, Porco Preto, or any of the 1,000 codfish dishes); and breathtaking landscapes, both natural and urban. And being amazingly open to campervans, providing motorhome parking and camping spots wherever you go, the best way for you to get to know the country of Camões is an RV rental or campervan hire in Portugal. Just grab the wheel and explore all the wonders this small rectangle of land has to offer.
Portugal is a whole world in a compact-sized country. Small and big towns built in traditional fashion, modern cities with a nod to the past, ruins of former glory, snowy landscapes up high in the mountains, forests along hillsides, jagged cliffs and (lots of!) idyllic beaches: Portugal has it all––and it’s all accessible by campervan. Explore Portugal’s natural side in Gerês, one of Portugal’s most beautiful national parks; head to Porto, “the capital of the north” and eat a francesinha; visit Portugal’s Venice, Aveiro, navigate the river and taste the iconic pastries: Ovos Moles, Fios de Ovos and Tripa de Aveiro; discover the Portuguese academic city, Coimbra, and all its history and mysteries, like the story and legend of Pedro & Inês; set foot in the capital and fall in love with Lisbon and the neighbouring Sintra; take your motorhome hire to Alentejo’s landscapes and taste all its meaty dishes; Algarve’s beaches and nightlife… And that’s just the start of it!
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Some of the most popular cities for starting a road trip besides our destinations in Portugal.