portugal info please

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    Ferry booked for 28th dec, Boppard for new year then a steady drive through France, across Spain and into Portugal for about 3 months, France is no problem as we have done it several times before but we have never been to Portugal, we usually use the aires in france with the odd site ( usually A.C.S.I.) any help/ info ect on Portugal would be gratefully recieved, the chicken run was posted on here a week or 2 ago and looks good for a while but we would also like to explore a bit, also is lpg easily available ? as i have been told it is not in Spain
     
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    No LPG problems (GPL over there) in Portugal, many petrol stations have it for sale.

    Portugal have also invested in the French Aires idea and you can find info on this site:

    http://www.campingcarportugal.com/index2_uk.htm

    Just click on the link 'Service & Parking Areas', we have used a few on our travels.

    Don't miss the Barragems though, great places for stopping.
     
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    thanks for that Kieth, very helpful, what is a barragem though ?
     
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    It's the Portugese name for a reservoir, they built a lot and provided parking areas on many along with hotels, some in magnificent situations. Santa Clara Barragem in the Photo, the hotel is on the top of the hill in the distance.
     

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    many thanks keith, will definately be checking them out, just the sort of thing we like
     
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    Be careful when visiting Portugal...

    I did in 1999, fell in love with the country, and now live here... :Wink:

    A lot of motorhomers spend most of their Portuguese "time" in the Algarve because of the warmer weather but the far less touristy places are more attractive to me.

    I can not help much on the camp site front as I never use them but if you need any other help feel free to ask away...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    We stayed on the beach at Viana do Castello, North of Opporto for 5nights in September. No problems with police. Sometimes there were only 2 vans there, other nights 10. A French man told us where we could get water and empty the cassette. Probably not allowed in high season.
    If you are travelling from Santander, Cudillero on the Spanish coast has a large car park, no facilities, but views over the harbour to the town built on a hillside.
    We used some ACSI sites but many were closing at the end of September
    Happy Travelling
     
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