Portugese Tolls

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  1. Jandek

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    There seems to be confusion over electronic tolls in Portugal. Thought I would update you on our experience.
    We decided to.not bother with them and set sat nav to non toll. However we still ended up on one yesterday and judging by the few display boards we passed we reckon we owed them about€6 and no way of paying. Not wanting to be fined we thought we would try and register our vehicle.We asked around last night a friendly local told us to go to post office in Leira. Found that and were redirected to ctt in the town. Found that....queued for 20 mins to be told we only deal with portugese cars not English. Asked where to go and she said "just drive and they will send you a bill to your house....maybe!"
    So will continue to avoid tolls anyway but we know if we inadvertently end up on one we have done our best to try and pay our dues!
     
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    there was a thread a while ago with some useful information....
    ill try and link it ..
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/electronic-toll-roads-in-portugal.103883/
    ta andy
     
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    Thanks Andy. We did read that but there is still confusion. Seems you can only register at 4 crossings in the whole country. What if you aren't near them? Nobody seems to know what to do then?
     
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    My advice is don't worry...

    You could try and pay online but my Portuguese (former) boss, LMP production director has been trying many times to pay a ten euro fee for me without success yet!

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Have to agree..
    On a recent trip I didn't register and set the nav to avoid tolls, but if I was doing it again I would most probably register just in case I did what you did..
    Ta andy
     
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    We did the same about three years ago - on a toll road by mistake. Tried to find a way of paying afterwards, to no avail. We are still waiting for the fine, however!
     
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    Only Four points to register in the whole country, so if you enter and nowhere near one and there is none on exit what are you supposed to do ?. Pete
     
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    I arrived from Spain via the a49 on Monday . After driving over the border there's a sign for tourists to pull over and you just insert your credit card, it reads your number plate gives you a receipt and hey presto job done. Will see what I get charged when I get home.
     
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    It is alright to set sat nav for no tolls but you must also set it to avoid motor ways in southern Portugal
    Mickymouse
     
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    Look at my post #5 on this thread
     
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    We wont be going there so no problem, last time we went it rained all the time lol.
     
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    Have now been to tourist info at Nazaire and told to go to ctt and can and buy pre paid toll card! Lets see how we get on tomorrow.
    Not raining Pete! Glorious sunshine.
     
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    forget the tolls you cannot pay after you are liable just enjoy yourself i have been here a few days and have used the motorway (tryin to find pedro's) but like last time i was i never bothered never heard a thing however u must set ya sat to avoid motorways to make you you dont stray onto them
     
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    Please could you post this info on ALL the French motorhome websites...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    the weather here is like anywhere else unpredictable its been lovely all the time i have been here
    i left benidorm because of the crippling heat the algave has always had a good wind from the atlantic keeping it cooler rain or not its a beautiful country and 1 not to be missed
     
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    just been down to sagres and the wild camping there seems still available
     
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    Be very, very careful wild camping in Portugal.

    You get robbed.

    Your van tyres get slashed.

    You get moved on all the time.

    Much safer in France or Spain.


    JJ :cool:
     
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    cobblers
     
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    lol
     
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