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Clunegapyears
30-08-2016, 15:08
Hi

We be pootling along the Algarve in December this year. Where will you be over Christmas and New Year? Thinking about booking a site or two, so we have some festive company.

Katherine & James

vindiboy
30-08-2016, 18:49
Hi

We be pootling along the Algarve in December this year. Where will you be over Christmas and New Year? Thinking about booking a site or two, so we have some festive company.

Katherine & James You may want to look at this site,motorhomefriends (http://motorhomefriends.com/) it is a small private concern, loved by many, it is near Albuferia and Paderne,[ wild camping at Paderne at the Fuentes,] we called in on them after leaving Paderne a couple of Xmas' s ago ,it was Christmas day and we were made very welcome for the couple of hours we stayed there, 40 folk were going to have a Xmas meal in the house on the site, lots of activities are arranged during your stay there , not for us as we prefer our own company and usually have a Chinese meal for our Xmas lunch when on the Algarve, lots of info about Motorhome friends on Google too.enjoy your trip whatever you decide.

vindiboy
30-08-2016, 19:00
This is the Wild Camping at Paderne, great walks along the Albufeira River to the old Castle, nice unspoilt Portuguese town a short walk away, Market weekly lots of bars and cafes, big Chinese Todo shop for all the stuff you never knew you needed hee hee , good water on the parking at the Fuente , toilet dump ,do all your washing here in the lovely soft water , there is a big Co Op fruit and veg outlet here for great produce and very cheap,and it is all close to Pedros camping if you want to drop in.

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vindiboy
30-08-2016, 19:14
How about FUSETA on the Algarve?nice little Campsite here ,popular with all nationalities and on the beach almost, at a very pleasant un spoilt Portuguese town with all you need, , we prefer to wild camp here at the rear of the campsite and make merry with the wild campers, lots to do here, great bars and cafes, boat trips, fresh fish on sale from the boats, and lots of open air cafes with barbied fish specials.

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POI Admin
30-08-2016, 19:38
This is the Wild Camping at Paderne, great walks along the Albufeira River to the old Castle, nice unspoilt Portuguese town a short walk away, Market weekly lots of bars and cafes, big Chinese Todo shop for all the stuff you never knew you needed hee hee , good water on the parking at the Fuente , toilet dump ,do all your washing here in the lovely soft water , there is a big Co Op fruit and veg outlet here for great produce and very cheap,and it is all close to Pedros camping if you want to drop in.

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Here, I presume ...

Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/Qxr6HqrGFuz)

This is in the Iberia POIs as AF Paderne Fonte :D

POI Admin
30-08-2016, 19:49
How about FUSETA on the Algarve? ...we prefer to wild camp here at the rear of the campsite ...

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Looking at Streetview it appears there are restrictions:

Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/uS4ZmwVKDJs)

Byronic
30-08-2016, 19:53
[QUOTE=vindiboy;728119]How about FUSETA on the Algarve?nice little Campsite here ,popular with all nationalities and on the beach almost, at a very pleasant un spoilt Portuguese town with all you need, , we prefer to wild camp here at the rear of the campsite and make merry with the wild campers, lots to do here, great bars and cafes, boat trips, fresh fish on sale from the boats, and lots of open air cafes with barbied fish specials.

Pics 1 & "2 the small bus conversion looks like a Kassbohrer? About as close to a work of art as you can get in a commercial vehicle, what a beauty.

vwalan
30-08-2016, 20:09
[QUOTE=vindiboy;728119]How about FUSETA on the Algarve?nice little Campsite here ,popular with all nationalities and on the beach almost, at a very pleasant un spoilt Portuguese town with all you need, , we prefer to wild camp here at the rear of the campsite and make merry with the wild campers, lots to do here, great bars and cafes, boat trips, fresh fish on sale from the boats, and lots of open air cafes with barbied fish specials.

Pics 1 & "2 the small bus conversion looks like a Kassbohrer? About as close to a work of art as you can get in a commercial vehicle, what a beauty.

hi , i was going to say its a setra .
but a google tells me its a kassborer setra .
i didnt know they were the same . but recognise the emblem from my mate uve,s german bus .
yes lovely designs .
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i,m sure ron remember this bus .
its red and green now but at one time sported this picaso style artwork.

vindiboy
30-08-2016, 20:13
Looking at Streetview it appears there are restrictions:

Google Maps (https://goo.gl/maps/uS4ZmwVKDJs)well yes those signs have been there for years but so have the Wilders, no problem.

vindiboy
30-08-2016, 20:18
[QUOTE=vindiboy;728119]How about FUSETA on the Algarve?nice little Campsite here ,popular with all nationalities and on the beach almost, at a very pleasant un spoilt Portuguese town with all you need, , we prefer to wild camp here at the rear of the campsite and make merry with the wild campers, lots to do here, great bars and cafes, boat trips, fresh fish on sale from the boats, and lots of open air cafes with barbied fish specials.

Pics 1 & "2 the small bus conversion looks like a Kassbohrer? About as close to a work of art as you can get in a commercial vehicle, what a beauty.

46021 Another picture of the Van, it is difficult to tell the front from the back hee hee it is German owned and a frequent sight on the loop.

Byronic
30-08-2016, 21:02
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hi , i was going to say its a setra .
but a google tells me its a kassborer setra .
i didnt know they were the same . but recognise the emblem from my mate uve,s german bus .
yes lovely designs .
46020
i,m sure ron remember this bus .
its red and green now but at one time sported this picaso style artwork.

Yep, remembered that one as a Picasso but not seen since . And I'm almost sure I've seen the Vindiboy one, but it may only tour Portugal so that would have been at least 5 years ago, reminds me of a giant VW Samba. Pity it's got a one of those pig ugly satdomes on the roof, a lot of character. I think Daimler Benz owns all these makes nowadays.

vwalan
30-08-2016, 21:21
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Yep, remembered that one as a Picasso but not seen since . And I'm almost sure I've seen the Vindiboy one, but it may only tour Portugal so that would have been at least 5 years ago, reminds me of a giant VW Samba. Pity it's got a one of those pig ugly satdomes on the roof, a lot of character. I think Daimler Benz owns all these makes nowadays.

uve is still around but had to paint his bus a standard type colour to be historic or something in germany .
yes i think i,ve seen that one as well.
there are several real nice buses on the winter travels . i like german dieters robur bus . might have spelt it wrong it was red but its blue now . i,m sure you know it . usually at cosedores .
its quite a good interesting vehicle trip most years .
i know a gib chap that as an old merc as well.
nice one . hee hee

Byronic
30-08-2016, 21:35
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Another picture of the Van, it is difficult to tell the front from the back hee hee it is German owned and a frequent sight on the loop.

You may laugh young man, but the reason these vehicles (and some others) are found to be cute, appealing and aesthetically pleasing is because deep in the male psyche it's all female appeal.... soft shapes and profiles. Do you think I'm kidding?

Andy101
12-09-2016, 17:45
Hi there, I new to this group and this is my first post. I normally like to lurk in the background and get familiar with a forum before posting; however when I saw this I couldn't resist. I have a holiday home in Ayamonte which is the last town in Spain on the Portuguese border of the Algarve. I know the Algarve really well and I would recommend the most eastern part of there for wild camping near xmas.

Villa Real do Santo Antonio is a beautiful harder town at the very end of the A22 with Monti Gordo and Manta Rota (suburb blue flag beaches) nearby. There are plenty of wild campers in and around Villa Real, with an official council site on the edge of town. They have a fantastic artificial xmas tree and ice rink in the centre of town at xmas and the place has a festival atmosphere. You can get the ferry across to Spain during the day and avoid the Bridge (Puente International), very romantic...

If you get to Manto Rota try to find the Mars Bar (a little Restaurant) that serves the best ribs on the Algarve.

Regards Andy

Clunegapyears
14-09-2016, 06:27
Hi there, I new to this group and this is my first post. I normally like to lurk in the background and get familiar with a forum before posting; however when I saw this I couldn't resist. I have a holiday home in Ayamonte which is the last town in Spain on the Portuguese border of the Algarve. I know the Algarve really well and I would recommend the most eastern part of there for wild camping near xmas.

Villa Real do Santo Antonio is a beautiful harder town at the very end of the A22 with Monti Gordo and Manta Rota (suburb blue flag beaches) nearby. There are plenty of wild campers in and around Villa Real, with an official council site on the edge of town. They have a fantastic artificial xmas tree and ice rink in the centre of town at xmas and the place has a festival atmosphere. You can get the ferry across to Spain during the day and avoid the Bridge (Puente International), very romantic...

If you get to Manto Rota try to find the Mars Bar (a little Restaurant) that serves the best ribs on the Algarve.

Regards Andy

Thank you for this ... Always useful to have a friend on the ground!
If we don't make it there for Christmas or New Year, we will certainly visit soon after. We will then start to move east into Spain. Do you mind sharing some tips for just over the border into Spain? If is is not too cold, we plan to explore some of the hinterland / hills and do some walking.

Trish1997
14-09-2016, 08:28
Hi there, I new to this group and this is my first post. I normally like to lurk in the background and get familiar with a forum before posting; however when I saw this I couldn't resist. I have a holiday home in Ayamonte which is the last town in Spain on the Portuguese border of the Algarve. I know the Algarve really well and I would recommend the most eastern part of there for wild camping near xmas. ,

Villa Real do Santo Antonio is a beautiful harder town at the very end of the A22 with Monti Gordo and Manta Rota (suburb blue flag beaches) nearby. There are plenty of wild campers in and around Villa Real, with an official council site on the edge of town. They have a fantastic artificial xmas tree and ice rink in the centre of town at xmas and the place has a festival atmosphere. You can get the ferry across to Spain during the day and avoid the Bridge (Puente International), very romantic...

If you get to Manto Rota try to find the Mars Bar (a little Restaurant) that serves the best ribs on the Algarve.

Regards Andy

I wish I'd read this before I went there, I love ribs!
Great town too, thanks for posting this info, might do it this year.

Bart
26-09-2016, 08:18
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46021 Another picture of the Van, it is difficult to tell the front from the back hee hee it is German owned and a frequent sight on the loop.

lovely looking Van :)


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