Kiri and



We travelled 636 miles in Portugal over 8 days between 13 February 2014 and 20 February 2014. It was mainly sunny (5 days) whilst we were there

Key places where we stopped

Blog posts

Pootling through Portugal (February 20, 2014)

Stormy seas and myriad motorhomers (February 18, 2014)

The following information was last updated on July 21, 2014 and therefore may now be out of date. Please consume with a pinch of salt!

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Personal comments:

Really colourful country with some interesting road surfaces on the A-roads! Fuel is cheapest at "Prio" petrol stations (often by more than 10 cents per litre). We had no issues with wild camping or any of the aires that we stayed at

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1 - um / uma
2 - dois / duas
3 - três
4 - quatro
5 - cinco
6 - seis
7 - sete
8 - oito
9 - nove
10 - dez

Useful words / phrases:

Hello - Olá
Goodbye - Adeus
Yes - Sim
No - Não
Please - Por favor
Thank you - Obrigada
Sorry - Peço desculpa
I don't understand - Não compreendo
How much does it cost? - Qual é o preço?
Where is the toilet? - Onde são as casas de banho?
Petrol - Gasolina

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Vignette / toll requirements:

All motorways are toll roads (denoted by 'Peage') - some are traditionally operated (coins or card), but others are electronically operated.

Electronically operated tolls are those signed as ‘Lanco Com Portagem’ - they require the lease of an electronic device or the purchase of a 3 day ticket (see for details)

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Vehicle laws:

Speed limit is 120kph on motorways (minimum of 50kph), in built-up areas it's 50kph, then outside built-up areas it's either 90kph or 100kph.

Yellow diamond-shaped signs mean you have priority apart from those with a black line through it; this means that traffic from the right has priority

Must have reflective jackets for each person and a warning triangle

Everyone must carry photographic proof of identity at all times

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Wild camping rules:

It's possible (car parks in towns)...but there are often "no motorhome" signs along the coastline

Do not park overnight in a motorway service station