Camping portugal

Camping in the North of Portugal

The campsite of Quinta do Rio is quite unique, thanks to the extensive terraced vineyards that provide privacy and shade amid stunning rugged scenery, adjacent to the refreshing swimming river Tamega. The terraced vineyards cover 25,000 m2, therefore we do not work with fixed places or numbered spots. Because you can always find a suitable and spacious place.

For the rest seekers and couples we've got a new plot of land (approximately 5000 m2) directly next to the river with 8 very spacious special campingspots: A-places. Jump straight into the rived from your tent, trailer or campervan (max 2750kg)! Every spot of around 100m 2 sits in between the wild vegetation and therefore has a lot of privacy and shade. There is a private beach and eco-cooler as well as a central fireplace. Reservations are required.

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Sanitary facilities and swimming

The sanitary facilities are basic but effective. You can take a nice relaxing shower without having to use those pesky shower coins. Or choose one of the (completely solar powered) outside showers.

An old granite water through (7x4) now serves as our little nature swimming pool with fresh water. You can of course also swim in the wide river. There's a dam and on the one side the water is very still, while on the other side is flowing greatly. The Tãmega is thus also suitable to kayaking and we start kayakingtours straight from our Quinta.

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So, what's more?

Start off the day with some freshly made bread or a breakfast. Multiple days a week we create local Portugese dishes (signup for this!). The bar also provides snacks, drinks and also a lot of information about things to do in the area.

We've got a lot of car-, bike- and walking trails ready for you. Oh, and also we serve the local sparkling wine vinho verdee both rose and white. It's like a Prosecco but a bit more fresh.

Next to kayaking and our very popular waterslide it's also possible to go horseback riding or take up your mountain bike into the mountains.

Op 4,5 km ligt Mondim de Basto, waar u uitgebreid uw boodschappen kunt doen. Restaurants, banken e.d. Er is ook een VVV-kantoor. Bekijk ook de pagina's over de omgeving en de activiteiten die we organiseren. Er is genoeg te beleven!

4.5 km away is Mondim de Basto. It's a place where you can do all your grocery shopping, go to restaurants, banks etc. Also a tourist office. Check out our pages on the surroundings and the activities that we organise. Lots to do!

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Eat & drink in the vicinity

There's a local mini-mercado where you can buy simple stuff, very Portugese-like: as long as the bar is open, the shop is too. It's closed on Mondays though. It's possible though that the owners Julio or Fatima are working in the bar that day. We really recommend you to try their Piri-Piri chicken. Including Portugese atmosphere: TL-lighting, tiles and friendliness.

Tent, tipi or ...

You can stay at our camping using a tent, folding trailer or campervan (max 2750kg). Always call when coming over with a large vehicle because of the limited space we have for them. It's also possible to rent a tipi tent or stay in the lodge Del Rio or one of the Cabins.

The camping is opened from april 20th untill oktober 1st. Lodge and cabins can be rented all year round (you need to discuss this first with us).

Prices

Prices camping per night, high and low season.

High season
(juli + august)
high
Low seizoen
(rest)
low
Large campingspot incl 1 tent,
campervan, max 2750kg
€12,50 €10,00
Person €5,00 €4,00
A spot directly at the rivier €15,00 €12,50
Extra tent €5,00 €4,00
Car €2,50 €1,50
Motorbike €1,50 €0,50
Dog €1,00 €0,00
Electricity (limited) €2,50 €2,50

There is no electricity there by the way but you can charge your cellphone at the sanitary stop. The A places have an ecocooler which is a concrete pipe in the floor which can be used as a fridge by using cooling-elements. There's a freezer at the showers to cool down these elements.

Because we only use solar power we have limited capacity. This means no water boilers, coffee machines, electric ovens etc. A kettle works fine too! The camping is opened from april 20th untill oktober 1st.

Meals

In the high season we're having bbq's or traditional meals 3 times a week. These meals can be a delicious mix BBQ with meat, Surf & Turf, juicy pork Sateh. We get all the meat fresh on the day we prepare it, so please sign up in advance.

Prices range between €7,50 to €14,50

You can also order an extensive breakfast for €6,00 p.p

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Reservations

You can get yourself one of these great spots by sending an email to: quintadorioportugal@gmail.com

Please let us know:

  • which period
  • which accomodation (own tent, campervan or renting tipi, lodge, tent)
  • amount of adults and children (<= 12 years)

If you arrive in the moring and would like to have a big breakfast please also let us know in advance. To conclude the reservation we require a partial payment in advance. But we will explain this in our e-mail reply. Hope to see you soon!

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