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Question re Buses

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Question re Buses

Is there a bus that runs from the Marina / Tivoli end of PDR (or maybe from up the stairs from the fort), down to Praia Da Vau, or at least some way down the coast to the West? Basically, we want to explore the area and have a look at the beaches around Praia do Vau, but am conscious about how far we can persuade the kids to walk....

(this has probably got Cubsur's name all over it, but help from anyone is gratefully received!)

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1. Re: Question re Buses

http://www.algarvebus.info/011.htm (courtesy Cubsur). There's a link for a system map in it.

Edited: 30 June 2014, 16:26
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2. Re: Question re Buses

http://www.algarvebus.info/011.htm Has the info.

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3. Re: Question re Buses

Thanks for that. Looking at the link, unless I've misread it, I'd need to go into the centre of Portimao, change buses, and then get over to Vau, with the same on return.

"TAXI"!!

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I'm sure Cubsur will drop in with some suggestions. Hold on! :)

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5. Re: Question re Buses

From memory (I drive a car when I stay there) but I think it is now a series of one way streets, often opposing each other. Thus the bus has to go down the hill behind the 'main drag' anyway from the top of the steps. At one time it was a two-way street, and you could go right west along the road. Now, it's impossible.

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6. Re: Question re Buses

The buses between Praia da Rocha and Praia do Vau no longer operate. It is not worth going all the way into Portimão. It's only a mile or so, you can walk all the way along the beach except at the very highest tides and there is also way to walk away from the main road more or less along the top of the cliff.

Bus 35 on weekdays and 1P at weekends run part of the way but by the time you have walked to the nearest stop and possibly wait for ages, you might as well keep going as the bus takes only 3 more minutes to get there.

Edited: 01 July 2014, 08:50
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7. Re: Question re Buses

The walk all the way from your hotel would be around 35 minutes. A taxi would probably be around 5 euro.

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8. Re: Question re Buses

Thanks All. If the kids are in a good mood, we'll walk it! If not, cab!

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