We spent 2 weeks here to do a roadtrip trough Portugal with Portugalbyvan (3 persons fiat ducato) and we can only recommend it.
We had a big delay by flight and Rui waited all this time for us to deliver the van in Porto, with good explanation. The van was clean and everything worked properly. The freedom to explore Portugal by your own van is great, diesel is cheap and we made our diner in the van every night (so a cheap vacation is possible if you're students like us).
Would totally come back to explore the south of Portugal, since we've only visited the north.
We loved the way of travelling the country since we got to discover amazing (surf) spots and were able to move whenever we wished. Unfortunately, our experience with Portugal by Van was not at all what we had expected: seatbelts for our children didn't work, the kitchen wasn't working properly, the water tank couldn't be emptied (it was broken and could only be opened with a tool which wasn't provided to us), which resulted in a horrible, constant smell and the van was quite dirty when we got it and so on...We must say that Rui and Sophia were very helpful and kind.
I can only recommend renting out a van from this lovely organisation. As soon as we arrived to pick up the van the staff took there time showing all the features of the van and we felt very safe and in good hands. The van was very well equiped with a comfi bed,a sink, camping cooker and a lot of kitchen equipment. Before hitting the road the staff gave us some good tipps about nice destinations and places to visit. Our roadtrip was absolutely amazing and it probably was the best way to explore Portugal.
With Portugal By Van we were very well equipped for our 10 day costal adventure through Portugal. It was really magical to have the freedom to stay somewhere completely new each night. Most nights we parked up on the beach and fell asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the shore. It was amazing and I couldn't have picked a better company to hire the van from! They provide you with everything you need and are only a phone call away should something go wrong.
If you're going to travel Portugal with a camper van then I cannot recommend Portugal By Van enough!
We spent roughly five days exploring Portugal's coastline from Lisbon to Lagos by campervan. Sofia at Portugal by van was great to deal with in the lead up to our trip- and provided lots of helpful suggestions regarding itinerary and replied to emails promptly. Trip was incredible- loved every minute.
We've been on the road for 3 weeks and had a hard time parting from the van - just too many great experiences. Our daughter loved the van even more and from day one it was the motorhome of her choice.
We used a fiat ducato for 3 persons and it was plenty of space and well outfitet, but still small enough to drive around in a city and even get a decent parking lot.
Rui & Sofia from PBV were super helpful to get everything organised and were quick to get in touch, whenever we had a question.
We definitely plan to come for a second tour de portugal :)
Thanks for the great time
Martin & Family
These Vans are the best way to move around, follow the swell, surf, cook, sleep and share Portugal's best places with your best friends!
The vehicles are equipped with anything you need for your on-the-road trip.
You can find your favorite beach and surf break, or your personal meditation spot just over the cliff at sunset time.
The guys at PBV are amazing and always ready to give support and help for whatever you need!
We'll come back for more freedom!