Post 7 Iberian Bimble Heading south…. wonderful scenery!
Updated: Mar 5, 2021
3 great days meandering south down the west coast of Portugal. Temperatures 28 -30 degrees☺
Firstly a visit to Monserrate Palace near Sintra. Wow! Created by an Englishman in the 1750s who employed the Head gardener from Kew, and laid out massive English style gardens on the steep hillside. House was in the arabic style and has recently been restored.
We decided to bypass Lisbon and Sintra on this trip, and so headed south before visiting a super bird reserve at Lago Pequena, then driving through the beautiful scenery of the Parque natural da Arrabida, where we camped in the ecopark near Setubal. 8 euros with full if simple facilities and electric hook up, and facing the sea.
Day 2 we headed for the south-west coast of Portugal. En route we saw the great sight of storks nesting on pylons!
Zambijeira was a lovely coastal village with a stunning beach.
Our 2 favourite spots were Odeceixe, and Bordeira beach near Carrapateira.