MapCampsite Quinta de Odelouca is situated in the center of the Algarve, 30km north of Albufeira. Click on Google Maps to find the exact location.
AttentionDue to forestry work, de normal route over the blue bridge to Campsite Quinta de Odelouca is not easy to drive. Until 6 meters use the short route (download here). Otherwise use the alternative route:
Coming from the IC1, via the N267 to Monchique. After about 5km take M502 direction Silves / Sapeira).
This alternative route is signposted.
Campsite Quinta de Odelouca is situated south of São Marcos da Serra. There are 3 routes:
1. From the IC1Short route (2km), for pedestrains, cyclers, cars (with trailer) and for campervans no longer than 6 meter. ;
2. From the IC1Long route for everyone and also with a caravan or when you have a campervan longer than 6 metres. .
3. Via the N267 São Marcos da Serra to Monchique. Take M502 direction Silves / Sapeira).
All the routes are signposted.
Public transportYou can travel with public transport to São Marcos da Serra.
Take the train or bus from Faro to Albufeira or Tunes and next to S.B. de Messines. Or take a train from Lisbon to SB de Messines or Tunes.
There you take a bus to São Marcos da Serra or take a cab which brings you to the campsite.
You need the following websites: www.cp.pt (train), www.rede-expressos.pt (intercity bus through Portugal) and www.eva-bus.com (regional bus).
N 37 21.109, W 8 21.811
N 37°21'6.5", W 8°21'48.6"
When you come from the south, don't stop on the IC1. Drive 200m. further to the exit São Marcos da Serra and cross the viaduct to the other side of the IC1.
N 37 20.294, W 8 21.124
N 37°20'17.6", W 8°21'7.4"
These coordinates are from the blue bridge over the railway, 400m. north of Montes das Pitas and 2 km south of São Marcos da Serra. After you cross the blue bridge, don't use your navigation system anymore! Just follow the signs of Quinta de Odelouca.
Elektronic tollsystem in PortugalThe lanes, with exclusively electronic tolls, are previously identified with the reference "electronic toll only" When you enter Portugal in the north, you take an E-ticket at the border. The same you do when you enter the border of Portugal in the south (A22 Algarve, Ayamonte/Via Real do Antonio).
Do you enter Portugal in the middle (A6 Badajoz/Elvas) you enter a normal tollway: take a ticket and pay at the end (same system as in France).
The A2 (north - south) is also a normal tollway.
There is an official website of Portugal with more information: Website E-ticket Portugal. We have all the information fro the Algarve A22 in 1 document: Electronic Toll A22 Algarve.