Carvoeiro area - Rota das
Falésias - Cliffs route
This is a minibus connecting
Lagoa, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo and various tourist resort areas
nearby. It is NOT operated by the main company EVA, their tickets
are NOT VALID.
Correct to the best
of my knowledge as of 15th July 2017 - checked on official
website, fares updated.
Details are on their website
The service runs "every 30 minutes approximately" - their words
It is apparently operated between 1000 and 2200 in summer, until
around 1800 at other times of the year.
There is no timetable information on their website. If you can
help, please email me here
You may wish to read this very
supplied by ´Jörg´on 27th March 2017.
Tickets - €6 for 12 hours, €10 for 24 hour ticket or €15 for 48
hours. Purchase tickets from the driver. There are no
'single' trip tickets.
FOR THE TIMETABLE OF THE EVA BUS
BETWEEN LAGOA, CARVOEIRO AND PRAIA DO CARVALHO
ROUTE MAP - GEOGRAPHICAL
STOPS DIAGRAM - note that
Solférias and Praia do Paraíso are served in one direction only.
Note that it starts its journey at
Largo da Igreja (Church Square) in Lagoa, which is about 500
metres from the bus station where 'normal' buses stop. Thanks to
Jörg for the map
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY JÖRG ON 27th March 2017
Information in this section was compiled on March 27th 2017.
I have been unable to update it.
At that time the Rota das Falesias was operating with two buses
which effectively meant a bus coming about every 45 minutes.
Below is the timetable for the two buses, one starting in Lagoa
going to Carvoeiro, the other one in Carvoeiro going to
Ferragudo. Click to see full size
They were pretty much on time within about 5 minutes max.
I assume during high season they may operate with three
buses which would result in a more frequent schedule every 30
minutes. (This appears to be correct.)
One thing you have to know is that buses go from Lagoa via
Carvoeiro all the way to Praia do Carvalho, then back via
Carvoeiro to Ferragudo and then from Ferragudo back to Lagoa.
So there is no direct connection Ferragudo to Carvoeiro. For the
stop at Sesmarias this means buses go in three directions (see
attached map), you better ask the driver which direction a
particular bus goes.
Notes about other stops:
In Carvoeiro the same stop is used for buses in both directions
(main square at the beach), If not sure ask the driver if buses go
to Praia do Carvalho or to Sesmarias.
The Rota das Falesias stop is across the little canal from the EVA
stop and about 5 minutes walk from the water taxi stop. Click or
tap map for larger size
The bus at the stop in Ferragudo, Largo do Regato
PRAIA DO CARVALHO STOP
Praia do Carvalho: buses don't stop at the beach but in the luxury
resort Club Atlantico (close to the tennis courts). It's about a
10 minute walk to/from Praia do Carvalho.
Vale de Milho stop is also a bit away from main road and the bus
stopped only in one direction towards Carvoeiro, but not from
Carvoeiro to Praia do Carvalho.
Not sure if the driver missed the stop or if this is regular.
If you are tempted by the Praia do
, please read below.
Access to the beach is 150 steep steps down from the road (and of
course 150 steps back up) and the last 20 of those are through a
little tunnel bored through the rock.
The beach is entirely
enclosed by cliffs; the steps are the only access except by boat!
There is some good
walking along the cliffs and hills in the surrounding areas,
although the going can be a little difficult in some places.
Finally, the area is
quite isolated. There are no facilities at the beach and I saw
none in the immediate vicinity, so take supplies with you!
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