Carvoeiro area - Rota das
Falésias - Cliffs route
Updated 28th May 2018 with information added following personal visit.
I have had many comments and feedback from users. The information is included below.
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.
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
Tickets - €10 for 24 hour ticket or €15 for 48
hours. Child fares €8 and €12 respectively. 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 - click to see full size - big file!
Stops are numbered in sequence thanks to Kevin for this.
The stop in Lagoa called 'Piscinas Sports Hall' is outside the town swimming pool next to the Bus Station.
Note that there is no longer a direct journey from Carvoeiro to Ferragudo in that direction.
STOPS DIAGRAM - YOU CAN ONLY BOARD OR ALIGHT AT THESE DESIGNATED STOPS
Note three stops in Lagoa - at
Largo da Igreja (Church Square) in Lagoa, which is about 500
metres from the bus station where 'normal' buses stop, by the town.
The stop called 'Piscinas - Sports Hall is much closer to the bus
station. Thanks to
Jörg for the map.
INFORMATION ON TIMETABLE
Information in this section was updated on 28th May 2018 following a visit to Lagoa.
At that time the Rota das Falesias was operating with two buses
which effectively meant a bus coming about every 45 minutes.
Departure times from Lagoa Piscinas as shown at the stop, marked in green above and 100 metres from main bus station.
DAILY at 1005, 1045, 1135, 1210, 1305, 1340, 1435, 1510, 1605, 1640 and 1735.
Times at the Church (red) and Market (blue) stops five minutes earlier than those above.
Estimated times elsewhere : Ferragudo 15 minutes after leaving Lagoa,
Carvoeiro 35 minutes, Praia do Carvalho 50 minutes, Carvoeiro back to
Lagoa about 1 hour.
I cannot confirm the time of the last journey back to Lagoa, but possibly not be much later than 1800hrs from Carvoeiro.
If anyone can confirm this I would be grateful - email me
A correspondent wrote '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.)
They also operate later into the evening.
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.
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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