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 1st April 2017 - checked on official website but not in person
Details are on their website
runs "every 30 minutes approximately" - their words not mine. Last
summer it apparently operated between 1000 and 1800
Good customer information is obviously not a
priority with this operation! If you can help, please email me here
You may wish to read this very useful information
supplied by ´Jörg´on 27th March 2017.
Tickets - €6 for 24 hour ticket or €9 for 48 hours. 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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY JÖRG ON 27th March 2017
Information is as current as March 25th 2017.
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.
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.
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 min
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
If you are tempted by the Praia do Carvalho
, please read. 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
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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