A houseboat vacation? Try the Alentejo region of Portugal

Published online: Aug 10, 2010 News James Martin - goeurope.about.com
Viewed 482 time(s)

When I was penning my article: Best Lakes to Visit in Europe I hadn't given a thought to renting a houseboat on a lake in Europe. Sure, you can rent a houseboat in Amsterdam, but this morning I heard of another option--renting a houseboat on Alqueva lake in Portugal.

monsaraz, portugalAlqueva is an artificial lake created by a recent dam. It's Portugal's largest reservoir; part of the lake is in Spain. It's near the stunning, whitewashed town of Monsaraz, Portugal.

Check the location on our Alentejo Map. The lake isn't on the map because it wasn't a lake the last time I was there; it's that new. Just look at the river near Monsaraz; that's where the lake is now.

Does a houseboat adventure sound good to you? Perhaps the best place to start is checking out Amierira Marina, where you can rent the boat and get some information on the lake.

Read more at here

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 30, 2015

The Mini Bike Is Back!

The Downtube Mini Shimano Nexus 8SP Folding Bike has answered the call of demand and is back on the market!
March 25, 2015

Restored To Her Glory

If you’re interested in restoration stories, you don’t want to miss this one—which involves a little history lesson to boot.
March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Your Smoke Alarms Up To Date

If you want to hear a good argument for keeping your smoke alarms up to date onboard, check out this man’s story according to Cambridge News.
March 11, 2015

Unmanned Houseboat Drifts 165 Miles

You’ve heard of runaway dogs, but have you ever heard of a runaway houseboat?
March 04, 2015

Lake Norris Update: Twin Cove Marina Is Seeing Great Progress

In an admiral show of resilience and dedication, the heavy winter damage at Twin Cove Marina, Carryville, Tenn., is already being tackled by cleanup crews.
February 24, 2015

Norris Lake Boats Suffer Severe Winter Damage

We have sad news—several boats and docks collapsed under the fury of a winter storm in the Norris Lake, Campbell County, Tenn., area this Saturday.
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!