This autumn we saw a welcome addition of a fleet of Mercedes Benz minibuses (20 seats) whizzing around with Rota das Falesias adorning the side. The buses are the first of their kind in the Carvoeiro area and offer a transportation link between Carvoeiro, Lagoa, and Ferragudo with convenient stops at points of interest in between. The “hop on-hop off ” service offers users the flexibility to, say, catch the morning bus from Rocha Brava, have breakfast in Carvoeiro, hop on and spend some time at Praia dos Caneiros, have lunch and then hop on again to take a leisurely stroll in Ferragudo to be back in Carvoeiro in time for dinner.
The buses operate during the winter between 10am and 6pm and the company plans to run them from 10am until midnight during the high season. Off season tickets cost €6 for 24 hours and €9 for 48 hours. With stops at Clube Atlantico, Rocha Brava, Palm Gardens, Tivoli Almansor, Algar Seco, Carvoeiro square, Monte Carvoeiro, Sesmarias, Praia dos Caneiros, Vila Castello, Ferragudo centre and the library in Lagoa, it’s a fabulous service with very comfortable, heated/air conditioned mini buses running every 30 minutes. The service runs seven days a week.