French supermarket chain Intermarché has launched a new feature on its website (www.intermarche.pt) which highlights the 60 Intermarché supermarkets in Portugal that boast parking for motorhomes.
Says the chain, these parking spaces are equipped with drinking water and sewage connections, rubbish bins and a holding tank dump station.
“Motorhome travel is popular in Portugal and an alternative way of enjoying a comfortable holiday, allowing more freedom,” says Intermarché.
“The creation of these parks at Intermarché supermarkets comes as a solution to motorhome travel, which is becoming more and more popular in these strange times,” it adds.
The supermarket chain says it is planning to open more motorhome parks across the country so that motorhomers can enjoy their holidays with the utmost comfort.
“Boasting excellent locations and conditions, the motorhome parks at Intermarché supermarkets will ensure easier travel this summer giving motorhomers the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful areas of Portugal, from the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park to the São Mamede mountains, or the Peneda-Gerês National Park to the Castelo de Bode Dam or even the Ria Formosa,” it adds.
In the Algarve, there are six Intermarché supermarkets with motorhome parking – Albufeira, Aljezur, Lagos (Ameijeira Verde), Portimão, Sagres and Vila Real de Santo António.
Parking a motorhome in an authorised location has become even more important this year following changes to the Portuguese Highway Code which came into effect in January and were designed to increase road safety and reduce bureaucracy (click here).
Among the changes was the prohibition of caravans and motorhomes to make overnight stops “outside authorised places”.