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Boating Holidays in Portugal

The Amieira Base is in a perfect location on the banks of the lake Grande Lago in Portugal. This is a fantastic boating holiday destination as it has 300 days of sunshine a year, no locks and plenty of free mooring opportunities.

The largest artificial lake in Europe, Grande Lago was built in 2002 and runs through the sunny Alentejo region in the South of Portugal. Grande Lago has clean, warm waters which are perfect for swimming, and the Alentejo region is great for lovers of nature and watersport fans. Keen anglers can fish for black bass, carp, pike and more and the area is ideal for cycling and hiking.

The Alentejo area is rich in history and many of the stops around the lake allow easy access to the beautiful surrounding villages and ancient sites. Visit the 13th century castle of Mourao or head to the fortified town of Monsaraz with its quaint, cobbled streets.

Explore the fascinating village of Luz which was totally rebuilt on the banks of the Grande Lago after the original village was swallowed up by the Lago Alqueva, and see the impressive Alqueva Dam.

Our boat base is open 365 days a year and we offer short breaks and week-long holidays. Amieira Marina is 180km from Lisbon and 200km from Faro Airport (approximately 2 hours).

Area Highlights

Highlights of Portugal

  • The only boat base open all year with 300 days of sunshine per year
  • The Alqueva Dam, a remarkable structure built in 2002
  • Luz, a town that was flooded and entirely rebuilt on the banks of the Lago Grande with a fascinating museum
  • Mourao, with its castle and 13th century fortifications
  • Monsaraz, a fortified town with narrow, cobbled streets and a magnificent arena

Useful Information:

  • Boat hire base open 365 days a year
  • Exceptionally high quality water for swimming, fishing, diving or taking underwater photos - fabulous for nature lovers
  • No locks - you can tie up wherever you want, whenever you want

Suggested Cruises from our base in Portugal

Portugal Boating Map

View Routes from:

Boat Holidays from Amieira Marina

Boat Search by Start Base

Start Base: Amieira

Out and Back Routes

Amieira Marina - Barrage Alqueva - Estrela - Cite de Morao - Amieira Marina

Short Break Return Trip • 2 Days • 88km • 0 Locks • 10hrs

Amieira Marina - Barrage Alqueva - Estrela - Cite de Morao - Amieira Marina

Return Trip • 7 Days • 163km • 0 Locks • 18hrs

Amieira Marina - Barrage Alqueva - Estrela - Cite de Morao - Monsaraz - Cheles - Juromenha - Campinho - Amieira Marina

Return Trip • 7 Days • 210km • 0 Locks • 24hrs

Family on Cruiser Boat in Portugal
Amieira Marina in the distance
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