Camping Serro da Bica

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Spacious pitches (added by manager 24 Aug 2021)
Spacious pitches under cork or oak (added by manager 29 jul 2022)
Spacious motorhome pitches (added by manager 24 aug 2021)
Spacious pitches under cork or oak (added by manager 24 aug 2021)

  • Peaceful wildlife haven with a friendly atmosphere and tidy facilities
  • Access to walks and bike rides; walk to the river to fish or swim
  • Social activities on site such as barbecues and pizza evenings
How about friendly vibes 50 metres from the Mira river and a site that's surrounded by walks and cycling trails? If that all sounds like a bit of you, nab a spot at Camping Serro da Bica in the centre of southern Portugal. Since the new owners took charge of this site in 2018, the friendly atmosphere has been a top priority – much appreciated by new guests and regulars (families and dogs included). During the week, there’s an opportunity to catch up together in the log cabin. On the weekends, the site often throws a barbecue, a pizza evening or a trip to a local restaurant. On that note, there are several high-quality restaurants within five kilometres of the site (perhaps take a splendid stroll there and back, admiring the local wildlife as you go). Peace and space are the key characteristics at Camping Serro da Bica, as is the gorgeous natural setting. There are cork, holm oaks and seasonal plant life all around, and at the bottom of the site is a 50-metre path to the Mira river, where wild swimming and fishing are year-round activities. If you’re ready and raring to get out, walking routes start directly from the site, ranging in length from five to 15 kilometres. Cyclists can access several different cycling routes of different difficulties, as well as mountain biking nearby. It’s very neat here, despite being such a wildlife haven. There’s a toilet and shower block with underfloor heating, washing-up and laundry facilities and wifi covering the whole site. Plus, the grounds are easily accessible for those carrying any equipment with them. If you’re wondering about local amenities, you’ll be pleased to find that Ourique, 10 minutes’ drive away, has a large supermarket, several small shops, cafés and restaurants.

Site type

Tent sites 6
Travel trailer sites 16
RV sites 12
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Trailers for rent 2
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
  • No charcoal barbecues allowed.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

Dutch

English

French

German

Portuguese

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

85%

would recommend this site to a friend

69%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Would not recommend site.

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 4
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered gravel and cement/asphalt travel trailer campsite

Liked: Near river & good pitch location

Disliked: Felt being English in the minority as mostly Dutch seem to stay here. There is a lot of traffic noise. Also was asked to pay by cash not card as campsite incurred changes, this was not mentioned when booking or at check in.

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Desierto???

Overall 2/10
Location No rating
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
nines o. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass and earth tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: No

Disliked: Al llegar directamente nos dimos la vuelta y buscamos otro camping, parecía un desierto, no había absolutamente nadie ni en recepción ni en las zonas comunes, cuatro tiendas de campaña, solo CUATRO! y ni una sombra, parecía un solar abandonado

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From the manager: There is always somebody available to help our guest if we are not there. We were also busy with some works, but still we had some good spots to stay. We are sorry we could not have the right solution for you.

La tranquillité La propreté…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Laurent B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass and earth tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: La tranquillité La propreté

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Highly recommend this site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass and earth tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: The campsite was excellent and well organized. The location is great, off the main road and a 5-minute walk to a serene river and more hiking options.

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absolutely fantastic

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Laura M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered gravel and cement/asphalt travel trailer campsite

Liked: What was there not to like!? it is an incredible campsite that is secluded and well thought out pitch placing. You basically have your own plot of land. Our hosts are most welcoming and are very happy to advise on local hikes and activities. It is an 50min from Vilamoura and Albufera which keeps it peaceful and not so crowded. The beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the river and wildlife on your doorstep is incredible. There is a drought in Southern Portugal and Spain and we were asked to go sparingly on the water and this was not an issue as we all play a part. Will definitely return when in the area again and would most definitely recommend to anyone to visit for at least a long weekend or longer.

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Great site, relaxed and slightly offbeat. A friendly welcome awaits.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered gravel and cement/asphalt tent campsite

Liked: We came across this site when looking for a suitable stopover between the Algarve and Lisbon. Although we stayed only 2 nights we wished we had stayed for longer given the very friendly and relaxed vibe which Menno and Miranda have created. It is most definitely a site with a great personality! A highlight is when the 5 o’ clock bell is rung for happy hour at the bar and a chance to meet up and chat with fellow campers. We shall definitely return.

Disliked: We would like to see the site once the extensive planting the owners have carried out has had a chance to mature.

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Ein toller Platz

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered gravel and cement/asphalt tent campsite

Liked: Sehr freundlicher Eigentümer, durften uns den Stellplatz aussuchen, sehr saubere Toiletten und Duschen, tolle Lage, WLAN auf dem gesamten Platz

Disliked: Durch die Straße etwas laut.

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Quiet and peaceful friendly atmosphere Good showers and facilities…

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered gravel and cement/asphalt tent campsite

Liked: Quiet and peaceful friendly atmosphere Good showers and facilities

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Fantástico!!

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Alina M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass and earth tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: Muchissimo, está todo muy bien organizado y limpio y el sitio es espectacular🙌

Disliked: No hay ninguna queja

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Fantastic rural quiet location with great but small facilities.

Overall 10/10
Location No rating
Value for money No rating
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Sarah S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered gravel and cement/asphalt tent campsite

Liked: Great site. Very clean. Very friendly staff. Waiting for us to arrive late and showed us to our pitch! Really nice guy. Quiet location with gorgeous river. Loved it here. So peaceful 🥰

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Caravan storage facilities

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Location

Camping Serro da Bica

Horta da Bica

Aldeia de Palheiros

Ourique

Ourique

Portugal

7670-202

Directions

Timezone

Europe/Lisbon +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

37.56635°N
-8.26498°W

Route directions

Please use the hard shoulder to take the slip road from the IC1. The site is signposted.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Compasses out… Camping Serro da Bica is well-based for adventures to the north, east, south and west. First, perhaps investigate the deserted Roman mine landscape at the Sao Domingos Mine (an hour and 10 minutes' drive) or the waterfalls in the Pulo do Lobo (an hour and 10 minutes) nature reserve, both to the east. Algarve beaches (an hour and 10 minutes) are to the south, with sandy islands, sea caves, cliffs, and scenic rock formations. Meanwhile, in the west, the Atlantic coast (around an hour and 10 minutes) has yet more impressive cliffs and splendid beaches that are certainly less crowded than the Algarve’s. In the north, day trip options include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Roman Evora (an hour and 45 minutes), medieval Alcácer do Sal (an hour and 10 minutes) and ancient ruins in Beja (50 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Zambujeira Do Mar 46.3 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Alteirinhos 46.6 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Carvalhal (Odemira) 47.5 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

  • Does Camping Serro da Bica have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping Serro da Bica dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Serro da Bica? Compasses out… Camping Serro da Bica is well-based for adventures to the north, east, south and west. First, perhaps investigate the deserted Roman mine landscape at the Sao Domingos Mine (an hour … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Serro da Bica?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Serro da Bica? From $25.17 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.