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Exploring Portugal's backcountry...

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Exploring Portugal's backcountry...

My husband and I are going to Portugal in July. We'll be staying mostly in Leiria and Nazare. We are interested in taking a road trip through Portugal's country side, perhaps through it's mountain area. Does anyone have any suggestions on routes or places to visit and things to do?

We like camping too!

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You could visit Fatima - the drive is around an hour from Nazare. There is also a caves system in the national park ( on a map it's to the right of Nazare - sorry to offer such girlie directions !) we have this planned for our summer holiday as there is also a water park at the site - friends of our went to the caves last year and said they had a really good day. If you are interested in "local" restaurants here are a couple I have tried - is one in Alfezerio ( incorrect spelling) Restarant Vilimar - if you were to drive to this village from San Martinho direction it would be on your right, sign on the roof of their building, as you get to the village - it is only open for lunch with a menu of the day. Also in Sitio ( the part of Nazare that is at the top of the funicular) - as you leave the funicular most people will leave to the left, go around in front of the ticket office and leave the right-hand exit look left and there is a tiny restaurant that does lovely fish meals- they don't speak english. There are some really good fish restaurants in Nazare.

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