Algarve is the perfect destination to run away from both the cold of winter or the dog days of summer. Its climate makes it amazing for the escape. And if the escape should happen in a Mercedes-Benz B-Class, wouldn’t just be just perfect?
The pace is different in Algarve, by the Atlantic Ocean. Time runs slowly, cars run smoothly in the land of 300 sunny days per year. The sunfilled days, the local cuisine, the pristine beaches and most of all, the coast road, gave the travelers the liberating and adventurous feeling. All these are part of a protected national park.
In the south-western part of Europe, the voyagers wind their way along the Eucalyptus bordered roads in the Mercedes-Benz B-Class to park it close to the beach, facing the Ocean.
Famous for attracting wind surfers from all over the world, the spot comes with mighty winds, sheer cliffs and cascading waves, some reaching 15 meters in winter time.
Back on the road to reach Algarve once more, they make a stop in Barragem do Arade, to see the gigantic dam that controls the water supplies of the area.
Not far from it, the citrus scent becomes overwhelming. Orange and lemon trees outflank the criss-cross road of the mountains.
By the evening, the voyagers head to the Silves fortress, built between the 9th and the 11th century, to put the B-Class face to face with the former capital of Algarve, once named “The Baghdad of the West”. We dare to skip the delicious part of the adventure, the one about the well-reputed Portuguese cuisine, for you to find out straight from the website that supplied us with a beautiful story:
And chasing the sun in the morning, back on the beach of the Atlantic, rounds up the 48 hours spent in Algarve.