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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Berlenga Grande Island Tour

Today was another boat tour day, this time to Berlenga Grande Island. First up we drove to Peniche where the boat left from.

Then on our way to the island! They limit the number of people who can go per day and you can really only go on a tour (you can also add on a cave tour once you get there, which we did, and a tour of the island which we passed on). 

We saw a dolphin on the way out!

When we got there we had an hour to wander before the cave tour

We spied on the tiny beach

Then headed uphill to do the one loop hike as we had just enough time for it. We saw so many lizards along the way!

The island is really not that big and there is this loop trail and then a trail to the fort and that is about it, but this tour was the perfect amount of time to explore if you add in the cave tour. Without that I think we would have had way too much time on the island. 

Our cave tour - we got lucky and had the back to ourselves (it was a glass bottom boat, but there were not many fish or anything to see

The old fort. We had the option of getting off here and walking back to the dock, or taking the boat. We got off here since we were planning on walking over to spy anyways.

There are lots of stairs to the top of the ridge - if you look closely you can see some people going up the stairs to the right hand side of the photo!

First we spied on the fort

Then headed off to go back to the dock

And back to Peniche

Since it was a full day tour we headed on to camp afterwards (Parque de Campismo Baia Azul). This was our camping spot - right at the front by the parking lot (where no one was parked) and right on the water

Of course then we had to spy on the beach

It was so windy here and the wind was cold! We had to eat inside and if it got too warm we could open a window and it was cool in 2 seconds. So much nicer than the super hot at the beginning of the trip!

9.28km walked/57 flights



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