Few destinations can match the enduring appeal of Albufeira.
Rally Dates 17 Dec 2013 - 23 Mar 2014 (Members only)
This jewel of the Algarve is a well-established and much-loved resort that has grown up around the old fishing village. Renowned among sunseekers and golfers throughout Europe, the area is a firm perennial favourite for Club members, and more and more of them find wintering on this popular stretch of the Algarve to be addictive. A walkway and cycle path from the site means the town centre, two miles away, is within easy reach, giving great access to many good quality restaurants, beaches and other local attractions. The motorway is only three miles distant and travels the length of the Algarve, giving you a fast track to visit the towns and attractions that this lovely coastal region has to offer; or you can choose an unhurried drive through the local towns and villages along the main roads.
No site is more committed to, or more experienced in, welcoming Club members than Albufeira, with our rally here now going into its twenty-second year. With many recent upgrades and improvements, from pitch drainage to enclosing and improving the rally area washblocks, Albufeira is set to remain a much loved, and much sought after, winter destination.
- Centrally located for the Algarve coast, on the outskirts of Albufeira, about two miles from the town centre and fishermen’s beach
- Portimão 19 miles, Faro 23 miles, Spain 53 miles, Lisbon 161 miles
- Dogs allowed
- Barbecues permitted on pitches
- Owned and run by the Boiça family
- A bus service runs from outside the site entrance to various parts of Albufeira.
All blocks have separate male & female dedicated accessible rooms (access via single sex washblock) with shower, wc, basin. One unisex cubicle (access from outside) with shower, wc & basin, access by ramp (furthest from rally area). Ramp to reception/shop. Ramp/one step to bar/restaurant/function room, winding steps to wc, or go round bar via step & ramp to top unisex cubicle. Steps to pool. Gently sloping from rally area to reception/shop; rest of site is uphill from here.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Several modern wash blocks, one heated, with hot & cold water to showers/basins; cold water to washing-up sinks, one hot water tap for each row of sinks
Laundry facilities incl 4 washing machines, 2 driers & laundry sinks with hot & cold water
Shop with many British products
Wi-Fi on terrace.
Touring pitches may be allocated on upper or lower parts of site; members arriving before rally may need to move pitches
3 chemical disposal points located around site (not at washblocks)
Bar & restaurant
Swimming pool (unheated) and tennis courts
Rally pitches approx. 150; in lower part of site (exclusive use of area not guaranteed); pitches vary in size, shape and level, not all are marked out; all have 10A electricity; water & drainage points available at various points in rally area; limited pitches rally area for vehicles over 8m; members choose their rally pitch from those available on arrival.
Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.
Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.
Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 2 weeks please call us.
More information on pricing can be found here.
Rally stewards will be Bob and Lyn Geary (with their assistants taking over for the last few days of the rally) | There is access to a function room four to five nights a week, athough these nights vary from week to week and exclusive use of the room cannot be guaranteed | Typical rally activities (subject to demand) may include walks, line dancing, bingo, dinner dances, gourmet evenings, the showpiece annual pig roast, craft mornings, boules, quizzes, barbecues, variety
nights, games evenings, coach excursions (including the Loulé carnival), coffee mornings, dance lessons, festive activities and theme nights (fancy dress optional).
Celebrity appearances are not unknown at the pig roast – but no promises!
With a well established, well-located and good quality site, a low cost of living, and dynamic stewards and site management, Albufeira remains excellent value and popular with members, so be sure to book early. This is now our twenty second rally here, testament to its enduring appeal.
Rally Date: 17 12 2013 - 23 03 2014
Christmas Day Lunch: €37 per person
Join us for a traditional British Christmas Day lunch with log burning fire and festive atmosphere | Welcome drink | Hors d’oeuvres | Prawn cocktail | Home made vegetable soup | Roast pork and roast turkey, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing,
bacon, roast and mashed potatoes, sprouts, cauliflower, carrots and gravy; accompanied by cranberry sauce | Christmas pudding | Coffee and after-dinner mints | Red wine, white wine and water (unlimited) | Christmas crackers with hats and novelties | Waiter service.
New Year’s Eve Party: €67 per person
Join in to celebrate New Year (not exclusive to ralliers) | Welcome reception with branded whisky, gin, martini or sangria | Hors d’oeuvres. Prawns, fish pasties, croquettes | Shellfish platter | Whitefish fillet in prawn cream sauce | Codfish bake | Beef escallops with mushrooms, chips and rice | Dessert buffet | Cheese board and cold meats | Coffee and liqueurs | Cava at midnight | After midnight – vegetable soup/hot chocolate | Red, white and rosé wine, beer, water and soft
drinks, unlimited all evening | Music, entertainment, novelty bags and fireworks.
If you wish to attend these festive meals, please book them at the time of making your rally booking. Access is then by ticket only, available when you pay the Rally Stewards on site. Menus and prices may be subject to change.