|EVA Transportes GIRO Urban MAN 08·10·XS on a Linha Vermelha|
(Red Line) service on Rua Sir Cliff Richard in Albufeira
Yes there is a road in the town named after the singer!
As you may imagine, I also had the opportunity of observing public transport activity in the town. The main bus operator was EVA Transportes. EVA provides the local GIRO urban network connecting the the bus terminal, the Old Town and the districts of Albufeira
|EVA Giro Urban MAN Bus 08·07·XS on R Pedro Alvares Cabral in Albufeira|
The network comprises five routes - Azul (blue), Verde (green), Vermelha 1 (red), Vermelha 2 (dark red) and Laranja (orange). The two red routes partly overlap - causing some confusion!
|City Sightseeing Algarve 12·GV·71 on Ave Infante Dom Henrique in Albufeira|
I observed at least two Waggon Union bodied MAN partially open top double deckers on these tours, 12·GV·71 and 45·LP·36 Both have a PO47/32D layout and were previously owned by BVG of Berlin
Additionally a tourist road train (similar to those operating in
|The road train linking the Old Town with São João|
The latter is where much of the newer tourist accommodation, shops and eateries are located
I hope this short resume of activity in the Albufeira area has been of some interest to blog readers