Hop on - Hop off bus

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by joeysoap » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:35 am

Saw it at Colina sol today and later at Algar Seco, look like a great service. If it can survive until the summer it will do well. But, bar the driver, there was nobody on either bus.

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by maccasa » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:59 am

what are the prices - assume its on facebook but Im not suckered into that.

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by Raithstar » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:23 pm

€6 for 24 hours or €9 for 48 hours

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by tomgibson » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:58 pm

This sounds marvellous. Having been coming to the Carvoeiro area for over 20 years and for the last 15 having our own place on Rocha Brava we have always hired a car. However just before we came out in September my eye surgeon decided to withdraw my driving licence. Whilst we managed well enough with taxis and Rocha Brava's mini bus it was not quite the same as having our own transport and we seriously wondered if after all these years we should consider selling up. Now having heard about this new bus service it has made us re-consider given that it goes to most of the places we like to go. I cannot see it being well supported over the winter but I am sure that in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months it should do very well. I noticed earlier that their website is still down.

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by cumbria sue » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:34 pm

tomgibson wrote:This sounds marvellous. Having been coming to the Carvoeiro area for over 20 years and for the last 15 having our own place on Rocha Brava we have always hired a car. However just before we came out in September my eye surgeon decided to withdraw my driving licence. Whilst we managed well enough with taxis and Rocha Brava's mini bus it was not quite the same as having our own transport and we seriously wondered if after all these years we should consider selling up. Now having heard about this new bus service it has made us re-consider given that it goes to most of the places we like to go. I cannot see it being well supported over the winter but I am sure that in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months it should do very well. I noticed earlier that their website is still down.
there is a bus stop inside the entrance at RB opp the coffee shop

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by tomgibson » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:55 pm

Thanks for confirming that cumbria sue.

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by Raithstar » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:56 pm

Was reasonably busy in November when we used it

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by algarve123 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:09 am

Back from a trip to Carvoeiro and found this service to be really good. It allows for some good day trips and having a lunch here and there in places we usually wouldn't go. Our favorite day using it was getting it as far as Ferragudo, getting the water taxi to Portimao, had lunch there then walked back to Ferragudo, had dinner there and then the bus back to Carvoeiro. Had nice lunch and drinks in Lagoa the next day with same ticket. Really easy way to get around without a car.
Hope it continues and expands, great service.

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by tomgibson » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:54 am

We used it a few weeks ago. A great asset for the area.

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by joeysoap » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:19 pm

Raithstar wrote:€6 for 24 hours or €9 for 48 hours

That's €10 and €15 now, busy last week. A great asset.

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by Raithstar » Wed May 03, 2017 3:48 pm

joeysoap wrote:
Raithstar wrote:€6 for 24 hours or €9 for 48 hours

That's €10 and €15 now, busy last week. A great asset.

Yep just noticed it has went up

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by pato » Wed May 03, 2017 6:59 pm

Raithstar wrote:
joeysoap wrote:
Raithstar wrote:€6 for 24 hours or €9 for 48 hours

That's €10 and €15 now, busy last week. A great asset.

Yep just noticed it has went up
Peanuts though compared to hiring a car. :)

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by jeremy » Thu May 04, 2017 9:41 am

Excellent service - Pity it doesn't run a bit later for the in town Restaurant trade

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by Geoff » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:14 am

That's €10 and €15 now, busy last week. A great asset.



Yep just noticed it has went up
Peanuts though compared to hiring a car. :)
Don't agree....just hired for 17 days in June for 185€ that's < 10€ per day.....and a car takes you further : yes, you need to add fuel costs, but for a couple or more, car wins!

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Re: Hop on - Hop off bus

Post by thefellon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:17 pm

The bus runs till 11pm, but beware wherever the bus is at 11pm thats when it stops. We had 2 young girls using it to get back from ferraguda to rocha brava, and when it got to carvoeiro at 11pm they told them to get off this bus as it was 11pm. Not a nice experience for them. They had to pay to get a taxi back. Once you are on the bus before 11pm they should take you back to where you want to go. We call it the hop on f-off bus now!

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