Camp site

Welcome to Quinta Rural, eco-friendly camping in North Portugal : “Rough it” in comfort in this pristine, rugged paradise!

Spending your holiday at nature camping Quinta Rural in North Portugal brings you to the core of Portuguese mountain life and traditions: agriculture, history and wild nature waiting to be discovered by you. As soon as you leave the below wine valley behind you, you get a different ´feel´.

Camping plots

You will camp in the ´vast backyard´ of Quinta Rural: spread over 25.000 m2 of beautiful sloping terrain, divided over some big terraces complete with ancient granite border walls you will find 20 spacious camping spots..
Each spot has their own characteristics,  some more apt for a multiple- tent family and others e.g. for a caravan.  Yet they all come with an absolutely stunning panoramic view.
Spread over the camping grounds, additional shade is being created using solar cloth, as we are still in the beginning of our reforestation project.


The access to Quinta Rural is quite exceptional in Portugal; the main road passes almost in front yet there´s not a sound to be heard (except for the occasional old puffy tractor and a herd of cows with bells passing by). You´ll have to ´climb´ a little bit before reaching us yet car, camper and caravan will arrive easily. No bumpy dirt roads beating up your vehicle.

(If you do, however love those bumpy dirt roads: there are also lots of 4×4 off-road trails around.)

Atmosphere: Cosy & Relaxed

Holiday is all about ´recharging your battery´ and having new experiences.
Enjoying, relaxing & discovering. Freedom at Quinta Rural means:no rules needed, just fun & some normal old-fashioned trust and respect.  Quoting one of our guests: ´Chaos and freedom instead order and limitations. We ´breathed´ again and you made it possible. Thank you so much!´.


Quinta Rural is child friendly by nature. Somehow everyone refinds their playfulness here, young or old. Children rediscover what it´s like to play, without gadgets. Seeking adventure, building huts, making a round fire, telling scary werewolf stories, catching lizzards, just… begin on top of the world!

Food & Drinks

The impressive Adega now functions as a bar/bistro and awaits you for a refreshing drink, a good talk, a surprising barbecue. Books, games & tourist information available here. Your groceries can be bought in Cabeceiras de Basto (8km) or at local farmers markets.


A 7 x 4 x 1.50 m water depot serves as our bio-pool. 100% natural, pure, running mountain water.

New shower building

The former cowshed has been recently converted into the shower-area. After a day full of exciting outdoor activities, nice citytrips, diverse hikes ór a real lazy relaxing day, there´s nothing better than a real spacious and hot shower.. ofcourse, without those annoying shower tokens limiting your time.
If you want to go really rural , try the simple outside showers, where the water gets solar heated during the day: ecological showering with the best views ever.


Some 4 power points provide basic electricity. Big energy consumers such as water heaters, blow dryers etc. are not supported by our power supply. Yet light & recharging mobile phones, laptops is no problem. A limited number of small fridges as well.


Camping spot High Season (July and August)

Camping gear (tent, caravan, camper)
+ 2 pers.: 20 euro
+ 3 pers.: 25 euro
+ 4 pers.: 30 euro
+ 5 pers.: 35 euro
+ 6 pers.: 40 euro

Extra camping set (e.g. extra tent) + 5 euro


  • a warm welcome
  • a spacious camping spot for 1 camping gear, no matter the sort (tent,caravan, camper, rooftop tent)
  • marvelous view that never bores
  • parking spot on the front end of the farm. (the camping is traffic-free: we only allow cars to load/unload your luggage, to place your caravan or when you have a camper. )
  • recently built, fresh and clean toilets and showers, with strong hot showers (without anoying shower coints) and recycled toilet paper
  • use of all facilities and services
  • dog, if well behaved, allowed and free (please contact us first)
  • children untill 2 years free


  • electricity: 3.50 per night in high season, 2.50 in off season. Limited.

Discount mini-camper high season 

Small camping pitch for the light weight traveller:  1-2 P with small tent 17,50 / night

Off season discount

Stay 0-7 nights:  10% discount
Stay 7 or more days: 20% discount