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If your trip to Almeida is all organized but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.
Eager to beef up your itinerary a little? Swing by Almeida Fortress, which is only a quick drive away. Have a go at some segway tours while you're in town as well.
We know you're eager to take your new wheels for a spin. How about heading out on a day trip to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo? Just 19 miles away, roll down the windows and let the wind rustle your hair on the drive there. Chapel of Marofa should be at the top of your to-do list here. Santa Maria de Aguiar Convent and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Garden are terrific attractions too. Locals are also likely to point you in the direction of Guarda, 19 miles away. If you can only find time for one thing here, let it be Guarda Cathedral. (But we'd also recommend Sortelha and Museu da Guarda.)
Avoid paying a fortune for a rental car by following these top tips:
Sure, you can get out and explore Almeida without a car. But with so much to see and do, having one will definitely make your trip all the more exciting. If you're excited to head out into nature, opt for a vehicle with some extra oomph. A full-size car or an SUV could be just what you need. A smaller car, like a mini or a compact, is an excellent choice for those embarking on shorter trips.
You'll be happy to hear that there's a broad range of both economy and luxury vehicles to rent in Almeida. What you end up going for is largely dependent on how much you're willing to spend and what you're hoping to do. Prestige vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not book a high-end SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you just need a set of wheels to get from A to B as cheaply as possible, go for a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that won't burn a hole in your pocket).
When driving somewhere new, you'll want to have a good understanding of the local traffic rules. Here's what you'll need to know to jump behind the wheel in Almeida safely and soundly:
In Almeida, you'll need to stick to the right side. When traveling someplace new, it's wise to choose a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
For the most part, finding a spot to park the car in Almeida is a breeze. If you're planning to head to one of the busier attractions in town, it's a wise idea to look at parking options before you leave.
The residential areas in the city of Almeida have a 50 km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits typically range between 50 km/h and 120 km/h.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Or it may forward your contact details to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
It is illegal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Almeida, and you may even be hit with a fine for simply holding your phone if you're in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
In Almeida, it's a criminal offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.05%. If you're going to have a few drinks over dinner, you'd be wise to leave your car behind.
No. In Almeida, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When approaching a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Seat belts are mandatory in Guarda District. That being said, this rule may differ for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.