fbTruck Surf Hotel — Thermal
Accommodation
Shared & private rooms
Duration
6+ nights
Nearest major airport
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)

Luxurious hotel on wheels

"Board our truck and experience the most amazing surf and adventurous trip of your life. Try the best traditional food, followed by yoga sessions, trekking along the cliffs, horseback riding, and city tours - all from our comfortable and luxurious hotel on wheels!"

The surf

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Portugal is one of the best countries to surf in Europe. The waves, the food, the culture, and the cost of living are key factors that bring tourists to this European country every year, including many surfers.

Modernity shares space with its traditional vibe maintaining the Old European charm that enchants many travelers when coming to the 'Old continent'. And being one of the lucky and few countries facing straight into the Atlantic, there is a lot of surf there too.

Peniche, Nazaré, Cascais, and Ericeira are the most famous places to some of the best waves on the European continent. The coastline picks up tons of swell and good weather for most of the year, allowing surfers to score great breaks most of the time while visiting.

The adventure

Our itineraries are perfect for travelers who want to learn to surf or improve their surf skills, for outdoor and nature lovers, or even for high-performance sports teams and events. We do weekly trips from Sunday to Saturday and park the Truck in 3 different locations along our coast, exploring many different areas according to the forecast.

We have two basic itineraries in Portugal - from April to June, we visit the southwest area, and from July to October, the Northern part of the country. That allows us to take advantage of each season of the year, providing our guests the best experience.

Traveling inside our truck

Breakfast is on board every morning, surrounded by the best nature and with spectacular views. During the day, we guide you to amazing places in Portugal, according to your itinerary, either surfing on different beaches along the coast or exploring the nature and culture of each place we visit. The end of the day is time for relaxation, a warm shower inside the truck, a nice and cold beer, and a delicious barbecue with friends while watching the sunset.

Accommodation

Our truck is a converted Mercedes Actros with a special system that allows the walls and the ceiling to expand, transforming it into an amazing double-decker “hotel on wheels”. We have enough space for a home in our two floors. In the first one, you will find a living room with couches and a table, a projector for movies, a fully equipped kitchen, a toilet and a bathroom. The second floor gives access to our 5 rooms – 4 shared double rooms with a bunk bed, and 1 private double room with a double bed, besides air conditioning and a locker. Outside the entrance there’s a lounge terrace, with bean bags, to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. No matter if you are traveling solo or in a group - our truck creates a super cozy atmosphere and never fails to provide unforgettable moments.

Location

Europe/Portugal/Minho & Douro
Getting there
Northern itineraries - fly to Porto airport. Every Sunday, we do transfers from Viana do Castelo train station or from Porto... read more

Truck Surf hotel is run by a Portuguese couple, Daniela and Eduardo, who traveled for many years in a campervan through Europe and Africa, exploring different cultures and surf spots. They wanted to create something different to share their lifestyle and offer other travelers the flexibility and comfort to explore different locations and waves to surf - and that's why they created the Truck Surf Hotel. They love the freedom to travel, to explore different surf spots and to park their “home on wheels” in beautiful locations near the ocean, always in connection with the outdoors and also connecting with the local communities and culture from the places they visit.

Languages: English, Portuguese
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Questions?

What's included?
Accommodation in private or shared rooms, daily breakfast, fully equipped kitchen, living room, toilet, shower, outdoor lounge area, surf video analysis, wi-fi, surf lessons or surf guidance to the be... read more
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfer from Viana do Castelo to Porto Airport, massage, additional yoga sessions, horseback riding, biking, wine tasting, kitesurf lesson, stand up paddle, boat tour in Douro River... read more
Southwest itineraries - How to travel from the airport to the starting point?
From Faro Airport, board on bus 16 towards Faro until you get to the Faro train station. Once there, board the train towards Lagos. The trip will take around 1h45min. It is also possible to arrive the... read more
Northern itineraries - How to travel from the airport to the starting point?
From Porto airport, there are shuttles from there to Viana do Castelo (10€). To book your ticket, go to barquense.viageos.com/pt-pt/. We can help you with the reservation. Or, arrange your private shu... read more
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Connect directly
Speak to the team on the ground, instead of a travel agent.
Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.