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Canal boating holidays on the Grande Lago

Find out all about boating holidays in Portugalan exclusive to Nicols !

Located in the Alentejo region, right on the Spanish border, Grande Lago  is the largest artificial lake in Europe with 250 km2 of water stretching over an expanse 83 km long and 1160 km all the way round. Enjoy a unique boating holiday...

The charming village of Amieira is Nicols's starting point for hiring a self-drive canal barge: get on board for an unforgettable boating trip, where sunshine almost all year long and exceptionally clean water await you!

Hire a canal barge on the Grande Lago

To get to Grande Lago:
The Nicols Amieira base is just a few miles from the Spanish border. You can come by plane: Lisbon and Faro airports are just 2 hours' drive from the rental base, and Seville airport in Spain is 3 hours from Amieira. We are happy to organise preferential rates for car hire from the airport to the rental base. Get in touch for more information!

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