Hire a canal boat for a holiday in Portugal – an exclusive to Nicols!
Located in the region of Alentejo, close to the Spanish border, the Grande Lago (also known as Lago Alqueva) is the largest man-made lake in Europe...
With a total of 250 square kilometres stretching over 83 km in length and with a perimeter of 1160 km, the Grande Lago (or Lago Alqueva as it is also known) offers a unique self-drive boating experience and interests and activities to suit everyone.
You’ll collect your canal boat from the Nicols base which is located in the charming village of Amieira. No previous boating experience or a licence is needed – simply receive instructions and information from the Nicols team before setting off on an unforgettable cruise where sunshine and clear waters await whatever time of year you travel.
Getting to the Grande Lago:
The Amieira base is located a few kilometres from the Spanish border. You can travel by plane: the Lisbon and Faro airports are located only 2 hours drive from the base, while Seville airport in Spain is 3 hours away from Amieira.
Our team can provide preferential car rental options from the airports to the Nicols base. Ask us for more information!
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