Set amongst unspoilt mountain scenery in the spectacular Serra de São Mamede National Park, Camping Asseiceira is a British-owned site where visitors receive a warm welcome. The Spanish border is just eight kilometres. Arranged in a small olive grove are 15 touring pitches with 10A electricity available and 5 tent pitches. There are views rising up to the spectacular medieval castle and town of Marvão. This is a small, pleasant, well cared for site with few facilities, although the village of Santo António das Areias is only a few minutes’ walk with shops, restaurants and a bank. There is plenty of cultural and historical sightseeing to be done in the surrounding area.
Apart from the fascinating hill-top town of Marvão, the nearby village of Portagem (meaning ‘toll’) has a Roman bridge for the use of which its builders charged a toll. There is also the remains of a Roman city to be visited at Ammaia. Nearby Beirã has an impressive railway station which was a frontier post designed to impress arrivals on the now defunct line from Madrid to Lisbon; the ceramic murals depict typical scenes from the Alentejo region.