Planning your Visit to the CO Project Farm
HOW TO GET TO THE FARM
We strongly encourage all visitors to travel to the farm in the most sustainable way possible. We have a blog with guidelines on this, and once you have booked to come to an experience, we will send you an extensive Welcome Pack that will explain exactly how to get here from any part of Portugal by train.
By train we are 2 hours from Lisbon and 3.5 hours from Porto. We are very close to the beautiful town of Tomar and encourage you to consider staying for the weekend in this beautiful town, seeped with history from the Knights of Templar and surrounded by beautiful wineries and natural places to explore. Read our blog post all about the incredible activities in our local area.
The drive from Lisbon is 1 hour and 20 minutes and 2 hours from Porto. There are many car hire places at Lisbon airport as well as an easy Metro ride (only 3 stops) to get to Orient station for the train up to Tomar. We connect groups via Whatsapp to support ride sharing. We are in Google Maps, so just follow this link or type in “COPROJECTFARM” and follow the directions!
Some programs offer car pick up from Tomar station, but otherwise, it’s a very quick taxi ride. The Welcome Pack you will receive once booked has all the information you need to plan your visit with ease.
SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY BY STAYING LOCALLY!
There is so much to explore in regional Portugal, and if you are going to make the trip up to see us, we recommend that you take a few extra days to travel slow and stay local. We have put together this list of local places to stay from cute cabins through to luxury hotels and riverside hostels, all curated to be within a short distance from our farm and easy access to Tomar.
WHEN TO VISIT: THE SEASONS
AT THE CO PROJECT FARM, WE CURATE OUR EXPERIENCES BASED OFF THE TWO MAIN SEASONS: THE WARMER SUMMER MONTHS, AND THE COOLER WINTER MONTHS
SUMMER SEASON: JUNE - OCTOBER
The Summer Season on the farm is beautifully warm and sunny, with the peak in summer being August.
We welcome the rain early in the season to replenish the land, with June and July a mix of hot summer days and cooler rainy days.
From the start of the season until the end, the fruit trees are in full bloom dropping apricots, apples, plums, and figs (and we just planted cherry trees!). The grapes are harvested in September, and the olive harvest is a major event in late October, marking the end of the summer season.
Our summer programs are focused on active engagement and learning — you get to swim and run and cook and lie in hammocks! All the farm programs make ample use of our outdoor cooking and relaxation facilities, but you will stay fresh and cool in our beautiful old thick-walled farmhouse.
WINTER SEASON: NOVEMBER - MAY
Winter at the farm is soft, calm, romantically chilly, and relaxing. The coolest months are December and January.
Nature takes a breath and relaxes, as should we humans, and thus this is a perfect time to focus more on regeneration, reflection, and contemplation.
Everything slows down, and we get cozy and enjoy the warm experience of fireplaces, red wine, forest walks in the mist, camp fires, and preparing the sleeping farm for the next season with reflection and planning.
For winter relaxation, we have the Swedish wood-fired hot tub and ample indoor spaces for workshop activities, like making preserves and winter cooking.