NOT as QUIET AS in THE Photo
Unfortunately, the night before the event will be probably the most chaotic of the year in Coimbra - the departure city point. Unexpectedly, Queima das Fitas - an academic festivity - will start on May 20th. This basically means a music festival close to the spot of our briefing session, a lot of people drunk across the city and during the night, as well as broken glass in the morning. From an optimist point of view, this is a great opportunity for a deeper sociocultural experience. Check here the areas to avoid concerning accommodation (inside the perimeter).
A few days before, Coimbra will also host the World Rally Championship (an urban super special and basecamp). The cars will leave the city on Friday morning (May 20th). Unless your are a Rally fan, we don't recommend to travel before it.
Considering this issues, we are studying a new and more peripherical point for the departure. Anyway, it will be only 3 quilometres away from the previous point.
How to arrive to Coimbra?
If you don't have support to travel to Coimbra by car, we strongly recommend to do it by train. It's easy, cheap and bike friendly. From 'Lisboa-Oriente' to 'Coimbra-B' takes around 1h50m and from 'Porto-Campanha' takes approximately 1h20m. Attention, you can only travel with your bike in the 'Service IC' trains. If you buy the ticket online in advance, it can be 50% cheaper: CP WEBSITE.