General Information

  • Where to stay
  • How to arrive

Oficial Conference Hotel – Tryp Dona Maria Covilhã

 

Hotel Tryp Covilhã D. Maria****

https://www.trypdonamaria.com

Price per double room –63€/night

Price per single room –49€/night

With buffet breakfast included

Also including: Wi-Fi internet access, heat pool and Jacuzzi, gym and parking

 

Hotel Santa Eufémia ***

www.hotelsantaeufemia.com

Price per double room –45€/night

Price per single room –35€/night

With buffet breakfast included

Also including: Wi-Fi internet access

 

Please note that reservations must be made directly to emails bookings@trypdonamaria.com and bookings@hotelsantaeufemia.com, for the Hotel Tryp Covilhã D. Maria**** AND Hotel Santa Eufémia ***, respectively, with ref APEEN in the subject.

  • From Lisbon to Covilhã

By Bus

From Lisbon airport go by subway to JARDIM ZOOLÓGICO station (https://www.metrolisboa.pt/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Diagrama-da-Rede_sem-logo-1.png) and there you have can catch the bus to Covilhã (From LISBOA SETE RIOS to COVILHA), see schedule (https://www.rede-expressos.pt/en/).

By Train

From Lisbon airport go by subway to ORIENTE station (https://www.metrolisboa.pt/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Diagrama-da-Rede_sem-logo-1.png) and there you can catch the train to Covilhã (From LISBOA ORIENTE to COVILHA), see schedule (https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en).

  • From Porto to Covilhã

By Bus

From Porto airport go by subway to 24 de Agosto station (https://en.metrodoporto.pt/uploads/document/file/371/MapaRede_NOVO.pdf), and walk to Bus Station Rede de Expressos (Street Campo 24 de Agosto, nº125), there you can catch the bus to Covilhã (From PORTO to COVILHA), see schedule (https://www.rede-expressos.pt/en/).

By Train

From Porto airport go by subway to AV. ALIADOS station (https://en.metrodoporto.pt/uploads/document/file/371/MapaRede_NOVO.pdf), and walk to Rail station SÃO BENTO (Av. Dom Afonso Henriques, 4000-069), there you can catch the train to Covilhã (From PORTO SAO BENTO to COVILHA), see schedule (https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en).

  • From Guarda to Covilhã

By Bus

Go to Bus Station Transdev, (Centro Coordenador de Transportes, R. Nuno Álvares, 6300-685 Guarda) and there you can catch the bus to Covilhã (from Guarda to Covilhã), see schedule (https://www.rede-expressos.pt/en/).

Note: the Covilhã-Guarda Line is under construction so there are currently no rail links between the two cities.

The city and region of Covilhã

The city of Covilhã, Portugal, where the 4th Conference will take place is a medium size city considering the dimension of urban centres in Portugal, located in the central countryside, about 200 kms from the seaside. The city is located at the base of the highest continental mountain of Portugal, Serra da Estrela, in the Centre Region. The only mountain range where there is a season of winter propitious for winter sports like ski and snowboard. It is connected by two highways, to the north of Portugal by the A25, and centre and south by the A23. The two main Portuguese cities, Lisbon and Oporto, are 300 and 250 km away, respectively. The city is the heir of a very rich and interesting historical heritage related to the wool industry which was established here several hundred years ago. Also famous is the creamy Serra da Estrela cheese made from the sheep milk raised on the slopes of the mountain range.