How to Get to Tamera

Find directions for traveling from the airports by train, bus and car. We’re right in between Lisbon and Faro airports if you’re flying, or you can travel by train or bus from most places in Europe, and we have a carpool if you want to offer or request a ride. We can also recommend a couple of places to stay overnight in Lisbon and Faro.

You must register with us before you visit either for the day or for a course or event.

Our address is:

Tamera, Healing Biotope 1
Monte do Cerro
7630-303 Colos
Portugal

Train

Funcheira is our closest railway station – a 20 minute drive from Tamera. You’ll need to book a shuttle taxi by contacting our office –  office (at) tamera.org – at least 1 week before you arrive. It costs a maximum of €15 – sometimes you can share the cost with other people arriving at the same time.

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Lisbon to Funcheira

Take the metro or a taxi from Lisbon Airport to Oriente Station. You can buy a ticket on the top floor of the station or book online in advance. It’s just under 2 hours to get to Funcheira Station, and a ticket is around €16.

There are 3 trains a day:

Departs Lisbon Arrives Funcheira
10.02 11.54
14.02 15.51
17.32 19.24
Faro to Funcheira

Take the Aerobus or a taxi from Faro Airport to Faro Station.

If you’re travelling from Faro Station, you can buy a ticket at the station or book online in advance. It takes about 1 and a half hours to get to Funcheira Station, and a ticket is around €10.

There are 4 trains a day:

Departs Faro Arrives Funcheira
07.00 08.23
08.24 09.55
13.54 15.25
17.56 19.28

Bus

Our closest bus stations are Ourique and Cercal do Alentejo. Email our office –  office(at)tamera.org – to see if we have availability to send a shuttle. If not, you can take a taxi.

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Bus to Portugal

Eurolines and GoEuro have international bus routes to Portugal.

Buses to Ourique and Cercal do Alentejo

Rede Expressos is the bus operator so check the timetable. From Lisbon, you can travel to Ourique and Cercal do Alentejo. The bus station is close to Jardim Zoologico/Sete Rios, which you can get to by Metro or taxi. From Faro, buses go to Ourique. The bus station is close to the railway station.

Driving

We have a carpool if you want to offer or request a ride. Read the instructions on how to use the carpool.

If you’re using a GPS navigation system, use the coordinates:
37°42´54“ North, 8°30´57“ West

Be aware, entering “Tamera” or “Monte do Cerro” into the GPS takes you the wrong way!

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From Lisbon
  •  – Drive South (“Sul”) on the IC 1 or on the motorway (A5 SUL) (toll) towards the “Algarve” / “Faro.”
  • – Leave the motorway at the  “Grândola” exit, continuing on the IC 1. After about 50km, turn right towards Odemira.
  • – Go straight on until the traffic light in Relíquias. (Don’t follow the sign for Relíquias on the right before).
  • – At the traffic lights, turn right and then, after a few meters, turn left towards São Luís.
  • – After about 500 meters, you’ll see a small sign on the right for “Monte do Cerro.” Turn onto this dirt road. After 4km, turn to the left and you’ll enter Tamera.
  • – The road rises onto the dam. Turn right for the Guest House. Turn left for the Reception, pass the lake, then turn right and park in the car park.
From Faro
  • – Drive on the IC 1 or the motorway (toll) towards Lisbon.
  • – Leave the motorway at the  “Ourique” exit and continue on the IC 1 towards  Lisbon.
  • – At Ourique turn towards “Cercal.”
  • – After about 15km, turn left towards Odemira.
  • – Go straight on until the traffic light in Relíquias. (Don’t follow the sign for Relíquias onto the right before).
  • – At the traffic lights, turn right and then, after a few meters, turn left, towards São Luís.
  • – After about 500 meters, you’ll see a small sign on the right for “Monte do Cerro.” Turn onto this dirt road. After 4km, turn to the left and you’ll enter Tamera.
  • – The road rises onto the dam. Turn right for the Guest House. Turn left for the Reception, pass the lake, then turn right and park in the car park.

Staying Overnight in Lisbon or Faro

Lisbon

You can get the “Aeroshuttle” or the Metro from Lisbon airport to take you to the historic city of Lisbon.

We recommend the Lisbon Calling Hostel:
Rua de Sao Paulo, 126 – 3D, Lisboa
Tel: 00351 21 343 23 81
Email: info (at) lisboncalling.net
www.lisboncalling.net

Faro

Faro city center is a 5 minute walk from the train station, and a 15 minute drive from the airport. You can get a bus from the airport to the city centre.

We recommend the Sunlight House Hostel:
Rua Dr Francisco Lazaro Cortes 11
8000-142 Faro
www.sunlighthouse.pt
https://www.facebook.com/sunlighthousehostel

www.tamera.org