How to get here

Alto das Fadas is located near to the villages of Belmonte and Sortelha in the hills of center east Portugal near to the Spanish border.

The exact location of the sanctuary will be revealed (including exact co-ordinates, Google map link) in the joining email for an event.

Public Transport

Via Lisbon – the simplest way

  1. Fly to Lisbon
  2. Take the bus to Belmonte (Ginjal) or Sabugal (Mon, Weds, Fri only)
  3. Arrange to be picked up

Via Porto – if you would like to see the sights of historic Porto

  1. Fly to Porto
  2. Take the bus to Guarda
  3. Take the bus to Sabugal
  4. Arrange to be picked up

Via Madrid – flights can be a lot cheaper in peak season

  1. Fly to Madrid
  2. Take a Flixbus to Guarda
  3. Take the bus to Sabugal
  4. Arrange to be picked up

Train – if you don’t like to go by bus

Yes Portugal has an amazing train system so if you don’t want to take a bus to Guarda you can take a train. They do take longer, as the route is not so direct. Look up the train times.

If you book 5 days before you get 50% discount


Other various ways to travel from other European cities to Alto Das Fadas.


So you missed your pickup? Never fear, here are some taxi services which we have used.

If you are in Guarda there is an English speaking taxi driver based at the bus station who knows where the sanctuary is. Cost is around €40. Antonio Gamboa 351 963 252 453

In the local village Sortelha there is a taxi driver, his son speaks English so you may be lucky Manuel Reis Goncalves 351 271 38 81 82 or 351 93 62 59 107

Time Difference

Portugal has the same time as the UK – so one hour before Central European Time (CET). Please note that Spain uses CET.