Location 2017-06-09T11:32:24+00:00

WHERE IS THE BEING GATHERING?

The Being Gathering takes place at the Boomland, at Idanha-a-Nova lake. The closest villages are Alcafozes and Idanha-a-Velha, which are 40km away from the Spanish border.

BEING GATHERING GPS COORDINATES

For reference look for Alcafozes, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal.

HOW TO GET THERE

BY BEING BUS

Is there a charter transport to Being  Gathering?

Of course there is! The Being Bus is a charter bus service for a safer, more comfortable and sustainable experience, providing return transport from Lisbon and Madrid Airports to and from the festival. This is the best way to get to the Being Gathering if you come by public transport.

More info about tickets and timetables HERE


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From Lisboa Airport

BUS

From the airport take the metro to Sete Rios bus station and from there take a bus to Castelo Branco (52 km away from the Boomland).

There will be direct shuttles run by a local company from Castelo Branco to the Being Gathering.

TRAIN

Take the Metro to Gare do Oriente station, from there you can get the train to Castelo Branco.

Please refer to the bus station website (www.rede-expressos.pt) and train station website (www.cp.pt) for departure times, costs and further information.

From Madrid Airport 

BUS

From Madrid you have a bus service that connects you to Lisbon. The Madrid Bus station (ESTACIÓN SUR) is at Av. Mendez Álvaro and you find it at the Mendez Álvaro Metro station.

One of the companies that run buses to Lisbon is Avanza Bus (www.avanzabus.com).

In Lisbon, from Sete Rios bus station take a bus to Castelo Branco.

There will be direct shuttles run by a local company from Castelo Branco to the Being Gathering.

Please refer to the bus station website (www.rede-expressos.pt) for departure times, costs and further information.

TRAIN

Make your way to CHAMARTIN train station (Madrid) where there is one daily night train to Lisbon, departing at 21:50.

Step out of the train at ENTRONCAMENTO and get the connection train to CASTELO BRANCO.

There will be direct shuttles run by a local company from Castelo Branco to the Being Gathering.

Please refer to the Madrid train station timetable (www.renfe.com) and the Entroncamento station time table (www.cp.pt) for departure times, costs and further information.

From Castelo Branco to the Being Gathering Gates

Shuttle Bus from Castelo Branco directly to the Gathering Gates:

From the Castelo Branco train and bus station (same), there will be a paying shuttle bus service directly to the Being Gathering Gates on the 28th of June at 14:45 and 22:45 and from the Being Gathering to Castelo Branco train and bus station (same) on the 3rd of July at 08:00 and 17:00. The cost of this service is 10€ each way, payable directly to the driver.
If you don’t manage to get the direct shuttle bus to the festival gates, find a bus to Idanha-a-Nova or share a taxi to the festival.

Departure times for local regional buses from Castelo Branco to Idanha-a-Nova:

Monday to Friday | 07:30; 12:25; 17:15
Saturday | 12:25
Sunday | 11:40

Idanha-a-Nova is around 20km from the Being Gathering.
In Idanha-a-Nova you can hop on a taxi and make your way to the Gathering gates.

BY CAR

From Lisboa

Take the A1 motorway, exit at junction A23, direction Torres Novas. Continue direction Castelo Branco along the A23, exit at Lardosa/ Idanha-a-Nova. Follow the signs to Idanha-a-Nova. In Idanha-a-Nova you will reach a roundabout, follow the signs to Espanha/Zebreira. Go straight and turn when you find the signs Idanha-a-Velha/Alcafozes. Keep straight forward until you find a roundabout in Alcafozes. In the roundabout turn to Idanha-a-Velha and follow the signs to the Being Gathering.

From Porto

Take the A1 motorway, direction Lisbon until you reach signs for the A25, direction Viseu. Drive along the A23, direction Covilhã and Castelo Branco. Exit at Lardosa / Idanha-a-Nova. Follow the signs to Idanha-a-Nova. In Idanha-a-Nova you will reach a roundabout, follow the signs to Espanha/Zebreira. Go straight and turn when you find the signs Idanha-a-Velha/Alcafozes. Keep straight forward until you find a roundabout in Alcafozes. In the roundabout turn to Idanha-a-Velha and follow the signs to the Being Gathering.

From Madrid

Take the A5 motorway, direction Plasencia and Portugal. Take the A1, direction Plascencia and follow the signs for the Ex-108 to Coria/Portugal. Continue following signs to Portugal. As you enter the country you will see signs to Idanha-a-Nova. In Idanha-a-Nova you will reach a roundabout, follow the signs to Espanha/Zebreira. Go straight and turn when you find the signs Idanha-a-Velha/Alcafozes. Keep straight forward until you find a roundabout in Alcafozes. In the roundabout turn to Idanha-a-Velha and follow the signs to the Being Gathering.

Liftshare

Driving to the Being Gathering with your car? Have some extra space and wanting to make friends along the way? Sharing a ride is not only fun, it is a more sustainable way of traveling to the Being Gathering 2017. If you have space in your car or if you are looking for a ride, connect on the Being gathering 2017 Liftshare platform: https://liftshare.com/uk/community/being-gathering