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Flying is so yesterday. If you want to avoid expensive taxis and getting perved on by the new airport security checks, then trains are the only way to get around. Whether you’re looking to large it in Latvia or get kinky in Helsinki, Traincation expert Hollie Wicks bring you the the weird and wonderful of European Traincations


Is the sunny weather making you want to go away on holiday, but you’re having trouble picking where? Well this Traincation might just be the one for you! We are sending you to the deep blue sea for some surfing in Portugal…

Sunset SurferWhat’s all the fuss?
This surfing Traincation is in sunny Portugal (Peniche to be exact) which is home to one of the most consistently good surf beaches. This pretty town has a long stretched out beach called Baleal which is perfect for either beginners or the more advanced surfer (and people who want to lie in the sun and watch).  This particular area in Portugal has one of the most famous waves called the Supertubos, which sound a lot scarier than they actually are!

The Surf Peniche holiday will consist of spending time learning the moves, relaxing on the beach and of course enjoying a bite to eat and drink from Bruno’s beach bar. There is accommodation available for all – groups, couples and solo travellers – all of which are in walking distances of the surf beaches. Check out the website for more information.

If surfing isn’t your thing then there are plenty of other activities available for you. The town’s fortress which is now a museum is a huge national landmark. There are boat trips to the beautiful Berlengas Islands – which is a great area if you want to do some scuba diving. Or you can just top up your tan with a cocktail in hand. It’s a hard life eh?

Getting there
Travelling to Portugal from London is straightforward and easy, but also an adventure to add to the whole holiday experience. First catch the Eurostar to Paris, and be sure to stop for a famous pan au chocolat or croissant while you’re there. Then catch the high-speed TGV to the Spanish frontier, before catching the Sud Express overnight to Lisbon. This overnight train features a restaurant, cafe-bar and cosy sleepers, so it’ll be like a home from home. To get to Peniche from Lisbon, just hope on a local train! Simple! Visit Loco2 or RailEurope for tickets and help with booking.

Picture it

London to Portugal

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

Global Cool wants you to lead a green and happy life. This article can help you to be green by taking the train instead of the plane to keep the planet happy. If you want any advice, have a chat with us on Twitter @traincation

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