NEXT PRIVATE KIWIFRUIT PICKUP (KIWILAND INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND): NOVEMBER 2020, 6 till 8th & 13 till 15th
Every year, in the beginning of November, takes place, just some days after the official "kiwindima" (kiwifruit harvest), a special private event, not a business but an international family-and-friends private kiwifruit pickup weekend (KIWILAND INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND) , a real full-weekend of activity, typical gastronomy and trueth companionship, space for new friendship/cultural exchange, involving men and women, between locals and travellers/visitors, including farmers, economists, architects, doctors and health profissionals, lawyers, finantial advisers, businessman, teachers, students and other interested young and open-mind persons.
Kiwiland "Cidade Silvestre" is a kiwifruit plantation pioneer project, inserted around a family-owned typical portuguese old farmhouse, with old histories and artifacts. Present-day family main jobs belongs to architecture / health care and this project was assumed as a new agricultural challenge.
Nearly 3 ha / 4 km of plant-lines and quite near Aveiro city (5 Km south, direction Aveiro-Coimbra highway). With nearly ten years of existence, is a pioneer project in this region and one of the biggest.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
It´s a good way to experience a different harvest in Northern Hemisphere, with happy and multicultural and multinacional colleagues in a safe and healthy way.
Each participant just has to pick up the kiwifruit, manual and stand-up, in a kindly way, for some hours during a day, and with various typical regional and delicious coffeebreaks. It´s a light activity, for all ages (from 8 till 80), that doesn´t need special skills; the technical brieffing takes only 5 minutes. We recommend water-resistant shoes and light wear, according to weather forecast (10 to 15 Celsius degrees, average temperature).
Good accomodation in a rebuilt old traditional portuguese farmhouse, family-owned. Individual rooms, with option for kingsize bed, first floor or groundfloor.
Inserted in the farm, with a lot of garden facilities, trees and grass.
Food provided is traditional portuguese with regional homemade specialties; also vegetarian offered (by request).
Aveiro is the nearby city, only 5 km away, and with regular bus available allday around. There are good walkingtracks nearby, museums, sealife, beachs and river delta in Vouga lagoon.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 2 days a week