World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)

For the past couple of summers I’ve been WWOOFing my way around Portugal and the Açores archipelago, which is about 1, 500km off the coast of Portugal. I’ve written a number of blog articles about my trips, which you can find out about by clicking the links below:

Alenjento region of Portugal (south-central of Portugal)

This region is about the third of the size of Portugal and is very famous for its wine. The landscape is mostly flat with occasional rolling hills. You will walk along and very quickly you would’ve passed groves of olives, oranges, grape vineyards and cork trees. The region has a beautiful coast and sce9nic beaches, notably Azenha do Mar and Zambujeira do Mar. For two weeks I stayed outside the town of Odemira on a farm with 15 hectares.

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Serra do Açor (west-central of Portugal)

If you love walking or the mountains then you will love the Serra do Açor. It’s a large mountain range is relatively unheard by tourists. In parts it is still untouched and undiscovered, so you can go for long walks and you’d rarely see another person. I stayed with a family for two weeks and worked on their glamping project.

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São Miguel Island, Azores archipelago (in the Atlantic)

This was one of the most amazing places I have ever visited in my life. I spent nearly 3 weeks with a couple and their toddler on the island of São Miguel, which is 1, 500km off the cost of Portugal. I would spend the morning helping them in their garden and the afternoon exploring the island on foot. Nearly every day I think about the time I spent there and wish that I could go back. What a paradise.

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