Monday, 12 December 2016

5(7) Days Guided/ Self Guided Donkey Trekking


Atlantic Coast – Nature Park – Rota Vicentina

Highlights

  • The wild beauty of Costa Vicentina Nature Park
  • Hiking along the coast and backland
  • Stunning coastline
  • Natural environment
  • Traditional rural backlands
  • Moorish convent ruins 12th century
  • Beautiful beaches and cliff sceneries
  • Tasty Portuguese fresh fish and wines
  • The refreshing water of the Atlantic
  • Pleasant and friendly Accommodations

Beaches: Amado, Bordeira, Canal, Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira

Donkey hiking on the long distance track Rota Vicentina, (RV) on the following sections:
Historical Way (HW):
Carrapateira – Arrifana;
Arrifana – Aljezur;
Fishermen Trails (FT):
Pontal da Carrapateira Circuit;
Ponta da Atalaia Circuit

Summary

The whole tour guides us through Vicentine Coast Natural Park. We meet and start at Carrapateira, a friendly sunny white washed little village where farmer, fishermen and surfers live. From here we head off right away to the fantastic Atlantic coast line, hike safely over the cliffs coming across various viewpoints, with superb views of the escarpments, the sands of Bordeira and Amado and also the ruins of an ancient Islamic fishermen’s settlement.
The following days the route leads our way northwards switching from backland half-wild, backland with eucalyptus, pine, corkoak woods and macchie where rockrose (cistus landanifer), arbutus unedo, heather and lavender grow to unique cliff sceneries. We stop at Arrifana, 100m above the cliffs, a huge bay with beach and traditional fishing harbor. Singular beauty, especially in spring, the endemic and Mediterranean vegetation.  On the following sector,next stop Monte Clerigo, a charming 1970ies seaside summer village. We walk through the alleys of historic Aljezur, reigned over by a 10th century fortress before our hike finds its end on the donkey farm in the backland.
The beautiful effects of donkey trekking: thanks to his regular rhythm and calmness we feel like meditating and our long eared travel companion opens hearts and souls in us and the people we meet who show us a happy smile and ask to cuddle the donkey. Touching! 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

August 18+19: Moonlight Donkey Hike



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Slow is beautiful – hiking at the donkeys rhythm, free of weight and hurry. The donkeys, our friendly travel companions, will carry your backpacks, snacks, waters and kids can ride.

   

 

August, 20! (18+19 sold out!)

Start/ End: Pero Vicente, 3km West from Rogil
We donkey hike along and near the coast, next to beach Praia Vale dos Homens; first down and up a beautiful little green river valley, then through a romantic pine wood and along a cliff line trail till we arrive at our breath taking picnic location. We will watch sunset, moonrise and stars enjoy a delicious variety of typical portuguese "petiscos", salty & sweet, before we donkey hike back to the starting point in plain moonlight.

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Price: 30€, Kids 6-12: 15


Difficult level: medium. Duration: 3,5-4 hours, including picnic - break. Timetable: 19h30-23h. Participants minimum 6 adults. Kids aged 6 or more welcome. Price includes tour guide, donkeys (for luggage and kids to ride), accident insurance, eat and 2 alcoholic drinks

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More details and booking: burros.artes@gmail.com
Phone             +351 282 995 068     
Mobile            +351 967 145 306  

5(7) Days Guided Donkey Trek Rota Vicentina Algarve

Atlantic Coast - Nature Park – Rota Vicentina

Spring and Atumn 2017


23. - 29. April and  1. - 7. October 

Highlights

  1. The donkey - a wonderful travel companion & luggage transporter
  2. The wild beauty of Costa Vicentina Nature Park
  3. Hiking along the coast and backland
  4. Stunning coastline
  5. Traditional rural backlands
  6. Moorish convent ruins 12th century, Ribat Arrifana
  7. Beautiful beaches and cliff sceneries
  8. Tasty Portuguese fresh fish and wines
  9. The limpid and clear water of the Atlantic
  10. Pleasant and friendly Accommodations

Beaches: Amado, Bordeira, Canal, Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira

Donkey hiking on the long distance track Rota Vicentina, (RV) on the following sections:
- Historical Way (HW):
  • Carrapateira – Arrifana;
  • Arrifana – Aljezur;
- Fishermen Trails (FT):
  • Pontal da Carrapateira Circuit;
  • Ponta da Atalaia Circuit;
  • Amoreira Beach Circuit

Summary

The whole tour guides us through Vicentine Coast Natural Park. We meet and start at Carrapateira, a friendly sunny white washed little village where farmer, fishermen and surfers live. From here we head off right away to the fantastic Atlantic coast line, hike safely over the cliffs coming across various viewpoints, with superb views of the escarpments, the sands of Bordeira and Amado and also the ruins of an ancient Islamic fishermen’s settlement.
The following days the route leads our way northwards switching from backland half-wild, backland with eucalyptus, pine, cork oak woods and macchie where rock rose (cistus landanifer), arbutus unedo, heather and lavender grow to unique cliff sceneries. We stop at Arrifana, 100m above the cliffs, a huge bay with beach and traditional fishing harbour. Singular beauty, especially in spring, the endemic and Mediterranean vegetation. On the following sector, next stop Monte Clerigo, a charming 1970ies seaside summer village. We walk through the alleys of historic Aljezur, reigned over by a 10th century fortress before our hike finds its end on the donkey farm in the backland. Before we say good bye to the sea at magnificent Amoreira dune beach.
The beautiful effects of donkey trekking: thanks to his regular rhythm and calmness we feel like meditating and our long eared travel companion opens hearts and souls in us and the people we meet who show us a happy smile and ask to cuddle the donkey. Touching!
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

August, 18 + September, 16: Moonlight Donkey Hikes

Trekking with donkeys at night. Slow is beautiful – at the donkeys rythm, free from load and haste.
The donkeys carry the children, your backpacks and are wonderful tour companions.


Thu 18 August: "Full Moon at Vicentina Coast"
Departure: 19h00, Pero Vicente, 2,5km West of Rogil
Arrival: 22h30, same place

Difficulty: moderate, partially sandy trail
Time length: 4 hours, including 1 hour for dinner.
Size of the group: Minimum 6 adults. Children  >6 years
Price: 29 €/ person. Children (<12): 15 €. 
The price includes tour guide, donkey (1 for 3 people), accident insurance, eat and drink.

Equipment:
Please bring along flashlight, sturdy shoes and a warm jacket, mat/ towel to sit on sand.
Our donkeys love carrots, apples, oranges or carotts, if you feel like pleasing them.
Booking & more: burros.artes@gmail.com
Phone: 00351 282 995 068
Mobile: 00351 967 145 306


Friday, 8 January 2016

8(10) Days self guided Rota Vicentina (Algarve) 2016

10 Days/ 9 Nights/ 7 Days Donkey Trekking/ 1 Break Day

Through Nature Park Vicentine Coast on the long distance track Rota Vicentina (Algarve) Includes one rest day in fishermen, farmer & surfer village Carrapateira to relax and enjoy this delightful part of the coast.


 


Highlights

- Travel companion & luggage carrier – Donkey, the heart and soul of our tour
- Natural Park “Vicentina Coast”, to the west & south of small town Aljezur
- Beaches: Amado, Bordeira, Canal, Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Amoreira
- Carrapateira, a whitewashed rural, fishing & surfing village
- Arrifana, high on the cliffs, a beach in a big bay with a small fishing port
- Semi-wild, hilly hinterland with eucalyptus forests & strawberry tree scrubland
- Partially on the tracks of the long-distance route “Rota Vicentina”

High cliffs and secluded beaches are waiting for you on this tour with donkeys. You will stroll to beaches or safely on the cliffs overlooking the beaches and walk through the hillsides in the hinterland. Upstream, you will for a while, crisscross the (dry) river bed. The track goes past windmills, newer and older generation, all white isolated villages and ancient farms. Here life is still raw, for the few inhabitants who have not moved into the big cities, into distant lands. And, finally, you stand before the end! The end of Western Europe - Cabo de São Vicente. What a feeling!


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Special Valentine's day

Romantic Donkey Hike

- At the Sound of the Nature -


Fri, 13th at 15h
Sat, 14th at 10h30 & at 15h

Sun, 15th at 11h



Guided three hours tour through beautiful mother nature in the donkey farm surroundings with romantic picnic at idyllic little barrier lake, including introduction, donkey grooming & harnessing (to familiarize with your long eared tour companion).

Children welcome! We will then have minimum 2 donkeys, one for riding and one as a picnic transporter.

 

Price: 50€/ pers. Child, 4-12 years: 10€

Prices include tour guide, equipped donkey (1 for 2 people), picnic basket and accident insurance.

 

Booking:

burros.artes@gmail.com
mobile (+351) 967 145 306
phone (+351) 282 995 068

Why Donkey Trekking?
















Four really good reasons:
  1. Enjoyment .
  2. Carrying your pack .
  3. Rhythm . Slow is beautiful 
  4. The children