Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Why Donkey Trekking?
















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


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

July & August 2014: Moonlight Donkey Hikes






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

 

 

 

 July 11+12: Backlands w/ wood oven pizza

August 9+10: Coast line w/ algarvian specialties

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July

Start/ End: Donkey Farm, Vale das Amoreiras, 3km NE from Aljezur
We donkey hike through the wild and rural backlands of Vicentine Coast, on the bottom of the Monchique Mountains with one up and downhill, and a crest trail in moonlight. At Várzea Viva Permaculture, where we stop, we are welcomed in a warm, friendly atmosphere with wood oven pizza served with salad, dessert and drink. A van ride brings you back to our starting point.Or you bring the donkeys back home with us.

August:

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 before we donkey hike back to the starting point in plain moonlight.

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Price: 30€, Kids 8-12: 15


Difficult level: medium. Duration: 3,5-4 hours, including pizza/ picnic - break. Timetable: 19h30-23h30. Participants minimum 10 adults. Kids aged 8 or more welcome. Price includes tour guide, donkeys (for luggage and kids to ride), accident insurance, eat and 1drink, transfer (July). 

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More details and booking via email
Phone             +351 282 998 331      
Mobile            +351 967 145 306  

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

May + October: 10-6-5 Days Rota Vicentina

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

From Aljezur to the End of Europe Cape St. Vincent

Through Nature Park Vicentine Coast on the new long distance track Rota Vicentina

Includes one rest day in fishermen & surfer village Carrapateira to relax and enjoy this delightful part of the coast.
  
More photos

Open Group Tours 2014:
May, 11-20: 1.199€ pp
October, 19-27: 1.176€ pp

Thursday, 4 April 2013

5 (7) Days Nature Park, Coast Line & Backlands



Along Portugal’s Southern Atlantic Coas
And the semi wild, semi rural backlands

Circular, partly on the long distance trail Rota Vicentina (Algarve)
Northwards from Aljezur

Daily 10 to 15 k/ 3,8 to 9,5 miles

Groups and individual tours on demand.

Donkey farm -> beach & estuary Amoreira -> village Rogil -> cliff beach Vale dos Homens -> estuary beach & village Odeceixe -> donkey farm.

  • Start/ End donkey farm
  • 2 days Coast line cliffs
  • 3 Beaches (1 with donkeys)
  • 2 Cliff hikes (1 short, 1 longer)
  • Wild & rural interior
  • Villages Rogil (sweet potatoes, cattle, plain land) and Odeceixe (over river valley, windmill)
Difficulty level: moderate. No remarkable differences of level, some humid areas.

Low Season Price per person: 
488 € + lunch snack + dinner. 1 night higher standard + 35 €
bookings confirmed! 
Single suppl.: 
+ 65 € + lunch snack + dinner. 1 night higher standard: +54€
Includes 2 Donkeys, tour guide, and bed & breakfast accommodation, accident insurance.
At one stop you can choose between, higher or simple accommodation, both we appreciate, always twin room. It’s in Odeceixe: Casas do Moinho or Casa Celeste

Additional costs:
Lunch snack
Self provided or ordered (7,50 € pp eventually plus transport, because not all accommodations provide), shopping only at beginning and end of tour, in Aljezur and Carrapateira.
Dinner
In accommodation or at restaurant nearby. Price 12,50€/15 €, drinks sometimes excluded.
Arrival & departure Aljezur. We help you organizing.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Donkey Hike and Artistic Workshop combined!

...Kids will love it...

Total duration: 3 hours
Dates: under request
Place: Sítio dos Burros & surroundings

Come and enjoy this unique combination of
Nature + Arts

Program:
1h30 min - Introduction to donkey handling + hike with long-eared companion (level of difficulty: easy)

1h30 min - 
Workshop Working with Felt - learn this ancestral technic to felt using virgin wool, soap, water, in a relaxed and creative environment. Great for kids and grown ups.

Bring your snack, solar protection, hut, comfortable shoes for hiking and clothes ready to get dirty!

Price
includes equipped donkeys, the services of a guide, all the material for the workshop, workshop, accident insurance:

35€ adult
30€ child

Have FUN and learn something NEW!

Friday, 15 February 2013

7 Days Via Algarviana West

Crossing Cerca River
Arriving at Marmelete

7 Days 
Guided Trekking





slow is beautiful

From Aljezur to Cape St. Vincent
On the Via Algarviana (GR 13)

Self-sufficient & Ecologically Friendly
No cars! - Luggage transported by the Donkeys

We start at our Donkey Farm, near Aljezur, ascending an ancient route through a beautiful river valley, before we arrive at the little mountain village of Marmelete. At this point we join the Long Distance Trail Via Algarviana donkey trekking sectors 12, 13 and 14. We pass by Bravura Barrier Lake, some old farms lost in the greenery and peaceful nature and also trek through a large river valley. Later we are able to view the sea at far saying goodbye to the hills and entering the Coastal Natural Park, hiking towards Vila do Bispo. Now we are close to the end of our journey (and the sea), the cliffs of Cape St. Vincent, south'westernmost point of Europe.

Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/burros-artes
Press review: http://www.algarveresident.com/0-41539/algarve/donkey-trekking-in-the-western-algarve

Daily Schedule 
Day 1: Start at Aljezur. Introduction to the donkey handeling.
Day 2: Aljezur - Marmelete (Monchique) - 15 Km
Day 3: Marmelete - Romeiras - 10 Km 
Day 4: Romeiras - Bensafrim - 19 Km
Day 5: Bensafrim - Barão S. João - 9 Km
Day 6: Barão S. João - Vila do Bispo - 18 Km
Day 7: Vila do Bispo - Cabo S. Vicente/St. Vincent Cape. Finish - 17.5 Km

Tour Price (A+B)
with a minimum of 4 participants:

A) 294€/ per person. Partial participation: 45€/day/ person
Includes the services of a tour guide, luggage transporting by the donkeys, introduction to the donkey handling, donkey food, donkey transport back to the farm from ending point, accident insurance, Via Algarviana Eco-Tax.

B) Not included:
Accomodation (a) informal: 8 -11€ with sleeping bag (not available in Romeiras/Day 4)
(b) formal: 25 - 35€/night twin room, B&B; single room with suplement;
Lunch/picnic: you may arrange it independently, kitchen at your disposal (except in Romeiras/Day 4), shopping for groceries available at most of the days.
Dinner: 12,50 - 15€

Contact us to book or to obtain more details
burros.artes@gmail.com . Phone +351 282 998 331 . Mob +351 967 145 306

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Romantic Tour



3 Hours Romantic Donkey Hike
On demand


For lovers, families or friends


A guided tour through the Donkey Farm surroundings, through beautiful mother
nature with romantic picnic at an idyllic little lake. Romantic Picnic Basket is
prepared by the chef de cuisine L Colesterol: Quiche, Mozzarella & Pesto
Sandwich, Sweet Potato Cake, wine and a flower for each lady.

Program
Introduction + donkey grooming & harnessing (to familiarize with long eared tour
companion) + donkey hike + 45min picnic.
  
Kids
Children are very welcome! We will then have minimum two donkeys, one for
riding and one as a picnic transporter.

Prices
All prices include a tour guide, equipped donkeys, picnic basket and accident
insurance.

2 people: 42 € per person (1 donkey)
3 people: 35 € pp (2 donkeys)
4 people or more: 29 € pp (3 donkeys)

Additional donkey: 9 €/ donkey

If you prefer a self-guided tour, please contact us for more information. 

Price for Kids
1st accompanied child
  • 4 to 9 years: 7.5 €
  • 10 to 12 yrs.: 15 €
More children = more donkeys; consult us about prices

Link

Booking & more details:

burros.artes@gmail.com 
Mobile +351 967 145 306
Phone +351 282 998 331