Wednesday, 7 August 2019

15 & 16 August: Moonlight Donkey Hike




Slow is beautiful – at the donkeys rythm, free from load and haste. 

The donkeys carry the children, your backpacks and are wonderful companions.


Moonlight & Coast Line

7.30 - 11.30 PM

Location:   

Difficulty: 

Moderate, partially sandy trail

Time length: 

4 Hours, including buffet dinner

Size of the group: 

Minimum 6 adults. Children >6 years. 
Max 20 participants.
One donkey acompanies 2 adults and up to two children.  

Price: 45 €/ person; 20 €/Child (<12)

The price includes tour guides, donkeys, eat and drink.

Equipment:

Please bring along flashlight, sturdy shoes, warm jacket, mat/ towel to sit on sand.
Donkeys love carrots, apples, oranges or carotts, if you feel like pleasing them.

Booking & more: 

Mobile +351 967 145 306 (whatsApp)



Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Summertime!



Dear friends, donkey and nature lovers

Summer in the South of Europe and we are ready to make the most of it!

Thank you for your interest in our project linking the art of authentic Portuguese pottery to the calming pace of donkey tours!
We have daily short, longer and special donkey tours available throughout the summer - like moonlight hikes, "walk & swim", "cuddling hour"- as well as pottery workshops. Please do get in touch for more information and booking.
We look forward to celebrate together with you the summer season in the company of our sweet and affectionate long-eared friends and/or on the potter's wheel!
Your Burros & Artes Team

   

Why Donkey Trekking?
















Four really good reasons:
  1. Fascinating donkey companion
  2. Relaxed Walking Rhythm . Slow is beautiful 
  3. The Donkey  helps you to carry your pack  . 
  4. The children


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 from our restaurant partner Onda Natural: Quiche, Mozzarella & Pesto Sandwich, Sweet Potato Cake, wine and a flower for the lady.

Program
Introduction + donkey grooming & harnessing (to familiarize with long eared tour
companion) + donkey hike + 45min picnic.
  
Kids
Children are very welcome!

Prices
All prices include a tour guide, equipped donkeys, picnic basket 

60 € per person
30€ per kid, 4 to 12 yrs

Link

Booking & more details:

burros.artes@gmail.com 
Mobile +351 967 145 306
Phone +351 282 998 020

3 Days Guided Donkey Trekking



Northwards from Aljezur, start & end at the donkey farm 
Daily 9 to 12 km / 5,6 to 7,5 miles

Highlights

  • The Donkey, travel companion and luggage porters - heart and soul of our tour 
  • Vicentina Coast Natural Park the best preserved coastal area of Europe 
  • Cliff line walk (save)
  • Beaches Amoreira (river estuary & dunes), Vale dos Homens (intimate and sheltered between the cliffs) 
  • Sweat potato and peanut fields, cattle pastures and old farms 
  •  Aljezur, old town with mourish fortress ruin & village Rogil
  • Half-wild hilly hinterland with eucalyptus, pine, corkoak forests and rockrose, arbutus bush land 
  • On the long-distance trail Rota Vicentina: Amoreira Beach Circuit & Odeceixe-Aljezur
Difficulty level: moderate. No remarkable differences of level, some humid areas in spring. 



7(9) Days Guided Donkey Trek - Rota Vicentina Algarve

Atlantic Coast - Nature Park – Rota Vicentina

Autum:

  October 2019

Highlights

  • The donkey - a wonderful travel companion & luggage transporter
  • The wild beauty of Costa Vicentina Nature Park
  • One break day at the beach
  • Hiking along the coast and backland 
  • Stunning coastline 
  • Moorish convent ruins 12th century, Ribat Arrifana
  • Traditional rural backlands
  • Beautiful beaches and cliff sceneries
  • Tasty Portuguese fresh fish and wines
  • The limpid and clear 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;
  • 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!
Download PDF for more Information.

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


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

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

When? - On request, except July & August

Highlights

  • Travel companion & luggage carrier – Donkey, heart and soul of your tour
  • Natural Park “Vicentina Coast”, between Sagres and small town Aljezur
  • Tour start at the end of Western Europe - Cabo de São Vicente 
  • One beach day!
  • 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 cork tree, pine and eucalyptus forests & strawberry tree scrubland
  • Partially on the tracks of the long-distance route “Rota Vicentina”