4 days
Duration
May
Month
Center
Location

This is a long weekend experience in May where you will have the opportunity to see, taste and touch the life and produce of local traditional shepherds in the Beira Interior region of Portugal.

The tradition of shepherding goats and sheep runs deep in the culture of the people and landscape of the Gardunha’s. ‘Transumancia’ is the term given to movement of the shepherds from place to place in different seasons to find fodder for their herds. The cultural part of these traditions is still just alive, and on this experience, you will meet one of the last remaining traditional shepherds who shepherds in this way.

The village of Soalheira has an annual extraordinary cheese festival, well worth a visit, and it will feature at the center of the adventure. The cheese from Soalheira is considered the best in the world by the magazines ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Wine Spectator’.

 LOCATION Castelo Novo
DURATION

4 days

INCLUDED
3 nights tented accommodation and all meals Guided walks
 Train transfer from Porto/Lisbon  Meeting local shepherds
 Workshops of cheese making, sheep and goat  Off-grid community experience
 Accident insurance
 Pre-departure information pack
 Guides and monitors

DATES

May 17th to 20th

OPTIONS OF ACCOMMODATION

Unique straw bale double bed guest room

Local boutique bed and breakfast accommodation for those needing even more luxurious comfort

Hotels or Rural Accommodation

EXTRAS

Yoga and massage

Natural soap making

PRICE

Since 350€ per person (includes accommodation in tent with comfortable bed)

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information please contact us.