Shepherd For a Day

Includes

Pick-up & drop-off
Lunch + snack + water
Insurance
Conservation support

 

Duration and  availability

Full-day | 09:00 – 20:00
Spring / Summer
Autumn / Winter

Price

95€/pax  | Porto
90€/pax  | Guimarães
85€/pax  | Braga
family friendly
scenic views
history and culture
adrenaline

Shepherd For a Day

After a busy morning exploring the Peneda-Gerês National Park, we’ll drive farther away to a small village and enjoy an exceptional lunch full of exquisite local treats, like broa (learn more here) or tarrestre beans (learn more here), both listed in the “Ark of Taste” of the Slow Food Movement.

Then, get ready for a very special afternoon exploring the mountain with some furry and bouncy companions: a communitarian herd of goats. These fellow inhabitants take an important part in a local sustainability project and will certainly win your affection.

And you won’t need to say goodbye at the end of the day – you can keep track of your favourite goat for a year, since you’ll be sponsoring it (included in the tour price) and, thus, helping the local community (click here to learn more).

This is the perfect tour if to find the true taste of Gerês and its traditions, if you have small children and/or if you’re interested in conservation and sustainability.

Specifics
  • Suitable from 2 to 75 years old
  • easy hike (approx. 4h)
  • Minimum group size: 3
  • Maximum group size: 6
  • Available all year round
  • Duration: full day – 9:00 to 20:00
Recommendations
  • Wear weather and hiking appropriate clothes and shoes
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat (if relevant)
Background
All the tours include:
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at accommodation
  • SUV all seats facing forward
  • Toddler/child car seats available (9 to 36 kg)
  • Lunch, snacks and water
  • Photos and videos
  • Specialized local guide with first aid training and carrying a first aid kit
  • A 2,00 € contribution for a conservation project
  • Small-group tour
  • All equipment necessary for the activities
  • Insurance, both personal and liability
The tours do not include:
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Swimwear
  • Towels (you can rent one for 2€)
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