Tuesday, 18 August 2015

27+28+29(+30) August 2015: Moonlight Donkey Hike

foto: magicmoments.pt

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: 27+28 (full moon) + 29(+ 30*)

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.


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


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

Saturday, 11 July 2015

August 9-15: Yoga & Donkey Trekking

August,9-15: Yoga, Meditation, Donkey Hike to the Sea
Course language: english

3 places left! - Book now!

A Mandala for Daily Life

With Santiago SEMPERE, Paris 
Yoga teacher, choreograph, dancer, Alexander-Technique

Der Yoga-Kurs findet zehn Kilometer vom Atlantik, eingebettet in die Natur auf dem Hof„Vale das Amoreiras“ (Tal der Maulbeerbäume) statt. Neben seinen gastfreundlichen Bewohnern leben dort auch 16 Esel und ein Muli.
Der Yoga Kurs lädt ein zur Begegnung von Yogis, praktizierenden Yoga-Amateuren und Einsteigern um die kreative Geste (Mudra) und zur Geselligkeit.
Seine Schwerpunkte liegen auf fliessende Bewegung (Karana), Körperhaltung (Asana), Atmung (Pranayama), Meditation (Dharana, Dhyana). Er richtet sich an alle, ganz gleich welchen Alters und Nationalität, an Einzelpersonen oder Familien. Der Kurs wird in Englisch abgehalten und kann bei Bedarf auch ins Deutsche gedolmetscht werden.


7.00-8.00      Meditation
8.30-9.00      Breakfast
9.30-12.00    Yoga-Session
13.00             Lunch
Afternoon Siesta/ individual program
18.30- 20.30 Atelier „Movement“, guided Improvisation
21.00            Dinner
22.00            Meeting for creative projects - open End
WEDNESDAY: Donkey hike to the Atlantic and beach YOGA Picnic
Friday Eve: little improvisation show of participants who are up to. After: PARTY!

Santiago Sempere  

Gründete seine zeitgenössische Tanz Cie im Jahr 1984, lehrt und gestaltet auf der ganzen Welt in Theatern, privaten und öffentlichen Institutionen, Universitäten (Sorbonne Nouvelle) u.a. Dabei stützt er sich von Anfang an auf Yoga und Meditation. Er lebt in Paris, wurde an der Federation Française de Yoga in Paris ausgebildet. Er folgt der Krishnamacaria Linie und Nachkommen.

Arrival/ Departure

Arrival 1: Faro, Lisbon or Sevilla (plane, train, bus), from Faro per Bus (Rede Expresso Lisbon > Aljezur), train (Lisbon/ Faro > Lagos), Transfer (Faro / Lisbon, ask Sofia), rental car or car sharing (ask Sofia)
Arrival 2: Sunday eve: twin rooms; dinner and first gathering with a drink
Departure: Saturday after meditation, breakfast, short yoga session and little snack (salad).

Price: 650 Euro

Includes course fee, accommodation, vegetarian meals (3/ day and tea)


The booking is valid with the bank transfer/ cheque of 350 € to Sofia. The additional 300 Euro can be payed at arrival.


Sofia von Mentzingen:    burros.artes@gmail.com
phone      +351. 282 995 068
mobile    +351. 967 145 306
Santiago Sempere:          contact@santiagosempere.com
phone      +33. 666 25 96 79

Friday, 30 January 2015

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.



mobile (+351) 967 145 306
phone (+351) 282 995 068

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

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.
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

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!

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!