Donkey trekking Serra de Arga, Northern Portugal

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  • Category: Walking, Donkey Trekking, Family Tours, Serra D'Arga
  • Tour Grade: Easy View Tour Grades
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Distance: 7 kms / day
  • Available: From March to November (you can start on any day of the week, subject to availability)
  • Meeting Point: Montaria
  • Minimum N.º of Participants: 2 persons. Minimum age: 3 years-old
  • Price: on request

Discover one of the best kept secrets in Northern of Portugal – the Serra D’Arga Natural Park! Book a family or a solo donkey trekking and live a great adventure!

Donkey trekking is an excellent combination of slow walking with donkeys through the best spots in the Serra D’Arga mountain area. Our donkeys are well trained and will be your partners during this program – they will help you carry the children on their back or carry your picnic in their saddle bags.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Serra D’Arga Mountain and short hike through oak forests and secret lagoons

Day 2: The wildlife in the Serra D’Arga Natural Park - 7 km

You will meet your donkey and be shown how to handle and look after him during the walk after which we will set off along ancient paths used by local shepherds. There, you will be able to try to watch the garrano - wild horses but also different interesting kinds of fauna and flora especially typical from Serra D’Arga.

Day 3: Montaria watermills & lagoons - 7 kms

This walk will take you all around the main river in Serra D´Arga. You will walk along old water pipes that carry water from the river and take it into the corn fields. Afterwards, you will arrive to the main square of Montaria with bars and restaurants where we will be able to stop for a drink or some food.
During this tour you will pass through many different landscapes, the banks of the river surrounded by watermills and the mountain areas with wonderful panoramic views.

Along this walk you will visit some lagoons, where you can make a break to relax and enjoy nature or even have a swim in the crystal-clear water.

What´s included?

  • 2 nights in a private cottage with private room, bathroom and kitchen (no shared facilities/areas);
  • Breakfast;
  • Accommodation and food for donkey;
  • 3 day donkey rental - one or more donkeys;
  • Helmet for children,
  • Saddle and saddle bag for donkey to carry your picnics;
  • Telephone support;
  • Garmin GPS with gps tracks for each hike;
  • Detailed walking maps
  • Detailed journey documentation and practical information. 

ADD ONS:

  • Transfer from Porto airport/city to Serra D´Arga and return: on request;
  • Guided tour (on request);
  • On request we can offer a vegetarian or vegan picnic as well as products without gluten. Therefore, we would like to ask you, while you book a tour, let us know about anyone’s possible food restrictions;
  • Extra donkey: more donkeys are available on request.

Accommodation:

Serra D´Arga Mountain House is a cottage located in Montaria village.  

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