Burros & Artes – Two friends, two passions. Sofia, a donkey lover and Elsa, dedicated to arts & handicraft.

They both decided to turn their passions into a way of living and created the project Burros e Artes in Aljezur.

Much happens at Sítio dos Burros, in Vale das Amoreiras, a farm surrounded by about 50 hectares of pure nature, at the edge of the Serra de Monchique and the Nature Reserve, 3 km from the town of Aljezur and 10 km from the coast. This is the ideal place for donkey rides and for exploring creativity.

Here you can enjoy the traditional arts and crafts activities under the supervision of Elsa and experience a variety of made to measure programs. Amongst which are the pottery class with a traditional Potters wheel.

In the company of donkeys, choose from hiking in the heart of nature and in rural areas of the Costa Vicentina and/or for leisure activities for groups. Walking with an animal is an activity that forces you to slow down, the pace of these long eared friends is ideal for relaxing walks and for enjoying the scenery and all that the region offers. Communion with nature is total. In arts and crafts workshops, an atmosphere of creativity and joy is generated. From pottery, and weaving to felting, the options are many.

Sofia is a donkey lover who decided to turn this passion into a way of life. To those who visit her, Sofia proposes and offers trekking activities in the company of her donkeys. Loving, sweet, patient, hearty, cooperative and easygoing animals.

Always at their own pace, the relationship one builds with these animals throughout a trekking experience is unforgettable, not only for children but also for the adults.

For a trekking experience outside the farm, you can opt for a one day trekking and explore Aljezur’s streets and its castle, built by the Moors in the tenth century, or head to Rogil’s coast, where the views from the cliffs over beaches decorated with incredible rocky outcrops will leave you speechless.

Sofia also organizes 2 to 7 day trekking adventures, from Aljezur to several interesting sites in the area, for a true communion with nature.

This is a special service that offers something truly unique: New experiences in a rural environment, with total interaction with the region, culture and traditions.

The options are endless! Make your request, Elsa, Sofia and their sweet donkeys welcome you, your family and friends.


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  • Women Owned & Operated:Yes
    Q I have more questions - what is the best way to contact you?

    Email us at burros.artes@gmail.com

    Q What do I need to bring?

    Please bring along flashlight, sturdy shoes and a warm jacket, mat/ towel to sit on sand.

    Q What do donkeys like to eat?

    Donkeys love carrots, apples, oranges or carrots (their favourite).

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