Ajudada ~ Touro Azul

Explore the Feeling

Cultural program

CACO – ASSOCIAÇÃO DE ARTESÃOS DO CONCELHO DE ODEMIRA

A morning to enter the land, roll up the sleeves and assist in whatever way might be needed – harvest, plant, pick, and sing. António and Ana host the group, inviting the travellers to get to know the traditions of rural fraternity. As in ancient times, everyone helps with the farm work while listening to the sounds of traditional songs. After the work is done, a lunch is cooked using the local recipes.

Highlights

. Tea tasting of local plants, peanut butter, sweet potatoes and other seasonal products

. Participation in agricultural work (105min)

. Musical experiences with an interpreter along the walk

. Interaction with an organic farming expert

. Lunch at the farmer’s house

 

Summary

  • i034Region:
  • Rogil

  • i033Languages
  • Portuguese
    English
    German
    French

  • i046 Price:
  • from 73€ / PAX.

  • i066 What's included
  • Guide
    Meals

  • i027 Level of difficulty (physical requirement)
  • includes some activity with light exercise

  • i026Duration
  • < 1 Day

  • i030 Group Size:
  • max. 12 people


  • i049PET FRIENDLY:
  • No

  • i009 BIKE FRIENDLY:
  • No

Description

The meeting point is at a farmhouse between João Roupeiro and Maria Vinagre villages. We are greeted by António and Ana – a biological farmer and a singer of traditional Portuguese music. They talk about local farming and about the old songs of work while a comforting breakfast is served. Then, the group goes to the land to help with many diverse agricultural activities: sewing, planting, harvesting, picking the peanuts and sifting them in the wind. While working, everyone is invited to sing as people used to do here. Afterwards, the lunch is prepared jointly, and Ana’s melodic voice fills the house. A meal, made of gifts of the land, always tastes well; whereas, the conversations around the table let the travellers learn more about the land, the animals and the people here. They leave with their bellies and their souls fulfilled.

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