Our V.I.P. program consists of the combination of a guided donkey hike and a pottery workshop.
First, after preparing our special companions, the donkeys, guide us on trails and paths through a wide, lush green & aromatic valley. Reinvigorated and inspired we are then ready to free our creativity during the pottery workshop elaborating our personal art object.
The b&a V.I.P. – experience brings everybody into a super relaxed, meditative mood. It is accessible to all ages.
Next to the old traditional farm house are barn, stable & paddocks. Here you will first be introduced our amazing team of 19 donkeys! We will then make friends with them and prepare them for the tour: cuddling, grooming & saddling up. Then off we go for our “Soft Green Hills” tour! Children (max. 40kg weight) can ride, each on his donkey while adults lead the donkeys or walk free and… relax deeply.
After the tour
Back from the tour, the workshop will take place in the shade of the haystack of the donkey farm. Occasionally you might be surprised by the visit of our donkey friends.
We will learn to work with a traditional potter’s wheel. The art of properly kneading, shaping and centering clay. As well as removing the finished art piece from the wheel.
There is great emotion in observing how clay “grows” in the hands of the “potter” and how it almost magically acquires the desired shape. Everyone will create their very own piece to take home.
The donkey farm is located in Vale das Amoreiras (Mulberry Valley), an oasis of peace and nature, only 4km away from Aljezur and 12km away from some of the stunning Costa Vicentina beaches.
We recommend closed shoes, sturdy clothes and sun/wind/rain protection according to the season. Between July and October repellent might be appropriate
A vegetarian/vegan local seasonal lunch pack from our partner Restaurant Onda Natural (Rogil) is available upon booking at extra costs.
Donkeys love carrots, apples, oranges 🙂