Visit a dairy farm, milk a cow by hand, taste the milk, interact with a local farmer, and learn all about cows and dairy production!
Dairy Farm Experience on Pico Island
Starting at €85 | 6 Hours | Parties of 2 to 8 | Pico Island
- Adult (12+ years)
- Child (4-11 years)
- Young Child (0-3 years)
Enjoy an Amazing Pico Island Dairy Farm Experience in Azores Island
Agriculture and livestock are part of local life. Initially, in the early days of the Island`s settlement, they maintained human survival. In the present moment, they reveal the importance of food production, employment creation, wealth, and technical development.
Aiming of show this reality in a playful way and simultaneously acquire knowledge, we will visit a bovine dairy farm (from a local producer) and follow the process of the Holstein- Frisian milking cows. The milking procedure is done mechanically by means of a mobile machine outdoors in full natural pasture.
Visitors have the opportunity to meet the producer, walk in full natural pasture and capture “images and sensations” that the surrounding environment provides. Another aspect of the itinerary, corresponds to greenhouses vegetables production.
The farm we will see is immersed in nature, surrounded by green pasture lands, making it a very pleasant place to stopover. In this itinerary it ́s possible to experience planting Azorean Endemic Plants. This takes us to the “highlands” towards the Central Plateau to come across with the rich and diverse Pico Island ́s Endemic Vegetation.
The symbolism of this experience is to allow Visitors to enjoy the existing Environmental Heritage and make an active contribution in the process of regeneration, preservation and forest and environmental enhancement. After this, we end the itinerary with about 2 to 3 Km(s) walk towards the coast área, through old agricultural trails and paths made of clay and lava surrounded by stone structures.
The path culminates in an attractive “scenario” of sea and land.
What is included:
- Meeting point (pickup with van at the accommodation location)
- Visit a dairy farm
- Milking experience
- Visit greenhouses vegetables production
- Walk towards the coast área, through old agricultural trails and path
- Picnic, which may contain the typical “corn cake”, bread, cheese, jams, fruits, wine, water, juices, and several other products.
After booking we will send all the details of the reservation.
If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: [email protected] and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.