Follow the Shepherd

50,00 €  

Our hosts are hugely passionate about the Serra da Estrela. Their deep knowledge of the community they live in and of the mountain trails (Inês is a journalist and Miguel, an IT specialist, has lived in this mountain since his childhood) is used to reveal the stories of this territory. They also have training in geology and sustainable tourism, certificated by Geopark Estrela Association. It is their great pleasure to show you the life of a shepherd.

Follow the footsteps of a shepherd and his herd, looking for the greenest pastures and be part of the shepherd's working day, listening to his stories and entering into communion with nature. At the end of the hiking activity and upon arrival at the pasture, you will share a small meal with him.

Location: Manteigas (180 min from Lisbon)

Duration: 4 hours  Number of people: 2 - 6

Experience includes:

  • Arrival to the meeting point and welcome by the hosts
  • Meeting with the shepherd
  • Hiking activity (we will follow, in the footsteps of the shepherd and his flocks, looking for the greener pastures)
  • Small meal with the shepherd


Depending on the weather conditions and the shepherd's availability, the particular characteristics of the herding activity may vary. In the unlikely event of a necessary cancellation we will contact the guests at our earliest opportunity to present an alternative date/hour.

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NOTE: After booking we will send all the details of the reservation, as well as the location of the farm and the contact of the farmer.

If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.


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Shepherd Tour

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