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Herd cows in the mountains

Cabril, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Paula

8 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

This activity allows us to share the shepherd life during his work day. The tasks will be share and explain.
From picking up the goats or the cows to the shelter until the return at the end of the day, there are a lot of landscapes and places to discover.
Those who impose the rhythm are the animals, the climate is in charge of defining the pasture site.
Other things to note
Let me know if you have special needs or reduced mobility

Paula's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Pic-nic with local ingredients
    Vegetarian food available
  • Drinks
    Local products
  • Transportation
From $73
/ person
Wed, Mar 3
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$73 per person
$73 per person
Thu, Mar 4
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$73 per person
$73 per person
Fri, Mar 5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$73 per person
$73 per person

Meet your host, Paula

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Paula. I was born in Lisbon but I grew up with my family in this rural area. I always loved to go up the mountain with the horses, cows and goats, find new lakes and waterfalls and discover more and more beatifull landscapes. I'm cultural manager but I prefer to walk all day up the mountain. I learned about wool, linen, and rye and start a new project to recover lost traditions with the old people from here. I also work with the children to give them the knowledge of these traditions. I know that Iive it in a very special place and I want to preserve it. My work helps people in the village, contributes to the common welfare, to the maintenance and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage.
My name is Paula. I was born in Lisbon but I grew up with my family in this rural area. I always loved to go up the mountain with the horses, cows and goats, find new lakes and waterfalls and discover more and more beatifull landscapes. I'm cultural manager but I prefer to walk all day up the mountain. I learned about wool, linen, and rye and start a new project to recover lost traditions with the old people from here. I also work with the children to give them the knowledge of these traditions…
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Where you'll be

We will cross the villages untill up the mountain. We will be up there almost all the time. There we can discover a new life experience. The landscapes, the fresh air, the silence, and the pure water, the animals will transport us to a harmony with nature.

2 reviews

Jackie
November 2019
Paula went out of her way to make our booked day special in spite of the terrible weather. She made arrangements for several alternatives as the higher mountains were inaccessible that day because of horizontal, pelting rain and poor visibility. In the end we decided to go with the flock anyway and had a marvellous day. Paula carried and served a wonderful home-produced lunch over a very welcome open fire in a shelter in the mountains which we all enjoyed tremendously. Paula was very accommodating of our decision to shorten our day a little as we were soaked through and had a long drive afterwards in poor conditions that we wanted to complete before nightfall, so she became mountain guide and led us safely down the mountain to the village. She was, throughout the day, professional and friendly and genuinely concerned for our welfare and that we were enjoying ourselves. We felt we had gained an insight into the tough life led my many people still doing this kind of livestock farming by mountain foraging all over the world. We went home a little humbled! Highly recommended experience.
Paula went out of her way to make our booked day special in spite of the terrible weather. She made arrangements for several alternatives as the higher mountains were inaccessible…
Armelle
August 2020
Une très bonne expérience un endroit splendide. Merci Paula de ton accueil.

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  • Wed, Mar 3
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Thu, Mar 4
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Fri, Mar 5
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Sat, Mar 6
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Sun, Mar 7
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Mon, Mar 8
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person
  • Wed, Mar 10
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $73 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable footwear and clothing, sunscreen, backpack