Route of the Shepherd

Dare to be a shepherd of a flock of goats! Our activity will be held at Terra Chã Cooperative, located in the Village of Chãos, in the heart of the Natural Park of Serras de Aire and Candeeiros, on the Estremadura Limestone Massif. Accompanied by the pastor and his flock of 200 Serranas community goats ecotype Ribatejano, visitors will have the opportunity to closely observe this activity which has gradually been forgotten.
Along the way, you can experience the day-to-day life of a shepherd, interacting with him and learning from him a piece of traditional wisdom. The pedestrian route stretches for about 3km lasting 3hrs, starting and finishing in the village of Chãos.
After an unforgettable experience, where travelers could feel what it is like to be a shepherd of a flock of goats, we visit the Natural Salines from Rio Maior. Surrounded by trees and farmland they are considered a wonder of nature, because the sea is 30 km away.
All our tours are private and suit your dates and preferences.
Our tours are designed especially for the traveler who wants to get away from the traditional tours and wants to experience new realities, original and unique experiences every journey. Our Tours provide the traveler a visit made with time to enjoy the attractions in a quiet way.


Price: upon request 

The price varies according to the number of people. For groups from 9 to 16, 30 or 55 people please contact us.

Duration: 8 Hrs

Pickup: 9:00 AM

Terra Chã Cooperative is included in the Natural Park of Serras de Aire and Candeeiros.
For more information visit the ICNF - Institute for Nature Conservation at

1. Included in our services

1.1 Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with high comfort level in announced or equivalent models;
1.2 Specialized Guide / Monitoring services in shepherding the flock;
1.3 Shepherd Kit: shepherd's crook, bag with a traditional snack which that includes a pocketknife, bread and cornbread, chorizo, olives, cheese and community sheep's and water. (for snack)
1.4 Visit to the Rio Maior Salines;
1.5 Liability Insurance, in accordance with applicable law;
1.6 Personal Accident Insurance, in accordance with the law.
2.1 Lunch;
2.2 Expenses of personal nature;
2.3 Additional expenses that have not been agreed in advance.
3.1 Estrela d'Alva Tours is not responsible for excess or oversized baggage, because of a lack of notice, if it can not be transported in the reserved vehicle;
3.2 If it proves impossible in providing one or more services for reasons that are strange to Estrela d'Alva Tours, they will be replaced by equivalent services;
3.3 Estrela d’Alva Tours operates a non-smoking policy in its transportation services.


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