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Experience: Schucking Corn In The Minho

Minho, Norte de Portugal, Portugal
Ethno-tourism

An ecoturism experience
Organized by Mário
Guided activity
Duration: 10 hours approx.
Portuguese, Spanish
Includes lunch
This activity has discounts for
Kids (4-12 years) €38

Activity description
Do you want to live a different experience in the north of Portugal?

In the Portuguese village of Póvoa de Lanhoso we give you the opportunity to enjoy the traditional customs of this beautiful territory. For this you can put yourself in the role of the locals and put into practice the "esfoyada".

To give you an idea, the esfoyada is an agricultural job in which the ear of corn is removed. It takes effort and dedication. Traditionally, both adults, both men and women, young people and children, have devoted their time to collecting corn. With the passage of time, life has changed and nowadays things have changed.

The traditional esfoyadas have endured over time bringing families, friends and neighbors together. When they were finished, a party was prepared with food and drink where everyone gathered and danced to the sound of the accordion until long hours of the night.

Another of the customs was when the lucky one who found the corn ears of red had to shout corn king! He had the right to give a round to all workers offering hugs. For the more roguish, it was the perfect opportunity to get close to the youngsters.

There are many anecdotes that are part of the popular culture of Portugal and that draws attention to the curious who want to experience this experience in their own skin.

The activity takes place throughout the day, leaving for the Bridges of the Caldo River to the Sanctuary of San Bento da Porta Aberta. Here we will make a stop and then continue towards Vilarinho das Furnas to Portela do Homem. We continue towards Mata da Albergaria and stop at Vila do Gerês, place of thermal waters.

The route continues to the Mirador de la Pedra Bela and we will continue to Vila de Póvoa do Lanhoso and the viewpoint of Pedra Bela. Before lunch at around 1:00 p.m., we will visit the town of Póvoa do Lanhoso. Here, its impetuous castle of Lanhoso and the well-known Sanctuary Nossa Senhora do Pilar awaits us, built using the stones of the old castle walls.

Here the trip does not end, we will arrive at the Hotel Rural Maria da Fonte and afterwards the participation in the corn harvest will take place. The trip will conclude with the preparation of the bread for the snack and a great evening known as Gran Noche de Esfoyada, with dinner / snack. After, return to the starting point.

Flexible cancellation

This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.

After this time, Douro-Wellcome has established that you have up to 3 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.

If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.


Activity location
Minho, Norte de Portugal, Portugal
Meeting point
Minho, Norte de Portugal, Portugal
Mário will contact you once you finish the reservation in order to inform you about the exact meeting point.

Plan your experience

Date
Start hour
Adults
Kids
From 4 to 12 years old

1 Adults x €75
€75

Total
€75
Any doubts? Contact us 627 62 80 80
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