Bread is and will always be important, and it’s even more relevant in those times where there is lack of food. Making bread used to be a great ritual, where grandmothers used to beat the dough over and over again - before, they used to bless this food and ask God for a good batch.
To eat bread for a whole week, this dough had to be made in large quantities. Do you know how they used to make bread, back in the day? Now you can learn with this great activity, where not only the bread is the center of this experience, but you’ll also learn about the culture and history around this amazing food.
Going to the shop of Maria do Carmo.
09h00 Meeting with the breadmaker (N41º42’60’’O 07º49’20’’).
Wellcome with herbal tea.
Start of making rye bread.
Making the dough, preheating the oven and cooking.
We will go towards Atilhó and Alturas de Barroso – amazing landscapes here.
We will go towards Travassos – we will visit the typical barrosã area.
We will go towards Pitões das Júnias.
13h00 Lunch: local products.
We will go towards Paredes do Rio - visiting the town.
We will go towards Montalegre, visiting the historical center, the castle and its Ecomuseu del Barroso (eco museum).
Visiting the “Chegas de Bois” monument.
Back to the start point.