WALK & ART FEST

4 days of Festival with many activities!

The Barão de São João - Walk & Art Fest will take place from November 01 to 04 of 2018 with its headquarters in the Centro Cultural de Barão de São João.
The Festival promises 4 days filled with activities of environmental education activities for children and families, technical workshops, talks and 8 to 10 daily walks that can be short or long distance or themed (botany, bird watching, archeology, geology, cultural heritage).

This Festival will have a strong artistic component, combining the local artists that make Barão de São João such a unique place. These artists will be involved in the dynamization of activities ranging from the realization of workshops to guided tours allied to their work. In addition to some inhabitants of the parish who will guide paths in a unique way the land where they live and will tell many secrets that will not leave anyone indifferent.

The event also counts with numerous partnerships with tourist animation companies and other entities that will energize many of these actions for free.

WALKS

Short and long-term walks and themed

4.00 km
Circular
3h   Min 5   Max 15   Minimum Age 12

Walk with History in Barão de São João

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

This activity will have the following program: The neighborhood relations between Barão de S. João and Barão de S. Miguel: from the geographical proximity...

6.00 km
Circular
3h30   Min 5   Max 12   Minimum Age 10

Stories engraved in rocks and landscapes

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Interpretive course with the purpose of awakening the senses and creating images that help us to remove and interpret the stories stored in the rocks and in the landscapes...

5.00 km
Circular
3h   Min 4   Max 15   Minimum Age 14

Bushland, badland?

Bensafrim's Municipal Market

 A botanical tour that aims to know better the vegetation on the hill of Monte da Rocha (Bensafrim), in an evolutionary and ecological approach. It is by understanding...

1.00 km
Linear
1h   Min 5   Max 20  

Experience Walk

Entrance of the Avocado Plantation

Before and after, a landscape has been changed. Our project deals with the difference between information and experience. At the present time, the individual is overcharged...

4.00 km
Circular
3h   Min 5   Max 15   Minimum Age 12

Walk with History in the Woods of Barão de São João

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

This activity will have the following program: Observation and analysis of some works of art from Tolentino of Lagos located next to the entrance of the Woods of Barão...

13.00 km
Circular
4h30   Min 10   Max 25   Minimum Age 12

Poetic Energy Walk

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Circular walk of 13 km that takes place in the Forest of Barão de São João

10.00 km
Circular
3h   Min 5   Max 20   Minimum Age 10

Between Barrocal and the Serra - Geological Walk

Church of Barão de São João

Route between lands that date from more than 200 million years and more recent landscapes, where is possible to observe natural forms that resulted from the alteration of...

15.00 km
Circular
5,5h   Min 1   Max 25  

Southwest Script

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Between the enclosed valleys and the agricultural lands along the Machada stream, the walk is dedicated to the writing of the Southwest. During the way we will visit one...

8.00 km
Circular
2,5h   Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 12

By The Forest Paths

Church of Barão de São João

Circular route that will pass through the three routes inserted in the forest of Barão de São João: walk of the poets, walk to see the sea and walk...

16.00 km
Circular
5h   Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 12

From Cotifo to Bravura Dam

Café Ponto de Encontro - Cotifo

In this walk you will have the opportunity to observe the natural and rural landscape of the deep Algarve. Leaving the town of Cotifo, we will take a circular route of about...

10.00 km
Circular
3h30   Min 10   Max 25   Minimum Age 10

Walk "Riverside Charms"

Football Field Estrela Desportiva de Bensafrim

Hike between hills and valleys, by rails that lead to magnificent views at the highest points and passes through the Bensafrim stream at the lowest points, including some...

11.00 km
Circular
3h30   Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 14

Discovering the cultural heritage of Bensafrim

Bensafrim's Municipal Market

Thematic walk that aims to highlight the uniqueness and the timeless dimension of the historical and archaeological heritage existing in the surroundings of the village...

7.00 km
Circular
3h   Min 5   Max 25  

A walk in the forest

Pic Nic Area Barão de São João Woods

Tour through the area of the Forestry Perimeter of the Barão de S. João, addressing several themes related to the forest space - history, uses, floristic composition,...

1.00 km
Circular
2h   Min 6   Max 12   Minimum Age 8

Bird walk & talk

Pic Nic Area Barão de São João Woods

Short walk focused on birdwatching. Before heading out, a brief explanaition about the local bird life (adapted to the seson) will take place. Itineray is flexible. The...

1.00 km
Circular
1h30   Min 3   Max 10  

Adventure in the Picnic Area

Pic Nic Area Barão de São João Woods

The legends tells a story that many, many years ago an elf stashed his treasure in this picnic area. Countless historians have tried to find this treasure but to no avail....

10.00 km
Circular
9h45   Min 1   Max 40  

A New Dawn - No to Black and Green Oil

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

The second edition of the Night Walk for the Environment aims to mark the will of a new dawn, the paradigm shift and the birth of a new society. With a meeting point at...

6.00 km
Circular
2h30   Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 8

PR1 LGS - Pedestrian Path "Pedra de Galo"

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

This is one of the 12 complementary pedestrian routes to the Long Distance Path Via Algarviana (GR13). The whole path is within the forest area of the "Mata de Barão...

1.50 km
Linear
2h   Min 4   Max 15  

Poets' Path

Pic Nic Area Barão de São João Woods

This is one of the 3 paths that exist inside the "Mata de Barão de São". The path was created by the artists Deodato Santos and Francisco Roxo who together...

12.00 km
Circular
3h30   Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 12

Discovering the Woods of Barão de São João

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Circular route within the woods of Barão de São João, which will pass through several areas of interest, among which stand out the house of the...

10.00 km
Circular
4h   Min 10   Max 20   Minimum Age 15

Bensafrim, by valleys and hills

Bensafrim's Municipal Market

Bensafrim for gardens and valleys. A walk from Bensafrim through the rural countryside, where we can enjoy beautiful rural landscapes, the river passing along the valleys...

6.00 km
Circular
2h   Min 10   Max 30  

Photo Tour in Barão de São João

Pic Nic Area Barão de São João Woods

Photographic walk through the woods of Barão de São João, beginning at the pic nic park, passing through the belvedere of Pedra do Galo, the sculptures...

WORKSHOPS & TALKS

Technical sessions with specialists from different areas
Drawings from Barão de São João
2h   Min 4   Max 15   Minimum Age 6

Drawings from Barão de São João

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

The built heritage of Barão de São João can be appreciated in a shorts stroll that will allow the participant to collect elements,...
Qi Gong - Chi Kung
1h   Min 3   Max 25  

Qi Gong - Chi Kung

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Qi Gong is the art of manipulating energy. Its main principles are breathing, movement and concentration. During the class, relaxation exercises are...
Photograph Biodiversity
2h30   Min 5   Max 10   Minimum Age 10

Photograph Biodiversity

Pic Nic Area Barão de São João Woods

  Photograph the nature theme.
Natural Mural Painting
2h   Min 5   Max 8   Minimum Age 16

Natural Mural Painting

Kultivarte

In this workshop you will be participating in a mural painting session using natural lime paint to create different patterns. The drawings will be on...
Paint with Nature
3h   Min 7   Max 15   Minimum Age 6

Paint with Nature

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

A short course to collect natural mineral pigments, followed by the preparation of those pigments and how to create with them.
TerraCota!
2h   Min 1   Max 5   Minimum Age 16

TerraCota!

Entrance of the Avocado Plantation

A short walk of about 1km, where the participants can take inspiration and collect some natural elements. In the studio of the artist will be developed...
Biodiversity Reduction!?
2h30   Min 5   Max 10   Minimum Age 18

Biodiversity Reduction!?

Pic Nic Area Barão de São João Woods

Removal of aquatic plants from a small pond. ALERT! participants  must be prepared to work in water.
Birds of Portugal, PIU PIU  catch me if you can
1h   Min 1   Max 20   Minimum Age 3

Birds of Portugal, PIU PIU catch me if you can

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Passarinhos de Portugal, instrument of music made in wheel of potter with 400 years of history of our Portuguese culture. Give wings to your imagination...
Can Animals Speak Too?
1h30   Min 3   Max 12  

Can Animals Speak Too?

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

So, is speaking restrict to humans or can other animals "speak" as well? In this activity we'll explorer bioacoustics - a field dedicated to interpreting...
Sow the native forest, sow the future
2h30   Min 5   Max 20  

Sow the native forest, sow the future

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Re - drilling - sowing of oak and cork oak forest in the Barão de S. João Forest Perimeter. The activity begins with a brief conversation...
Tai Chi
1h30   Min 1   Max 25  

Tai Chi

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Tai Chi is known as ’’meditation in movement’’ and is too a martial art. This practice promotes the constructive and curative...
Recover Habitats - Citizenship and Territory
1h   Min 1   Max 50  

Recover Habitats - Citizenship and Territory

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

In 2017, more than 40 volunteers carried out the renaturation of the Arriba quaternária of the Telheiro Geosite, in Sagres. The continuous degradation...
Bugs can tell us a thing or two!
2h   Min 4   Max 12  

Bugs can tell us a thing or two!

Parking in the East Entrance (M535) of Barão São João

Did you know little animals living in the rivers can helps us know the water quality of that area? Come and find out how! In an activity directed to...
Pedestrian Route Programming
0h45   Min 5   Max 20   Minimum Age 16

Pedestrian Route Programming

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Program a pedestrian route using specialized websites (KOMOOT) and use in the field of mobile applications for walkers (KOMOOT and WIKILOC)
Creation of Wall Mosaic
3h   Min 3   Max 6   Minimum Age 18

Creation of Wall Mosaic

Kultivarte

In this workshop we propose a joint creation of mosaic on one of the walls of the kultivarte space. We will share some simple techniques for the realization...
Footwear for Hiking
1h   Min 5   Max 25   Minimum Age 12

Footwear for Hiking

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Demonstration of footwear suitable for hiking, with presentation of its main characteristics.
Luohan QiGong
1h30   Min 1   Max 25  

Luohan QiGong

Cultural Center of Barão de São João

Qi Gong is known as ‘‘life energy cultivation’’. Is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures,...