Historic Douro-Varosa Trail
Description: INOVTERRA is working in Douro-Varosa Trail that pass through Douro and Varosa Valley by walk. Last year we made the marking and cleaning of the route, this year we intend to work on the promotion international of the route. For that this workcamp tasks will be cleaning and maintenance of the route and signs; GPS route marking; make a photographic record of the natural beauty and landscape of the trail, as well as of the buildings that are part of the cultural heritage and that surround / involve; build the computer record for dissemination in social networks (world); carry out dissemination of the route; cleaning and maintenance of the forest.
Type of Work: Beside this we pretend to provide a different experience to young people as it gives them the oportunity to know new sources of development, a new culture and a practical work while getting to know the history of Portugal and its interior. With recreational and cultural exchanges with local habitants will be provide intercultural learning, foster cultural enrichment through visits in the region (Porto, Lamego, Régua, Pinhão and Douro valley) and develop leisure and environmental improvement activities
Accommodation: Basic housing with electricity, hot water, shower, WC, kitchen and bedroom (equipped with bunk beds). Lodgment can be in the bedrrom or in a specific place around the building. Meals will be prepared by all the volunteers, taking turns. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.
Requirements: All participants must be from 18 to 30 years old. Volunteers have to participate in activities concerning the functioning of the Camp, meet schedules, follow the guidance of tutors, assist in cleaning of spaces used, participate in the planned activities, meet colleagues, meet the overnight hours, participate in leisure activities, and respect silence during the resting times.
Approximate Location: The trail is located in the interior nort of Portugal, starts in Peso da Régua, goes through Lamego and ends in São João de Tarouca, always along the river and with a great natural beauty. This trail crosses the Douro Valley, overlooking the surrounding mountains covered with vineyards and the river that flows at its feet and the Varosa Valley surrounded by the patrimony of the Cister Order.