The donkey's history has always accompanied the human being serving him until he found better options to optimize the work in the Field. In Burruticas Project we were sorry to think that after millennia of extreme exploitation this species was destined for extinction due to lack of use, as if it were an old machine.
Our idea is to become, not owners, but companions of these lovely animals creating a new concept of active tourism. With this, we fulfilled the double objective of promoting environmental awareness through leisure by providing wonderful moments to those who visit us, and contributing to the conservation of the donkey, avoiding all the suffering that has long been burdened behind them.
The transfer to the practice of this idea has materialized in:
- Trekking and hiking routes with our animals in the Ricote Valley (Murcia) In this way we know at the same time the details of the environment and those of this species that instantly falls in love with you.
- Visits of a cultural nature in which we will be explaining what are the customs that the inhabitants of the area have kept alive, as well as those that have already been lost and deserve to be remembered to become aware of who we are.
- Rafting in large inflatable rafts to complete your visit with an aquatic alternative.
We recommend that you come as a family because it is key to start training the little ones so that they maintain in the future the natural values of our planet. You will discover how rewarding it is to live with animals making them a little happier.
Next to some very friendly donkeys you can climb to one of the highest parts of Río Segura to prepare for your rafting adventure.
Proyecto Burritaca , a company that contributes to the conservation of donkeys by giving donkey rides and other activities, also offers you a rafting adventure .
Get to know the wonderful places of the Segura River and enjoy the nature of the Ricote Valley while climbing in the company of donkeys.
Upon arriving at Puente de Hierro , a town and Cieza that is very picturesque, the group will eat at a picnic all together where you can chat and get to know each other much better. And that's where the adventure that you'll never forget begins.
In inflatable rafts , all people over 6 years old can enjoy a rafting descent through one of the most beautiful rivers in Murcia. The river will travel to Abarán where the journey has begun.
Enjoy the azudes and the ferris wheels while you go down. And to put a loop to the activity, you can go to El Jarral where you will perform the complementary activity of rollerball .
Here, you will get into a bubble and disrupt the excitement of the water
Donkeys are very friendly and achuchables animals, so a donkey ride is ideal for people of all ages.
Meet Ceiza and the Segura River with a donkey that will become your friend and your partner. Next to it, you will be able to know the vegetation of the area and enjoy all the beauty that Murcian vegetation can offer you.
Take this hiking tour alternating between walking or on the back of the donkey , according to the road conditions and the recommendations of the association's veterinarians. You can also make the decision to do the entire stretch on foot.
During the tour, expert monitors will explain everything about the care of donkeys , their breeds and characteristics, and also their realization with man for centuries to their current conditions.
children under 12 years old will have to share the donkey ride with the adult guide and will be able to do the entire ride on the back because, in general, their weight does not usually wears the donkey.
You can also enjoy a picnic with your fellow hiking to get to know each other better and share your experiences on the walk.