Donkey Trekking Europe

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Are you looking for a truly memorable summer holiday experience? You can go walking with donkeys in the most beautiful places in Europe, including Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Romania, Poland, Greece, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and the Canary Islands. Search below for treks to suit all ages and abilities. 

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france  For Donkey Trekking in FRANCE click HERE.


THE ONE-DAY-TREK: One-day walk along marked paths, presenting little difficulty. 

THE FREE TREK: No Guide. You plan your own holiday, camping or staying in lodgings. You decide how far you want to walk and for how long. This option is for experienced hikers who can read a map and use a compass. 

THE ALL IN TREK: The donkey-owner organises the itinerary and accommodation. Depending on the region, available all-in holidays can be up to 10 days long.

THE GUIDED TREK: With guide. You join a group. The guide organises the whole trek. His or her knowledge of the local fauna and flora, geology, and present and past rural life will enrich your trek.

A GUIDE FOR YOUR GROUP: With guide. You already have a group of your own. Check conditions for group sizes with your donkey hirer. The guide sees to the organisation of the trek as a whole. 


  • Training is provided on how to look after your donkey
  • Your donkey doesn’t carry you, just your luggage
  • Your donkey can carry a small child for limited periods
  • Your donkey should carry no more than 40kg
  • Your donkey will need regular breaks, with shade
  • Your donkey will need access to clean drinking water
  • Your donkey will need suitable accommodation at night
  • You donkey will need hay in the morning and evening



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Happy Donkey Tours

Happy Donkey Tours Treks from 3 days to 6 days in the Casentino forests and mountains, the lakes of northern Italy, Mercantour national park in the French Alps and Corsica. Professional guides will lead you and your donkeys safely through Italy’s breathtaking scenery, giving you a taste of the country’s cuisine and inviting you to explore its hidden locations. 

Ca’ di Luna Associazione Culturale e Agricoltura, Recanati, Macerata


Ca’di Luna è una piccola proprietà contadina e asineria,sotto il colle dell’infinito di Leopardi. Terapia assistita con l’asino, escursioni con asini, campi estivi, esplorare il bosco tra animali selvatici e folletti e coltivare l’orto e laboratori artistici e culturali. Aassisted therapy, excursions, camping and workshops.

Asino Felice, Cigliano, Vercelli, Piedmont Trekking someggiato. Camminare con l’asino è un’esperienza rilassante ed educativa che fa bene allo mente e al corpo di chi cammina.

Ânes Sans Frontières Circuit Âne 6 jours Sur la chaîne des Appenninos, Abruzzes.

Hiking with Donkeys, Aosta Valley

Donkey Trekking, The Sibillini Mountains, Central Apeninnes

Hotel Casato Licitra, Ragusa, Sicily

Etna Donkey Trekking, Etna Nord, Sicily

Apassolento, San Biagio di Teolo, Padua, Veneto

Aria Aperta Asineria, Emilia-Romagna, Reggio Emilia Planned activities with donkeys including hiking and educational visits. We are on the outskirts of Reggio Emilia green city, full of parks and natural areas near the city walls.

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Ranch Margherita, Meleto Valdarno, Arezzo

Ranch Margherita, Meleto Valdarno, Arezzo Cavriglia Park is set in 600 hectares of lush, unspoiled forest on the Chianti Mountain range. There are camping facilities, parks and a hotel and restaurant. The ranch runs activities for families and schools, summer camps, hikes, exhibitions, work with the disabled, private parties, training and education. Tel: 339 5449315 Email:

Asineria Lory, Montefiascone, Viterbo, Lazio

L’Amico Asino, San Vito di Fagagna, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 

Entertainment and educational projects for children, donkey trekking, donkey training courses and assisted activities with donkeys run by Dr. Erica Franzil, specializing in school learning disorders and animal assisted interventions.  

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Asini si nasce e io lo nakkui, Gallura, Sardinia

Asini si nasce e io lo nakkui – Gallura, Sardinia 


Associazione culturale, tutela e valorizzazione dell’asino. Attività Assistita con gli Asini, attività ludico-ricreative, onotrekking. Località Punta d’Acu, Arzachena Email:

Asini Nel Cuore Talignano, Emilia Romagna 

Donkey Trekking in Sila, Cosenza Le Vie della Pera tour operator. Trekking with donkeys in the Greek Sila along a mule track surrounded by chestnut woods. The route starts from the main square of Longobucco, a village near Cosenza on the mountains, and takes in breathtaking views of the mountains and the Ionian Sea. This guided trekking excursion lasts for 3 or 4 hours and is suitable for children. 

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Casale Le Crete, Tagliacozzo

Casale Le Crete, Tagliacozzo We have four donkeys, Eva, Nino, Sophie and Toffee! We organise walks with them on the Cammino dei Briganti, childrens excursions (riding) and independent, customised treks, from 3-10 day, with or without guide. Tel: (0039) 340 3496811 Email:

The Donkey on the Abbot’s Way, Pontremoli, Tuscany Treks along the historic paths of the Abbot’s Way, for families, communities, children and pilgrims. Enjoy beautiful landscapes, green hills and wonderful cooking. Short one day treks or longer walks for several days. Tel: + 39 3403541082 Email:

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Hiking with donkeys, Transylvania – Green Mountain Holidays

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Die Eselei, Hamburg

Die Eselei, Hamburg 


Hiking with donkeys in Hamburg’s surroundings. Trial dates, half-day trips, day hikes and weekend tours. The tours lead to Dalbek Gorge, the Lohe Foundation, from Tesperhude over the Hohegeest, from Aumühle through the Sachsenwald, through the Boberger dunes and along the Billetal.

Esel in Not, Denklehof, Engen-Welschingent In cooperation with Humanatura, the Swiss Foundation Donkeys in Distress and the German association Donkeys in Need, for abused, old and sick donkeys. Providing education on donkey care, feeding, handling and welfare. 

Eselpark Nessendorf, Blekendorf

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Eselgarten Pondorf, Altmannstein, Bavaria

Eselgarten Pondorf, Altmannstein, Bavaria 

Eselgarten Pondorf

Learn the basics of donkey care, feeding, grooming and hoof care and then walk with the donkeys. Circular walks from 2 hours up to 6 hours (3km to 15km). Picnic availabe on request. Maximum 6 people. Suitable for children aged 6 and above. 

Gut Aiderbichl, Deggendorf, Bavaria

Gundelsbacher Esel, Weinstadt, Rems-Murr, Baden-Württemberg Donkey hikes in Remstal Gundel Bacher Valley.

Staff Horster, Mellinghausen, Diepholz, Lower Saxony Assisted Animal Intervention activities, camping and hiking with donkeys, goat milking, cheese making and just spending time having fun and relaxing with the animals. German sign language offered. 

Educational Donkey Center
Educational Donkey Center, Langsur-Metzdorf

Pädagogisches Eselzentrum (Educational Donkey Center), Langsur-Metzdorf More and more people are enjoying walking wih donkeys. They are gregarious, sociable and patient. You will receive a brief introduction on caring for your donkey. We cater for group walks, pair walks, team outings, hiking, clubs, schools, kindergarten hikes and individual excursions. Tel: 0152 34196702

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Schlossberg-Langohren, Hesse

Schlossberg-Langohren, Hesse


Located in the small town of Gudensberg in the north of Hesse. Our walks around Gudensberg can be accompanied by up to 8 donkeys. Join a scheduled hike or arrange your own. Phone Simone Schmidt. Tel: 0173/2629770 

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Esel Reich, Halltal, Mariazell, Austrian Alps

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Burrolandia, Tres Cantos, Madrid

El Paraiso del Burro (Donkey Paradise)

Arobes, Parres, Asturias

Burro Trek, Mare de Deu del Camp, Garriguella, Catalonia

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Donkey Trekking, Segovia

Away From The Crowds, Segovia, Castile y León Donkey Trekking Holidays – 5 or 7 day family trails or 8 day donkey trekking for grown ups. Delightful walks in the company of a donkey along ancient drove roads and the northern slopes of the Guadarrama Nature Reserve, an area renowned for its wildlife and stunning scenery.

Refugio Ecoburropark, Vall d’Ebo

Refugio Ecoburropark, Vall d’Ebo, Alicante, Valencia Asociación ecoburropark organiza rutas con burras y mulos en el medio rural de la Vall d’Ebo. Refugio ecoburropark te ofrece poder usar el refugio para tu evento, tu aniversario, tu picnic, tu fiesta, desconectar, punto de salida para senderismo, siesta o dormir en el refugio y mucho mas cosas que quieres organizar rodeado de naturaleza, animales (burros, mulos, gallinas, ocas…)


Macronesian Eco Suites Caves, Tenerife Eco suite cave is situated on a large farm with accommodation, pool area and gardens available for guests. Our eco-friendly housing has been built with respect for the environment. The cave house has a contemporary interior with modern amenities. Situated on the edge of the Anaga rural park, biosphere reserve is ideal for any traveller looking for a new experience. 

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Project Sanctuary Happy Donkeys

Project Sanctuary Happy Donkeys, The Algarve Unique Donkey Walks for adults and young nature lovers in the most beautiful areas of the Serra de Monchique, Algarve. Walk along rivers and mountains with a group of free donkeys, enjoying magnificent views and local birds, deer, wild boar and turtles. Walks of one hour to a full day.

Donkeys and Arts, Costa Vicentina

Donkeymotion, Barão São João, West-Algarve

Ânes Sans Frontières Circuit Âne 5 jours Sud-Portugal. Parc Naturel “Vicentina”, Côte Atlantique en Algarve.

Pedro Donkey Tours Algarve
Pedro, Donkey Tours Algarve

Donkey Tours Algarve, Paderne, Albufeira 

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Guided excursions for a whole day or half a day. We visit Paderne’s 18th century town well, lush river, medieval bridge and historic castle, at a leisurely Donkey pace. After enjoying a relaxing picnic with coastal views, we walk through orange and olive groves to get back to the sanctuary. Or take the Kid’s Tour: The friendly donkeys take us on an exciting trip through beautiful fields ending in ancient Arabic village. Suitable for children from 7 -12 years old. Tel: +351 932 970 888 Email:

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Family walks with donkeys
A Pas d’Âne, Leglise

A Pas d’Âne, Leglise Promenades familiales avec des ânes. A la découverte des ânes en Ardenne. Pour les amoureux de la nature, des promenades et des animaux, à 10 minutes de la forêt d’Anlier, dans une nature encore préservée, nous vous accueillons pour vous faire découvrir des animaux mal connus, victimes depréjugés négatifs et d’une réputation injustifiée.  

Ânes et Co, Walcourt Nous organisons sur réservation des balades accompagnées dans la belle région des lacs de l’Eau d’Heure. Laissez vous guider pour une merveilleuse balade au pas de l’âne à travers nos forêts, nos lacs et nos campagnes.Balade accompagnée d’une demi journée à une journée (3-12 km). Balade accompagnée d’une demi heure à deux heures. 


Mi-La-Mi”ânes Educational projects and activities for children, song-walks, storytelling, games, confidence building, motor skills, learning about donkeys and equipement, training courses, help for new donkey owners and walking with donkeys. Special events such as birthdays also catered for.

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Ezelopvangstichting de Grote ezel, Boxbergerweg, Olst

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Stichting de Ezelshoeve, Baarle – Nassau

Stichting de Ezelshoeve, Baarle – Nassau Openingstijden: maandag t/m zaterdag van 10:00 tot 16:30 uur. BEZOEK OP AFSPRAAK! 

Foundation Donkey Farm is a shelter for neglected, abused, sick and old donkeys from the Netherlands and Belgium. The Foundation offers these donkeys a safe and loving future and strives to find them a new home. In addition, the Foundation offers donkey care advice to potential owners. Tel: +31 (0) 6-27136736 Email:

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Margometezel, Ommen

Margometezel, Ommen “Donkeys live completely in the present. Walking with a donkey you experience life completely and properly. You get more connected with yourself, the animal and the environment. You forget your daily stresses, worries and concerns.”

Donkey hikes for small groups of 1-5 up to groups of 25. Training included. Walks for a minumum of 3 hours up to of 5-6 hours. Donkey Walking Weekends offer 2 days walking, back and forth to a farm B&B. Walking distance 15-18 km per day. The route goes through the Vechtdal to Rheeze, or to the Reestdal ending up in Nolde. 

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Fields of Freedom, Aarup

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Donkey Trekking Kefalonia
Donkey Trekking Kefalonia

Donkey Trekking Kefalonia, Sami, Kefalonia Walks with donkeys for between 1 hour and 6 hours. Enjoy amazing views over the bay of Sami, evergreen valleys, pine forests and olive groves and dive into the history of the island.

Walk With Donkeys, Crete

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A Beginner’s Guide to Donkey Trekking

Lost in Provence: Diary of a Six Day Donkey Trek

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