For the 9th time, PédeXumbo brings to live worldwide traditional music and dances. For a week, people of all ages and from all over the world will have the chance of learning traditional dances in daily workshops, practicing in evening balls. Outdoor activities such as trekking, slide, or swimming may fill in the musical breaks. Children are welcome to learn at dancing workshops especially designed for them, listen to storytellers, or else attend a number of other activities. It is the participants that make up Andanças, so participants of all ages are invited to indulge in whatever pleases them most.
Andancas is not like any other Festival. At Andanças we believe that a better World is possible, and we ask everybody to make the Andanças’ week the example of what we believe could be a better world. We ask people to indulge in activities, especial the ones that are new to them.
A fair trade and local products will prove that a better world is also a more delicious one! The traditional communal canteen will be set up in a tent for lunches and suppers, and we’ll give a discount to participants that bring their own dishes and cutlery, as they will contribute to decrease the amount of waste produced at the Festival (washing facilities will be provided). Also we ask the participants to bring a book to be shared at a communal library during the Festival. And we invite all to look around the beautiful scenery of Andanças, to go for walks in the mountains, to meet the locals.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Festival premises.
Participants may stay at a camping site next to the Festival, for free. Other sorts of accommodation may be found here.
How to get to Andanças?
If you come by car from Lisbon/Porto, take the A1 highway, get off to Viseu and follow the IP5 until you see road signs for São Pedro do Sul. From São Pedro do Sul go to Santa Cruz da Trapa, and just before you get to the latter turn right to Carvalhais.
Also you may use public transportation. Direct train is not available, the closest train station is Aveiro. Regular buses go to São Pedro do Sul, from there you can pick up a special bus that will take you to Andanças.