Portugal 29 February: Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Macedo Cavaleiros

school time in Portugal

Good morning Vila Nova de Foz Côa! A beautiful morning high above the river Douro...

...the temperature at night was below zero...

...still we came out to greet the day.

Our first meeting of the day: the school "Agrupamento vertical escolas Tenente Coronel Adão Carrapatoso " in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. A colorful welcome...

...it was a very heartfelt meeting.

...all the kids passed the torch...

...nice performances...

...and a final group picture. Thanks for the nice meeting!

A group of students joined us on our way to the city hall...

Arriving at the city hall an excellent choir awaited us...

...and the mayor received the torch....

....a group picture...

...and a symbolic run across the main square....

Thank you Vila Nova de Foz Côa for all the hospitality!

...it was time to depart...

...a dynamic downhill to the river...

...we paid a short visit to a brand-new sport facility for rowing near the river. Top athletes from around the world train here all around the year.

...we got a quick tour...

...and we mat also two German athletes. Good luck for the olympics!

...a most beautiful countryside....

...and we arrived in Mirandela.

A musical welcome in the city hall.

The mayor welcomed our team....

...and he passed the torch on...

...from the city hall we went to the next school: Escola do 1.º CEB N.º 2 in Mirandela.

It is really amazing how well all the schools in Portugal prepare for the Run!

Thank you for the fun!

Next meeting: primary school "EB 1 Mirandela N.º 3"...

...peace laundry...

...another heartfelt meeting...

...all the kids prepared special T-shirts for the Peace Run...

....and nice drawings...

the highlight: balloons were released...

Thank you Mirandela for the great time! We went on and arrived finally in Macedo Cavaleiros, the end of our today's stage.