Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the Portuguese countryside from the vantage point of a stand up paddle-board. Your full-day tour departs from Porto, then spend a full-day paddling along the peaceful Paiva River. Admire the unique scenery in a way that not many people experience. See the Serra da Freita and Arouca Geopark, then enjoy a satiating lunch. This is a great excuse to break from the city and experience the local nature.
A full-day stand up paddle-board excursion from Porto
Learn how to master this fun and trendy new sport from a skilled instructor
Glide across the majestic Paiva River as you take in the sights
The tour was fantastic. The nature just a stunning. Good experience to have a sunbath on the rocks next to the waterfalls high up to the mountains. Also don't be scared of paddling. Supper good activity for everybody, unforgettable experience and very good instructor.
Me and my son15took advantage of this tour at the end of August this year.We were met at our hotel by Tiago and Jorge and the first part of the trip meant we had an hours drive to just outside Braga.Both are friendly,articulate and well travelled guides who made the journey fly by.
First stop was at a beautiful waterfall which was breathtaking.At the bottom of this we got the chance to swim in a pool for an hour and dried off lying on the surrounding rocks.We then moved on for lunch at the top of a mountain.Views stretched for miles and this place was a touch of paradise,huge stone slabs formed picnic tables and our special dietary needs were catered for.
We then moved on a village for a taste of local produce and an ice cream.Tiago told us this village was called the Little Alpsand seeing it you could understand why.We moved on to a short drive to the bottom of the mountain to a lake where we tried our hand at paddleboarding.Jorge was an excellent patient tutor who caters for all,wether beginner or expert.Liam and i enjoyed every minute and although it took me forever to get the hang of it we never felt that this was ever a problem.
After over two hours on the water we headed home,the whole day lasted approximately 10 hours and i slept like a log that night.A fun filled day with two gregarious guides who added to the day.
Definitely worth the cost and perfect for teenagers or a little olderlike myselfwith a sense of adventure.
Thanks once again for a most enjoyable experience
John and Liam