Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

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Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

From US$ 25.45 per person

Kayak down the Mondego River Valley, Portugal's most famous kayaking river. Stop at natural river beaches and admire the scenery or go swimming.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Enjoy a full-day kayaking tour to admire spectacular views
  • Stop at numerous river beaches for a swim and to relax
  • Discover the nature of Portugal from a different perspective
  • Take part in an a great activity suitable for family and friends
  • Enjoy easy kayaking with a gentle current to help you
Full description
After meeting your tour guide, you will be provided with the kayaking equipment and some instructions. Then, set off from the Carvoeira dam on a kayaking tour with a total length of 18 km (11 miles).  You'll be kayaking through the natural Mondego river valley, surrounded by extensive forests. As you travel downriver, you will pass by the small villages of Ronqueira, Rebordosa, Louredo, Foz do Caneiro and Casal. This part of the river is full of small beaches where you can stop for a picnic or go to go for a swim. On the river beach of Palheiros, you'll find a small bar where you can buy an ice cream or a cold beer. The river usually has a light current, which makes the kayaking easy and accessible to all ages. Finish in Torres do Mondego, after 3-4 hours of kayaking and breaks along the way.
  • Private parking place
  • Instructions in 5 languages (PT, EN, NL, ES, FR)
  • Guides on the more complicated parts
  • Use of kayak, life jacket, and peddles
  • Transportation between finishing and starting points
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Passport or ID card
  • Packed lunch
  • Swimwear
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • This activity is suitable for all ages and doesn't require previous experience.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Lovely experience, beautiful region and helpful staff/guides. It wasn’t quite as described however- starting at 10:15 despite being told to arrive early for a 9:45 start and running much longer than the details online said. The team were helpful with this but it felt quite disorganised.

September 12, 2021

Incredibly beautiful route. We were lucky enough to be almost alone on the Rio Mondego in October when the weather was very nice. The 18 km were easy to manage, even though it was our first kayak tour. The guide explained everything very well. Really worth it!

October 19, 2021

Amazing experience!

August 25, 2021

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