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Our most recommended Porto District Canoe & kayak tours

From Porto: Peneda-Gerês Park Kayaking and Waterfall Hike

1. From Porto: Peneda-Gerês Park Kayaking and Waterfall Hike

Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a full-day excursion to Gerês National Park. Experience the beauty of this unique landscape thorugh a day of of hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Savor local food with the included traditional Portuguese lunch. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your door in Porto and travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. Reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking over its calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to the van. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, and refill with mouth-watering local cuisine paired with delectable wine. In the afternoon, visit a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour.

From Porto: Paiva River Canoe Rafting Adventure Tour

2. From Porto: Paiva River Canoe Rafting Adventure Tour

Discover the Paiva River in a Canoe-Raft. Use this 2 or 3 seat inflatable boat to navigate through the many rapids of the Paiva River, that will bring you enough adrenaline and fun for your day. In between the rapids, you'll find time to relax in the nature around you and challenge youself in some optional jumps into water. This fun nature experiencie is perfect for some time with your family and friends! The Paiva River The Paiva River stands as one of Portugal most wild rivers. Placed on Northern of Portugal, near Porto, among mountains and deep valleys, it presents itself as a river with crystal clear waters with the right amount of adventure thanks to it's many rapids! The gorgeous landscape of this river, among native forests and high cliffs, gives way to a perfect scenario for an exhilarating adventure in pristine nature. The Adventure Tour This tour will start in Porto, where you will meet your professional driver that will take you high up on the mountains in the Arouca Unesco Geopark straight to your meeting point with your Activity Guide. After a brief explanation on how the activity will proceed, you will receive every equipment that you will need and head straight to the River near Paradinha Village, a typical schist village, in a 4x4. On arriving at the river, after a brief but important safety briefing you will adventure yourself on the rapids that make the Paiva River so exciting! Along the way you will find times to relax, times to challenge yourself and times to have fun with your tour mates. At the end of your adventure, the driver will be there to pick you up and lead into Arouca Center where you will have the opportunity to try one of Arouca's best dishes, before dropping you on Porto. The Transfer from Porto You will driven by a professional driver, in a modern and comfortable van, from Porto city center to the mountain area of Arouca. This drive takes about 1 hour in total, being half of it in high ways. Typical Lunch - Arouca Great Gastronomy! After the hike, you'll delight yourself with the traditional "Arouquesa Roasted Veal", in a typical restaurant (included in the option "With Lunch"). For desert, you'll taste some of the ancient Conventual Pastry, next to it's origin, the Arouca's Santa Maria Monastery.

Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

3. Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

Navigate a unique river in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world, also a UNESCO world heritage site. Start your journey from Pinhão, where you will board a boat to the mouth of the River Tua. Enjoy a 1-hour ride up the Douro River. In Tua, hop off the boat and start your kayak journey on your own back to Pinhão. Take in the beautiful views of terraced vineyards on the hillsides on your 12-kilometer journey back to Pinhão.

Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

4. Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

Enjoy a unique experience that will allow you to explore one of the most beautiful nature routes in the water in a Kayak: the Açudes section. Discover the route that connects Ponte da Barca and Ponte de Lima. Cross safely fast dams with a low degree of difficulty, inserted in a pollution-free valley, allowing you to enjoy nature in its pure and relaxing state. During this experience, you will be accompanied by a monitor in the water and a support vehicle outside the river, bringing all the safety and guidance necessary for beginners and pros.

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What people are saying about Porto District

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 52 reviews

This trip was honestly amazing, so glad we went! We had visited Geres park a few years ago but this was such a different trip. Kayaking on the lake was really fun, lunch was delicious and getting to swim near the waterfall was fantastic! The place we swam was so secluded, no other people there just our group of 7. Would highly recommend this trip to see some beautiful natural sights! Shout out to our incredible guide Renata (probably one of the best tour guides ever). She has so much knowledge of the national park and surrounding area. The whole day was so relaxing and nothing was too much trouble for Renata, she really made the experience for us!

What a fabulous day out! Big thanks to Miguel who really made the trip even more memorable. He had great local knowledge, was easygoing and created a nice group dynamic. This trip was great value for money and the kayaking+ paddleboarding was the highlight. As a non-swimmer, Miguel paid extra attention to make sure I felt safe and didn't miss out on the experience. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Porto! Unfortunately we left before we could give a tip, but please accept a huge thanks from us! E&E

Magnificent day, in connection with nature, mountain, lake, waterfall and natural pools. Very positive experience with kayaking and paddling. We were accompanied by a great guide, friendly, cultured, funny, benevolent. Hearty, traditional and tasty meals. We highly recommend this tour.

Our guide Richardo was very friendly and knowledge about the national park and Porto. The kayak and hike was the perfect pace, he adjusted based on the group skill level. Food was fantastic! Overall a wonderful experience!

The tour was really worth every euro! You get to places that you wouldn't find otherwise as a tourist. Our guide Renate was super nice and did a great job!