We individually arrange a pick-up (time and meeting point) after you completed the booking.
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Fancy a unique adventure in one of Portugal's most powerful rivers? With strong currents and an awe-inspiring landscape, this rafting activity goes hand in hand with adrenaline rushes and, of course, an unforgettable experience. The professional guides here at Detours can't wait to meet you and guide you through the beautiful and wild waters of the Paiva river.
Once you'll have finalised your booking, we'll contact you to fix an individual meeting point (at your hotel or a train station for example). We'll then come pick you up with our van at the agreed time. It will take us approximately 1h to get from Porto to the tour's starting point. This leaves us enough time to tell you everything there is to know about the region and to get to know each other on the way. Once we'll have arrived at Espuinca, our logistics centre in close proximity to the river, you'll be able to suit up and get your equipment. After a short briefing, your guide will take you to the starting point and the adventure can begin!
The programme of the tour along with its difficulty can vary. Depending on the water level and the group's level of experience, your guide can choose a specific route that'll fit your group best. In general, the tour is of intermediate difficulty since the rapids are quite strong here. You'll hence be able to enjoy your 3 to 4-hour long rafting activity at full-speed - adrenaline rushes included!
After the tour, you'll be brought back to Espiunca, the initial starting point, where you can shower and have a nice little picnic. You'll then be brought back to your initial meeting point.
- River: Rio Paiva (Difficulty level: intermediate)
- Description: As one of Portugal's strongest rivers, the Paiva river has numerous strong rapids.
- Route: We'll start in Espiunca, paddle down the river for 3-4 h and then drive back to Espiunca.
- Total duration: 8 h
- Time on the river: 3-4 h
- Group size: 4 participants (Please note that this activity cannot take place for less than 4 people.)
- Participants per boat: max. 12
- High-quality raft
- Rafting gear (wetsuit, neoprene jacket, socks, life jacket, helmet)
- Certified rafting guide
- Transfer to the starting point and back to the base
- Minimum age: 10 years
- Physical health
- Swimming ability
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