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Canyoning at Rio Frades in Arouca Geopark

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Full description
Minimum age
12 years
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Easy, Moderate
Meeting place

At the Arouca town hall (Câmara Municipal de Arouca, 4540-144 Arouca)

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity


Join the adventure of canyoning at Rio Frades and experience one of the greatest things to do close to Porto. This canyoning tour in the middle of the Arouca Geopark takes you along the crystal clear stream where you pass fun jumps, exciting natural water slides as well as breathtaking rappelling passages. As most obstacles are not mandatory but there is always the possibility to test your limits, this is the ideal tour for both cautious beginners and daring thrill seekers.

Tour programme
- Preparation:
We meet at the town hall of Arouca (Câmara Municipal de Arouca), from where we start our way to the canyon. The trip takes about 25 minutes. You can either drive with your own car or we can take up to 7 participants with our vehicles.
- Tour:
Before we start, you will receive the appropriate canyoning equipment and a detailed safety briefing from your guide. Then the adventure begins: We jump, slide and rope down over waterfalls. But don't worry, all jumps are optional and can be avoided if you don't dare to jump. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, you can also try higher jumps.
- Return:
After 3 to 4 hours in the canyon we reach the end of the tour and return to the meeting point in Arouca by car.

Tour facts
- Canyon: Rio Frades (Difficulty level: easy to moderate)
- Description: Set deep in Portugal's untouched nature, the Rio Frades offers canyoning fun for everyone. In the narrow valley the crystal clear water makes its way through the rocks, forming natural pools and thunderous waterfalls.
- Total duration: 5-6 hrs
- Time in the canyon: 3-4 hrs
- Abseiling height: up to 12 m

Included Services
- Complete high quality canyoning equipment (incl. helmet & wetsuit)
- High class harness and rope material
- Certified canyoning guide
- Transfer to the point of entry and back to the meeting point (for up to 7 participants)
- Photos

Bring along
- Swimwear (already put on)
- A second pair of closed shoes to use during the activity (they will get wet)
- Towel
- Sunscreen
- Pen drive for photos

- Minimum age: 12 years
- Physical health
- Swimming ability
- Surefootedness

Recommendations for Canyoning at Rio Frades in Arouca Geopark

OlivierAugust 19, 2021verified1 day (6 hours/day)

Great canyoning experience with some very high jumps 8 to 11 metres but you can always avoid them if you doubt. Very nice people and the litle bar with some easy food makes it perfect !

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IvanAugust 14, 2021verified1 day (6 hours/day)

The location is spectacular, with idyllic landscapes. Very friendly staff and always attentive to safety. And highly recommended views.

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