Rafting excursion on the Rio Minho near Peneda-Gerês National Park
Rafting excursion on the Rio Minho near Peneda-Gerês National Park
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Beginner
  • Spoken languages
    English, Portuguese, French
  • Duration
    1 half day
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Get ready to feel your heart pumping with a fun and adventurous activity like rafting! 

There's no better place to go rafting than in the north of Portugal particularly the eastern area of Porto. The clean fast-flowing waters of Rio Minho await you! 

From the spectacular mountainous area of the Peneda Gerês National Park, Rio Minho is one of the clearest European rivers with great fauna and flora.

Combining both the white water rapids and the great calm stretches Rio Minho is ideal for families and young daredevils who wish to take their first steps rafting. It's a fun river with great a scenery around it. Swimming and diving in the river is simply amazing. 

Rafting in Minho River is available from March to October. 

minimum 8 y/o
Starting time: 9:30 am, 3:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

- A fun activity for beginner and experienced rafters
- Succession of quick speed rafts, narrow and uneven passages.
- Long stretches of the river with calm water to relax
- Duration: 3-4 hours approximately depending on the speed of the group
- You will be in groups of 8 people minimum

Season:  It is possible to go rafting all year round, however the best time of year to go rafting on Rio Minho is from March to November for the warmer water. During winter months the water level is much higher as well. 

Itinerary

Morning excursion: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Afternoon excursion: 3.00pm - 6.30pm 

- You arrive at meeting point, where you'll be given all the necessary rafting gear. You'll get changed in the onsite locker rooms.
- Then you'll drive to Rio Minho to start the activity.
- Once at the river you'll have a briefing about the activity and the safety protocols.
- Then you're off for a fun rafting excursion.
- When you've finished you'll drive back to meeting point.
- You'll be provided with drinks and something to eat (snack). You'll also able to take a hot shower and get changed in the locker rooms.

Activity requirements

- Basic swimming skills required
- Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult or have the consent of parents / guardians to participate in the activity. 

Special terms

Please note as the summer waters are less agitated the activity is open to participants as young as 8. However, due to the agitation of the winter water requires participants to be aged at least 14 years old.

Included
  • All necessary equipment
  • Snack
Excluded
  • Transport : 15€
Do not forget to bring
To bring
  • Beachwear
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks
Meeting point
Centro de estágios de Melgaço, Prado, 4960-320 Melgaço, Portugal Get directions

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Falscher oOrt
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Rafting hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Die Tour war nicht zu leicht und nicht zu schwer.

Nice
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Rafting, nice experience for beginners

Great trip!
  • 5 / 5
Posted

Very nice rafting trip, well organized.

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