Canyon of Rio de Frades near Porto
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72 people recently chose this activity

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Are you looking to do something different whilst on vacation in the beautiful city of Porto? Then you must try out the canyoning adventures Detours has for you!

The Rio de Frades canyon is located in Serra da Freita, a mountain range in Portugal, situated an hour away from Porto. It has two sections lower part & upper part; depending on your level of experience, the tour will be adapted to you. 

The lower part, which happens to be the easiest part, has two abseils, one of 7 m. and another one of 13 m. and jumps that vary between 2 m. up to 10 m. high!
The upper part is much more challenging; you’ll abseil down 70 m. high, jump off heights that go from 4 m. up to 11 m. and swim in natural water pools!

Once the journey is done, you will enjoy a picnic, provided by Detours, so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

minimum 8 y/o
Starting time: 9:00 am,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded 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% refund

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

Your guide will pick you up at your accomodation to take you to the departure point of the activity.


Approach: 20 min.
Descent: 1h30
Exit: 20 min.
Waterfalls up to 15m

Activity requirements

Participants must be at least 8 years old and be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. 

All participants must be able to swim.

Special terms

The provider will contact you to determine the pick up details. 

  • All necessary equipment
  • Insurance
  • Picnic at the end of the day
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Suncreen
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Footwear that can get wet
Meeting point
Pick up at your accomodation Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Fun and entertaining experience
  • 5 / 5

We were a group of 4 including our guide. Our guide was nice, funny and knew what he was doing. He explained everything very well and made sure we felt save and comfortable. The canyon looks beautiful and the water we went through is crystal clear. The jumps from 6/10/12 meters into the water were the highlight of the tour in my opinion (Sidenote: if you don't want to jump, it is also possible to lower down on a rope). All in all a great day!

Very good experience
  • 5 / 5

Great guide, very friendly, great experience

canyoning near Porto (Rio de Frades)
  • 5 / 5

did not expect it to be so adventurous! We had very good guides and were jumping into the river from up to 10m. Also the abseil part was well explained an save! You must be able to swim and be at least a little bit sporty.

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