Ready to perfect your cannonball and tombstone into the unknown? Head to Arrábida Natural Park near Lisbon for an all-action coasteering course on the Sesimbra shoreline trail.
Subverting the status quo to offer a pioneering sport that's taking the Portuguese coastline by storm - following the trail first trodden by hardy clam hunters on the search for intertidal delicacies, coasteering is all about embracing you're wild side and proving that sometimes, the rules are made to be broken!
An hour's drive from Lisbon, Arrábida Natural Park is located between the town of Sesimbra and the city of Setúbal. The park is characterised by its dense evergreen shrubs, sheer drops and massive cliffs, the best example being the uniquely weathered Serra do Risco (Risk Point). The beaches of the Serra da Arrabida are sheltered from the strong Atlantic currents making them ideal for coasteering.
Meeting in the town of Sesimbra, this 4-hour coasteering course will use the purpose-built Enseada da Mula trail. Travel along the coastline, scrambling, swimming, climbing, cliff jumping and using ropes techniques such as abseiling and zip line to explore the beautiful intertidal coves and rock escarpments with an experienced instructor. A 'Blue Line' course, this easy/intermediate course is suitable for first-timers and kids alike.
Coasteering is divided into four possible levels, resulting in distinct activity conditions and different sea conditions. Blue Line indicates good conditions for with calm water and wind. This course includes an optional 8m coastal jump and an essential 30m abseil.