Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience
- Small group
- Duration: 4 hours
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Pick up your kayak and equipment from Magnifico Douro Pier in Pinhão, and listen to the local staff’s recommendations and directions. Set off on your self-guided adventure as you paddle onto the glistening waters of Pinhão and the Duoro Valley. Cruise along the Duoro River and admire the scenic views of historic vineyards and sprawling hillsides. As you travel, soak up the peaceful atmosphere and feel the stresses of everyday life melt away. Listen to the sound of birds tweeting and water flowing, and enjoy the freedom to stop and take in the sights at your own leisure. At the end of your four hour adventure, simply return your kayak and equipment to the team at the pier.
Navigate a unique river in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world, also a UNESCO world heritage site. Start your journey from Pinhão, where you will board a boat to the mouth of the River Tua. Enjoy a 1-hour ride up the Douro River. In Tua, hop off the boat and start your kayak journey on your own back to Pinhão. Take in the beautiful views of terraced vineyards on the hillsides on your 12-kilometer journey back to Pinhão.
Get off the beaten path with a thrilling excursion in the Douro Valley, complete with a 4x4 tour, kayaking, and hiking. After pickup from your accommodation in Porto, drive out to UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro Valley in a 4x4 vehicle. Once in the valley, climb into your kayak and paddle along the Douro river, and enjoy views of the stunning landscape along the way. Hop out of the kayaks and take a refreshing dip in the water, then continue to explore the natural beauty of the valley on foot. Enjoy a picnic among the incredible landscape of vineyards. After lunch, as you continue to hike through the valley, your local guide will explain about the traditions and culture of the region. Stop at one of the valley’s famous vineyards for a wine tasting session and a tour of the winery. End your tour with a hike to a fantastic viewpoint in São Leonardo de Galafura.
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As the company had to change the tour, there was a good dialogue into this, which did both with confidence in the change - and that we did not experience missing anything on the trip itself. The guide had a great ability to gather us participants and thus create a good community from the beginning.
Very nice experience: from Pinhão you can either kayak on the Douro or on a narrower tributary. We (family with teenagers) combined both. Life jackets and waterproof will be provided. Bring your own water. A sporty recommendation.
Wonderful trip up the river via boat. Crew and staff were very pleasant and accommodating. We then had an epic float downriver via kayak. Recommend