Do you know why rafting in the north of Portugal is one of the best outdoor experiences to do from Porto?

1. It’s close to Porto

The best river to do rafting in Portugal is less than an hour from the city.

2. Fun is always included

Laughing at your fear, laughing because of the adrenaline, laughing from your friends faces, laughing because you’re happy in the middle of an overwhelming nature…

The hardest part it is not to have a smile in you face all day!

3. It’s safe

Doing rafting in Paiva river is safe not only because we have the best trained guides, but also because the river, itself, doesn’t require any experience, being the major part of the route on an easy/moderate level.

4. You don’t need to know how to swim

You just need to feel comfortable in the water. The rafting vest allows you to float on the water, so you don’t need to be afraid of being too tired or to sink!

5. Nature in its raw status

The grand canyon of the Paiva river is amazing! The river isn’t very wide, so you feel like you’re fitted in the river, surrounded of landscapes as inhospitable as breathtaking…

6. A food adventure outside the city

Afer rafting you’ll feel hungry! Our proposal, besides the local tradicional dishes, is frango frito(fried chicken). The reason is that simple: it’s delicious and addictive!

7. It’s good for your health

Your rafting journey allows you to experience adrenaline and fun in the nature, far from the stress, the rush, the noise and the polution of the city, eating well, enjoying the sweet sound of the water and meeting new people. Yes, it’s good for your physical and mental health!

8. It doesn’t depend on the weather conditions

Rain can’t stop you, neither can cold weather! The only important criteria is the water temperature, and in Paiva river it is always tolerable.

9. It’s the chance of making different things on a city break

Visiting Porto is easy, it doesn’t require much time or effort, so if you’re planning to spend 3 days in Porto, you should try to spend 2 in the city and 1 for the off the beaten paths!

10. It’s the perfect activity for groups and familiesc

Rafting is a teambuliding activity by excellence!

Holidays are for fun with your kids! Holidays are for sport with your friends!

Rafting not only gives you all that diversion, as it is a really good way of bonding with people!
So, did we convinced you? We would have 100 more reasons to do it, because it’s easy to talk about something we love to do!

If you’re willing to give it a try, we can pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in the city, or even in Oporto airport!
This is our suggestion for your Easter holidays!

Author: Carla Couto
(Oporto Adventure Tours owner)
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