Canyoning In Porto / What the adventurous have to say about it!!

 Canyoning In Porto

 “We had never done Canyoning before and were quite excited about it. Our expectations were met entirely!”

Prepare yourself for physical activity and the adventure of a lifetime. The guides made sure that everybody was safe and sound. We had some amazing jumping, zipline and climbing opportunities. Nevertheless, the ones who didn't feel comfortable to do it, didn't have to.

Biene ,canada

“I can honestly say this was one of the coolest things I have ever done wit my friends!”

Oporto adventure Tours picked us up from our hostel and dropped us off at the end of the day, which made travel incredibly simple.
The dudes were friendly and made us feel right at home. They did not push anyone in the group out of their comfort zone and were constantly checking in with everyone to make sure they were okay. The canyon was stunning, the weather perfect, and the experience life changing. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!!

Adam , Australia

 

 

“Go jump, smile and eat!!”

I did canyoning in other rivers in europe but the experience in geres national park was the most complete!
beautiful landscapes, good water temperature, best equipment i have tried before, really professional guides... a very fun river to do canyoning and the burger in the local bistro was the best burger i have ever tried! Delicious with the local portuguese beer Super Bock!

Essen , Germany

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“Amazing canyoning tour in porto - worth every penny”

Before i booked the tour i saw other companies that offered canyoning tours in Porto.
Oporto adventure Tours was the most expensive, but trust me, after the tour i don't think that the price pay the service. Communication with nuno (booking manager) was easy and efficient.
The equipment to do canyoning was new, comfortable, flexible and even the boots were top adidas outdoor with an amazing grip!
They provide pick up /drop off service in Porto which made my day a very relaxing one!
Excellent value for money!!

Ryen , UK

 

Best cure for our hangover / bachelor Party in Porto

We had a special late pick up (10am), but we were sleeping until arrived to the river anyway!
we woke up when we felt the water, and after that it was 100% fun only!
i can honestly say, and all my friends agree, that this was the highlight experience of our bachelor party in porto

joe , Amsterdam

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5 things you need to know about stand up paddle during your vacations in porto!

 

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5 things you need to know about stand up paddle during your vacations in porto!

1 ) Porto is one of the best destination for stand up paddle in Europe.

In less than an hour driving you can find incredible rivers surrounded by nature for an amazing paddle experience

 

2) It´s really easy! No previous experience needed!

Before the activity you will have a careful and detailed explanation from the guide about the techniques of Paddle. The equipment has high quality. You will not get tired, you will not fall, it´s 100% fun!

 

3) You only need half day!

5 hours of your time in two possible periods - morning or afternoon. After this adventure, you still have time to explore the city!

 

 
4) You don´t need to know how to swim!

Take a swimming suit or a water jacket if you need! Our guide will always keep an eye on you!

 

5 ) Relaxing, Fun and Unforgettable!

You can do it with your friends, bachelor parties ou even with your family! 

Relax in the nature with only the bird songs to make you company.

You will not forget this amazing natural landscapes. 

 

Oporto adventure tours!

Responsible tourism: Everyone wins!

 

Dear Travelers,

When you choose Oporto Adventure Tours you are beginning a cycle of nature life.

The Oporto Adventure Tours uses part of the tour’s money to preserve and restore the natural local heritage.

With your contribution we can plant, every year, hundreds of trees and the environmental local associations join us in this wonderful life share. Local habitants feel inspired by our responsible actions and to participate as well. Both, locals and environmental associations keep helping actively in this cycle and assure the maintenance of those trees until the adult age. This choice shows how fully committed everyone is to this cause. We now have all the conditions to assure the full cycle and the prosperity

Geres is now a little greener thanks to you! It is important to restart the cycle, every year, so that the sustainable tourism never dies! Join us and make part of this incredible and pleasant mission!

We are making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.
Choose Responsible Tourism, Choose Oporto Adventure tours! 

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A sua Árvore só fará diferença se sobreviver!

Mais difícil que organizar uma plantação de arvores é reunir condições e ideias para que estas cheguem á fase adulta.

Aproveitamos este artigo no Blogue para lhe garantir que através do protocolo assinado entre a Oporto adventure Tours, Quercusviveiro de Álvaro Afonso Unipessoal, LDA que está assegurada as condições para essa manutenção.

Aquele terreno despido, fustigado pelo fogo posto, vai se transformar num lindo carvalhal.

Gostaríamos de agradecer:

-Todos os que escolhem a Oporto Adventure Tours para realizar a sua tour, 

-À Equipa Oporto Adventure Tours,  

-Ao Carlos Rio, responsável pela edição deste vídeo, 

-Aos nossos parceiros,

-A todos os voluntários que participaram na atividade,

-Águas Fastio, Junta Freguesia de Rio Caldo e Câmara de Terras do Bouro, 

-E finalmente á Quercus e viveiro de Álvaro Afonso Unipessoal, LDA que alinharam nesta aventura connosco e sem eles seria impossível a garantia de uma plantação eficaz de árvores no Geres.

Terminamos com a renovação de esperança que esta ideia de sustentabilidade e responsabilidade ambiental por parte das empresas de animação turística é crucial para o futuro. Esperamos que outras empresas sigam o nosso exemplo. 

A vocês que participaram de forma voluntária na plantação: a vossa árvore vai fazer diferença!!

Um sincero Obrigada! 

Carla e Sérgio

5 Things you should take with you during a Gerês Tour

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1. Bikini/Shorts

Go to Gerês and not take your bathing suit is like to go to Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower. To understand the Gerês essence, you need to feel the therapeutic crystal waters sensation.
 

2. Towel

Spread the towel on a rock and, like a lizard, enjoy the silence and the sun shining on your skin. 
 

3. Sunscreen

Summer in Gerês is very hot (normally more 3/4 degrees than Porto) so it`s very important have a good skin protection. You don`t want to look like a lobster after the tour.
 

4. Boots

The hikes are short but a no slippery pair of shoes avoids accidents and provides a better walk on the trails.
 

5. An open Heart

You will have a day full of new adventures, new people, new places and a different culture so it is crucial that you arrive with an open heart and a clear mind. If so, you will have an unforgettable time in Gerês National Park!
 
 
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5 things you don´t need!
- Water
Our guides provide bottled water and it is also possible to drink directly from the natural springs.
- Photographic Camera
Don´t worry with the photos of the day, enjoy the moment, our guide take care of that for you!
- Maps
You are going with a Gerês expert guide, you don´t need a map!
- Mobile Phone
Turn off the phone, relax and forget for a few hours the city rush and stress. 
- Money
We don´t stop in souvenir shops, our day is focused in Gerês nature, therefore our tour has everything you need included. Part of the tour money is a contribution to help preserving nature and the culture of the villages you visit, so you already are helping the local economy
 
Written by Carla Couto
 

5 Reasons for you to join us in a Seed Harvest at Peneda-Gerês National Park

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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein 

 
On 25 January last, Oporto Adventures Tours and the Environment Organization QUERCUS get together in Gerês to collect seeds. In this post we explain the reason why this was a special day for us  and we hope that in future events you feel inspired and motivated to join us! 
 

Is fun! 

While we collected the seeds we lost the count of  laughs. The sense of humor of our local guides helped! 
The truth is  nature make us so good that the rest comes naturally. 
 

Is an oppurtunity to learn! 

Quercus staff shared a lot of their knowledge with us! We learned new interesting things about Gerês native trees and fauna/flora curiosities. Certainly we left  with a full heart.  
 
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It´s a way to contribute to the natural heritage preservation! 

While we collect seeds and replant them, we are assuming the role of other natural protagonists  like the birds, insects and therefore we are increasing the change of having a higher number of native trees in Gerês. 
 

Rage against invasive species!

Portugal is the European Country with more hectares of Eucalyptus planted. This is a real problem because Eucalyptus is a very inflammable tree and also consume a huge amount of water and soil resources, bottom line the way those trees were planted was not the best. Collect seeds and plant trees doesn´t resolve all the problems, but mitigate the ecosystem consequences. 
 

Responsible Tourism is emotional and grateful!

Is amazing the feeling of doing something which will turn the environment better. 
That sensation follows us in the entire activity. We are giving thanks to nature for everything that provides. When seeds are planted and become Medronho trees, Oak trees, chestnut trees and others somehow we turn into a  part of those landscapes.
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Do you feel inspired to join us? 
Next collect will be between October/ December!  
Keep following our blog! 
 
Written by Carla Couto e Sérgio Miranda