Water activity

Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

4.7 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: O Pioneiro Do Mondego

Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: O Pioneiro Do Mondego
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From US$ 25.65 per person

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Kayak down the Mondego River Valley, Portugal's most famous kayaking river. Stop at natural river beaches and admire the scenery or go swimming.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Instructor
Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day kayaking tour to admire spectacular views
  • Stop at numerous river beaches for a swim and to relax
  • Discover the nature of Portugal from a different perspective
  • Take part in an a great activity suitable for family and friends
  • Enjoy easy kayaking with a gentle current to help you
Full description

After meeting your tour guide in the morning, you will be transported to Penacova and provided with the kayaking equipment and some instructions. Then, set off from the Carvoeira dam on a kayaking tour with a total length of 18 km (11 miles).  You'll be kayaking through the natural Mondego river valley, surrounded by extensive forests. As you travel downriver, you will pass by the small villages of Ronqueira, Rebordosa, Louredo, Foz do Caneiro and Casal. This part of the river is full of small beaches where you can stop for a picnic or go to go for a swim. On the river beach of Palheiros, you'll find a small bar where you can buy an ice cream or a cold beer. The river usually has a light current, which makes the kayaking easy and accessible to all ages. Finish in Torres do Mondego, after 3-4 hours of kayaking and breaks along the way. Expect to arrive between 15.00 and 17.00 pm.

Includes
  • Private parking place
  • Instructions in 5 languages (PT, EN, NL, ES, FR)
  • Guides on the more complicated parts
  • Use of kayak, life jacket, and peddles
  • Transportation between finishing and starting points
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • This activity is suitable for all ages and doesn't require previous experience.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Wonderful tour, personal and flexible, international. Lots of participants (about 150 in total), there are 2 routes, one is 18 km the other 25 and costs a little more. After the tour we both had blisters on our fingers although it wasn't that strenuous thanks to the current. Because the 2nd bus was too full, we had to be at the departure point at 8:45 a.m. (text message) One of the tour guides even brought us to the hotel by car earlier (3 p.m.) because of our train departure. Value for money just perfect!!!! And such beautiful nature

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July 28, 2022

Downgrading to 4 stars due to lack of clarity of listing; this activity is not 4 hours! Unfortunately I didn’t read the reviews that this is a full day activity so didn’t know until the night before. Clearly you’re smarter than that if you’re reading this now. The kayaking trip was great, we were able to go mostly at our own rate. The scenery was gorgeous, the guides friendly and helpful. We were all in double kayaks. There were very small children along, sitting between two adults in one kayak. Our kids are 10 and 12 and they joined us in our kayaks. Definitely recommend, just plan to spend the entire day!

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June 19, 2022

Very nice kayak tour on the Mondego river. You go with the flow, but still work hard against a headwind. If you are not that strong or if you are in pain quickly, better skip it. But the view and the relaxing environment are well worth it! And staff were very friendly and helpful.

May 12, 2022

Product ID: 388950