Where to do Rafting in Portugal? On the Paiva River, of course!The Paiva River is a wild river with crystal clear waters, running in the mountainside of Northern Portugal, near Porto. When passing through Arouca Unesco Geopark, as a result of the riverbed shape and steepness, is formed best rafting rapids in Portugal! The gorgeous landscape of this river, between high cliffs and within native forests, is the perfect scenario for an exciting adventure day in pure nature.
What is White Water Rafting?White Water Rafting is an outdoor activity, consisting of going down a wild river in an inflatable raft. This is a team water sport, in which everyone paddles under the commands of a guide. Despite being an adventure sport, Rafting on Paiva River is very versatile and can be practiced by anyone. Here, at Arouca Unesco Geopark there are trips for all levels. Just Come has at your choice from Rafting Discovery, a family-friendly and scenic trip, to Rafting Adventure, a more powerful and thrilling run!
Rafting Adventure with Just ComeThe Rafting Adventure on Paiva River begins in Espiunca, where our customers meet with their team of guides. Here we do an overall briefing on the organization of the activity, we equip and we head down to the river. The run can be Vau-Espiunca or Espiunca-Travanca, depending on the flow of the river that day. On the beach, next to the river, we explain all the technical and safety procedures. Therefore, it’s not necessary any previous experience of the participants in this activity. Then it's time to get on the boat and go into the water! Ahead we have about two hours of pure fun, between moments of great adrenaline, teamwork and contemplation of the nature.
Experienced, certified... and cool guides!!Our Rafting team is made up of professional guides certified by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) and Rescue3 International. For us safety is above all, because Good Rafting is Safe Rafting. We have been doing Rafting on the Paiva River for many years. We love white water sports and, above all, we love to take people down the river with us. We have a lot of fun on every trip, so you can expect a relaxed and good-vibe atmosphere!
Proper Equipament, Logistics and Photos includedWe provide all the gear and logistics required for the activity. You just need to bring a towel, a bathing suit and an additional pair of shoes to put on over the thermal socks. Our equipment was selected thinking on the comfort and safety of our customers. For instance, all our safety gear is specific and CE certified. As well as the wetsuits we use are proper for Rafting in winter time, so that the cold is never a problem. Don't forget to smile for the camera! All the photos and videos we take during the activity will be sent to you without any additional cost.
A winter and spring activity, perfect for rainy days!The Paiva River is a river with rainfall regime, meaning that its flow depends on the rain. As we need generous flow to do Rafting, the best time for Rafting is the rainiest time of the year, normally, between October and May. Therefore, rainy days can be boring in many circunstances, but in terms of Rafting, it means greater fun!
Rafting near the Paiva Walkways and the World's Biggest Supension Walking BridgeA Rafting Adventure Tour will make your day! Although, to make the most of the day in this region, you can combine a Rafting activity with a Guided Tour on the Paiva Walkways and / or a crossing of the New 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge. Talk to us about you're interests and we organize your customized program in a fluid and comfortable way!
Stay for lunch...Rafting on the Paiva River can be combined with a typical gastronomy experience. As per request, we will make the reservation for you, in one of the most iconic local restaurants.
Adventure Rafting from Porto or wherever you are…!We have a pick-up and drop-off service at your hotel. Please inquire to know more about: prices, duration, schedule and any other information.
All the necessary equipment
Experienced and Certified Guides
Hot shower at the end of the activity
Personal Accident Insurance
Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off