A unique kayaking and hiking expedition in Arrabida Nature Park!
Arrabida hiking and kayaking expedition takes place in the protected areas of Arrabida Nature Park and Luis de Saldanha Maritime Reserve. It is one of the most beautiful and fascinating natural regions of Mediterranean influence that remains almost untouched in its natural equilibrium. We will discover the unique wild coastline of Sesimbra as well as the Nature Park until we reach Troia Peninsula and the estuary of the Sado River.
For many years the area now occupied by the Arrabida Natural Park was an important hunting reserve with a diversified fauna, which, amongst other species, included wolves, wild boar and deer, the latter having disappeared by the beginning of the 20th century. The most representative and characteristic biotopes for the land fauna are limestone cliffs and rocky outcrops, caves, scrubland, thickets, bushes, copses, corkwoods, pine forest, meadows and small watercourses. Arrabida’s marine ecosystems are of the greatest national and international importance too. The cultural references of the Park witness occupation from prehistoric times, through those of the Phoenicians and Romans to the Arabs.