Lisbon & Arrabida Kayaking Expedition
Lisbon is a treasure surrounded by the Tagus River (“Tejo”) and the Atlantic Ocean. Kayaking is the best way to appreciate the beauty and variety of the coastline around the capital city. The expedition starts in Cascais on the Atlantic Ocean, which is also where the Kings used to spend holidays. You will paddle along one of the most beautiful urban coast in Europe until you reach the Tagus River. You will be amazed by the Castles, Palaces, Villas, Fortresses and by one of the prettiest Portuguese coastline. After reaching the historic edge of the Maritime Discoveries in Belém, we will cross the Estuary of the Tagus River at its widest and soon follow towards Sesimbra and explore the Natural Park of Arrabida with its unique and wild coastline towards the Cape Espichel and at last Setúbal.
The trip includes 6 days coastal kayaking where you will experience a mix of water, Atlantic ocean, estuary of the Tagus river, diverse coastlines and landscapes. You will mostly paddle protected by the coast and might experience some windy or wavy sections. The first day of paddling will include adaptation to the environment, paddling techniques and rescue exercises. Our ACA certified and experienced guides will take the best care of you during this paddle adventure that is limited to groups of 12 participants.
You will have some time to discover Lisbon and the surrounding areas on your free day in the middle of the week.
|INCLUDED||ACA certified guide
Sea kayak (individual or double), spraydeck, PFD, paddle (sea kayak or wing)
Full-board Accommodation, 7 nights
Trip introduction, first paddling session
From the Atlantic Ocean to the Mouth of the Tagus River, 15km
Towards Lisbon, 12 km
Enjoy your day
Kayaking across the Tagus River , 20km
Sesimbra - Espichel, 25 km
Sesimbra - Setúbal, 20 Km
Visit Palmela, farewell
Arrábida Nature Park
Arrábida Nature Park and Maritime Park Professor Luis Saldanha are one of the most beautiful and fascinating natural regions of Mediterranean influence, and remains almost untouched in its natural equilibrium. 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. We will visit the medieval castles of Sesimbra and Palmela and the sixteenth century Fortress of S. Felipe and spend the night in the Convent of Arrábida.