08/08/2021 – 15/08/2021
Dates
7 nights, 8 days
Duration
3/5
Level
Lisbon, Sesimbra, Setúbal
Location

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)
Transfers
Insurance
Full-board Accommodation, 7 nights

Next departures

08/08/2021 to 15/08/2021 Places available

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Type of RoomTwin room, Double Room, Single Room
1

Trip introduction, first paddling session

After setting up the kayaks, this first paddling session focusses on paddling technics and rescue exercises so that we make sure you´re prepared for the coming days. We will also get to know eachother better.
2

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Mouth of the Tagus River, 15km

We will start our expedition in Cascais and head towards Oeiras, paddling along one of the prettiest coastline of the World. You will be delighted by the Castles, Palaces and Fortresses you will be able to best admire from the sea side.
3

Towards Lisbon, 12 km

We will go back to the Discoveries period and cross the steps of the greatest Portuguese Navigators. We will have some time to visit Belém by foot too and taste its delicious pastry called “Pasteis de Belém”.
4

Enjoy your day

Do whatever you want on this free day, rest, visit Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais. We can also help you out to make it memorable.
5

Kayaking across the Tagus River , 20km

We will cross the Tagus river where it´s widest, pass by Vasco da Gama bridge that used to be the longest in Europe with it´s 17km, enjoy the Nature Reserve of the Estuary of the Tagus River and its hundreds species of birds.
6

Sesimbra - Espichel, 25 km

Sesimbra is a traditional fishing village that also stands in the middle of two Natural Parks: the Maritime Park Professor Luis Saldanha and Arrábida Natural Park. We will paddle the coast towards Cape Espichel and climb to the castle at night.
7

Sesimbra - Setúbal, 20 Km

Kayaking in the Nature Park of Arrabida and Luiz de Saldanha Nature Reserve until the town of Setúbal. We will cross the Nature Park from Sesimbra heading east to Setúbal paddling along an amazing coastline with high cliffs, crystal clear waters, caves, white sand beaches and might again see some bottlenose or common dolphins if we´re lucky.
8

Visit Palmela, farewell

We will visit the castle of Palmela and an archeologic site from the Iron Age.  We will end the morning with a wine tasting in Azeitão. After lunch, we will be transfered to the airport or Lisbon city centre where it´s time to say goodbye

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.

Discover Lisbon & Arrabida Kayaking
A unique kayaking trip around Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River, from the former royal holiday resort Cascais to the Natural Park of Arrabida
A unique kayaking trip around Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River, from the former royal holiday resort Cascais to the Natural Park of Arrabida
A unique kayaking trip around Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River, from the former royal holiday resort Cascais to the Natural Park of Arrabida
A unique kayaking trip around Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River, from the former royal holiday resort Cascais to the Natural Park of Arrabida