If you like the outdoors and being surrounded by nature then come and try Stand-up Paddle Boarding in the western Algarve. This tour is ideal for all ages and will take you, your family and your friends down the Aljezur River until you reach the ocean at Praia da Amoreira. This river tour is quite gentle and relaxing. It’s a fun paddle, perfect if it’s your first time, and safe for kids too.
We will take you to one of the most beautiful places in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, and after getting all the equipment sorted, we’ll do a safety briefing followed by a Stand up Paddleboarding Lesson explaining how to paddle, how to stand up and balance and how to turn and manoeuvre the board in a calm water environment.
Our river trip starts on a narrow canal, deep in a valley of dense vegetation, moving towards a wider area with fields where cattle come to feed. The surrounding is constantly changing as we paddle towards the ocean. There are areas with wild berry bushes and then salt marshes with mud banks where you’ll find lots of shellfish. At low tide it’s a feast for local and migrating birds that love coming to this area to feed and rest. The entire river is full of fish, that will jump out of the water as we paddle quietly forward. The area then changes one more time when we approach the river beach surrounded by tall dunes just behind Amoreira beach. This paradise is very peaceful, with slowly flowing water, perfect for a swim and for letting the kids play – they’ll absolutely love it! As we near Amoreira beach on our SUP boards the sound of the breaking waves becomes louder and the smell of salt water intensifies letting you know that you are arriving at your destination!
No need to paddle back up, we provide transportation back to your hotel at the end of the trip.