Canyoning is the climbing and descent of rivers in mountainous areas. The use of various climbing techniques and safety equipment allows for safe progress through otherwise impassable and remote canyons. Porto canyoning adventures offer some of the best canyoning in Portugal.
As an activity canyoning is a type rock climbing using many of the same skills. The differences are you will get wet and normally more time is spent climbing down than up. It is an activity that takes you to impossible to reach places to enjoy secluded discoveries and beautiful scenery. Climbing through crystal clear waters and jumping or abseiling down waterfalls is uplifting and motivating.
Portugal has excellent canyoning conditions for this amazing sport. As the rivers are not fed by melting ice it means they are warmer than alpine destinations but still crystal clear. Canyons are located in national parks in protected areas with limited access which maintains the beauty and seclusion of the canyons.
Portugal is a small country but is ‘big’ with Canyons particularly around the Porto City area where a number of great canyons are available within a 90 minute drive. A Porto canyoning adventure can be arranged by Nicho Verde who will meet you in the city, take you to the canyon and give you the required instruction. Their qualified guides will then help you safely negotiate your way through the canyon for a very memorable day out.
Popular rivers for canyoning in Porto include the Frades River which is considered one of the most beautiful in Portugal its source is through an ancient tungsten mine. Ancora River is also popular as it is beautiful but also easy for beginners. The amazing Poio River is the most technical and challenging river in Portugal and is normally done over 2 days with overnight camping.
Portugal Canyoning near Porto offers plenty of different rivers suitable for complete beginners to those with previous canyoning experience. Whatever river you canyon Nicho Verde will look after you and ensure you have an exhilarating but safe time doing this adventure sport in beautiful surroundings.
You will come away from a Porto canyoning adventure with a smile on your face feeling that you have achieved and experienced something special. To add to this Nicho Verde are committed to sustainable tourism so your trip will not negatively impact the environment. Nicho Verde will also teach you about the Portuguese natural environment so you might even learn something along the way.
Nicho Verde also offer standard rock climbing, mountain biking, trekking, orienteering and can help arrange many other activities. You can find out more at http://www.nichoverde.pt or email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call on +351 936 604 679.