Outdoor adventure

We have tried to find the best outdoor parcs & guides around and listed them here. Detailed information on the activity can be found in  Outdoor activities.

1. Canyoning, gorgewalking or kayakking with Vertical Dream
2. Climb wall, mini-slide en outdoor Cabeceiras
3. Penaaventura adventure park in Ribeira de Pena
4. Parapenting in Mondim de Basto
5. Mountainbiking
6. Paardrijden
7. GPS hiking & geocaching
8. Climbing / Bouldering



Vertical Dream outdoor activities




Canyoning is a journey through the riverbed with the use of various techniques including     hiking, climbing, jumping, sliding (down natural tobogans), abseiling and swimming.
There is a wide variety of   equipped canyoning routes, which are appreciated and enjoyed
by people of all ages and levels of physical ability.






Gorge walking takes you up steep sided becks, walking in the path of the water,
scrambling over rocks,  traversing above pools, climbing, swim across pools,
jump in them and slide off rocks and waterfalls.






Basto region is known by all kayakers as a winter whitewater paradise of Portugal. In summer with lowering water levels this wild river becomes accessible to inexperienced kayakers as well. We invite you to discover the calm waters of river Tamega by kayak.



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Cabeceiras Adventureparquecabeceirasaventuraparquecabeceirasaventuraslide

A small and recently opened adventure parc near Quinta Rural (8 km, 15 minute car drive).
Opened between 14,00 and 19,00 o´clock.
Small-scale but sharply priced. Great for kids & youth.
Prices per activity

More info on their facebook page







  Pena Aventura

  Professional adventure park near Ribeira de Pena with lots of different activities, of which some only on reservation and/or in group.  No entrance fee, you pay per activity. Especially appreciated is the  Fantasticable, a  1,5   km long cable, at an altitude of 150 meters, between two hilltops. Descending horizontally, free as a bird but much much much faster.

Attention: closed at lunchtime, often the bar as well.


Travelling time & route Quinta Rural – Pena Aventure:  30 km,   31 minutes by car