8 days
Duration
All year
Month
Center
Location

Deep in the heart of Portugal, Zêzere River tears up the Center of the country from North to South. Some of the greatest charms of Portugal are hidden along the 370 km-long river. From its source at 1900-meters high in the mountain to its mouth in Constância, where Zêzere joins the Tagus River, discover the most beautiful patches, its reservoirs and river beaches, the schist villages and its people.

You can extend or complement your program by kayaking along the Tagus River until the Almourol Castle on a river island or go surfing at Nazaré’s big waves region, or just have a couple of days resting at an aqua-glamping spot full of river-based activities.

*Alternative expeditions can be programmed, following downstream other rivers such as Minho, Douro, Tejo or the Guadiana, all of these with their sources in Spain.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Penhas da Saúde (Covilhã)
DURATION

8 days

WEAR
Comfortable and appropriate to hiking/walking and biking clothing and footwear; hat or cap.
INCLUDED
Liability and accident Insurance 7 dinners
7-nights double room with breakfast Luggage and equipment transfer
Live Tracker device with SOS Trip information
Hot Line 24h One GPS /2 persons
Transfers during program 6 Lunch or Lunch-boxes
Kayak equipment On-course Guide for all activities
 NOT-INCLUDED
Bicycle Renting (Normal or electric MTB) Personal sports equipment
 Transfers to start location and end of activity return All that is not referred as “Included” (Please request more information in case of extras)
 OPTIONS/EXTRAS
– Transfers to start location and end return – Additional activities & Experiences
– Individual Supplement – Single activity trip (Kayak or Mountain Bike or Walk)
– Bicycle Renting (Normal or electric MTB) – Self-Guided
– Solo traveller

Recommended: March – June; September – November (Depending on river flows)

Minimum Travellers: 4

Rural Houses, 3* and 4* Hotels

Day 1

Welcome briefing at Covilhã Hotel. Dinner at a traditional restaurant and 3* hotel accommodation.

Day 2

Transfer to the source of the Zêzere river, at the top of Serra da Estrela.

Walking trail along the gorgeous Glacier Valley till Manteigas village (12 km).

Lunch in Manteigas and optional visit to artisanal units of traditional cheese and wool fabrics manufacture.

In the afternoon, follow the river valley on a mountain bike, reaching the historical village of Belmonte (25 km), home of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the discoverer of Brasil.

Dinner at a traditional restaurant and stay at a rural guesthouse or local 3* hotel.

3-7

Continue the adventure following the path of the Zêzere River by mountain bike, hiking or kayaking until you reach the Tagus River in Constância.

The program will be tailored to the group’s physical condition and interests, as well as to the seasonal expected river flow.

Meals and accommodation will also be adjusted to fit the program.

Day 8

Day of return.

Lisbon is just 120 km south by motorway, so we recommend you to take an extra day to visit and enjoy Lisbon and its endless spots and experiences.