Rafting in Paiva River, Castelo de Paiva, Porto and North Portugal

2 hrs
Level of difficulty:
Class III
Paiva River is a well-known Portuguese river, located in Serra Leomil and more particularly in the perish of Old Pear. The river flows into the Douro in the Castelo de Paiva.

The question of which is North Portugal’s best place for rafting, is a difficult question to answer. North Portugal is gifted with many impressive landscapes and an unspoilt natural beauty. Being widely known for the perfect rafting conditions, Paiva River is the best place to practice this thrilling activity.

On the spot you will find many rafting schools, with qualified instructors, who can help you reach the adrenaline at the highest level. In 12 km/7 mi long stretch, you can have the opportunity to both enjoy yourself and admire the stunning views. A major reason why you should visit Paiva River is the fact that is considered to be as one of the clearest rivers in Europe while offering an abundance of fish birds and other wild animals. The steep granite laced banks and the dense green vegetation are some of the features of Paiva river.

The river has a rocky and narrow bed structure that offers a lot of natural obstacles while rafting, including water falls, waves, holes, bends, trees and jumps. What you are required to do is to keep this obstacles at bay and simultaneously have the time of your life. The level of difficulty at Paiva river is class III and the most appropriate season for trying rafting at Paiva river is from October to June.

So, don’t miss to visit Paiva river where these 2 hours of rafting experience will make you feel completely out of the ordinary!