In a stunning setting, combining physical activity with leisure, rock art with fauna and flora, explore the Côa River by kayak!
This activity crosses the heart of the sacred valley of successive generations, an area that integrates the National Ecological Reserve. Departing from Canada do Inferno, the first rock art site identified in the valley, during the meandering journey up the river, it is possible to observe several engraved panels as well as the existing biodiversity, in addition to immemorial aurochsen, horses, goats or deer engraved in the schist. Different species can be spotted, namely birds such as griffins, black storks, Egyptian vultures or royal eagles, endemic plants and, with some luck, one of the otters that make the Côa their home.
After the visit to Ribeira de Piscos, famous for the entwined horses in Rock 1, Fariseu is the place chosen for a reinvigorating picnic that offers a tasting of regional traditional products. Before lunch, the most enthusiastic can experience the waters of the Côa in a refreshing dive. This is an exclusive visit that allows to experience, in close contact with nature, the vast heritage of the Côa Valley.
20€ (children 5 to 12 years of age)
Minimum number of participants
6 participants or 210€
For each visit, 7 kayaks will be made available for a maximum capacity of 14 adults + 7 children (5 to 12 years of age).
Each kayak accommodates 2 adults + 1 child.
All kayaks are equipped with paddles, seats, safety vests and waterproof bag for storing personal belongings.
Visitors have to travel in their vehicles to the Canada do Inferno rock art site, accompanied by a Foundation’s Guide, after the process of ticket acquisition has been completed.
A motor boat will accompany the visit.
Bring clothing and footwear suitable for river activity, hat, water and sunscreen.
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Departure from the Côa Museum
Security / paddling / program briefing
Beginning of the kayak guided tour, with information on the region’s biodiversity
Walking visit to the Ribeira de Piscos rock art site
Paddling from Ribeira de Piscos towards Fariseu
Stop at the Fariseu rock art site for bathing in the Côa River (optional) and tasting of regional products (in partnership with Côa Museum Restaurant)
Return to the starting point, with stops at Vale Figueira and Canada do Inferno rock art sites.
End of visit