Stand Up Paddle in Peneda Gerês National Park

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is a leisure activity that derives from surf and was born in Hawai, consisting of standing up in a board while paddling on a river (stand up paddle boarding) or on the sea (stand up paddle surfing). It has become very popular in recent years as it is an autonomous and very relaxing activity.

The history of the sport is directly linked to surfing because surf instructors, when they were going to train large groups, would stand on a board with a paddle to balance themselves so that they had more visibility over the surfers.

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Stand Up Paddle Equipment

Stand-Up Paddling requires a specific board and paddle that is large enough to allow the person to stand up.

At Tobogã you can find premium boards from Red Paddle Board Brand with several sizes for you to have a relaxing experience by yourself or a fun experience in group with your family and friends. We recommend to us a life vest for those who don’t know how to swim.

Stand up Paddle in Rio Lima, Gerês

This type of sport is calmer than canyoning and allows you to relax and enjoy the scenery and the river without worry or big effort.

It is ideal for families with children because we have a board that can hold up to 8 people and also since it is a very safe sport.

Stand Up Paddle does not require specialized guides; You can rent boards, paddles and vests at Tobogã. We advise you to do stand-up paddling on the Lima River and to explore the reservoir next to the campsite and the Roman bridge, the latter has a relaxing atmosphere, but if you want adventure you can also dive and jump from the bridge to the river.

A tip for beginners: start on the board sitting, then on your knees and when you are comfortable standing up.


If you are interested in practicing Stand Up Paddle, do not hesitate to contact us! Other services like canyoning on the Carcerelha River or E-bike rides are also available

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Peneda-Gerês Adventure Center
Lugar da Igreja - Junta de Freguesia
4980-312 Entre Ambos Os Rios,
Viana Do Castelo

Phone: +351 915 707 938 (call for PT national mobile line/ phone).

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