Rafting down the Rio Minho near Peneda-Gerês National Park

Organized by Melgaco Radical
This offer is very popular 42 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 4 hrs
Spoken languages: English, French, Portuguese
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

There's no better place to go Rafting than in the north of Portugal near Peneda-Gerês National Park. The clean fast-flowing waters of Rio Minho await you!

From the spectacular mountainous area of the Peneda Gerês National Park, Rio Minho is one of the clearest European rivers with great fauna and flora. Combining both the white water rapids and the great calm stretches Rio Minho is ideal for families and young daredevils who wish to take their first steps rafting.

Rafting is a descent of a group of people in a inflatable raft accompanied by a professional rafting instructor, overcoming all the obstacles that the river and the same provides us. The Minho River a fun river with great scenery around it. Swimming and diving in the river are simply amazing. 

This rafting excursion is a fun activity for beginner and experienced rafters with a succession of quick speed rafts, narrow and uneven passages. Also, there are long stretches of the river with calm water to relax.

It is possible to go rafting down the Rio Minho all year round. However, the best time of year to go rafting on Rio Minho is from March to November for the warmer water. During winter months the water level is much higher as well.

Feel your heart pumping with a fun and adventurous rafting excursion near Peneda-Gerês National Park!

Course of events

- You arrive at meeting point, where you'll be given all the necessary rafting gear. You'll get changed in the onsite locker rooms.

- Once at the river you'll have a briefing about the activity and the safety protocols.

- Then you're off for a fun rafting excursion.

- When you've finished you'll drive back to meeting point.

- You'll be provided with drinks and something to eat (snack). You'll also able to take a hot shower and get changed in the locker rooms.

Activity requirements

All participants must know how to swim.

Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

There is a minimum of 6 people for weekday bookings.

  • All necessary equipment
  • Insurance
  • Photo report
  • Changing rooms
  • Snacks
  • Transport to the meeting point
Do not forget to bring
  • Beachwear
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
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Meeting point
Melgaço Radical - Centro de estágios de Melgaço, Prado, 4960-320 Melgaço, Portugal Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (11)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Activité que l on a pratiqué en janvier donc un peu trop d eau ( moins de vagues) ce qui rends l activité physique car il faut bcp pagayer. L équipe est très sympas !!!

  • 4.8 / 5

Foi muito Bom! Bem organizado, monitores simpáticos e competentes. O passeio é lindo e engraçado para os adultos como as crianças, todos principiantes! Recomendamos!

  • 5 / 5

Très bonne activité

  • 5 / 5

Not to heavy, fun, not too much of a challenge.

  • 5 / 5

Muy divertido. El personal es profesional y muy agradable. La ubicación y el paisaje es inmejorable.

  • 5 / 5

In the Summer it is great for first time rafters. It's fun, but not too hard. I didn't try it in the Winter, but was told the water is rougher.

  • 5 / 5

Activité adaptée pour tous avec quelques extras sympas (sauts...). Animateur sympa

  • 5 / 5


  • 4.8 / 5

Rafting hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Die Tour war nicht zu leicht und nicht zu schwer.

  • 5 / 5

Rafting, nice experience for beginners

  • 5 / 5

Very nice rafting trip, well organized.