Canyon of Rio de Frades near Porto

Organized by Detours
This offer is very popular 118 people recently chose this activity

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Are you looking to do something different whilst on vacation in the beautiful city of Porto? Then you must try out the canyoning adventures Detours has for you!

The Rio de Frades canyon is located in Serra da Freita, a mountain range in Portugal, situated an hour away from Porto. It has two sections lower part & upper part; depending on your level of experience, the tour will be adapted to you. 

The lower part, which happens to be the easiest part, has two abseils, one of 7 m. and another one of 13 m. and jumps that vary between 2 m. up to 10 m. high!
The upper part is much more challenging; you’ll abseil down 70 m. high, jump off heights that go from 4 m. up to 11 m. and swim in natural water pools!

Once the journey is done, you will enjoy a picnic, provided by Detours, so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Offer Description

Your guide will pick you up at your accomodation to take you to the departure point of the activity.

Course of events

Approach: 20 min.
Descent: 1h30
Exit: 20 min.
Waterfalls up to 15m

Activity requirements

Participants must be at least 8 years old and be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. 

All participants must be able to swim.

Special terms

The provider will contact you to determine the pick up details. 

  • All necessary equipment
  • Insurance
  • Picnic at the end of the day
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Suncreen
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Footwear that can get wet
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Pick up at your accomodation 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
4.9 / 5
  • (7)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

We went canyoning with 9 “mid-fourty canyoning dummies” and we had a more adventurous day full of fun and adventure than any of us expected. Most of us even did the 12 meter high jump of a cliff!

  • 5 / 5

Aktivita byla užasna, ne nebezpecna,ale napinava

  • 5 / 5

Great experience !

  • 4.5 / 5

Baranquismo ideal para iniciacion con saltos hasta 11m!

  • 5 / 5

We were a group of 4 including our guide. Our guide was nice, funny and knew what he was doing. He explained everything very well and made sure we felt save and comfortable. The canyon looks beautiful and the water we went through is crystal clear. The jumps from 6/10/12 meters into the water were the highlight of the tour in my opinion (Sidenote: if you don't want to jump, it is also possible to lower down on a rope). All in all a great day!

  • 5 / 5

Great guide, very friendly, great experience

  • 5 / 5

did not expect it to be so adventurous! We had very good guides and were jumping into the river from up to 10m. Also the abseil part was well explained an save! You must be able to swim and be at least a little bit sporty.