Canoe or Kayak trips in Portugal

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Canoe or Kayak trips in Portugal

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We had a naming trip down the TRn Gorge in the canoe last year and are looking to Travel yo Portugal or Spain with either the canoe or sea kayaks. Has anyone done any great trips they can recommend? (Nothing too challenging please, I’m relatively new to it all 😊😊
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I am currently in Portugal and have just done a half day paddle today with these guys: https://www.seakayakingsagres.com/

The area around Sagres and Lagos in the Western Algarve is beautiful coastline. Today (Christmas Eve!) the wind was blowing quite hard and going out into the full force of the Atlantic was quite a challenge but I did ask for it... and the guide has itineraries hugging the coast and visiting the caves, where he takes complete beginners in the summer.

They have good quality sea kayaks (Valley Sironas) that they will potentially hire out if they aren’t being used on a guided trip.

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Thank you! Great reply (in spite of the terrible autocorrects/predictive text in my question! ). We are hoping to drive down and thought that the Lagos area looked great, but needed some more detail.
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you can find plenty here https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions ... tugal.html

they have loads of reviews as well..

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The West Coast around Nazare is a bit full on.


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Ooh!! That’s scary just watching!
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Re: Canoe or Kayak trips in Portugal

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Not sure if you've already been, but if anyone is planning on going and reads this, I would second the recommendation for https://www.seakayakingsagres.com/.

Anke & Amandio are a really nice couple and will plan a trip based on your ability. They also have proper Sea Kayaks rather than the sit on tops you'll see elsewhere in the Algarve.

Lagos is lovely place to base yourself and isn't far from anywhere in the western Algarve, assuming you have your own transport.

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