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Canyoning & Caving
Delve into Portugal's Hidden Canyons & Caves


Portugal’s unique geological formations provide thrilling canyoning and caving experiences, from navigating water-carved canyons to exploring underground caves.

Types of Expeditions

  • Canyoning: Navigate through canyons using a variety of techniques like rappelling and swimming.
  • Caving: Explore underground cave systems, witnessing unique rock formations and ecosystems.

Ideal for…

  • Thrill-Seekers: Experience the adrenaline of canyoning and the mystery of caving.
  • Nature Lovers: Connect with the raw beauty of Portugal’s natural landscapes.
  • Adventure Enthusiasts: Discover new challenges in Portugal’s diverse terrain.

Key Destinations

Explore the waterfalls and pools of Arouca Geopark or the mysterious caves of the Algarve and Madeira.

Did You Know?

Portugal's diverse geological landscapes make it a prime destination for canyoning and caving enthusiasts.

Safety and Regulation

  • Always prioritize safety by following the guidelines provided by your guides or local authorities.
  • Make sure you’re physically fit for the chosen activity and inform your guide of any medical conditions.
  • Avoid solo expeditions and always have at least one companion.
  • Stay on designated routes to minimize environmental impact and protect fragile ecosystems.

Price Guide

  • Budget: Self-guided cave tours at certain locations.
  • Moderate: Organized canyoning trips with professional guides.
  • Luxury: Exclusive caving expeditions with all equipment provided.

Best Time of the Year

Canyoning is best in late Spring to early Autumn; Caving can be enjoyed year-round.

Equipment Needed

Depending on your chosen activity, you may need equipment such as helmets, wetsuits, harnesses, ropes, and headlamps. Many guided tours provide the necessary gear.


Whether descending into serene canyons or exploring ancient caves, canyoning and caving in Portugal offer unforgettable adventures for those seeking to explore beyond the surface.

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