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SUP Rio Alva is part of "Explorar com Sabine" (Discover with Sabine) and is registered in the RNAAT (Tourism of Portugal) under number 100/2021.

The river Alva is not very deep (about 2 to 3 meters) and is one of the cleanest rivers in Portugal. Since all 3 of us love water, we wanted to rent something on the river. Canoes and pedalos are almost everywhere, but SUPs are not yet available. We tried it once and were immediately sold.

Stand Up Paddling (or in short: SUP) means that you move across the water standing on a board, with a paddle in your hands. From an international perspective, SUPping is the fastest growing water sport at the moment. It is a perfect combination of effort and relaxation. Moreover, it's an adventurous way of exercising, looking for beautiful spots, meeting other people and being as close to nature as possible.

The feeling of relaxation, but also of discovery is something we want everyone to experience, so we currently have 8 boards and of course life jackets for safety. The river Alva is perfect for Stand Up Paddling. The river is calm and you can paddle about 1 km before you reach the dam. Just 200 meters from the beach you will experience the tranquility and beauty of the area. You can hear birds singing and you can enjoy the colorful trees and plants along the river. You come back completely Zen. After an explanation on the side, you go on the water. After the trip you can further relax and enjoy the Praia Fluvial.

SUPping is suitable for young and old. Young children can sit on the front of the board, children from about 10 years old can make the ride themselves (we have special children's paddles). Little lack of balance? You can also sit on the board and make the trip to the dam. The experience of nature and relaxation is the same.

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We offer two packages:

Discover SUP - 1 to 1.5 hours

After an instruction on the shore you go on the water. You can paddle to the dam and relax a bit on the way.

Costs are € 10,00 p.p.
If you are staying in our B&B or glamping, you will receive a 50% discount.

SUP & Relax - 2 to 2.5 hours

After an instruction on the shore, you go on the water. You will receive a picnic pack in a large waterproof bag. You can eat your picnic at a place that suits you. For example at the rock near the dam, or perhaps at a nice spot in the shade. Only available when booked in advance.

Costs are € 17,50 p.p.

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SUP Yoga

In the summer months, when the water of the river is warmed up, Valérie Pas gives a YOGA lesson on a supboard. YOGA on the water gives an extra dimension to the yoga class. It is wonderful to follow a yoga class in the middle of the water, while enjoying the rippling water and the chirping birds. Besides being good for your mind, it's also good for your body. And on the water it is even better for your body, focus, balance and equilibrium provide the ultimate core training.

Arrival from 10.30 at our Quinta.
Yoga: 11.00-12.00
Free surfing: 12.00-12.30
Healthy smoothie: 12.30-13.00

Single lesson: € 15,00
Series of 6 lessons: € 75,00.

Want to join? Sign up in advance (due to availability).
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Or app to +351 964 735 248

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For the whole family