The Lordelo River Valley presents its beautiful hills covered with pine woods, but in the river bank you can see different trees like the poplars, the willow and the oak.
Regarding the geology of the place, we see a dominant amount of shale, granites and quartz. It's an embedded valley with several ways out.
Hydrology: Its and affluent of the Vouga River, The water quality is good. The temperature of the water goes from 14 to 20ºC, depending of the season and the day time.
Extension: 2 km
Duration: about 3 hours
Difficulty: Medium difficulty Canyon, fun, with several pools to jump on and some rappels.
Total Descent: 160m
Recommended Time of the Year: From April to October, depending of the climate conditions
Meeting Point: At 9h30m, in the Couto Esteves Village, in front of the Restaurant Júnior right beside the cemetery.
Technical Description: After getting in to the river you will find the first jump 4 meters high; some meters ahead you will find small step, and small jumps until you get to a 15 meters rappel (you can also make guided rappel here). The rest of the trail is going stone by stone, inside and outside of the water, some other jumps and a 25 m rappel. In the last part there is a big well, where you can try several jumps and a small water slide. Right after this, we will do a walk from stone to stone and afterwards to the middle of the woods for some minutes and then again to the river until we get to a concrete structure that looks like the ruins of a bridge. In this very spot we will continue by foot in a dirt road to get to our vehicle.
Recommendation: The participants should have a good physical condition and fitness, have experience in canyoning with rappel, or should have done several rappels to have experience with ropes. Even though, this can be done without any previous experience.
We recommend you to stay overnight in the region s that you are on time for the activity.
What you should bring – You should bring drinkable water and a light lunch (Lunch, fruit and energy bars). It is necessary to bring water appropriate foot wear (walking boots), neoprene socks (optional), Lycra shirt (optional), small back pack for water usage, protector solar, an elastic to hold back your hair ( if you have long hair). Who wears graduated glasses should use a string to hold them tight for safety reasons.
Includes: Personal equipment: Wet suit (neoprene) and individual protection equipment (helmet, harness, descender), insurance and specialized technical instructors.
Number of Participants - Minimum: 6. Maximum: 20