The Mondego River is the fifth largest Portuguese river and the largest of its course entirely in Portugal.
It is born in the Serra da Estrela, crossing the entire region of the Center (Beiras Region), and its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, near the city of Figueira da Foz. It is the river that bathes the city of Coimbra, being the most sung in poetry and Portuguese songbook.
Throughout its course the Mondego River intertwines calm waters and some fast which make it a privileged stage for the practice of extreme sports.
Kayaking down the Mondego River is an experience that is as fascinating as it is unforgettable.
During the journey, which takes from 3 to 4 hours from Penacova to Coimbra, be dazzled by the beautiful scenery of the Mondego Valley, and let the adrenaline take over the little rapids.
You can also stop by the numerous river beaches and take a dip in the clear waters of the largest Portuguese.
With in 5 km and Coimbra is the sunny and beautiful Palheiros e Zorro River Beach (also known as Torres do Mondego River Beach and Misarela River Beach), where you can spend a beautiful day with family or friends.
The beach has blue flag, lifeguard swimmer, is accessible to people with reduced mobility, among other facilities has a support bar with terrace, parking, toilets and changing rooms. You can also take a stroll (pedestrian walk), or cross the Mondego River through the Pedestrian Bridge.