Intertidal

Intertidal – Silver Coast Discovery provides eco-tourism and nature tourism services with a strong scientific, historical, cultural, ethnographic and environmental component. We will provide you with unique experiences, lots of interaction, lots of fun and lots of stories to tell later…

Our scope is focused mainly to the west coast (Silver Coast) of Portugal zooming on the area around the Óbidos Lagoon, and in particular the surrounding landscapes to the village of Foz do Arelho.

Activities

Sports and Recreation Activities: Tours and boat cruises through Lagoa de Óbidos with variable duration (with or without lunch).
Rambling and Hiking along the paths and breathtaking landscapes that  surround Foz do Arelho and the Lagoa de Óbidos, accompanied by a certified guide with extensive experience in outdoor activities.
Guided kayak tours.
Hybrid rides (boat + pedestrian or kayak + pedestrian + MTB).
Mountain biking (MTB) on the banks of the Lagoon.
Rental of high performance water bicycles, etc.

Experiences and Adventures for Children: Treasure Hunt, Archery, Primitive Fire Skills (Friction Sticks, Bow Drill), Elementary Orientation and Survival Techniques in Nature.

Fitness and wellness: Daily or weekly access to an exquisite gym with or without a Personal Trainer service so that you can keep fit during your stay at Foz do Arelho, or if you prefer just relax in a Yoga class, Sauna or Pilates session

Gastronomic experiences: Tasting fantastic local delicacies, selected specially for you in the best restaurants of the region, with excellent choices in regional and national wines and spirits.

Ethnographic Experiences: Workshops on local cuisine, recipes and traditions. Experimenting traditional fishing techniques in the Óbidos Lagoon (catch and release) followed by tasting of similar products in the best local restaurants.

Historical and scientific rambles: Bird watching and photography in the salt marshes of the Óbidos Lagoon and surrounding areas.
Interactive snorkeling trips in the Óbidos Lagoon, where you can observe and interact with some of the species that make up the local fauna and flora.
Workshops and Master Classes in the identification of edible seawead and field cuisine, identification of marine life, and historical contextualization of the evolution of the Óbidos Lagoon from prehistoric times to the present days, and the XVI century Portuguese discoveries.

Experiences for the more adventurous: Multi-day kayak raids and expeditions in autonomy, kayak-camping.
Multi-day Trekking in autonomy.
Nature and Coastal Survival courses (basic to advanced levels),
Bushcraft workshops, field cooking and personal defense (with certified instructors).

Through our selected partners, we also offer: Accommodation, Diving and Diving Baptisms in the spectacular and crystal clear waters of the Berlengas Islands, Surf lessons, Kiteboarding lessons and courses, SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Classes, Kitesurf, SUP and Surf board gear rentals.

Multimedia coverage of all activities: Because we know that despite all the fun we have while living them, we always like to share our adventures with friends and family when we return home or through social media.

Hiking, or Rambling is commonly accepted as walking tracks with less than 20Km, that can be made in half a day being the longer or tougher ones made in a whole day.

Whereas Trekking (multi-day treks) is walking tracks with more than 20Km, where we explore remote and isolated paths, resting in tents, hammocks or built shelters. These tracks are made in total autonomy where each participant carries his own equipment, food and water necessary for the journey extent.

Upcoming events

Trekking

Trekking: Rambling (Hiking) tours lasting more than one day. They involve transporting food and water by the participant, eating or preparing food on the spot, staying overnight in the countryside or staying in the area. Minimum group 4 persons, max group 10 persons.

Bicycle Tours (MTB)

MTB and Road Bikes Routes along the countryside or/and in the coast along the Óbidos Lagoon. Fun rides with an emphasis on ecological, scientific, historical and ethnographic subjects. Other routes and trails of biological, historical, religious or cultural interest. (pilgrimage to Fátima) All routes will be appropriate to the bikes and the experience of the …

Contacts

info@intertidal.pt

+351 912866644

Rua Francisco A Grandella, 115
500-587 Foz do Arelho, Portugal

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