Tour of two days and one night, discovering the Zêzere River, kayaking or Stand Up Paddling from the Bouçã dam, through the picturesque village of Foz de Alge, arriving the next day in Dornes, knights templar land of legends and medieval traditions.
Dornes is a small village of white traditional houses, surrounded by the blue water os the Castelo de Bode dam and the intense green of the luxurious forests that surround them., mythical land of knights Templar. Haughty and romantic, built on top of an unexpected peninsula bordered by the Zêzere River reservoir, where the majestic and enigmatic Templar Tower of Dornes stands out. A pentagonal defensive tower of which no other example is known in Portugal.
Come with ourl team to take this serene route, with your friends or family, enjoying the landscapes of this section of the Zêzere River. Where the outdoors mixes with Portuguese culture. The route crosses the municipalities of Pedrogão Grande, Figueiró dos Vinhos and Ferreira do Zêzere.
The event starts on Saturday morning in Dornes at 10:00 am from where participants will be transported to the starting point by road. Depending on the number of participants, around 12:30 pm we start the descent in kayak until hunger asks us to stop and have a picnic in any corner of the riverbanks. Arriving at Foz de Alge in the middle of the afternoon, we can refresh ourselves with a bath in the warm waters of the river or a cool drink in the pool at the Foz de Alge campsite where we will spend the night. This can be done in bushcraft mode, in your own tent or in a bugallow (with an additional cost and depending on availability at the time).
With the kayaks stowed in the trailer, we proceed to check-in at the campsite, where we will start setting up the camp and where a warm shower awaits us for the coldest ones.
Dinner will be a barbecue* made together on the Park’s community grills. *Notify in advance of allergies or request alternatives to meat.
The evening will be made to the taste of each one on the terrace of the bar in the park or wherever each one prefers. (Respecting the silence period that starts at 00:00)
Breakfast will also be at your choice, however we suggest ordering bread the day before at the camping mini-market (for breakfast and Sunday lunch). Whatever your preference, there will always be a service bar with delicious sandwiches.
The following morning, at 10:00 am, the dismantling of the camp begins and at 12:00 pm, the kayaks are placed in the water.
As on Saturday, lunch will be like a picnic on the banks of the river.
Arriving in Dornes around lunchtime, each one will freely visit the small and enigmatic temporary location.
Depending on availability, participants will do the route in double or single kayaks, comfortable and safe, or fast and light, depending on the participant’s preference. *There is a triple kayak for families with young children
140€ Adultos | 75€ Children up to 14 years old (included), when accompanied by at least one registered adult. 10% discount on families with 3 or more direct members. *Prices per person
Included in the price:
Intertidal® guides on site. Road transport between Dornes and Barragem da Bouçã. (or similar alternative to designate) Equipment rental (kayak+paddles+vests+watertight bag – 1 per kayak). Accommodation in Camping Park (Foz de Alge). Saturday dinner (Menu to be defined or Grilled mixed meats, one drink per person (Alentejo red wine, water, cola and nectar, bread, chips. Roasted chorizo as a starter – offer of a welcome bottle of wine) – Please inform in advance, allergies or meatless option. Support vehicle with transport of personal objects and backpacks. Personal accident insurance.
Does not include:
Tent* and individual sleeping and hygiene material (sleeping bag, mattress, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. Lunches, snacks and breakfast, drinks and drinks at the bar. *Tents available as an extra, upon prior request.
The minimum number of participants for the event will be 6 adults and the maximum 10 (exceptionally 12). The recommended minimum age to participate is 4 years old.