Rock Climbing + Hiking for Everyone
Want to climb only a few routes in a shorter climbing experience or taster session, and take a short hike on the same day? Putting together the two programs is easy, and in this way you can know and interact in different ways with the nature around you, even if you are not super fit. We choose the best places to be able to experience the two activities, according to the characteristics of the trails and climbing routes most appropriate to this program. Both hiking and climbing can also be combined with other activities we propose together with our trusted partners.
We’ll organise the hike thinking about getting it along with the climbing routes on site, according tou your physical condition and level of experience. The difficulty of the two activities may increase depending on your physical level and experience, however we will advise short duration trails, and beginner climbing routes. Want an easy walk for your family, or a harder one to test your friends’ physical condition? Have you climbed before and are you perfectly comfortable with more challenging routes? Book a day with us and tell us how you want to spend your time during your day of hiking + rock climbing.
Hiking trail grading system
We classify the trails in 5 different levels, from Easy to Very Difficult, so that you can choose an activity tailored to your needs.
Summing up, Easy and Moderate mean mostly flat terrain, with little accentuated slopes, without technical areas of rocks or loose terrain and short distances, an easy walk for average hikers (slight inclines most of the time). . Demanding determines that the trail has some characteristics which make it harder to complete, (eg short distance, but rocky technical zones and/or constant changes of inclination). Difficult and Very Difficult exhibit long distances increasing the length of the track and also the difficulty of progression in the terrain due to its technical characteristics and/or accentuated difference on inclination.
Rock Climbing routes grading system
We will choose routes graded 4 and 5 on an open scale between 3 and 9c. However, if you have previous experience of rock climbing, we will be happy to show you more challenging routes!
What to bring to the activity
Confortable clothing according to the forecast, confortable and proper hiking shoes, and finally some water food for the day.
Places where to Hike and Climb in central portugal
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Poios (P1), Redinha
Distance 6 km | Program duration 5-6h | Climbing routes grades 3, 4 e 5 (scale 3 to 9c)
In this area we will go hiking through the P1 of Poios (small version of P2), and know the curious karstic forms of the Senhora da Estrela crag. where we will climb some easy initiation routes to enjoy rock climbing with great views reaching the sea. Then we will go along the track that links them to the imposing Canyon of Vale de Poios.
The program starts at Senhora da Estrela viewpoint with the climbing activity.
After rock climbing climbing, we continue along the slope through the Raposa (Fox) Trail towards the Vale de Poios, enter on it from the top through a sharp technical descent with great views of the Valley. This is a place of great beauty due to the imposing limestone cliffs, being a geosite that lets us realize its geological history and how fluvial systems work in karst landscapes. From there, we go on towards the village of Poios where we will start a short but vigorous ascent to the point of departure.
Fragas de S.Simão, Figueiró dos Vinhos
Distance 5 km | Program duration 4-5h | Climbing routes grades 4 e 5 (scale 3 to 9c)
Beautiful short route with beginning and end in the shalle village of Casal de São Simão, village of a single street, very beautiful and well recovered in shale and quartzite located at the top of a quartztic crest surrounded by higher hills that protect it from the winds. After the departure, we will descend for 20 minutes to the fluvial beach of Fragas de S.Simão where we will go for Rock Climbing, sending 3 routesof an accessible degree, always with the sound of the water of Ribeira de Alge under our feet inviting us for a swim!
After the rock climbing part, we go on our program following the creek Ribeira de Alge along our hiking trail. We’ll cross the creek on the bridge of Brás Curado, passing by Saonda, returning to the village in the company of Ribeira do Fato.
PRICES AND WHAT’S INCLUDED
2-6 People | 55€
7-9 People | 50€
- Personal Advising: we choose trails and climbing routes acording to the group size, experience and physical level os participants
- Guide on the trails
- Information about the geographic area
- Transportation to/from your accomodation, within Coimbra region (outside this area, a 10€ fee will be aplied)
- Supervision during the whole program
- Colective and individual safety gear
- All the insurances needed to the activities
* Prices per person
- 10% on family activities – (parental families only, minimum 3 people)
- 10% Erasmus Students with a valid ESN Card
- Children 8-12 years old – 40€
- Non-for-profit Organisations, ONG’s, etc – (Price depends on the number of people, contact us for more info)
* Prices per person