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Canyoning | Ribeira da Salga

Canyoning | Ribeira da Salga

FUN Activities Azores Adventure

> €110

This Canyoning Tour takes your through one of our more physically challenging routes, taking you into the depths of nature, in the wildest and greenest part of the island. We will hike through the forest, slide down the river, jump from the tops of wonderous waterfalls and rappel down this deep canyon…Undoubtedly, the most thrilling and adventurous way to experience Azorean nature up close in one of the most beautiful locations on the island.

This excursion takes place in Ribeira da Salga, located in the northeast part of the island of São Miguel, between the parishes of Lomba de São Pedro and Salga (+/- 40 minute drive away from the city of Ponta Delgada). Upon arrival, we will proceed with the distribution of equipment and a quick safety briefing, followed by a 30 minute hike towards the start of the canyon where the fun will begin!

From this tour, you can expect a wild and almost untouched nature, with difficult accesses, some steep paths, and a lot of physical exercise. The highest rappel can reach up to 16 meters, and the highest jump up to 8 meters (if you feel uncomfortable about the jumps, know that there are alternatives).

  • In the Region
  • > 110€


Bathing suit: To be worn from home.
Hair elastic band : For comfort and safety reasons, we advise people with long hair to tie their hair back.
Glasses: If you normally wear spectacles, we advise you to attach your glasses to a lanyard to prevent dropping and breaking them or losing them in the river. When abseiling and jumping in the water, we recommend putting your glasses inside your wetsuit for safekeeping. We do not recommend wearing contact lenses as they are easily lost when jumping in the water.
Medication: Any personal medication that you may need for the duration of the tour (eg: inhaler for asthma, sugar packets for diabetics etc.)
Knee/ankle Support : For anyone who suffers from certain area joint problems, we recommend wearing an elastic support for better stability and to prevent any further injury.
Towel and dry clothes to change into after the tour;
Individual water bottle: We recommend drinking some water before and after the tour

Accredited guides;
All Canyoning equipment (fully equipped harness, wetsuits, socks, helmet and boots);
Photos / Videos;
Picnic Lunch;
Pick-up and Drop-off (if respective option is chosen).


Small Group