O Pioneiro - Kayak-tours on the Mondego

Every day, between Penacova and Coimbra

Kayaking in Portugal on the Mondego river

O Pioneiro do Mondego is a family owned company of adventure sports and eco-tourism in Penacova. Our main activities are the daily kayak-trips downstream the river Mondego between Penacova and Coimbra. The descents are a perfect activity for couples and families with children, for lone nature-loving travelers, for scouting summer-camps, for schools or as a teambuilding activity for companies, around Coimbra in the center of Portugal.

Jamal 2016

Jamal 2016

“Well organised; you will not regret your decisión!”

Rough Guides 2014

Rough Guides 2014

"Top-15 things to do in Portugal"

Phillip 2014

Phillip 2014

"This is a family run business and the attention they give you is superb. Great for kids, very safe. If you are going in the summer take plenty of sun protection."

Hendrik, Setembro 2014:

Hendrik, Setembro 2014:

"Great fun, excelllent guides! Magnificent trip."

Jan, 2014

Jan, 2014

“Perfect combination of nature and activity!”

Patricia 2014

Patricia 2014

"Excellent oportunity to get to know the area of Coimbra and appreciate it from another perspective."

Florian, 2014

Florian, 2014

"The perfect way to enjoy Portugal's nature on an easy and relaxing boattrip."

Chippi, 2014

Chippi, 2014

"Kayaking on the mondego was the best family day of our vacation, the team is fantastic!"

Linda, 2014

Linda, 2014

"Excellent value for money and a great way for our UK visitors to enjoy the beautiful Mondego River and surrounding areas"

Jeff, travel-reporter, 2014:

Jeff, travel-reporter, 2014:

"Great family of guides and nice stop-offs for lunch and then refreshments at Praia Fluvial. We can't recommend this enough as a way to see the countryside around Coimbra"

Our kayak tours are one of the main outdoor activities in Coimbra, Portugal

The main kayak river in Portugal!

It was founded in 1988 by two Belgian teachers, Dirk and Kristien, and was one of the first companies in adventure tourism in Portugal. Over the years the company has grown and more than 100.000 people from all over the world have kayaked on the Mondego with us. Today O Pioneiro do Mondego is a national and international reference; in 2014 our company has been nominated among the top-15 highlights of Portugal by the “Rough Guides”.