A day of SUP

CORK&SUP is a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) experience in inland Alentejo which provides the opportunity to find out about and explore the region’s nature. This tour will allow you to enjoy the calm and relaxing environment of the reservoirs. We join the cultural and culinary experiences the region has to offer to the well-being, sport and adventure afforded by SUP. For all age groups, for leisure moments with the family or a group of friends.

Location

Reservoirs of Central Alentejo

Starting point

Lisbon or Alentejo

Goal

Proximity with nature, leisure and adventure

Timetable

8.30am-7.00pm – flexible allowing for changes

Route

Departure – hotel in Lisbon or Alentejo
1st SUP activity in the Barragem dos Minutos Reservoir
Regional lunch in a high-quality restaurant

2nd SUP activity at Barragem Divor Reservoir
Wine and regional products tasting session
Return – hotel in Lisbon or Alentejo

The Tour may include:

Door-to-door return transport for up to 6 people

Two SUP experiences and all the equipment needed with a certified instructor

Car Tour in the destination city

Regional lunch in a high-quality restaurant

Wine and regional product tasting session in a regional cellar

You may add the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) experience to one of our other tours and vice-versa. Select the CORK&CITY, CORK&CORK, CORK&WINE or CORK&OLIVE, then select the WITH SUP experience option.

Prices per person

 includes2 to 3 people4 to 6 peopleTotal time of the tour
SUP sessionSUP session (2h) + transport€49€394h
1/2 Day SUPSUP session (2h) + Wine tasting + transport€75€595h30m
1 Day SUPall included + 2 SUP sessions€135€10910h30m

Note: You may add the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) experience to one of our other tours and vice-versa. Select the CORK&CITY, CORK&CORK, CORK&WINE or CORK&OLIVE, then select the WITH SUP experience option.

Stand-Up Paddle (SUP)

Stand-Up Paddle is a Nature Tourism leisure and well-being outdoor activity, in a water environment that is easy to learn. SUP is adapted to any person, even beginners. The SUP activity is very versatile, easily learned and can be done by people from 10 to 65 years of age. As an easy-to-learn activity, it is ideal for a family trip. The activity always includes a certified instructor who will demonstrate how the facilities are used and the safety rules. Our boards are extremely stable and our oars are very light, leading to a feeling of complete safety and comfort during the whole trip. All participants use life jackets. The SUP trips last for 1h30 minutes. We recommend that our customers bring practical and comfortable clothing that may get wet if you want to take a dip, sun protection cream, a towel and a change of clothes.

History of SUP
Stand-Up Paddle is a nature tourism leisure and well-being activity, and it is difficult to define exactly when it began. Stand-Up Paddle and Surfing are traditional in Polynesia. In 1778, captain James Cook sailed to the Hawaiian Islands and became the first European to witness surfing in Hawaii. This event was depicted both on canoes and on Koa wood ritual carvings. The village chief had the biggest board, which was sometimes as much as 5 metres in length, while all others had boards measuring 2 or 3 metres. Owing to the length of the boards, an oar was needed to propel the board and to help ride the waves.
It is documented that SUP had its great “boom” in the 1940s in Hawaii – Waikiki when the surfing teachers had to be near their surfers to be seen and heard more clearly, and they used a board and oar to do so.