Activities

 

Everyone who visits Yavanna leaves at the end of two weeks realising they haven't squeezed in half of what they wanted to. Most of the activities available, are "natural" rather than "commercial". There is not much English spoken, so we can help book any of the following. That's if you don't spend too much time relaxing by Yavanna's wonderful salt pool or just swimming at one of the beaches!

 

Cycling

Cycling

Road cycling in the area is superb - few cars, good quality roads and amazing scenery. Mountain biking is also great through cobbled tracks and mountain paths. Bike rentals and guided tours can be arranged.

Kayaking (Flat or White Water)

Kayaking

This is very popular with visiting families. Choose anything from a few hours to a full day trip. Choose between smooth cruising and wild water. Great fun with the kids!

 

Rafting

Rafting

Feel the adrenaline of a different experience, descending through fantastic rapids in the Minho river. A trip that combines beautiful natural scenery and action, to be enjoyed by anyone.

Surfing

Surfing

There is really good surfing at Afife, Moledo and Ancora beaches. Surfing lessons and equipment rental can be arranged.

 

Hiking

Hiking

The Minho has amazing mountainous walking country, and the Pilgrim's route to Santiago de Compostela runs right through our village, Fontoura. Very special.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

The Minho area has remarkable landscapes that you can enjoy by riding a horse through hills and forests. Guided tours can be arranged for experienced and non-experienced horse riders.

 

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Tours can be arranged for you to try the best wine this area has to offer.

Festivals

Festivals

There are many things happening throughout the year on different weekends in nearby towns in Portugal and Spain.

 

Fishing

Fishing

There is great river and sea fishing in the Minho, enjoy it with a seasoned local fisherman that will arrange everything you need for an amazing fishing trip.

Island Cruises

Island Cruises

Navigate in the river Minho through the green islands of Boega and Amores or enjoy a cruise to the sea islands of Cies and Ons on the Spanish coast.

 

Jeep Tours

Jeep Tours

This unique experience takes you to hidden spots through mountains and valleys, lagoons and waterfalls of the Minho region.

Paddle

Paddle

Explore the rivers Minho and Coura on a stand-up paddle and appreciate the local flora and fauna of the river green islands. No previous experience required.