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Swim Camp Zêzere

Martinchel, Portugal

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Distance
4 km/day

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Duration
6 days

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Water Type
River

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Water Temperature

16ºC - 24ºC (61ºF - 75ºF)

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Dates
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From 1.200€/person

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Trip Type
Holidays

What you'll do

Looking for fresher waters, calmer surfaces and a winding route, then a river swimming holiday may be the getaway for you.

 

Discover some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Center of Portugal with thise truly unique swimming vacation along the River Zêzere. This incredibly beautiful trip features an adventurous itinerary where we’ll swim alongside some of the region's most remarkable natural scenery and have the chance to see the area's local wildlife in their natural habitat.

 

It’s not just the swimming that makes this a trip of a lifetime. Our itinerary see us explore the surroundings of the Castelo de Bode Dam as our journey takes us through Dornes, Penedo Furado, Tomar and Ferreira do Zêzere. The panoramic views we’ll have as we down the winding course of the river are impressive. We stay at Martinchel, which is a comfortable and rustic base for the duration of the trip.

 

Unleash your inner adventurer with this amazing trip!

Your itinerary

Day 1

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Welcome Reception

After your arrival at the Castelo de Bode Dam, you will have time to check in to your accommodation before meeting in the hotel's lounge for a safety briefing in which you’ll have a chance to meet your swimming companions and SwimTogether guides.


Then, we walk to the river for our acclimatisation swim. Following this, it's time for the first of our delicious typical portuguese dinners.

Day 2

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Discover The Almourol Castle

We start the first day of the trip swimming at the Praia Fluvial da Aldeia do Mato, a few kilometers from the hotel. From the beach, we swim along the left bank of the river until we reach two islands that we will swim around. 

 

After lunch, we visit the Castle of Almourol, one of the most emblematic monuments of the Christian Reconquest. Before return to the accommodation, we still have time for a rewarding swim on Cabeça Gorda, a small island set just in the middle of the lake.

Day 3

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The Conquest of the Templar City

Our morning swim ventures into the charming small island called Ilha do Lombo, which was a pleasant inn. Due to its geographical location it can only be reached by water, so it will be a very special swim, which few people have the opportunity to experience. The views on this swim are some of the most visually stunning of the whole week.

 

After time to have lunch and visit Tomar, the afternoon sun lights up the Praia Fluvial de Vila Nova and we’ll swim upstream.

Day 4

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The Center of Portugal

We embraced our peace setting this morning as we drive to Zaboeira. From our launch point on the local river beach, we can clearly see the Ferreira do Zêzere bridge in the distance. We enter the lake and swam south to contemplate the beauty of the bridge that connects the district of Santarém and Castelo Branco.

 

In the afternoon, we undertake a shorter swim from Praia Fluvial de Fontes, a place where we can contemplate the north side of Ilha do Lombo, explored on the day before. But first, we will visit one of the main belvederes in this área, the Penedo Furado, from where you can admire a fine panoramic view of the riverside and dive into the waterfalls and charming natural pools.

Day 5

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The Crown of the 7 Wonders of Portugal

It’s an early start today for the swim on the most remote northern part of this winding river. After swimming 3km, we’ll enjoy today’s lunch in Vale Serrão.

 

After lunch, we undertake the last leg of the trip and explore the Village of Dornes, with its row of white houses and the pentagonal tower built by the Templars.

Day 6

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Back to Reality

After finishing our last swim, we have our final last chance to take in the beautiful scenery of this place on our drive back to Lisbon, where we drop you at Humberto Delgado Airport in order to catch a flight back home.

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What's included

Safety

  • Personal Accidents Insurance

  • Accompanied by experienced guides

  • Open water sessions are accompanied by one boat and 1 kayak


Food

  • Breakfasts

  • Lunches and Dinners (Only waters included. Other drinks with extra cost. NOTE: Vegetarian option included)

  • Waters bottles, dry fruits and bananas during swimming moments


Accomodation

  • 5 nights at Hotel do Segredos do Vale Manso (The accommodation is subject to availability and may change to a similar alternative)


Transfers

  • During all trip in a 9-seater van or similar


Others

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What's not included

  • Equipment

  • Flights

  • Anything not mention in the up section

Trip photos

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