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Aveiro Urban Geotourism

Aveiro, Portugal

Experience hosted by Gil

3 hoursHosted in Portuguese, English, and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Urban geology, nature, economy, architecture, culture and customs ...

This tour aims to give travelers a different perspective, another look, at the city of Aveiro. I intend to make known the geology hidden by the urban fabric, but also visible in our monuments, churches, sidewalks, and to draw attention to the importance of some geological aspects in the development and appearance of the city until today.

For 3 hours and about 5-6 km, we will walk quietly through the historic center of Aveiro, get to know some of its most important monuments and historic buildings, the University, and some of its canals. You will have the opportunity to discover the importance of salt pans and the ceramics industry in the region's economy, also having a small perspective of the natural environment that surrounds the city, including some of its illustrious inhabitants: the birds.

An experience that promises to please kids and adults.

Regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, being a personalized activity and carried out outdoors, it has, by itself, a lower associated risk. Even so, all necessary measures will be taken to try to minimize the risk: small groups, use of a mask and alcohol gel.
RNAAT 921/2019

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Urban geology, nature, economy, architecture, culture and customs ...

This tour aims to give travelers a different perspective, another look, at the city of Aveiro. I intend to make known the geology hidden by the urban fabric, but also visible in our monuments, churches, sidewalks, and to draw attention to the importance of some geological aspects in the development and appearance of the city until today.

For 3 hours and ab…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Photographs in digital format.

Meet your host, Gil

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been a geologist for over 15 years. In 2019, I created "OUTCROP", a company dedicated to geotourism and geoscience consulting. I also have a Masters and PhD in geosciences, having worked for several years in the oil industry and in public institutes. I lived and worked in different places around the world. Currently in Aveiro and, whenever possible, I try to develop outdoor activities, always with a close eye on the geology and other natural heritage and its interaction with the historical and cultural heritage.

Following the pandemic COVID-19, OUTCROP obtained the "Clean & Safe" certification awarded by Turismo de Portugal in line with the recommendations of the general health department. In this sense, there was a reduction in the number of available places and a reinforcement in hygiene and individual protection measures
I have been a geologist for over 15 years. In 2019, I created "OUTCROP", a company dedicated to geotourism and geoscience consulting. I also have a Masters and PhD in geosciences, having worked for several years in the oil industry and in public institutes. I lived and worked in different places around the world. Currently in Aveiro and, whenever possible, I try to develop outdoor activities, always with a close eye on the geology and other natural heritage and its interaction with the historica…
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Sun, Apr 18
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Where you'll be

We will be around the historical city center, between their traditional neighborhoods (Beira Mar and Alboi) and also modern areas (Fonte Nova). We will go through monuments, churches, squares and the main city water channels where the traditional "Moliceiros" and "Mercanteis" glide. We will also have the opportunity to take a look over the extensive lagoon area from the salt pans.
Nick
November 2020
I can't recommend this enough Gil was a superb guide and a very nice guy too! It made my stay in Aveiro much more interesting and enjoyable knowing something about why it developed the way it did which is pretty much down to the geology... fascinating! We were supposed to finish at 12.30, but we talked so much we went on until 2 - no extra cost. If you're staying in Aveiro take this tour!
I can't recommend this enough Gil was a superb guide and a very nice guy too! It made my stay in Aveiro much more interesting and enjoyable knowing something about why it developed…
Birgit
October 2020
What an excellent tour of Aveiro. Gil is very personable as well as passionate about Aveiro and sharing his knowledge. There was not a dull moment with all the area we covered and stories related to nature, history, geology and culture. He even adapted the tour for me to be on bikes and had great recommendations for lunch and my cycle route back to Porto. If in Aveiro, don’t miss this chance.
What an excellent tour of Aveiro. Gil is very personable as well as passionate about Aveiro and sharing his knowledge. There was not a dull moment with all the area we covered and…
Beatriz Sofia
October 2020
A experiência com foi fantástica, tive a oportunidade de fazer tanto esta como a urbana e ambas excederam as minhas expetativas. O Gil foi sempre extremamente atencioso e preocupado em moldar as atividades às minhas preferências pessoais complementando sempre aquilo que seria o dito, tipicamente, de forma superficial pela maioria com alguns detalhes, relacionados com a geologia e não só, que nos tornam muito mais conhecedores de Aveiro e da sua história. Foi certamente uma experiência a repetir que recomendaria com toda a certeza.
A experiência com foi fantástica, tive a oportunidade de fazer tanto esta como a urbana e ambas excederam as minhas expetativas. O Gil foi sempre extremamente atencioso e preocupad…
Lucia
February 2020
Amazing experience! Gil is a passionate guide, always prone to show us unique things that you would never expect to see in the middle of a city. Surprisingly, and as a local , it was a pleasure to rediscover the city where I live.
Mylena
February 2020
The purpose of this experience was try something out of the conventional tourism and get to know the region of Aveiro more deeply. Gil managed to bring his knowledge (which is very rich) about the environment and local culture in a light and very interesting way, and the time just flew by. The best tour I could have done in Aveiro!
The purpose of this experience was try something out of the conventional tourism and get to know the region of Aveiro more deeply. Gil managed to bring his knowledge (which is very…
Minji
November 2019
Gil showed us not only the city but also the world of geology. Aveiro is a perfect city to stroll around without exhausting ourselves. Gil designed a very special route for us to experience not only its city but also the industries that made the foundations of it. He is attentive and knowledgeable in his area. I am so glad we booked this.
Gil showed us not only the city but also the world of geology. Aveiro is a perfect city to stroll around without exhausting ourselves. Gil designed a very special route for us to e…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water

Comfortable clothing and footwear, appropriate to the weather