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Aveiro Lagoon: nature vs humans

nature walk

Aveiro Lagoon: nature vs humans

25 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese
nature walk

Aveiro Lagoon: nature vs humans

nature walk

Aveiro Lagoon: nature vs humans

25 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese

What you'll do

On this interpretive tour we will drive around 40 km through the Ria de Aveiro region (Aveiro and Ílhavo). Along the way I´ll explain the very recent geological history of the Ria de Aveiro barrier lagoon and its impact on the development of Aveiro and surrounding villages, as well as the huge impacts on the coast due to anthropogenic interventions. This tour will take us to some of the most popular beaches, Costa Nova with its striped houses and Barra with its imposing lighthouse, salt pans, fishing harbors, plus some specially chosen viewpoints and birdwatching spots.

Your host

Learn more about Gil

Gil

I've been a geologist for over 15 years. I recently founded the "OUTCROP", a small business dedicated to geotourism and geoscience consulting. I have a MS in Geology and a PhD in Petroleum Science and Engineering and worked for several years in the oil & gas industry and for public institutions. I lived and worked in different countries and different cities in Portugal. I currently live in Aveiro and much of my free time is spent in outdoor activities, always with a close look to the geology and the interaction between the human activities, the natural resources and conservation.

What's included

Food
Regional cookies
Transportation
7 places SUV
Equipment
Liability and personal accident insurance

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Where you'll be

Aveiro, Costa Nova, Barra and Gafanha da Nazaré will be main stops of the trip, where we will visit a few outcrops, some of the most popular beaches, salt pans, fishing harbors, birdwatching spots, and, if possible, the ascent to the Barra lighthouse (wednesday afternoon).

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

The time of the tour can be adjust to the travelers availability. I have one child seat available (1 - 4 yrs). Take a look to the "Aveiro Urban Geotourism" experience, in case you want to know the city center in a different perspective. RNAAT Nº 921/2019

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Gil
Aveiro Lagoon: nature vs humans
25 reviews
From $33/person
25 reviews
From $33/person