Caving in Portugal

Do you have a taste for adventure and a penchant for exploring the unknown? Then caving might be the perfect activity for you. This exciting activity takes you deep below the earth’s surface, into a world few have seen and even fewer understand.

The underground world is filled with fascinating geological formations, underground rivers and hidden caverns that will amaze you.

But it is not just the natural wonders that make caving so exciting. It is also the challenge of navigating through narrow passages, climbing vertical walls and overcoming obstacles that will test your physical and mental skills.

Tugar organises caving activities in the Luiz Saldanha Natural Park.

What is caving

Caving is the scientific study of caves and other underground structures. It is an activity that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Caving takes you to a world that would otherwise be inaccessible, and it is a great way to learn about geology, hydrology and biology. It also offers a challenge, both physically and mentally, and it can help you push your limits and boost your self-confidence.

Luiz Saldanha natural park

The Luiz Saldanha natural park in Portugal is a great place for caving. The park has several caves suitable for cavers of all levels, from beginners to experienced cavers. Tugar works with experienced cavers in the park, they offer guided tours as well as courses for beginners. This way, you and your family can safely learn about this fascinating activity. You don’t need to have your own equipment, these are provided by the guides.

The activity lasts half a day and is accessible to children aged 12 and over.

Other activities organised by Tugar

Tugar organises a wide range of (family) activities at various locations in Portugal. Including hiking, kayaking, surfing, coasteering, canyoning, river trekking, scuba-diving, snorkeling, dolphin watching and canoe rafting. We also arrange accommodation near the activities.

We tailor-make all proposals so that the whole family can enjoy an adventurous yet comfortable holiday!

For suggestions, also check out our Pick&Mix, Holiday Packs, Porto – Lisbon Round Trip or Off the Beaten Track Adventures pages.

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Tugar: the perfect place to book your active family holiday!