Tobogã - Sports, Adventure and Leisure, Ltd. was born in 2005, in order to enable its founders and friends, to work on their election nature sport - canyoning - and simultaneously disseminate it, giving the chance and pleasure of this practice to the highest number of people who like Sports, Adventure and Nature, concepts also included on the name of our company name.
The name "Tobogã" as a company comes from a technical progression of this sport. It is a natural water slide, as you can check on our website and there are various sizes and difficulties. The Tobogã - Sport, Adventure and Leisure, Ltd. is a touristic animation company, specializing in Canyoning, with permit RNAAT No. 50/2007 of the Portugal Tourism Institute.
It also has recognition as a company that develops tourism activities in nature, and thus can operate in protected areas such as Peneda Geres National Park, which allows you to perform descents in the most beautiful rivers of Portugal.
By the nature and objectives of our activities is our intention to do a good work, with quality and customer service and not just performing another activity.
We have core values as the security, integrity and excellence.
Based on these assumptions, in 2008 Tobogã acquires training in CIC (International Canyoning Commission) becoming the first and the only company with Professional and International Canyoning Guides, operating in Portugal.
A course of 25 days of intensive learning and practice of the most updated and evolved techniques of the world. Module I and II, held in Brazil with a duration of 15 days, 12 hours a day and in 2009, the module III, the last of this course, for 10 long days between southern France and Switzerland. Thus, the Tobogã has specialized guides in Canyoning, allowing them to reap the full potential that a canyoning can offer. We also develops a wide range of activities with partner companies.
The Tobogã operates in several areas of the country (Viana do Castelo, Viseu, Arouca, etc..) and the rest of the World.
Their activities have however a special focus on the north of Portugal, Minho and in particular in the Peneda-Geres National Park. These zones are abundant in places for canyoning practice, also allowing a glimpse of the historical centers of medieval routes and scenic beauty of the premises where the activities are performed.
Simultaneously and due to the gap in Portugal in terms of the material canyoning, Tobogã created a store specialized in canyoning, a pioneer in Portugal, being the only shop specialized in this sport, in response to requests from the market and practicing canyoning, and importer several brands with credits provided between practitioners canyoning, such as: 5.10; Austrialpin, Trangoworld, Korda's, Artistic, Aventure Verticale, etc.
Peneda-Gerês Adventure Center
Rua da Cruz nº 584
4980-315 Ponte da Barca
Tel: 915 707 938 (Call to National Mobile Network)