Originally from Porto, we are avid Douro valley explorers and rowing is our passion! This passion gave birth to ROW FOR FUN, a company that will organize your sporting events.
We want to share our experience with you and make the Douro valley secrets accessible to small groups of friends, passionate for rowing, through personalized river descents.
We will meet your expectations and transform your stay in Douro into a memorable experience.
Make your holidays in Portugal even more astounding. Come and discover Douro Wine Region Valley – World Heritage by UNESCO, and its incomparable and unique collection of landscapes, stories, flavours and traditions.
A world of secrets, painstakingly carved on the hillsides through the hard work of men and women devoted to making the best of wines!
Imagine arriving at the airport and having nothing else to worry about except rowing, having fun and enjoying the best river Douro and its wine region have to offer.
We assure transfer service (airport – hotel – airport), lodging, meals, transport to start the activities, vessels, river lock bookings, technical support, activity insurance, complementary cultural visits and many surprises throughout your stay.
The Douro River in the Portuguese territory has a length of 208 navigable kilometers, controlled by 5 dams with gaps between 20m and 33m high.
How to choose your tour:
i) Choose the duration of your tour (1 to 7 days);
ii) Choose the full extent of your tour;
iii) Choose how many kilometers you want to make per day;
iv) Include your desire to know the vineyards that characterize the region;
We put at your disposal a highly specialized and dynamic team to make your stay in Porto and the Douro Region a memorable one.
Contact us for booking dates for your group / club (minimum 4 participants / maximum 25 participants).
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What People Say About Us
Discovering the Douro with Row for fun
The title of a song is “what a wonderful world”. There is a new one now….”what a wonderful Douro”.
After 3 days in Porto ( a very interesting city to discover) and a ride by train to Pocinho, we met Pedro and Manuel from Row for fun. The start of our 5 days on the Douro was expected by everybody., so impatient to discover the Douro from the river.
Pedro and Manuel organized everything very well. It’s impossible to explain here all the small and big details they provided to ensure a tailored tour on the Douro. Rowing on the Douro with them was an beautiful experience. Hope to come back with them.
Patrick CRB rowing club Brussels
September on the Douro
I really enjoyed the Douro in september. Grazie Pedro and Manuel. Una bellissima esperienza con un gruppo molto simpatico.
Our group of 8 enjoyed a wonderful trip rowing for 4 days through the stunning Douro valley to Porto. Pedro’s team were professional, experienced, and extremely friendly -they made everything so easy arranging every leg of our boat journey. The accommodation and food for all were brilliant -I couldn’t believe so much was included in the price. The Douro is perfect for rowing, whether you want to train hard or just enjoy the sunshine and scenery. We also love sampling all the delicious port wine of the region. Finishing up in beautiful Porto, it was a fantastic trip that I would recommend to all my rowing friends.
With a group of friends from the Club Nautique de Nice we decided to go to Portugal to row on the Douro River and visit Porto Our experience with Row for Fun was just so great !!Thank you José Pedro, Manuel and all the friends for this superb organization but also for your kindness and friendship.
Breathtaking landscapes. mighty Dams, Luxury hotels, Birds everywhere, the sound of the oars striking water, sandy coves inviting for rest, Delicious food and wine, and a kind, friendly and very professional team To care about us…We came back with happy memories
Douro Rowing Tour
We had a wonderful time and the group agreed to sign again for another rowing trip with Row for fun … so you know nowOnce you’ve tried … you come back…It’s a spell 🙂
For a long time I had the wish to descend the Douro with my rowing friends. Pedro and his colleagues made it possible and it was even better than expected. The landscape was just stunning, the rowing was a pleasure and the service way beyond normal. This wonderful rowing trip will always remain in my memory. Thank you!
Organization is perfect
Organization and support service was perfect and personally very dedicated. I can only recommend this trip
We were very fortunate to enjoy a wonderful rowing experience all along on the exciting Douro river with its beautiful changing landscape and vegetation. We met Pedro and his team as rowing colleges, who made all this possible, and we left Portugal after 10 days as friends, rich on an exceptional new experience. Thank you and kind regards
Douro Rowing Tour 2019
In september2019 we spent a beautiful week on the Douro river. The tour started with brand new rowing boats in Barca da Alva and ended in Porto after 6 days. The landscape was great and we visited many interesting places. Last but not least we experienced excellent hospitality from Pedro, his colleagues and the people who accommodated us. Highly recommended for all rowers who want the explore something new!