The Romans named it Betis, but the present day the name of the river is the Guadalquivir River, that means in Arab ‘The Big River’. It begins at the natural park of Sierra de Cazorla (Jaén), passes through Córdoba and Seville and ends at the Gulf of Cádiz, in the Atlantic Ocean. With 657 km, it´s the longest river of Andalusia and the second longest river of Spain. Nowadays the rivers hold many stories and fun fact about the Sevillian history. In this Seville Kayaking Tour, you are going to learn and discover the city.
This fun and educational tour involve kayaking along the city center of Seville on the Guadalquivir River. After a short introductory course on how to manage the kayak, you will depart from Betis street number 19, situated in Triana on the Guadalquivir River where you will pass through the city. The well-experienced guide will take you on a journey through some of Seville´s most important historical moments such as the discovery of America and the first trip around the world. You will see sights such as Triana La Isla de La Cartuja, La Maestranza, El Barrio del Arenal and the Universal Exhibition of 1992.
This river was most important during the golden period of Seville that started after the discovery of America and lasted about 150 years. Seville was the main port of Europe of incoming goods from America such as gold, silver, and tobacco. The river sanded in the 17th century and Seville became less important. For the Expo of 92′ the river was restored and is now used for cruises and kayaking.
- By law, you will be provided with all the necessary safety equipment
- It’s a requirement to know how to swim!
- Minimum age is 8 years old and children must always be accompanied by an adult in the kayak
- Double kayaks: 2 adults per kayak or 1 adult + 1 child
- Please re-confirm your reservation with the local provider upon arrival at your destination
Calle Betis 19, 41010 Seville
|DEPARTURE TIME||Every day at 11 am|
|DURATION||2,5 hours approx.|
|RECOMMENDED WEAR||Dress code is sporty. In addition, it is recommended to bring an extra set of clothes/shoes, a towel and sunscreen (There is a changing room available, where you also can leave your belongings during the tour).|