Rafting in Galicia - on the Ulla downstream to the Ría de Arousa (Pontevedra)

Let yourself be carried away by the current of the Ulla River in Galicia and experience a descent that is hard to beat in adventure: miles downstream over rapids and waterfalls. 3 hours of action and water fun, including instruction, equipment, guide and transfer from the base to the river and back.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~3 hours
  • Languages: English, Catalan
  • Transfer: no, not included
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  • English-speaking service
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  • Usually cheaper than at site

Rafting tour on the Ulla in Galicia

Galicia is the right choice for adventure sports such as rafting. The rivers in this part of Spain not only pass through beautiful landscapes, they are also suitable for beginners and experienced rafters all year round.

Price overview

  • Rafting on the Ulla in Galicia (3h) - per person (from 14 years)35.-€
River adventures in Galicia

Booking option: 3-hour rafting tour through Galicia

Test your rafting skills in the turbulent waters of the Ulla River. The equipment for the holiday adventure in Galicia is completely provided. At the rafting base you can change your clothes and deposit your valuables. The group (minimum number of participants: 6) will transfer to the entry point at the river. You will receive a briefing on the way and your guide will tell you everything you need to know before the rafting tour. You ride in a rubber dinghy for up to 8 people. The descent leads over an exciting part of the 132 km long river route between Olveda and the mouth of Arosa (Pontevedra). The Ulla meanders through curves and some descents through the wonderful landscape of Galicia. When you arrive at the bottom, the team bus takes you back to the base, which also has a restaurant service.


  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Days: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English, Catalan
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting point: Padrón


  • Life jacket, wetsuit (if needed), professional guide, introduction, complete equipment, helmet
  • access to the rafting base with lockers, showers and WC, transfer to the river
Important information


  • Minimum age 14 years

Please bring

Swimwear, snacks, suitable clothing, spare clothes, drinks, water shoes / footlets

Detailed description

Rafting tour in Galicia - down the Ulla river to Pontevedra

Rafting fits well with the wild landscape of Galicia - it is as adventurous, nature-loving and exciting as the northwest of Spain and its rivers. Experience here a rapid, 3-hour descent on the wild river Ulla and let yourself be carried away by currents, turns and curves. The activity starts in Padrón, not far from the pilgrim metropolis of Santiago de Compostela. At the rafting base you will be welcomed and can prepare for your adventure in Galicia. There will be an initial briefing and instructions on safety precautions. With the crew and the well-maintained equipment you will be transferred to the starting point on the river.

The Ulla rises in the mountains near Olveda and leads down to the Atlantic Ocean, the estuary is known as Ria de Arousa. In between, there are moving, but also quiet sections that give the opportunity to concentrate on the varied banks and to admire the vegetation, whether forests or fields or the in Galicia so green mountain country. But in between you have to be awake and concentrated, because the Ulla is just as rich in rapids and whirlpools and offers refreshing jumps, some turns and even waterfalls.

Rafting in Galicia is above all a sport for nature lovers and for adventurers who are courageous enough to face the extremes. Enjoy the fresh air, the wonderful surroundings and the outdoor exercise. In the land of 1000 rivers, you don't have to search long for a suitable rafting spot. The rivers in Galicia are close to each other, the Ulla is one of the largest rivers in this landscape with 132 kilometres. The descent on a rubber dinghy to the Pontevedra region sharpens all your senses and lets you relax from everyday life. Rafting in Galicia requires a lot of teamwork. Not for nothing is this water sports activity such a good and rewarding training for groups. Rafting on the Ulla is possible all year round, and the wild course of the river is also ideal for winter rafting from November to April.

On the way you will see the canyon formed by the mountains Meda and Castro Valente, ride past a mill dam and with a bit of luck you will also see salmon, trout or a lamprey, a typical river fish of the Ulla. Previous knowledge is not required for the rafting adventure in Galicia. The descent is suitable for beginners as well as for experienced rafters who want to take up a challenge. The inflatable can accommodate 8 participants (minimum 6). The Ulla offers 2 sections for this exciting water sport along the entire route.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

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