Galicia

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A Frieira, Galicia, Spain & Portugal

Dates

2025

16 February – 22 February

III/IV Freestyle & Creeks

23 February – 01 March

III/III+ Half Slice

Our trips

III/IV Coached trip that is a perfect course for those who are already comfortable on class III+ and are looking to progress in creeking!

Half Slice – For everybody who wants to improve their half slice skills and learn to make the most of every run!

2-8 people

Why Galicia?

Surfing the wave just few hundred meters from the house or going for one of many creeks nearby? Galicia has it all! Sea food, Octopus “a feira” and other local treats make Galicia probably the best destination for this time of a year!

Kayaking in Galicia

Always dreamed of living next to the wave? In Galicia you need to walk just 100m to the put in and enjoy your surf session! It is an amazing chance to mix freestyle and creeking on one trip! Depending on the day and water levels we will either drive to the river or go for sessions. We may also end up doing river run in the morning and freestyle session in front of the house in t he evening!

Creeking we will focus on running the rivers that will have good water levels for the group. Within a short ride, there is a broad selection of rivers from easy to difficult and great places to practice and do the training laps! Once the wave comes in we may grab some extra afternoon sessions or spend a whole day on the wave if you prefer!

On this trip

III/IV

  • Experience paddling on Galician rivers – including Tea, Cabe, Deza, Deva, Miño and more. (depending on water levels)
  • Surf famous A Frieira wave which is just few hundred meters walk from our house.
  • Improve creeking knowledge especially focused on safety and objective dangers and how to avoid them on the rivers
  • Work on your freestyle thanks to on-wave feedback and our video analysis
  • Expert low ratio coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking

Half Slice

  • Learn how to make most of paddling your half slice and make river your playground making even II/III rivers super fun for advanced paddlers!
  • Learn to Tailee, Skip, Flair and Grind in your boat and when to use them
  • Take your first surfing steps by surfing in centre of Ourense where European Championships took place in 2008.
  • Expert coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking

Day 1 Sunday Arrival to Porto (OPO) Airport

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and driven to our accommodation where you will meet the rest of your travel companions. It is recommended to book the flights arriving before 1 pm. Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

 

Accomodation: For whole duration of the trip we will be based in house “Casa De Piedra” Next to A Freira wave

Day 2-6

Classic Day

III/IV

Depending on the group and preferences, we will be aiming to either run the river and do an afternoon session or have two sessions at the wave.

Rivers that we would typically like to paddle are:
Mino, Tea, Deza, Ulla, Cabe, Cavado*, Mouro, Vez while waves we would aim to catch wave in Ourense for basics of playboating and A Freira to enjoy medium wave surfs! It all dependent on the water levels tho!

 

If our last day river will be Cavado/Portugese side – we may depart from Casa de Piedra one day earlier and sleep closer to Porto to minimize travel. Accomodation included.

Half Slice

This is a trip where you will be spending more time in one place actually practicing and improving your skills for controlling the half slice boat, learning tailees, flairs, skips, grinds and more.

Our coaching plan is based around different sections of Mino and Ulla where we will learn the sections and master the skills on specific parts revisitng them and helping to track and understand the progression. If levels allow one of the days we would go to Deza or Upper Mino to implement our skills on river section.

Day 7 Saturday Departure from Porto (OPO)

We plan to leave to the PORTO (OPO) airport in the morning. It is 2,5hour drive plus we want to be there 2 hours before the flight, therefore please look to book your flights after 1pm.

 

Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

 

This is the draft of the trip. Based on the level of participants certain days might be adjusted

Includes

  • Shuttles to and from the airport
  • All shuttles and transport to and from the river
  • Logistics and guiding for the duration of the stay
  • Accommodation in kayak house – there are few beds and places to set sleeping mats.
  • Daily feedback
  • Video coaching and video analysis
  • Expert low ratio coaching tailored to your needs and skill level
  • Local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay
  • Advice prior to trip on the climate, equipment needed and general travel advice if desired
  • At the end of the trip the LiLi coach will give you a full review of your paddling, and an action plan for where to go next and how
  • Travel Insurance.

Excludes

  • Flights/transport to the beginning of the trip
  • Personal paddling equipment (available to rent at an additional cost, let us know what equipment you need and we can arrange it for you!) – Kayak 20 euro & Paddle 10 euro both per day
  • Food, Drinks & snacks
Upcoming Trips
2025

16 February – 22 February

III/IV Freestyle & Creeks

23 February – 01 March

III/III+ Half Slice

Custom Trip Dates

Custom dates for this trip may be available. Please use the Contact Us form to make an enquiry.

    Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

    III/IV - Is this the right trip for me?

    The trip is suitable for people that have experience on the rivers and feel comfortable at class III, have a reliable whitewater roll and want to paddle rivers of class III-IV and experience the local culture. The course will help you step up your game under the eye of professional kayakers with a high level of coaching and guidance. Also you will enjoy A frieira wave a lot if you are already able to surf the wave and drop in into it, however it may also be a good opportuntiy to work on it! Tho keep in mind that most likely after you flush you need to walk back up a little bit.

    Half Slice - Is this the right trip for me?

    Do you want to paddle a Half Slice boat but don’t really know how to make all these fancy moves? Or maybe you don’t want to run hard rivers but still have fun? Also if you are a III paddler you can join that trip and enjoy the rivers and sections we do!

    I can't decide which boat to take!

    For creek week, it is best to take a creek that you feel comfortable in as we hope to still get water from rains and enjoy local rivers. If we get back in time during the day, we may still head for freestyle session. You can always rent a freestyle boat from us for 20 euro per day of using. If you prefer not to fly with your creek and rather take a playboat – you can just rent a creek. Just let us know what would you like to use from our fleet!

    Please get in touch before the trip so we can arrange to take the boat that will fit you.

    What is remote work freestyle week?

    This is the project that we prepare for digital nomads or people that can work remotely and want to paddle in afternoons. Let us know if you would be interested and we will see what we can organise! In that week we will focus on adapting our plans to those that need to keep working but want to put in as much kayaking while doing it as possible. We will try to organize sessions for the  time of lunch brake and after work either hit the wave for the second time or head for the river. These days will be focused more about freestyle sessions.

    Do you cater for youth paddlers too?

    The camp is suitable for both youth and adult paddlers. During the camp if our coaches are going to look after young paddlers, participants and their legal supervisors must agree to rules of camp.

    Feel free to drop us an email if you have any concerns or questions about this or to discuss it further info@loveitliveit.co.uk.

    Check out some of the rivers that we may run during our trip!

    Sale!

    Galicia – Creeking & Freestyle season starter

    From: $1,099

    Reserve your place from just $275 deposit!

    How much is this in other currencies:

    USD$1,099-$2,198
    EUR1,149-2,249
    GBP£848-£1,696

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    Overview

    Kayaking in Galicia

    Always dreamed of living next to the wave? In Galicia you need to walk just 100m to the put in and enjoy your surf session! It is an amazing chance to mix freestyle and creeking on one trip! Depending on the day and water levels we will either drive to the river or go for sessions. We may also end up doing river run in the morning and freestyle session in front of the house in t he evening!

    Creeking we will focus on running the rivers that will have good water levels for the group. Within a short ride, there is a broad selection of rivers from easy to difficult and great places to practice and do the training laps! Once the wave comes in we may grab some extra afternoon sessions or spend a whole day on the wave if you prefer!

    On this trip

    III/IV

    • Experience paddling on Galician rivers – including Tea, Cabe, Deza, Deva, Miño and more. (depending on water levels)
    • Surf famous A Frieira wave which is just few hundred meters walk from our house.
    • Improve creeking knowledge especially focused on safety and objective dangers and how to avoid them on the rivers
    • Work on your freestyle thanks to on-wave feedback and our video analysis
    • Expert low ratio coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking

    Half Slice

    • Learn how to make most of paddling your half slice and make river your playground making even II/III rivers super fun for advanced paddlers!
    • Learn to Tailee, Skip, Flair and Grind in your boat and when to use them
    • Take your first surfing steps by surfing in centre of Ourense where European Championships took place in 2008.
    • Expert coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking
    Itinerary

    Day 1 Sunday Arrival to Porto (OPO) Airport

    Upon arrival, you will be picked up and driven to our accommodation where you will meet the rest of your travel companions. It is recommended to book the flights arriving before 1 pm. Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

     

    Accomodation: For whole duration of the trip we will be based in house “Casa De Piedra” Next to A Freira wave

    Day 2-6

    Classic Day

    III/IV

    Depending on the group and preferences, we will be aiming to either run the river and do an afternoon session or have two sessions at the wave.

    Rivers that we would typically like to paddle are:
    Mino, Tea, Deza, Ulla, Cabe, Cavado*, Mouro, Vez while waves we would aim to catch wave in Ourense for basics of playboating and A Freira to enjoy medium wave surfs! It all dependent on the water levels tho!

     

    If our last day river will be Cavado/Portugese side – we may depart from Casa de Piedra one day earlier and sleep closer to Porto to minimize travel. Accomodation included.

    Half Slice

    This is a trip where you will be spending more time in one place actually practicing and improving your skills for controlling the half slice boat, learning tailees, flairs, skips, grinds and more.

    Our coaching plan is based around different sections of Mino and Ulla where we will learn the sections and master the skills on specific parts revisitng them and helping to track and understand the progression. If levels allow one of the days we would go to Deza or Upper Mino to implement our skills on river section.

    Day 7 Saturday Departure from Porto (OPO)

    We plan to leave to the PORTO (OPO) airport in the morning. It is 2,5hour drive plus we want to be there 2 hours before the flight, therefore please look to book your flights after 1pm.

     

    Please get in touch regarding your flight before booking it, we will try to synchronize everybody to minimize waiting time for each group.

     

    This is the draft of the trip. Based on the level of participants certain days might be adjusted

    Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Shuttles to and from the airport
    • All shuttles and transport to and from the river
    • Logistics and guiding for the duration of the stay
    • Accommodation in kayak house – there are few beds and places to set sleeping mats.
    • Daily feedback
    • Video coaching and video analysis
    • Expert low ratio coaching tailored to your needs and skill level
    • Local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay
    • Advice prior to trip on the climate, equipment needed and general travel advice if desired
    • At the end of the trip the LiLi coach will give you a full review of your paddling, and an action plan for where to go next and how
    • Travel Insurance.

    Excludes

    • Flights/transport to the beginning of the trip
    • Personal paddling equipment (available to rent at an additional cost, let us know what equipment you need and we can arrange it for you!) – Kayak 20 euro & Paddle 10 euro both per day
    • Food, Drinks & snacks
    Dates
    Upcoming Trips
    2025

    16 February – 22 February

    III/IV Freestyle & Creeks

    23 February – 01 March

    III/III+ Half Slice

    Custom Trip Dates

    Custom dates for this trip may be available. Please use the Contact Us form to make an enquiry.

      Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

      F.A.Q.
      III/IV - Is this the right trip for me?

      The trip is suitable for people that have experience on the rivers and feel comfortable at class III, have a reliable whitewater roll and want to paddle rivers of class III-IV and experience the local culture. The course will help you step up your game under the eye of professional kayakers with a high level of coaching and guidance. Also you will enjoy A frieira wave a lot if you are already able to surf the wave and drop in into it, however it may also be a good opportuntiy to work on it! Tho keep in mind that most likely after you flush you need to walk back up a little bit.

      Half Slice - Is this the right trip for me?

      Do you want to paddle a Half Slice boat but don’t really know how to make all these fancy moves? Or maybe you don’t want to run hard rivers but still have fun? Also if you are a III paddler you can join that trip and enjoy the rivers and sections we do!

      I can't decide which boat to take!

      For creek week, it is best to take a creek that you feel comfortable in as we hope to still get water from rains and enjoy local rivers. If we get back in time during the day, we may still head for freestyle session. You can always rent a freestyle boat from us for 20 euro per day of using. If you prefer not to fly with your creek and rather take a playboat – you can just rent a creek. Just let us know what would you like to use from our fleet!

      Please get in touch before the trip so we can arrange to take the boat that will fit you.

      What is remote work freestyle week?

      This is the project that we prepare for digital nomads or people that can work remotely and want to paddle in afternoons. Let us know if you would be interested and we will see what we can organise! In that week we will focus on adapting our plans to those that need to keep working but want to put in as much kayaking while doing it as possible. We will try to organize sessions for the  time of lunch brake and after work either hit the wave for the second time or head for the river. These days will be focused more about freestyle sessions.

      Do you cater for youth paddlers too?

      The camp is suitable for both youth and adult paddlers. During the camp if our coaches are going to look after young paddlers, participants and their legal supervisors must agree to rules of camp.

      Feel free to drop us an email if you have any concerns or questions about this or to discuss it further info@loveitliveit.co.uk.

      Photos

      Check out some of the rivers that we may run during our trip!

      Pricing & Book Now
      Sale!

      Galicia – Creeking & Freestyle season starter

      From: $1,099

      Reserve your place from just $275 deposit!

      How much is this in other currencies:

      USD$1,099-$2,198
      EUR1,149-2,249
      GBP£848-£1,696

      Payment options in variety of currencies are available.

      Please select your currency

      Clear
      Categories: , SKU: LILI_001-2

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