Destinations | Rio Inha in Portugal

Standup paddlers can enjoy a blend of culture and recreation in the scenic Portuguese city of Porto. With first settlement dating back to the Roman Empire, this fascinating city is filled with historical sites and buildings that will take you back to an era long past.

When not sightseeing, this city is also home to several rivers–or rios in the native language–that are perfect for standup paddling. The largest river in Porto is named the Rio Douro, which has several tributaries that are also conducive to paddling.

Check out this drone footage of paddlers descending the picturesque Rio Inha, one of the rivers feeding into the Douro. Clear waters, lush shoreline, and impressive bridges make this a rio worth exploring.


For another gorgeous SUP locale, check out photos of paddling in Bora Bora.

Learn why Portugal has become a SUP hotspot.