Aveiro has everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay, beginning with a spectacularly beautiful boat ride along the 47 kilometres of the lagoon and its canals.
In any season of the year, but especially in the summer, the Ria de Aveiro becomes a major tourist attraction, turning into a festival of light and colour that reaches its high spot during the Regatta of the Barcos Moliceiros. Whether sailing in one of the traditional local boats or a modern alternative, a ride across the Ria de Aveiro with its seasonally changing views is a most rewarding experience.
Starting from the city’s narrow canals, where houses and boats almost touch one another, you quickly move out into the open water where white sails and the surrounding salt mountains can be seen in the distance.
Back on the quays, you’ll see the brightly painted barcos moliceiros boats, full of humorous designs displaying the spirit of the local people for whom the lagoon is a way of life. Discover the beauty of this unique landscape of water and light.