Join our Gutsy Girl Team this April to tackle a 23km SUP down the Guadiana River in Portugal. 

We are excited to be heading out to the sun soaked Algarve and Alentejo for a long weekend of surfing and SUPing in two incredible locations! 

You’ll be joining 8 other Gutsy Girls to form part of the team for the Guardiana SUP Challenge, all beginners who have getting to the water monthly to prepare for the distance. 

2019 TBC | £399


✓ Explore two different stunning locations in Portugal

✓ Full day surfing on beautiful beaches, all levels welcome

✓ Take part in 26km or 10 km river SUP Race

✓ Only 1 day off work! 

✓ Staying in boutique guest house with castle views




Burgau, Algarve

Flying into Faro, we will arrange an airport transfer for your arrival time. 

We'll be staying in Burgau, a beautiful traditional fishing village in the Algarve. Depending what time you arrive, you’ll have the day free to head to the beach, walk along the cliff tops and have the chance to join a great yoga class. 

Our first night will be at good friends Surf Lodge, set just outside the village and a short walk to the beach. With a huge garden and outdoor cinema is a great spot for our first night of the trip! We'll be sleeping in a spacious and comfortable shared room for the night.

*Upgrades to private rooms are available. 

In the evening, we'll head out for dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants and of course will sample some of the local wine. 



Burgau, Algarve.

Mértola, Alentejo 

The Algarve boasts some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches and fantastic waves for all levels. No previous experience is required as lessons and equipment are provided! 

We can accommodate all level surfers on our lessons and recommend them for intermediate and advanced surfers, as you’ll get guiding to the best waves of the day. No wasted time checking spots, you’re local instructor and guide has the best knowledge of the area and will get you to the waves that suit you the most.

We’ll get back from surfing around 5pm and will head straight towards Métrola for the location of the SUP challenge!

Mértola is a beautiful castle town in the Alentejo region, right on the border of Spain. It's a great tranquil spot with incredible backdrops for the challenge. 

Friday night we’ll be staying for 2 night in a boutique guesthouse, with fantastic views of the castle.




Mértola, Alentejo

Our Gutsy Girl team will be joining 250 paddlers to take on the 23km SUP challenge! The full day event, is a super social and friendly with teams from all over Europe heading over to paddle. Lots of beginners will be joining the SUP race, so you'll be in great company if you haven't paddled much before. 

If you fancy a shorter distance, there is the option of 10km. 

Lunch and refreshments on the challenge are provided! 

The After Party! The organisers of the Guadiana SUP Challenge are famous for a great after party, so we'll be joining in the festivities. 

No doubt we’ll need a bit of a lie in after the challenge, we’ll have a lazy morning and head back towards Faro for our flights home.

Please book an evening flight, as we won’t be able to get you back to Faro until the afternoon. 


Mértola, Alentejo 





Not included: 

Dinners - We’ll eat at local restaurants - around 15€ -20€ per meal

Insurance - Please ensure you are insured for activities. 

Flights - You’ll pick up a low cost flight to Faro from most UK airports.

What's Included £329

  • 1 Night accommodation in shared room in Surf Lodge* 
  • 1 Full Day Surfing
  • 2 Surf lessons for all level surfers
  • Surfboard and Wetsuit hire
  • Beach picnic on surf day
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Twin Room in Mértola 
  • Entry to SUP Challenge
  • SUP Board hire for SUP Challenge
  • Entrance to After Party
  • Airport transfer from Faro to Burgau
  • Transfers to Mértola and back to Faro
  • 3 Breakfasts in Burgau and Mértola

*Private rooms available at a surcharge. 

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Secure your spot by filling in our booking form below and we'll fire across an invoice for a 50% deposit to secure your spot! 

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