WHAT ARE TREETOP ACTIVITIES? HERE'S SOME HISTORY
The top of trees have always been the place chosen by researchers to study the fauna and flora of the great forests. Until the mid-1980's they used to climb and descend countless times, until they remembered to create a simpler way to go from one tree to another, using ropes and woods.
Years later, France and New Zealand adopted the idea of suspended bridges between trees and turned Arborism into a sporting activity.
Since then, it has created roots in many places and is undoubtedly a striking activity for all ages.
This sport's main goal is to progress along a circuit of suspended bridges at treetop level, consisting of wood and steel cables, all of them with different difficulty levels.
We have some unique bridges with difficulty levels adapted to small and big adventurers. All you need is focus, balance and some courage!
THE BENEFITS OF TREETOP ACTIVITIES
Besides fun and contact with nature, this activity promotes self-confidence, movement coordination, concentration and balance, all fundamental aspects to overcome obstacles and even fears that may exist.
Integrated in the middle of Parque Palmela's trees, we have two treetop activity courses interconnected by platforms.
Adults and children from 5 years old (minimum 1,10m of height)
Difficulty level medium/low | Approximate duration: 30min.
Adults and children from 10 years old (minimum 1,30m of height)
Difficuty level medium/high | Approximate duration: 1h
Summer Time: 10:30AM to 06:00PM
Winter Time: 10:30AM to 04:30PM (Closed on mondays and tuesdays)
The activity begins with a briefing about the safety instructions, followed by a practice exercise.
Safety is ensured through the careful supervision of monitors and the use of appropriate and certified safety equipment (harness, carabiners and roller).
The treetop courses were built according to the European standards.
The activity is covered by the necessary insurance according to the licensing process based on "Dec.Lei nº 108/2009".
Under adverse weather conditions (rain and very strong wind and/or thunderstorm) the activity will be canceled.
In case of rain, the activity will take place, whenever it's operation is guaranteed with maximum security.
We have a young team composed of Monitors trained in Tourist Entertainment and Outdoor Sports Activities.