EcoTripping Environmental Odysseys by Enthusiastic Amateurs
River Tagus

START: Aranjuez, Spain


END: Lisbon, Portugal


WHEN: July 2018


WHO: Will Bossman & Liam Harrison


WHAT: Paddling! With 2x Kayaks


WHY: Adventure


HOW: Sponsored by Itiwit.


“On a bright late summer morning in 2017 a friend in Aranjuez (Spain) gave me the idea of kayaking the Tagus from Madrid to Lisbon.  Itiwit were very supportive and offered me and Liam Harrison (joining in Portugal) each a 2 Man Inflatable Kayak. These were ideal for taking on the flight from the UK, and for doing the considerable portage I expected in order to navigate the Tagus and its many dams and weirs.

Will Bossman, 2018



Starting on the riverbanks of Aranjuez, in the Communidad de Madrid, Spain, the trip meandered 750km to the finishing point at Belem Tower in Lisbon, Portugal.


The Tagus is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula and along the way there are 20 dams, five lakes and the longest bridge in Europe.


This was the first EcoTrip - conjured up by Will Bossman who planned the journey and did the Spanish leg solo.




A huge thanks to Itiwit, the sponsor for this trip for making it possible:




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