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Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto

By: Detours
  • Full-day trip to Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga village from Porto
  • Escape the city and reconnect with nature in Arouca Geopark
  • Follow a wooden walkway on a 5-mile (8-km) trail alongside the River Paiva
Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto
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Paiva Walkways Tour + PicnicMost Popular
Connection from Porto to the Paiva Walkways. Includes picnic lunch and return to Porto from the end of the Paiva Walkways.
From USD 67.19
Paiva Walkways Tour + Lunch
Full Paiva Walkways and local gastronomy experience with regional lunch and local liquor tasting
From USD 81.09
Paiva Walkways Tour Only
Convenient connection from Porto to the beginning of the Payva Walkways and return from the end of the Paiva Walkways back to Porto.
From USD 57.92
Escape the city in favor of Arouca Geopark, a natural wonderland home to the Paiva Walkways, on a full-day trip from Porto. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll follow a wooden walkway on a 5-mile (8-km) trail alongside the River Paiva. Upgrade  your tour to revitalize with a Portuguese specialty in the small village of Alvarenga, sample pinguça, a local liquor and enjoy a regional lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe! The Paiva Walkways or "Passadicos do Paiva" follow the path of the Paiva River for 8 Km providing glorious views and amazing connection with nature. Begin your day with a convenient pick up at your hotel followed by a one and half hour drive to the start of this great trail.

Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal and our ways and traditions making the way to the Paiva Walkways go by in a flash! The hike along the river is filled with geologic, natural and archaeological interest located in the most beautiful locations. After this 3 hour hike, a great lunch is required (if option selected)! And there is nowhere better to have a great lunch than in this region.

Upgrade to taste the best meat in Portugal at Alvarenga, famous for its "Posta Arouquesa", a delightful piece of grilled beef that will make you regain all your stamina! After lunch you are invited to taste a great local liquor "Pinguça" (if option selected), produced in a nearby distillery. Experience the best nature and gastronomy Portugal has to offer!
Reviews (31)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Well-managed tour of a lovely walkway

The Paiva Walkway is an experience not to be missed – strikingly beautiful views and an opportunity to see wildlife and native vegetation up close. I especially liked the explanatory boards scattered along the walkway, with information on geology, plants, insects, and birds. The 500...More

1  Thank leptoglossus
Reviewed 7 October 2018
Nice walk suitable for everybody

Beautiful place for a long walk. Take your time and don't rush. You can bring swimsuit if you like (very) cold water. Also, don't forget to bring water... somehow there is no place to buy or refill in the whole 8 km

Thank David L
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Paiva walkways tour with Diogo

We had a blast that day :D We started the day by a short stop at a local Portuguese bakery and cafe, and then we spent the whole day in the beautiful Paiva walkway. Our tour guide, Diogo was an amazing one, he was super...More

1  Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 30 August 2018
This trip is a must do for anyone who loves rivers, hiking and great guides!

Impressed doesn't do justice..efficiency, and professionalism of this company and all the employees we came in contact with was a delight! Mario our driver and guide on the Pavia hike was great. He picked us up on time for a one hour drive to the...More

1  Thank rockettdog
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Immersive outdoor experience

We walked the Paiva Walkways in company of Tiago, our guide from Detours, who was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and patient - we needed it, since I hurt my foot coming down, and Tiago didn't rush us at all, but was kind and obliging :-) During...More

Thank AnonymousAnonymous11
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27 October 2018|
Response from JaquelineLF | Reviewed this property |
It depends on traffic, but about 6pm.
24 August 2018|
Response from JimOSlo |
what is the difference between the picnic and the lunch tour
16 August 2018|
Response from JaquelineLF | Reviewed this property |
It’s about a 40 minute drive.
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