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Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto provided by Detours

Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto

Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto
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About
The Arouca Geopark and its 5-mile (8-kilometer) Paiva Walkways along the River Paiva lies handily close to Porto. With this tour, swap the hassle of buses or self-drive for an easy and informative return journey. Then, follow the wooden walkways through the park's biodiverse mountains, ancient sites, and forests, all rich in flora and fauna. Upgrade for a picnic or restaurant lunch with a local liquor tasting before returning.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Highlights
  • Walk the Paiva Walkways at the Arouca Geopark on a day trip from Porto
  • Easy way to access the river boardwalk, with hassle-free return hotel transfers
  • Pass cliffs, woods, and rivers; and spot ancient sites and wildlife on route
  • Upgrade for picnic or restaurant lunch with liquor tasting for full experience
What to expect
  • Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe. The Paiva Walkways follows the Paiva River path for 8 Km providing glorious views and an amazing connection with nature. Begin your day with a convenient pick up at your hotel followed by a one and a half hour drive to the start of this great trail. Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal, our ways and traditions, which will make the way to the Paiva Walkway go by in a flash! The hike along the river is filled with geological, natural and archeological interests located in the most beautiful surroundings. After this 3 hour hike, a great lunch is required! And there is nowhere better to have a great lunch than in this region. 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! End your day with a “Pinguça” tasting, a great Portuguese liquor. Experience the best nature and gastronomy Portugal has to offer! Join us!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Walk the Paiva Walkways at the Arouca Geopark on a day trip from Porto
  • Easy way to access the river boardwalk, with hassle-free return hotel transfers
  • Pass cliffs, woods, and rivers; and spot ancient sites and wildlife on route
  • Upgrade for picnic or restaurant lunch with liquor tasting for full experience
What to expect
  • Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe. The Paiva Walkways follows the Paiva River path for 8 Km providing glorious views and an amazing connection with nature. Begin your day with a convenient pick up at your hotel followed by a one and a half hour drive to the start of this great trail. Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal, our ways and traditions, which will make the way to the Paiva Walkway go by in a flash! The hike along the river is filled with geological, natural and archeological interests located in the most beautiful surroundings. After this 3 hour hike, a great lunch is required! And there is nowhere better to have a great lunch than in this region. 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! End your day with a “Pinguça” tasting, a great Portuguese liquor. Experience the best nature and gastronomy Portugal has to offer! Join us!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7378P8
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide (If option Selected)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Typical Regional Lunch (if option selected)
  • Picnic lunch (if option selected)
  • Tasting of local liquor "Pinguça" (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any location inside Porto! (hotels, hostels, Airbnb's, train stations, etc.)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (8Km)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Climbing up and down many stairs is involved
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide (If option Selected)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Typical Regional Lunch (if option selected)
  • Picnic lunch (if option selected)
  • Tasting of local liquor "Pinguça" (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up from any location inside Porto! (hotels, hostels, Airbnb's, train stations, etc.)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (8Km)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Climbing up and down many stairs is involved
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
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Tina Y
1 contribution
Thank you Diego!!
Soooooo, I would give Diego 10 stars if I could!! We were picked up at our hotel in a large van on time! We headed out to the bridge and I got extremely car sick. I didn’t research the tour myself (my sister did). So I didn’t know we’d be taking a bit of a windy road up. Diego took pity on me and stopped in a little town and called a taxi for me so I was able to go back to my hotel. He made sure I was ok and took the time to be sure before he left. My sister and her husband had a wonderful time on the hike and bridge!! I would recommend this trip to anyone who doesn’t get car sick (or make sure to take Dramamine)
Written 7 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Theresa D
Le Rouret, France3 contributions
Lovely day!
We had a wonderful tour with Diogo. I appreciated his willingness to answer any questions and he was quite knowledgeable. The weather was perfect for the bridge and the walkways. As a vegetarian, lunch can always be a challenge but I had a wonderful veggie curry while the others ate the traditional Portuguese beef and potatoes. Thank you!
Written 29 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jdjung
Manhattan Beach, CA13 contributions
Not to be missed!
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Though we enjoy the city of Porto, nothing can replace the experience of seeing the gorgeous foliage and waterfalls outside the city. Though it was raining, the walkways made this hike quite manageable and our guide was very fun and helpful.

The lunch afterwards was delicious (with lots of wine) and the restaurant was more than willing to make dietary substations,

My adult son wanted to go on this excursion, and I’m so glad I listened to him!
Written 21 October 2021
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Andi Sarah
1 contribution
Not to be missed
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Not to be missed. An exceptional day; the wonderful Paiva walkways exceeded expectations and the scenic drive to and from them was so interesting. The whole experience was further enhanced by Georgio our driver and tour guide who was friendly, attentive and freely shared his local knowledge and relevant information. We would highly recommend the experience. Andi & Mark
Written 9 October 2021
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Charles V
San Diego, CA3 contributions
Great Experience
Sep. 2021
We booked the Paiva Walkways tour for our first full day in Portugal after arriving from California. It was an excellent antidote for jet-lag! The Walkways themselves are a remarkable piece of engineering, and the pathway is beautiful. Our guide Diogo Teixeira was very attentive, and joined us for half of the walk. The tour included a "lunch" that was a Sunday afternoon feast in Alvarenga at a local restaurant serving beef from the Arouquesa cows, a breed that is raised in the area and available at only a few locations in the country. We shared family style a dish that was slow roasted in the oven, and then another that was grilled. Looking back on the meal after two weeks in Portugal, it was one of the best meals (certainly one of the best chocolate cakes ever, the home-made Brigadeiro cake) from a trip full of delicious treats.
Written 27 September 2021
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MV0805
8 contributions
Perfect daytrip to experience the Portuguese countryside!
We absolutely enjoyed our daytrip to Arouca! Both Diogo and Isabel guided us very well and drove us safely during the trip. During the hike they shared Interesting insights and info of the environment. The lunch which included local food was sooo good!
Written 25 September 2021
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Tessa v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Well organized and friendly guides
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Isabel & Diogo were the most amazing guides! The day was all about us and what we wanted to do. They had a lot of knowledge and explained several things about the area. The walk was at a moderate level and we could do it at our own pace. Also the pictures that Isabel took turned out beautiful ;-) ! Isabel & Diogo also took us to a lovely place for lunch. It was delicious and (more than) enough food! I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written 25 September 2021
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Lynne C
2 contributions
Paiva Walkways Tour
We went with Diogo from Detours on the Paiva Walkways Tour. I was a little worried about all the stairs, but really we could take our time going up, so it was fine. We had beautiful views, first looking down at and then walking along the Paiva River. Diogo told us about the river and plants along the way. We qlso learned a little about him and his family. We had a wonderful lunch in Alvarenga afterwards. I forgot to add in a previous review that Fonzie, who took us to Peneda Gerês National Park, was from Detours also, and we had a very good lunch after that tour in Fafião.
Written 18 September 2021
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Cindy F
Topsham, ME1 contribution
Book with Detours!
Sep. 2021 • Solo
The walkways are a beautiful outing! It is definitely best to book this adventure with Detours as they will pick you up at your door, drive you to the area for a stop in a lovely café for coffee and treats, then bring you to the starting point. The Guide then drives the van to the other end of the walkway, parks, and walks in to meet you at the halfway mark to accompany you for the rest of the walk. You are then taken to a fantastic restaurant in a small town for a large and fabulous meal! Definitely worth the price and, considering that getting there otherwise would involve buses, taxis, and a tremendous amount of coordination, the best option!
Written 16 September 2021
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Randy B
Montgomery, TX1 contribution
Great day of hiking
Guide was great and the sightseeing was great! Everything was on time going and coming. The meal filling the hike was very nice.
Written 7 September 2021
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keesa2014
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Great tour
Had a great day with our tour guide Fonzy, everything was taken care of and the price was fair. Great food and grea
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Amazing wine adventure of the Duoro!
A fantastic wine tour experience in the Duoro with Diogo! Gorgeous views at every turn as we weaved off the beaten
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One-of-a-kind experience
I highly recommend this excursion to anyone visiting the Porto area. Though the bridge was fun, the best part of th
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Amazing day in Peneda-Geres National Park
We have done a lot of great tours but this is one of the best! The beauty of the area along with Fonzie the best to
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Unique trip in the Douro Vineyards
What a spectacular way to see the beautiful Douro Valley. Every vista was breathtaking. The day was fun and very ca
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Great trip
Great trip. The guide picked us up at the agreed place. After that, we headed to Gerês National Park. The nature is
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Brilliant experience.
Brilliant experience. Highly knowledgeable of the area. It felt like we went out for a day with a friend. Great hos
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Fun adventurous day
Our guide, Diogo, was fantastico!!!! He took us on a "detour adventure" in the Geres National Park to see a waterf
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Beautiful day in nature outside city lights
What a great idea it was to spend a sunny Sunday in Portugal's only national park - Peneda-Gerês! Our guide Diogo
Susan H
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Absolutely Amazing!
Diego took such good care of us, and was friendly, funny and informational. The hikes were a bit on the challenge f
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Great walking tour of Porto
We had a wonderful, fun walking tour of Porto with Diogo. He is an excellent guide, and seeing the sights of the ci
Lynne C
Lynne C
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Visit to Peneda-Gerês National Park
Fonzie was a fun tour guide. He was so enthusiastic about the national park and showed us his favorite waterfall to
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Great time in a beautiful site !
our guide Diogo gave us a great time in a beautiful site we recommend "De Tours" without hesitation !.
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Great day out from Porto
Great tour of Portugal’s national park. Diogo our guide was knowledgable and friendly with a great respect for the
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Diago Detour Porto the best ever tour guide in Porto, best experience , escape to nature great experience
We attended yesterday my self and my daughter who is 13y. We had a nice , high quality, little group from Ireland F
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