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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!
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Arouca Geopark
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Upgrade to feast on a meat-based Portuguese speciality and sample local liquor in Alvarenga
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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

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Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 18 July 2018
A nice day away from the asphalt jungle

You don't have too be an outdoor person to enjoy this walk. Nice scenery, nice track. The latter part of the walk was closed to us due to construcrion of a bridge across the valley and the waterfall, so we had to return from the...More

Thank Agnar R
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Well worth the money

We've been on many tours all around the world and we would rate this tour as one of the best. If you are looking for a lovely day hiking and enjoying nature, then this tour is for you. Diago was a passionate guide who was...More

Thank allyd811
Rodrigo V, Proprietário at Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your day at Pasadiços do Paiva (Paiva Walkways) with us! Being side by side with the best tours you have ever done really makes us proud! Thank you for your kind words. We will keep enjoying our job and...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
An Experience to remember

Must highly recommend this tour with anyone keen on nature & exploring more of Potugal. Our guide ’Diogo’ was extremely warm & friendly & a weath of knowledge on the area. Must also mention the food & the lovely host “Rita” at our lunch stop...More

Thank Orieta O
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Ženkutė L
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what is the difference between the picnic and the lunch tour
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15 August 2018|
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It’s about a 40 minute drive.
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