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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.
- 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
- Local guide
- 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)
- Personal Expenses
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Don't hesitate, they're the best! I did 2 tours with Kevin the one of the guide of the small company (you feel more special than with a big company) . They're always trying to propose something different from others and they provide amazing experiences! They're also give back to…
Yesterday we went hiking (Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga) - a tour by Detours. First of all: don’t hesitate to book a tour at the company. After meeting two guides during the visit I can promise that they aren’t just doing their jobs - you get the feeling it’s their vocation. …
Date of experience: March 2020
Did this tour today and it was a wonderful trip. Picked up right at our hotel and it was approx a 90 min drive to our first stop where we had coffee and typical sweets. We started the walk by going up 500 steps and then into the park and walked the 8km along the walkway. The…
Date of experience: March 2020
An excellent day trip from Porto. The weather was terrible, it rained the whole day but it did not spoil our enjoyment. It’s a 90 minute drive to the Arouca Geopark and the Passadicos do Paiva. After the steps at the start it’s much easier and so tranquil walking next to the…
Earlier this month my husband & I went on a trip to Porto, Portugal. We wanted to go to Paiva Walkways but couldn't find public transport to take us there. That's when Detours came to our rescue. Our guide Diogo, picked us up promptly from our Hotel & drove us to Paiva. Diogo…
Date of experience: February 2020
Response from DetoursPorto, Owner at Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you for your comment! It is a pleasure for us to that we see that you enjoyed the Paiva Walkways and Diogo's work! We will keep doing our best to provide great service and hopefully show you a bit more of our country during your next trip to Portugal! Regards from our team, Rodrigo
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