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

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Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto

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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
Important Information
  • 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)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anja wrote a review Sep 2020
Middelburg, The Netherlands3 contributions
We had a great day together with our guide Diogo from Detours. After a ride of 90 minutes and a stop in Arouca for delicious coffee we arrived at the Paiva walkways. Diogo can give you a lot of information about the nature during the drive and at the walkways. It was a beautiful
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Date of experience: September 2020
basalbasal wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Ann-Christin H wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
shelbyOntario wrote a review Mar 2020
ontario61 contributions22 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
Theresa B wrote a review Mar 2020
Hornchurch, United Kingdom583 contributions80 helpful votes
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
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I had the best time with Diogo, he was excellent. The coordination was thoughtful , informative and beautiful. We w
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we had a blast with our guide diogo. he adapted the trips to our interests during the trip. we were hiking to view
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Key Details
  • Arouca Geopark, Passadicos do Paiva
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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