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From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

4.9 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Detours Porto

From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

Activity provider: Detours Porto
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From US$ 108.11 per person

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Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe. Follow the Paiva River for 8 kilometers ,enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings, followed by a tasty lunch.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Centrally located accommodation in Porto.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Enjoy a 8 kilometer hike along the most beautiful walkway in Portugal
  • Taste the wonderful typical Portuguese cuisine at the end of your activity
  • Learn about Portuguese countryside lifestyle along the way
  • Make your time worthwhile with a convenient pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation
Full description
Begin your day with a convenient pick-up from your hotel followed by a 1.5-hour drive to the start of this great trail. Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal and ways and traditions of making the way to the Paiva Walkway go by in a flash. The hike along the river will be filled with geologic, natural and archeological interest located in the most beautiful locations.  After this 3-hour hike, a great lunch will be 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 tasting of a typical local liquor called Pinguça. Experience the best nature and gastronomy Portugal has to offer.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in central Porto
  • Entrances to the Paiva Walkways
  • Insurance
  • Typical regional lunch - Posta Arouquesa
  • Water
  • Pinguça - local liquor tasting
  • 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge Tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour requires hiking 8-kilometer with a section that includes stairs
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals are available. Please mention any dietary requirements at check out
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 49 reviews

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Very beautiful place! Surprising the conservation of the Footbridges and Bridge 516 is spectacular! The tour was wonderful from the pickup at the Hotel to the return, we had the kindness of the guide Suzana, very attentive at all points of the tour. lunch was spectacular, very well served. I recommend taking this tour with the tourism agency because it is a place where there is no alternative transport and the structure they offer for displacement is sensational. grade 10

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November 18, 2022

Superb experience in unspoiled nature, our guide Miguel was very attentive with each member of the group whatever their age. In addition, he spoke several languages including French. The site is magnificent and the arouca bridge impressive. The meal in the restaurant was delicious and plentiful. I highly recommend this activity.

October 24, 2022

The drivers were punctual and courteous. Nice midway coffee break.! The walkway and bridge spectacular. The lunch was out of this world regarding flavors and quantity. The restaurant served a feast representative of typical cousine. - appreciated after a few hours of walking. Maybe this could be done for less money, if you had your own transportation. But the convenience and hospitality - worth it..5 stars

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June 24, 2022

Product ID: 130068