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Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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.
  • 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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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

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from any location inside Porto! (hotels, hostels, Airbnb's, train stations, etc.)

Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Beautiful landscape
Lisa_H
, Aug 2021
This tour was a great alternative to other city tours. The landscape and walk are amazing. Our tour guide Diogo was patient and informative. Also you should do the suspension bridge. It is not as scary as you think but do note you have to walk across twice. We highly recommend this experience if you want to see a different side of Portugal. But be prepared — it can be long and hot! Dress cool and wear good shoes and a hat.
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Detours paiva walkways.
NicoleA
, Aug 2021
The experience was so amazing and wonderful and so as our tour guide, Rodrigo. He was so in to all the clients, always giving his best to help us to understand the history of the Paiva walkways. Highly recommended!
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Amazing day - The walk to do
GAELLE_R
, Jul 2021
Have a walk Paiva Walkways was a perfect moment in heart of the nature. A face of portugal you must absolutely do, never you will regret. Take the time to see the bridge 516 Arouca, an experience to have. Thanks Diogo for this perfect day.
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Unique experience and excellent tour guide
Tom_B
, Jun 2021
Rodrigo was an excellent guide and we loved this hidden gem that’s an hour outside Porto. Highly recommend if you like hikes, waterfalls and rivers. The local food was also excellent and the trip includes a short stop in the local town.
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Great experience
Jmcf
, Sep 2020
We had a fabulous day. Our guide Carlos was very informative. Fantastic lunch. It was tougher than we thought but very enjoyable.
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Paiva Walkways Tour
Phil D
, Apr 2019
I would like to say that this was one of the best day trips out that me and my wife have had. The views on the Paiva walkway views were spectacular all the way along and were followed by an exceptional traditional Portuguese meal. The guide Diago was excellent from when he first picked us up at our hotel to when he dropped us off at the end of the day. We were very lucky with the weather on the day and this made the day even better.
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Though it rained a lot it was still...
Cathy S
, Apr 2018
Though it rained a lot it was still a great day. It is just beautiful and serene and I would highly recommend it though you must be able to climb a lot of stairs. Diogo was a great tour guide, everything ran on schedule, he shared lots of interesting information about the places we passed on the drive, provided snacks and water and the restaurant he picked out for lunch was great.
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This was a wonderful adventure. The...
Richard J
, Apr 2018
This was a wonderful adventure. The weather was not the best. It did everything from sunshine to rain during the walk. The beginning stairs were a bit difficult but as long as you take your time I think most people can make it. The views were stunning and you could feel the power of the river as you traversed the walkway. I was there in early April when the weather can be iffy but felt it was a good time because from what I hear the walkway can be very crowded in the summer. I may have seen 30 or 40 other people while walking the 8.5 km. After the walk our guide took us to a wonderful local bistro to have a locally sourced meal that was outstanding. The whole tour was very professionally done. Well worth the effort to visit Paiva walkway.
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The Paiva Walkways are a very nice...
PB
, Nov 2017
The Paiva Walkways are a very nice break from Porto. A comfortable drive about 1:30 minutes from our hotel. Diogo our guide was very professional and able to accommodate any reasonable requests. He is also very knowledgeable about Portugal and the region. The tour ends with a very pleasant lunch in a small village 15 min. drive from the end of the Walkways.
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The Paiva walkways were wonderful...
katharina.jung
, Sep 2017
The Paiva walkways were wonderful, we can wholeheartedly recommended this tour! There are a lot of beautiful sights alongside the route. Our guide, Diogo, was very helpful. After the tour we enjoyed a delicious full course menu with locally produced meat and liquor. Thanks for the great experience!
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