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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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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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
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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
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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
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Theresa B wrote a review Mar 2020
Hornchurch, United Kingdom550 contributions60 helpful votes
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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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Miriam Z wrote a review Feb 2020
Attard, Malta7 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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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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It was a wonderful day. We were picked up at our hotel in Porto at the exact time, had a beautiful day walking, vis
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Fantastic day out - highly recommended
My husband and I used Detours 2 years ago for this same trip and we were so impressed I used them again for the sam
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Wonderful Off the Beaten Path Day Trip
We spent the day with our guides Ricardo and Kevin, who were very friendly and informative. We had a group of 9 so
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Great experience
definetly worth the money. The two guides Kevin and Ricardo were amazing, it felt like friends taking you to some n
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Drive, walk, drive, walk and a wonderful picnic lunch!
Kevin really loves Porto and knows the Geres National Park. He was accompanied by Ricardo, his intern, whose young
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fun afternoon with informative guides
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A lovely way to start my stay in Porto
Diego was the perfect guide and took me to the local places that I never would have found on my own. My favorite w
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Best way to see Duoro valley
The 4 of us had a great time on this trip. Kevin was fun and knowledgeable. The 4x4 was a great way to see the vine
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Professional guide
It’s really nice to hiking with coach Kevin. He guided me with several viewpoints and good at taking photos. What’s
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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