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From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

1. From Porto: Full-Day Paiva Walkways Tour

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.

Porto: Paiva Walkways Private Tour with Lunch and Drink

2. Porto: Paiva Walkways Private Tour with Lunch and Drink

Discover the Paiva Walkways and more on a private van trip from Porto or the Douro Valley region. See one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, walk up the impressive Paiva Walkways, and tuck into a delicious local lunch or Portuguese flavors. En route, learn all about the area from your local guide. After being picked up from your accommodation in Porto or the Douro Valley region, embark on a full-day private guided tour. In this tour you will have the opportunity to explore one of the most clean rivers of Europe! How? You will visit the Paiva Walkways that is one of the nature wonders of the north of Portugal. In here you will have a 3 hour walking trail where you can marvel with the amazing landscapes. At the end you will be presented with a delicious lunch, a tipical and once again, delicious portuguese cuisine.

Arouca: Paiva Walkways

3. Arouca: Paiva Walkways

Explore the Paiva Walkways, 8km of steep wooden walkways along the left bank of the Paiva River in Arouca municipality, located in the North of Portugal.  Embark on a journey to discover the biology, geology, and archeology in a natural sanctuary. Expect to see some quartz crystals and Europe's endangered species. The average duration of this walk is 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the difficulty level is rated as hard. The walkway provides access to three river beaches where you can refresh yourself, and cafes are located on both ends of the walkway, in Espiunca and Areinho. There are many shaded areas along the route and be assured you do not need to traverse the suspension bridge along the route.

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What people are saying about Arouca

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

Unsere Guide, Pepito, und seine Begleitperaon waren ganz toll! Sehr unterhaltsam und freundlich. Service (pick-up, drop-off, Restauration) erstklassig! Wanderung (8 km) gut machbar, super Aussicht und tolles Erlebnis. Empfehlenswert! Geld-Leistungsverhältnis mehr als gerecht!

Incredible day & breathtaking views. Our guide Andre was very nice! Would recommend this tour to anyone considering!

Awesome walk with an informative guide and absolutely delicious lunch!

Fantastic trip.The highlight of my trip to Portugal.