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Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto

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    What to Expect
    Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe! The Paiva Walkways or "Passadicos do Paiva" follow the path of the Paiva River for 8 Km providing glorious views and amazing connection with nature. Begin your day with a convenient pick up at your hotel followed by a one and half hour drive to the start of this great trail.

    Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal and our ways and traditions making the way to the Paiva Walkways go by in a flash! The hike along the river is filled with geologic, natural and archaeological interest located in the most beautiful locations. After this 3 hour hike, a great lunch is required (if option selected)! And there is nowhere better to have a great lunch than in this region.

    Upgrade to 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! After lunch you are invited to taste a great local liquor "Pinguça" (if option selected), produced in a nearby distillery. Experience the best nature and gastronomy Portugal has to offer!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located hotels in Porto
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • 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)
    • Entry/Admission - Arouca Geopark
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The 80 minutes drive to Paiva River Trail was a warm welcome to the group and landscape of inner Porto. With the explanations of nature, enviroment and traditions Kevin opend the entrance to a marvelous peace of landscape, that can be called an impressive canyon with a powerful
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    We a group of 2 mums and 3 teens. Booking was very easy via the website and the person in charge promptly replied to our booking with advice for the trip. On the morning of the trip, we were greeted on time by our friendly guide Kevin. The vehicle was very comfortable and
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    The pickup from our apartment for our group of 4 was on time. We were the only clients on the trip. Our drive to Arouca, where we stopped for coffee, was made more interesting by our guide Diego. We were lucky to have an intern walk with us to the half way point where we met up
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    The two of us were guided by Diogo who made the walk and the lunch an enjoyable day out. Pickup, lunch and drop-off all went as planned. We walked at a moderate pace taking in the scenery with Diogo providing commentary on things of interest along the way. Just a warning that
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    This is an amazing trip to experience when in Porto! It is a little bit of a challenge, but the scenery is amazing, the feeling you have being in the middle of nature can't be compared with anything else and the memory you create will be cherished and talked about for a long
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    About the operator
    By: Detours
    587 reviews
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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.
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    Nature on its best !
    The 80 minutes drive to Paiva River Trail was a warm welcome to the group and landscape of inner Porto. With the
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    London, United Kingdom
    Great day in Douro!
    Rodrigo was a great guide! Even though it was very cloudy we enjoyed the tour and amazing views over Douro! Tasty
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    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Amazing day
    Amazing tour with Kevin who showed the valley with stories, food and wine of Porto! Unique experience!
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    Pauline L
    Family excursion
    Amazing views and mouthwatering food in a family atmosphere. The tourist guide was friendly and explained very
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    Bobby S
    Look no further for a tasting tour in Porto
    My daughter, Renee, and I went on a private walking tour in Porto a year ago. It was so outstanding we again hired
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Highlight of our Porto visit
    We a group of 2 mums and 3 teens. Booking was very easy via the website and the person in charge promptly replied
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    Review Small-Group Secret Porto Half-Day Walking Tour
    Diogo was our guide, and he has made it a fantastic experience for a small tour. My girlfriend and I enjoy small
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    Food Tour of Porto
    Fabulous food tour. This is our second tour with Diogo. Both were food focused and both were completely
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    Prakash V
    Kevin was great
    We had a great time today. The locations were amazing and certainly did some adventurous and fun hiking. Good luck
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    ann w
    Enniskerry, Ireland
    Surprising Porto
    Porto exceeded my expectation of Porto. Loved it. Visited a lot of tourist attractions-port tasting, Admired the
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    A happy trip with a lovely experienced tour guide
    Kevin is a very responsible tour guide as well as a lovely nice Friend. He led us to the golden river, wine
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    Geres National Park Tour
    Went to the Geres National Park, our guide Kevin was very knowledgeable around the park. It was raining very that
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    Liz H
    London, United Kingdom
    Unique way to explore the Douro Valley!
    Just came back from a 5-day trip to Porto - By far, the highlight of our stay was our offroading tour of the Douro
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    Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
    Paiva walkways and lunch
    The pickup from our apartment for our group of 4 was on time. We were the only clients on the trip. Our drive to
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    Key Details
    • Arouca Geopark Detours
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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