Detours has a team of local colaborators who enjoy living life. We have the knowledge of the life habits, the tastes, the history and the culture of the places we want you to appreciate. We ourselves love to travel and we cherish the value of the experience of travel per se. That is why we value the contact with the population and the feeling of belonging and feeling part of the community that surrounds our Detours. Guides and Websites have infinite information about everything and we know that it’s hard for the traveler to decide which course to follow. Come with us and we will show you the best we have to offer. We are not tour guides, we are inhabitants of a magical place we love and that we want you to love.
All our best,
Rodrigo, Diogo, Tiago, Mário, Pedro, João, Daniela, ……
We add professionalism to local knowledge by keeping updated with the latest trends, and selecting the proper places to visit at each part of the year. We take care of logistics and planning and provide specific technical material for some of our most radical Detours. We try to offer our clients what we would like to receive when we are travelling abroad.
Our mission is to provide our clients with real experiences, off the beaten track. We want to let you know the wonders of our country from a local’s insight, while sharing knowledge of our culture, gastronomy and day-to-day life.
We want to provide you a Detour!
If you are a traveler more than a tourist… Detours is the right company for you.
Porto and Northern Portugal have great canyoning, trekking and surfing conditions and that's why we get off the beaten track and take you to some exquisite places, experiences and adventures.
Our goal is to provide local knowledge and make people fall in love with Portugal.
Let us give you an insight of what life is like in our country, our cities and our rural areas.
We have several Detours that will certainly make you feel like you’re a part of the action and not just an observer.
Feel Portugal. Take a Detour.
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Paiva Valley Walkway A lovely day trip, would highly recommend. Diogo our driver/guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Interesting drive out to the start of the walk. The walk along the valley was very scenic and apart from a bit of climb at the beginning was very easy going. Diogo met us half day with drinks and snacks. Picked us up at the end of the walk and took us for a great meal. The beef was excellent.
The high point of our visit This excursion was the high point of our three week Portugal holiday. The hikes through the national park were exquisite, the views serene, our guide, Diego, was a perfect host, and the lunch was peaceful and delicious. I hope to go again on our next visit.
Terrific guides!!! Diego did a fantastic job with our hiking tour. He was a wealth of information and we all had a great day. Thanks again!!!!!
MUST HAVE experience We joined the Geres Waterfall Trek one day tour in May. Rodrigo was the guide on that day, he has good driving skill, he can manage all kind of services with the 4 x 4 like driving on a city road, while he can also give you some fun with the 4 x 4 too. (...) The most important thing, this environmental friendly guy enjoys his job. You will enjoy too.
Amazing Geres Waterfall trip!!! Me and my friends had an amazing day trip with Diogo! He took us to amazing spots the Geres Waterfalls. After we had an amazing swim in the waterfall, we hiked backed up and went to the highest point of the Geres mountains which was just breathless. He also organized an amazing picnic for all of us with delicious food. Kayaking in the river was one of the most enjoyable parts of the trip. Thank you Diogo for being very friendly and kind to us. We will definitely visit Portugal again!