À Detours, nous sommes une équipe de collaborateurs locaux et nous aimons profiter de la vie. Nous connaissons les traditions, les goûts, l’histoire et la culture des endroits que nous voulons vous faire apprécier.
Nous sommes des voyageurs avant tout, et nous sommes conscients de l’expérience que peut apporter un voyage.
C’est pour ces raisons que nous valorisons le contact avec les gens, le sentiment d’appartenance et l’importance de se sentir inclus dans la communauté qui nous entoure. Les guides et les sites internet ont une infinité d’informations sur à peu près tout et nous sommes conscient qu’il est difficile pour un voyageur de choisir sa destination. Venez avec nous et nous vous montrerons ce qu’il y a de mieux à offrir. Nous ne sommes pas des guides touristiques, nous sommes les habitants d’un pays magique que nous aimons et que nous voulons vous faire aimer.

Notre Histoire

2013

3,2,1 Start! Making the most of our passion for Porto and the National Park, we created the Secret Porto Detour and the Geres Waterfall Trek to begin with! It was with true pleasure and happiness that we discovered that our guests ended the tours loving these places (almost) as much as us! That gave us motivation to show them more and more…

2014

We are an adventurous group of people… and so… the next step was the obvious one! Let’s develop adventure tours!
On the same year we started the Surf Experience, the Extreme Canyoning and the Douro Valley 4×4 tours.
At the end of the year we could tell that it was a good idea!
But then the rain started to fall… hard… and we did what we had to… Rafting activities!!!

2015

Getting stronger…

2016

Continuing to spread the Portuguese culture to our guests we created two new experiences that embodied our philosophy.

The Best Fish Experience was developed in cooperation with an association of local fishermen and a canning factory famous for its traditional methods of fabric. The idea is to understand the whole process that takes the wonderful Portuguese fish from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the table!

The Paiva Walkways Tour is created around the Paiva Walkways, a recent structure built on the shores of the Paiva River, in the heart of Arouca Geopark.
The region itself was already a great place to visit for those who want to go deep into the Portuguese countryside… so we decided to put together a tour filled with local culture, wonderful gastronomy and relaxing atmosphere.

2017

At Detours we are always looking to keep up with the local vibe and trends… we noticed that in the last couple of years people became very interested in Craft Beer… there was a big growth in local craft breweries and Craft Beer pubs!
Because Portugal is not all about wine… and we like beer (just a little bit… ) we organized the Porto Craft Beer Tour so that our guests can have the “back-office” access and try out the best there is in Porto!

2018 - 2499

We will keep on working hard to let the travelers know just how great our home is… and we will be expecting to welcome… you!

Rodrigo, Diogo, Tiago, Mário, Pedro, João, Daniela, ……

Philosophie

Nous additionnons le professionnalisme au savoir local tout en restant informés des dernières tendances et en choisissant les endroits appropriés aux visites pour chaque période de l’année. Nous prenons soins de toute la partie logistique, organisationnelle et nous fournissons les équipements nécessaires. Nous essayons d’apporter à nos clients ce que nous aimerions recevoir lors d’un voyage à l’étranger.

Notre Mission

Notre mission est de fournir à nos clients de vraies expériences, et hors des sentiers battus. Nous voulons vous faire connaître les merveilles de notre pays d’un point de vu local, tout en partageant nos connaissances sur la culture, la gastronomie et la vie de tous les jours. Nous voulons vous assurer un Detours.

L’équipe

Pourquoi faire un Detour?

Si vous êtes un voyageur plus qu'un simple touriste… Detours est fait pour vous!
Les régions de Porto et du nord du Portugal disposent d'excellentes conditions pour le canyoning, la randonnée et le surf et c'est pour cela que nous sortons des sentiers battus et que nous vous emmenons vers de magnifiques endroits, expériences et aventures.
Notre but est de vous fournir un guide local et de vous faire tomber amoureux du Portugal.
Laissez-nous vous montrer le Portugal du point de vue des locaux. Nous voulons partager avec vous notre pays, nos villes et nos régions les plus rurales.
Nous avons plusieurs Detours qui vous feront sentir comme si vous étiez directement dans l'action et non seulement en observation.
Ressentez le Portugal. Prenez un Detour.

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Testimonials

  • 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.

    Richard and Tina
  • 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.

    Lee W, Oak Park - US
  • 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!!!!!

    Slhyldahl, New Jersey
  • 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.

    Savoy W, Hong Kong
  • 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!

    Mohamed Gamal, Egypt