We invite you to join this private, reliable, and comfortable transfer that will take from your accommodation to the beginning of the Paiva Walkways, one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe.

Take your time as you walk alongside the Paiva River on a wooden path of 8 kilometers, that will show you glorious views and provides an amazing connection with nature.

Our transfer will be awaiting your arrival at the end of the walkways to bring you back to Porto in the middle of the afternoon.

Our driver will share his contact so you can be in touch with him at all times.

Detour Highlights

  • Enjoy a 8 kilometer hike along the most beautiful walkway in Portugal;
  • Benefit from a private transfer from Porto to Paiva Walkways entrance;
  • Avoid the hassle of waiting in line for a public transportation;
  • Relax and enjoy the views along the way;
  • City stop in Arouca for a coffee break;
  • Make your time worthwhile with a convenient pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation;
  • Avoid the stress and hassle;
  • Enjoy a comfortable ride;

What you can expect

Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe.

The Paiva Walkways follows the Paiva River path for 8 Km providing glorious views and an amazing connection with nature. Begin your day with a convenient pick up at your hotel followed by a one and a half hour drive to the start of this great trail.

The hike along the river is filled with geological, natural and archeological interests located in the most beautiful locations. We leave you at the beginning of the course, in Areeinho and we wait for you in the final route in Espiunca. Your hike starts at 10h30 and we go back to Porto at 16h00.

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from €45 per person


01h30- Transfer Porto- Passadiços

05h00- Free Time

01h30- Transfer Passadiços- Porto



Min. 2 – Max. 16

Eat & Drink

Picnic (optional +8,00€)


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

Free cancellation available

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  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in central Porto
  • Entrances to the Paiva Walkways
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel and parking
Not included
  • Personal expenses

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What our clients say about us

Well worth the money

We’ve been on many tours all around the world and we would rate this tour as one of the best.
If you are looking for a lovely day hiking and enjoying nature, then this tour is for you.
Diago was a passionate guide who was emotionally connected to ensuring you had a fantastic experience and enjoyable day.


The restaurant meal was good fun and highly entertaining. The food and wine was extremely tasty.
Travel is as much about what you see as the people you encounter. Our day was better for having met Diago and Aaron, and the people at the restaurant.
A highly recommended tour.


Hiking along the paiva walkways was incredible, the scenery was beautiful and the views at the top of the stairs were well worth the climb!


I was accompanied by guides Diogo and Jonas, they were very informative, pointing out geosites along the way and explaining the natural processes that occur. One of the highlights was visiting the tiny village of Alvarenga after the hike and being provided with a huge dinner full of locally produced food and drink- best steak I’ve ever eaten!


I honestly couldn’t recommend this experience enough, I would definitely book again next time I’m in portugal. Massive thanks to Diogo and Jonas for the amazing day 🙂

Utterly wonderful day out!

I stumbled across this tour by accident and am so thankful I took a chance and booked it.
I was picked up by guide Carlos, and joined four others for our small group tour. Carlos was chatty and knowledgeable on the drive out to the park, stopping so we could grab coffee and comfort breaks on the way.


Once at the park itself, the walk is a steady but very manageable route, through some glorious surroundings. Throughout I found Carlos to be great company, very informative but also very laid back. We spent longer than planned in the park, and were worried we would be late for our lunch, or that we had somehow messed up the plans… Far from it.


Lunch was superb, and I have left separate feedback for the restaurant – it was utterly wonderful. In short, the whole day was a joy – and I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Thank you so much for a memorable day out!


Detours has the best guides and makes the best tours on the north of Portugal!

I already had the pleasure of making 2 tours with them: to Gerês and to Paiva Walkways. Both of them were just perfect.

Gerês, with its beautiful waterfalls and all the nature that surrounds it – we even saw wild horses!

Passadiços do Paiva, one of the best experiences I had – it’s the true walk for anyone that loves to feel part of the Nature.

Both are the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation and espiritual experience (oh, let’s not forget the food! Detours makes the best pic nics and takes us to the best restaurants! The real portuguese and local gastronomy!)

The guides are just amazing! Their knowledge, their environmental conscience, their attention to the details, their always great vibe and the true passion for what they do (so contagious!) are just few of the things that make them great and turn any tour an even more special experience.

I definitely recommend Detours to everyone and I can’t wait for the next adventure with them! 🙂

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