All year round
5 / 10
+/- 9 Hours
Aveiro, Paiva

You`ll walk along one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world: the Paiva Walkways. Afterwards, we`ll visit the beautiful city of Aveiro,  the so called “Portuguese Venice”!

The Paiva Walkaways were the winner of the World Travel Awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019!

It is a 8 km boardwalk through ruggedly beautiful scenery in Arouca Geopark, a UNESCO Geological site. Zig-zagging down rocky hillsides, hugging cliff faces and winding along the left bank of the Paiva River, the walk is easy and the stairway that go up and down the valley are stunning! (Do not forget your camera!)

After the walk, is time to get back the energy you spent with a delicious traditional lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant (another highlight of our day!).

Then we go to Aveiro. We`ll wander through the old quarter to see the main buildings of Art Nouveau, the main squares, the fish market and taste one of city`s delicacies: sweet-eggs!

Finally, it’s time to board on a “moliceiro” – the traditional boats of the Aveiro canals – and see the city through its canals.

Our tour carries on towards Costa Nova to visit the magnificent fishing village with its wooden houses in bright striped colors.

Notice: To arrive to the Paiva Walkways, we need to go over the mountain. The road gets a bit winding. For those who have car motion sickness problems, we advise you to have a tablet or a pill to help with that issue. It´s not bad at all, but… just in case! 🙂

PICK UP/DROP OFFAt your hotel/lodging
START AT / END8:00-8:30 am / 6:00-6:30 pm (approx)
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging

Traditional lunch

Bottled water

Boat ride at Aveiro canals and sweet-eggs tasting

Paiva Walkways tickets

Personal expenses

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions


For a private tour, just contact us:


Detailed itinerary

– Pick up at your hotel/lodging and set off towards the Paiva Walkways

– The Paiva Walkways;

– Traditional lunch at Arouca;

– Drive to Aveiro;

– City center and fish market;

– Boat ride at the Aveiro canals;

– Costa Nova – the fisherman village;

– Return to your hotel/lodging in Porto

Note: We advise you to bring comfortable footwear and clothing, water, a hat and sunscreen.


End of the Tour

the stunning paiva walkways stairway
people hiking at the paiva walkways
the paiva walkways and waterfalls
bridge over the river paiva at the Paiva Walkways
the paiva walkways stairway and river
the paiva walkways along the river paiva
Art Nouveau buildings in aveiro and the moliceiros boats
costa nova
the striped colorful houses in Costa nova

Tour Reviews

4.99 based on 103 reviews

I can only recommend this tour! Norberto is a great guide. He has a lot of knowledge and a lot of interesting stories about his travels. It was a great day. Thank you very much Norberto!


I had an amazing trip with Norberto. He was a wonderful host and shared lots of interesting travel stories with us. The trip itself was a great experience, and I wouldn’t have been able to organise this on my own. Thanks Norberto!


Excelente experiencia! Lo recomendamos al 100%. Norberto súper profesional y simpático, visitamos muchos lugares increíbles los cuales solas no hubiéramos conocido, el tour muy completo con paisajes naturales, ciudades con encanto, pueblos y comida tradicional deliciosa, realmente una experiencia que tienen que hacer en su viaje a Oporto.


Fantastic day with Norbeto at the Paiva steps, Aveiro and Costa Nova. The Paiva steps have stunning views, and it is certainly more manageable than the impression from the photos. The traditional lunch was delicious, at a beautiful village. Really enjoyed the stroll and the boat ride at Aveiro too, it has a different vibe to Porto and lovely mix of new and old buildings next to the canals. Above all Norberto is a wonderful host which made the day very special, he looked after us well and is very thoughtful with the route planning too. I was also happy with the covid-19 measures to make everyone feel safer.


I booked this experience for my brother and he absolutely loved it! Starting with being picked up from where his Airbnb , to a very wonderful host, incredible hiking, food, company, the entire day was action packed, super fun, and very memorable. He would a 100% recommend Norberto’s experience to everyone as it was unique, and overall amazing!


Norbertô est un super guide La marche très sympa Aveiro très sympa aussi A faire ! Et je recommande norberto!


I cannot recommend this tour enough!
From my inquiry to drop off, Norberto exceeded my expectations. The destinations did as well. I loved the combination of exercise, nature, history, storytelling — Norberto has the best stories about traveling I’ve ever heard –, scenic drive, scenic boat ride and so many idyllic photo opportunities. Oh – and lunch was a 10/10. I ate everything on my plate and the service and views at the restaurant were incredible. This tour is an incredible value and has been the highlight of my 10 days in Portugal (including in Lisbon) so far. I don’t even want to go to Morocco but after hearing that Norberto leads 10-day tours there too, I now want to go!

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