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 mais squares, the fish market and taste one of city`s delicacies: soft-eggs!
Finally, it’s time to board on a “moliceiro” – the traditional boats of the Aveiro canals – and get to know 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 OFF||At your hotel or accommodation|
|START AT / END||8:00-8:30 am / 6:00-6:30 pm (approx)|
Paiva Walkways tickets
Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions
– Pick up at your hotel or accommodation 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 or accommodation
Note: We advise you to bring comfortable footwear and clothing, water, a hat and sunscreen.