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 or accommodation
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



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 94 reviews

The best thing I did during my two week visit to Portugal!

I was captivated by the photo of this boardwalk trail jutting out over a beautiful river. I had high hopes, and they were exceeded. Norberto is such a cool person.
This was my second trip to Portugal, and I wanted to connect more with people who live there. Not only did I see a number of beautiful sites, I got more of a sense of what it would be like to reside in my new favorite country.
This tour is an amazing value, with a small group of people in Norberto‘s comfortable van. and he is extremely personable and friendly.
Ascending the trail, was just the first part of a complete day. Our guide, accompanied us up the many steps to the start of the gently sloping downhill wooden walkway. I am 64, and not an athlete, and it was no problem.
Strolling down the path with six other friendly people was a pleasure. Definitely one of the best hiking experiences of my life.
And when we arrived at the bottom, Norberto was there to whisk us off at to a truly amazing lunch at a restaurant in a nearby village.
Next he took us for a boat tour in Aveiro, known as the Venice of Italy. He warned us not to expect the Grand Canal, but it was a lovely ride on a boat with a truly charming guide, who is a friend of his.
Portugal is a beautiful, historically interesting country, but the best part is the people.
We wrapped things up with a visit to a picturesque historic fishing village, and then Norberto dropped each of us off in front of our hotels.
Now eight months later the experience of that day with Norberto is vivid. Go.


Such a well thought out and fun experience.
Norberto did an amazing job of creating an experience unlike anything I have done yet in Portugal. He was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Such a fun and memorable time!


Tolle Tour!
Unser Ausflug war ein absolutes Erlebnis. Portugal hat so viel zu bieten (Küste/Berge; Städte/Dörfer) und die Tour ist eine super Gelegenheit, um all das innerhalb eines Tages zu sehen und Eindrücke zu sammeln. Unser Guide Norberto war super lieb und wir hatten dank ihm einen tollen Tag. Super Service!!! Wir können diese Tour nur weiterempfehlen.


Une journée variée, passant d’une petite randonnée dans les montagnes à la découverte de charmantes villes marines. Norberto est un guide très sympathique et de confiance. Un déjeuner simple et bon. Une très belle expérience!


Norberto gave us the best day! A great guide with a great insight not only to the day but Portugal! It was great learning some history and being told about everywhere we visited. Great experience and beautiful locations. I highly recommend this trip and highly recommend Norberto!


Una experiencia particular con el host que te hace sentir cómodo incluso, si no hablas español, francés o inglés porque eres italiano.
Muchas gracias de nuevo por tu capacidad de hacer que cualquiera se sienta cómodo y por tu amabilidad. Marina & Marco.


Norberto, la guida che speri di trovare…..davvero molto carino, sorridente, molto disponibile, preparato, sa davvero fare il suo lavoro con passione e per un giorno, si è occupato di noi, come farebbe un amico che ti illustra i posti in cui vive e nonostante il maltempo, ci ha reso luminosa la giornata!! Un grazie di cuore!!!
Il tour è molto bello e davvero tutto come descritto nel programma dettagliato e con trattamento “All inclusive” con acqua, dopo la passeggiata, poi pranzo e persino la merenda…
Particolare il percorso con la passerella in legno, bellissimo il paesaggio di montagna, il fiume, le cascate, il ponte sospeso che si può attraversare. Molto gustoso e ben cucinato, il piatto tipico a pranzo, particolare Aveiro e carino il giro in barca al suon di “Fado moderno”…bellissimo il paesino di pescatori sul fiume e grazie alla disponibilità di Norberto, abbiamo terminato con una tappa extra sull’ Oceano!
Che dire, tour STRACONSIGLIATO!! Speriamo di tornare e ci affideremo sicuramente a Lui per un’altra escursione!


Norbeto was great. Nice walk along a beautiful river valley followed by a good local restaurant then on to Aveiro for a short boat ride and walk around in picturesque town.


What an amazing experience! We took this tour on September 2019; we’re a couple in our mid 40’s and our 6-year-old son. (yes; it’s suitable for small children.). Norberto picked us up at our Hotel at the arranged time; (there was a slight delay because there were some special events at the city and some streets were blocked, but he communicated with us and we coordinated accordingly).
The Paiva Walk was amazing; I’ve done hiking in many places in the World (Nepal, Bolivia, India, etc.) and I can say this is quite unique, first and mainly, because the long boardwalk make it so easy and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels, so everyone can focus on the amazing natural scenery.
The lunch at the very popular restaurant, to put it simple, was one of our best meals during our whole trip in Portugal.
The trip continues with visits to Aveiro. The time spend there is a bit short but enough for a daytrip.
Norberto is an amazing host; during the drive to Paiva my wife got motion sickness, and he made sure to help us, recommended we did half the walk and waited us at that pick-up place. He managed to stick to the program, was very informative about the history and details of every place we visited and that everyone was comfortable and enjoying. Norberto even went a bit further: we left our cell phone in an Uber the day after our trip, and he managed to get it back and sent it back to us to our country!
Overall, the PAIVA daytrip with Enne Tours was a highlight of our trip to Portugal, and we highly recommend it!!


Norberto will make your day a special one!! Everything from start to finish was seamless. All the planning is done and you just relax and enjoy your day!! This experience encompasses a little bit of everything (nature, activity, culture, eco system awareness, adventure (travelling on the winding, narrow roads 😉), and a delicious, authentic meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Norberto.

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