All year round
Datas
5 / 10
Dificuldade
+/- 9 Hours
Duração
1+
Idade
Aveiro, Paiva
Localização

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)
INCLUDED
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging

Traditional lunch

Bottled water

Boat ride at Aveiro canals and sweet-eggs tasting

Paiva Walkways tickets

NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses
Gratuities

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions

PRICE:

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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.

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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
21/06/2019

Tout simplement wow, vous vivrez une expérience unique vous permettant de découvrir une magnifique région du pays. Quant à Norberto, je lui décerne une médaille d’or. Il est allé au delà de mes attentes, très sympathique, attentionné, à l’écoute de mes besoins, obrigado Norberto !

21/06/2019

This is a really wonderful tour that allows you to see the country side and learn more about Portugal’s history and people. Norberto does a great job showing you modern areas and historical areas. The walk was a really nice way to spend time outside and see the beautiful landscape of Portugal.

ennetours
18/06/2019

I am so glad that I signed up for this day trip! I was able to conveniently and comfortably see several wonderful places outside of Porto. Norberto planned this experience very thoughtfully and we all got along very well with him. The nature walk is spectacular, the towns we went to are very special, and each spot was very different from the others. We also were made to feel at home while eating a delicious lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant. Highly recommended!

18/06/2019

This experience is filled with beautiful views, lots of walking, a traditional lunch and a boat ride through the channel. Paiva walkways are a must do for anyone who likes to hike- the views are amazing. The lunch was one of the best meals we had during our trip. Very enjoyable day!

ennetours
16/06/2019

This tour is great for anyone who wants to go off the beaten path and get to know Portugal outside of Porto! The walkway, Aveiro, and Costa Nova are all beautiful and I would have never seen them if not for this tour. Norberto was a great host – he was friendly and shared personal stories about his experience living in Portugal. He made sure we had a comfortable trip, an authentic Portuguese meal and saw all the beautiful sights. He made it easy for us by providing tickets for the experiences we went on during the trip. This was a memorable experience. Thank you Norberto!

14/06/2019

We had a wonderful day with Norberto. Will definitely recommend it.

12/06/2019

Nous avons passé une excellente journée. Norberto est très sympathique et nous a fait découvrir des endroits magnifiques. Les paysages sont très beaux, la nourriture Portugaise dans un restaurant typique était savoureuse. Nous recommandons cette excursion. Merci.

ennetours
12/06/2019

Great walk on a nice trail. Interesting conversation. Interesting places and insight into the local community. Nice places to see.

30/05/2019

Highly recommend ennetours!!
Enne Tours is amazing from start to finish!! if you’re looking for an adventure around porto that is intimate yet open and fun – you should definitely contact norberto! there are numerous tours to choose from but norberto is the best and will make sure that you are taken care of the entire time. he is the ultimate host who knows his country well!

we went with the one day tour of the paiva walkways and aveiro. the paiva walkways is an amazing pathway that was built to showcase the natural beauty of the area. the course is not difficult for those who exercise on a regular basis, but it may be a bit strenuous for those who do not. if you book with norberto, he will make sure both parties will be taken care of. for those who do not wish to complete the course, there is a halfway point where norberto waits for you. and, for those who wish to check the views at the end, you can continue on and expect to climb some serious steps to get to the top and then head back to the halfway point to join the rest of the group.

from the paiva walkways, we headed to this local restaurant. we were treated to the local specialties of portugal and the food was incredible! they were even able to accommodate those who do not eat meat.

after an amazing lunch, we traveled to aveiro – known as the venice of portugal. norberto got us on a gondola – with a crazy, fun and entertaining guide to see the views of aveiro via the canals. aveiro is beautiful and quaint with it’s striped, painted houses, the fish market as well as the salt production facilities.

i highly recommend enne tours and getting in touch with norberto! you will not regret it. the only bad thing is that there’s only one enne tours and one norberto. it would’ve been great if he had the ability to do tours in sintra!

30/05/2019

Una excursión completa con una caminata de 8km al lado del Río Pavia, aprox 2,5 horas, una comida típica con vino de la region. Después pasamos al pueblo de Aveira, un paseo por los canales, caminando por el pueblo – muy tranquilo. Al último visitamos Costa Novo – un día con diferentes experiencias! Con Norberto nos pasamos un día muy agradable!!

28/05/2019

Highly recommended. I have gone on quite a few airbnb experiences and this was one of the best. I am in my 50s and I was a bit worried about the stairs beforehand. Not to worry – the stairs are only in the beginning of the trail and the hike is mostly along a boardwalk. It wasn’t an easy stroll because of the stairs, but it wasn’t too difficult either – as I could take my time. It was nice to be able to freely and look around. Norberto is an excellent guide and has put together a very professional tour.

27/05/2019

Amazing trip, Norberto was nice and planned an exciting trip with various activities. The hike was not too difficult. Nortberto even had cold water for us in the car.

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