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

Thanks very much, Norberto, for your excellent tour!! I contacted Norberto a few months before my arrival in Porto for this tour because I think Enne tours is the only tour agent which I know that organises Pavia Walkways + Aveiro tour in one day. And I wanted to be able to secure a place for this tour!
He’s very knowledgeable and professional, explaining to all of us on the tour many things about Portugal (the flora, weather conditions, food etc) while driving very safely all the way throughout the day trip. I feel that he’s full of passion for tourism. I think that’s a very important thing in guiding a group of tourists. I’m so happy I have joined one of Norberto’s tours and I wish him every success in his tours! I must come back for another tour of him! Many thanks again! 🙂


This was an incredible day spent with Noberto and 8 other guest. It enabled us to hike the Paiva Walkways, have a delicious meal in a small, intimate family-run Portuguese restuarant, and ride a gondola and tour the fantastic, quirky town of Aveiro, also known as the “Venice of Portugal”. Noberto was caring, warm, friendly and very knowledgeable and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this experience.


Besides being the ONLY tour that combines Aveiros & the Paiva Walkways together. Norberto was an expert in knowing about them and made it a great experience. He picked us up in a clean VW van, offered us water all the time, took us to a very delicious Portuguese restaurant.. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Thanks Norberto!


Wenn man in Porto ist, sollte man auf jeden Fall die Tour zu den Paiva Walkways machen. Es ist wunderschön dort zu wandern und die Ausblicke zu genießen. Unser Guide Noberto hat uns den ganzen Tag gut umsorgt. Wir bekamen unterwegs Wasser und ein tolles traditionelles Mittagessen mit Getränken. Nachmittags sind wir nach Aveiro weitergefahren und konnten eine Bootsfahrt machen. Noberto hatte viele Hintergrundinformationen für uns. Wir hatten einen super Tag!!!!


This is a great tour! Norberto is a super nice guide with a great knowledge of the area and the history of Portugal. The hike was fantastic. The stairs may be a challenge for some, but we had a 13 year old and a 74 year old with us and everyone made it without issue. The lunch and visit to the other areas were also a lot of fun. Its a bit of car time, but well worth it, and Norberto keeps you entertained while traveling.


Norberto is fantastic. Feels like you are being shown around by a local friend. This is a very good experience.


This is a fantastic experience. The morning on the walkway and the afternoon in Aveiro are completely different but complementary activities, with lunch being a highlight between them.


Fabulous day out of Porto!
Norberto collected us promptly from our hotel . There ere 7 people in the tour. His black minivan is beautifully cleaned and spacious. He offered us all bottled water several times during our day trip. The Paiva walkway was wonderful…a lot of stairs which we were all glad with Norberto’s decision to start at the hardest bit of the walkway- the stairs while we all had energy to tackle them. He walked with us through the hardest part then set us off on our own along the walkway, then met us at the end with the car and drinks…perfect! We then went for a traditional lunch in a village which was delicious and where Norberto talked about family life in Portugal and the importance of meals together and the passing of tradition from generation to generation. A wonderful day out and highly recommend doing this activity if you are in Porto and want to experience the countryside of Portugal!


Norberto is as good as it gets. Friendly, knowledgeable, and guides a really well organized and executed tour. We did the Paiva walkways tour (and the Paiva walkways were great!) but there was SO much more packed into this day than just that walk. The traditional (“typical,” as they say) lunch in the gorgeous rural small town was fantastic and the visits to Aveirno and Costa Nova were really enjoyable. Overall, a great day and a really great value. We stayed in Lisbon and Porto for our vacation to Portugal and did not rent a car. This trip enabled us to see sides of Portugal that we never could have done on our own. Fabulous. Thanks!


What a great day! I was picked up right from my place and the Paiva Walkway was incredible. The small group was fun and very relaxing. Everything was seamless and Norberto gave us his personal insights on Portugal which were fascinating. Aveiro and Costa Nova were lovely and lunch was top notch. Highly recommended


Norberto is a great host, with so much knowledge he likes to share!


Norberto was the best tour guide we had in Portugal. He is extremely friendly and personable, and he made our experience comfortable, fun and very unique. The offering itself is off the beaten path and was one of my highlights of our 10-day trip. Any age can do the walk, and the trip to Aveiro is great for everyone too. My mom and I went together, and we would absolutely give this tour our highest recommendation!!

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