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

Quelle belle journée! Je recommande vivement cette expérience a tout le monde! J’ai 58 ans et ne pratique plus de sport depuis un an, j’étais inquiète sur le niveau de difficulté mais Norberto m’a rassurée. Ce fut un succès. Les gens ont respecté le rythme de chacun, le paysage est merveilleux, le lunch au restaurant très apprécié. Une journée parfaite a tous niveaux!


Norberto tour is great, a full on tour well worth doing, you get to see a lot. Norberto is very attentive and wants you to have a good time. Tells you a lot about the Portugal history. Loved the walk we did, and the lunch was also great. Highly recommend this tour, thanks Norberto for a great day.


Es war ein sehr besonderer Tag und ein wirklich tolles Erlebnis. So viele verschiedene Eindrücke und alle sehr besonders. Dieser außergewöhnliche Wanderweg, die bezaubernde Stadt Aveiro, das besondere Lunch und Costa Nova, alles Orte an die man so mit diesem Einblick nicht kommen würde. Noberto hat sich zu jeder Zeit fürsorglich um uns gekümmert und echte Freundschaft praktiziert. Proud to be part of europe! Ich kann diesen Tag wirklich jedem empfehlen.


Wonderful day! Wonderful experience!


La experiencia excelente, el guía turístico Norberto de lo mejor!


I had a very rich day with Roberto… From the Paiva walkways to Costa Nova to Aveiro, it was a very interesting day with places I could never had seen otherwise! It was not too difficult doing the walkways, Costa Nova felt very unique and Aveiro felt relaxing. Norberto was really welcoming, we could really feel his kindness. The meal was delicious as well. I don’t regret having done it.


Experiência única, mesmo até para os mais de 50!!!!


Norberto ha sido un buen guía. Siempre atento a nosotros y dando temas de conversación. Las pasarelas un poco duro, son 8 kilómetros andando y con algunos tramos de escaleras, pero merece la pena, las vistas son espectaculares. Aveiro y Costa nova muy bonitos.


We did the English Tour with Norberto and it was an amazing day. He was a very good guide and really helpfull. I would recommend this tour 100% if you love nature and a good walk through a city. Also, the food was delicious!


We had a great time! Pickup was perfect and the day was busy but lots of time to relax too in between destinations. Lunch was delicious and the Paiva walkways were really cool!


Fue un día espectacular. Si lo hubiéramos hecho nosotros solos con el coche no habríamos aprovechado tanto el tiempo. Norberto lo tiene todo muy organizado, atendiendo al detalle y al ser de allí puede contarte un montón de cosas. Bueno y la comida buenísima.


Norberto is a wonderful, knowledgeable and generous host. He picked us up from our accommodations in the morning. Through out the day he was very attentive to our needs for water, sunscreen, a rest, etc. He also has a thorough knowledge of Pavia Walkways, Aviero, and Costa Nova, along with a deep understanding of Portuguese culture. Additionally, he’s the type of host that, when you leave your brand new watch in his car, he express ships it to Lisbon for you. We had a great time on this tour and definitely would recommend it (or any of Norberto’s other tours) to our friends and family.

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