The Paiva Walkways

Winner of the World Travel Awards! Immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes, pristine river views, and lush greenery that make this destination a true haven for nature enthusiasts.


Tour Description

Paiva Walkways

Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful riverside hikes in Europe. The Arouca Geopark region is quickly becoming one Portugal’s favorite nature destinations. In the heart of this development are the Paiva Walkways, a project that was recognized on the World Travel Awards in the categories of “Europe’s Leading Tourism Development project” and “Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction” in 2018.

The Paiva Walkways are renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty. As you embark on the trail, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush greenery, towering trees, and the soothing sounds of the Paiva River flowing beside you. The trail provides an intimate connection with the unspoiled beauty of the landscape.

One of the standout features of the walkway is its proximity to the Paiva River. As you stroll along the wooden paths, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the river, punctuated by cascading waterfalls and rapids. The crystal-clear waters add a refreshing element to the entire journey.

Every step along the Paiva Walkways presents a photo opportunity. The natural diversity, dramatic landscapes, and scenic river views make it a paradise for photographers. Whether you’re capturing the play of light and shadow or the vibrant colors of the flora, every snapshot becomes a lasting memory.


Adventurous hiking experience over intricate wooden walkway

Far-reaching views from soaring heights of the Paiva Gorge

Mouthwatering local delicacies featuring Posta Arouquesa

Get off the beaten path and escape the crowds

“Pinguça” Tasting

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Small group ensures personal service

Get inside tips from a local

Led by a local guide

Detailed itinerary

The Paiva Walkways follows the Paiva River path for 8 Km providing glorious views and amazing connection with nature.

Begin your day with a convenient pick up at your hotel followed by a one and half hour drive to the start of this great trail. Your personal guide will give you great insights about life in Portugal and traditions making the way to the Paiva Walkway go by in a flash! The hike along the river is filled with geologic, natural and archeological interest located in the most beautiful surroundings.

After this 3-hour hike, a great lunch is required! And there is nowhere better to have a great lunch than in this region. Taste the best meat in Portugal at Alvarenga, famous for its “Posta Arouquesa”, a delightful piece of grilled beef that will make you regain all your stamina! End your day with a “Pinguça” tasting, a great Portuguese liquor.

Join us!

Hiking along the paiva walkways was incredible, the scenery was beautiful and the views at the top of the stairs were well worth the climb! James R.

Tour Info

What's included:

Guided hike tour of Paiva Walkways

Typical regional lunch – Posta Arouquesa

Pinguça – local liquor tasting

Paiva Walkways tickets

Personal Insurance

Small-group tour

Not included

✓ Ticket to 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge
✓ Personal expenses
✓ Flights to and from Portugal
✓ Visas if required
✓ Travel insurance
✓ Tourist taxes if applicable
✓ Fees not mentioned as included
✓ Meals not mentioned







All day (9h – 17h)


8 hours

Group Size

Min: 2 persons; Max: 12 persons

Price Info

Adult € 105 - Child (under 12) € 50