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About Detours
Detours has a team of local colaborators who enjoy living life. We have the knowledge of the life habits, the tastes, the history and the culture of the places we want you to appreciate. Our team loves to travel and we cherish the value of the experience of travel per se. That is why we value the contact with the population and the feeling of belonging and feeling part of the community that surrounds our Detours. Guides and Websites have infinite information about everything and we know that it’s hard for the traveler to decide which course to follow. Come with us and we will show you the best we have to offer. We are not tour guides, we are inhabitants of a magical place we love and that we want you to love.
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Paiva Walkways and Alvarenga Small-Group from Porto

The Arouca Geopark and its 5-mile (8-kilometer) Paiva Walkways along the River Paiva lies handily close to Porto. With this tour, swap the hassle of buses or self-drive for an easy and informative return journey. Then, follow the wooden walkways through the park's biodiverse mountains, ancient sites, and forests, all rich in flora and fauna. Upgrade for a picnic or restaurant lunch with a local liquor tasting before returning.
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8 hours
from $72.38

Geres Waterfall Trek from Porto

Escape urban Porto and discover the natural landscape in Peneda-Gerês National Park, on a trek that takes you along countryside paths, through thick glens, and into a waterfall basin. Enjoy an included picnic lunch beside Cascata Tahiti after swimming beneath it, and take memorable pictures in the fairy-tale Matas de Albergaria. Relax after a full day’s exploring with round-trip transport provided from Porto.
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9 to 10 hours
from $102.54

Douro 4x4 Offtrack Adventure from Porto

Veer from the city sites and journey to the lush Douro Valley on this full-day 4x4 adventure from Porto. See Portugal’s enthralling landscape up-close, including the terraces vineyards of its most famous wine region, which is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, taste the region’s world-class wines and enjoy a picnic lunch.
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10 hours
from $124.86
$138.73

Extreme Canyoning from Porto

Push your limits, learn a new skill, and see more of Northern Portugal’s striking countryside during this full-day canyoning adventure in the Peneda-Geres National Park or Arouca Geopark. Enjoy nature in a new way alongside your expert instructors and benefit from vantage points not all travelers get to experience, as you navigate streams and rappel down (or jump off) waterfalls.
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10 hours
from $108.57

Surf Experience in Porto

Don’t miss out on Portugal’s epic waves — try surfing on this 3-hour lesson in Porto. Learn the basics of catching the best wave from a local Portuguese surfer and hang ten near one of Porto’s famed beaches. Your experienced surf instructor will teach you how to safely paddle out, stand up on your board and ride the Atlantic’s gnarly waves. Take the skills you learn here to other beaches around the world.
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3 hours
from $43.31
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Aušrinė K wrote a review Oct 10
Vilnius, Lithuania10 contributions4 helpful votes
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Oh my days.! It was the best activity we’ve done so far in Portugal and one of the best in general. I got it as a Birthday present for my boyfriend. Pedro was our guide and he was extremely helpful, friendly and professional. We felt absolutely safe and taken care of , inventory is all new and in bestest quality. The drive to the eco park was very scenic and breathtaking, but the abseiling and canyoning was something out of this planet. The level of ,,extreme” can be adjusted to your personal needs and fitness level. Pedro also make loads of amazing pictures for us!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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David wrote a review Oct 9
Northallerton, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent day trip with Afonso - the valley and the walkways are beautiful, we were blessed with perfect weather and Afonso was great company and an excellent guide. The steak afterwards was incredible and the local wines went down a treat. Overall an excellent experience in the incredible Portuguese countryside!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Florin wrote a review Sep 2020
Brussels, Belgium5 contributions
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Actually I enjoyed the complete tour. I loved the place where we had lunch, in the middle of the nature, in the forest and was also close to a beautiful viewpoint over the valey. After lunch we went to a place where it was a beautiful lake and we had a bath there. We've seen wild horses and a herd of goats, the landscape is stunning, If I will have the chace I will definetelly do this tour again.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Anja wrote a review Sep 2020
Middelburg, The Netherlands3 contributions
We had a great day together with our guide Diogo from Detours. After a ride of 90 minutes and a stop in Arouca for delicious coffee we arrived at the Paiva walkways. Diogo can give you a lot of information about the nature during the drive and at the walkways. It was a beautiful experience, we have never seen such a walkway before. The very long hanging bridge was not open but will hopefully open soon. It is 516 meters long. After the walk we had a delicious lunch, made off all local products in cervejaria brasão in Alvarenga. They serve beefs, pork belly, fish, francesinhas and we also enjoyed a “green” wine, fresh with a little spark. We also tried the liquor Pinguça. It was a 5-star trip, so when you go to Porto take a day for this trip, you really will enjoy it. Thank you Diogo, you are a very friendly guy and you take very good care off the people you are with. The way you do your job can make or break someone’s day, you made our day! Naomi and Anja, from the Netherlands.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tamara wrote a review Sep 2020
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Excellent guide, Diogo is very competent and gave us a great idea and explications about the Douro Valley. He is a good and save driver too and he did everything to please us. We had a lot of fun and spent a unforgettable day in the valley.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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