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Activities for our guests!

We’ve put together a few activities you can enjoy here or outside the Quinta.

Prepare your stay at Quinta do Mirante and book your activity.

Not booked a stay yet? Check our guesthouse!


Vinho Verde Wine Tasting at the Quinta

Discover the wines from the Douro Verde. You will taste 5 different Vinho Verde wines and learn about this unique Portuguese wine and its wine region. The wine tasting comes with local snacks.

  • Minimum 8 people:  25€ pp


Mama cooking 

You do'nt feel like cooking and you want to stay at the quinta? Enjoy a traditional Portuguese menu, made by Maria Conceição, a mama from the village. She cooks meat, fish and even vegan. All organic and almost all ingredients come directly from her farm. 

  • Order 2 days ahead

  • Price €25 pp for starter, main course and dessert (drinks not included)

  • Enjoy the meal with our house wine 

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Wine Tour
at Casa de Algar

The family has been producing Vinho Verde wine for over a 100 years. They pioneered white wine in a region where red Vinho Verde was considered tradition. Nowadays, they mainly produce white Vinho Verde wines. They are happy to open their doors for you and give you a tour in the vineyard and let you taste a selection of their wines. Casa de Algar is a 10 minute drive from our Quinta.

  • Santa Maria de Sardoura 

  • 25€ pp

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BBQ experience in Argentinian style

Joana and Aníbal welcome you in their organic farm in Souselo (10 mn drive) for a spectacular lunch in nature. They propose a unique outdoor BBQ-experience with slow cooked products from their farm. The meals are prepared with the culinary techniques from the Argentine Pampas. 

  • Only on Sundays, on reservation on min. 3 days notice

  • From 12.45 to 4 pm

  • Price €50 pp inclusive dessert, coffee and wine (€ 25 for kids under 12) - also vegetarian options


Relaxation massage at the

Soniá will make all your stress disappear with a soothing massage with essential oils. She applies the techniques of ayurveda, an ancient Indian tradition.

  • Whole body treatment: € 50 for 1,5 hour

  • Partial treatment: € 35 for 45 minutes


Yoga & Meditation at the

Connect with nature and your inner self,  by focusing on the body, breath and mind. The Yoga & Meditation classes are guided by Ana Silva in English or Portuguese. 

  • Group session 75€ per hour


Taichi at the Quinta

Let all your city stress out! Treat yourself to a Taichi, Qigong or Lu-Jong session to relaxe your body and mind. Virginie Freire offers these sessions at the quinta in English, French or Portuguese.

  • Group session 90€ per hour


Watersports on the rivers Douro and Paiva

Discover the beauty of the Douro Valley in a peaceful or adventurous way. 

  • Boat tour on the Douro and Paiva: 9€ pp/per hour

  • Canyoning: 55€ pp/day

  • Kajak: 9€ pp/per hour

  • Stand-up Paddle: 10€ pp/per hour

  • Water Ski and Wakeboard: 45€ pp

  • Tubing (buoy): 20€ pp

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Hiking in Castelo de Paiva and the Passadiços de Paiva

Hiking in a stunning nature, through old villages, past  farmhouse and fields, and on the river side. Paiva pé offers 10 Walking Trails near our quinta.

You want to experience the famous Passadiços de Paiva trail and cross de 2nd longest suspension bridge in the world? Book your tickets online

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Day trips to the highlights of Northern Portugal

Want to see more of the beauty of Northern Portugal? Go on a private day trip to the wine region Alto Douro (incl. boat trip), to Porto, Aveiro, Braga, Guimarães or the Minho area. 

  • Prices from € 120 to € 175 pp

  • Incl. lunch and visits

  • Other destinations (f.i. Nazaré, Fátima, Obídos) on demand


Markets in Castelo de Paiva

Flea Market in the Parque das Tílias

Small market where you can still find curiosities for small prices. Have a coffee afterwards at the Cocoloco bar.

  • Every 2nd Sunday of the month

Agricultural Market

Farmers and artisans sell their traditional local products.

  • Every last Sunday of the month

Public Market 

A local market with mainly textile and shoes.

  • Every 6th and 21st of the month

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