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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 Tasting

at the Quinta

A tasting of 5 different Vinho Verde wines from the Castelo de Paiva region, including a plate with local treats (ham, chorizo,  sausage, cheeses, fig jam, olives, grapes, toast and bread) and a vegetarian or vegan option on demand.

  • Minimum 8 people:  20€ pp


Wine Tour

at Casa de Algar

The family has been producing wine for over a 100 years. They pioneered white wine in a region where red Vinho Verde was considered tradition. Nowadays, under the brand Pata da Burra, they mainly produce white Vinho Verde wines. If you wish, they will open their doors for you and offer you a tour around in the vineyard, inform you about their winemaking process and of course, let you taste a selection of their wines. Casa de Algar is a 10 minute ride from our Quinta.

  • Casa de Algar 

  • 20€ pp

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Home Made Menu 

You do'nt feel like cooking and you want to stay at the quinta? Enjoy a traditional Portuguese menu, made by a local mama. She cooks meat, fish and even vegan. 

  • Order 2 days ahead

  • Price €20 pp for starter, main course and dessert (drinks not included)

  • Price €12 for children under 12 years old

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Eating at the locals 

Eugénio Estevez and his wife Elvira welcome you in their old family home in Souselo (10 mn drive). They propose private dinners for small groups up to 10 people. In their cosy dining room you will enjoy the welcome drinks and regional snacks, a typical Portuguese menu with starters, main course and dessert. And of course local wines.

  • On reservation, only in the weekends

  • Price €35 pp all inclusive


Body & Mind Experience
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 Portuguese, English or French.

  • Private session 60€ per hour

  • 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. 

  • Private boat rental: from 15€ pp

  • Kajak: 9€ pp

  • Stand-up Paddle: from 20€ pp

  • Water Ski and Wakeboard: from 30€ pp

  • Tubing: from 15€ pp

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Hiking in Castelo 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.

If you like to know more about the plants, the trees, the stones and the traditions, Tiago will take you on the most beautiful walks and tell you all about it (in Portuguese and English). Tiago also offers meditation walks.

Nature Walk with Tiago: 50€ p/group (1-15 people) | 2 hrs

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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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