Activities for our guests!
We’ve put together a few activities you can enjoy here or outside the Quinta.
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Vinho Verde Tasting
at the Quinta
A tasting of 4 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 option on demand.
Minimum 6 people: 15€ pp
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
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 €17 pp for starter, main course and dessert (drinks not included)
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 €30 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
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: 30€ p/group (1-15 people) | 2,5 hrs
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
Farmers and artisans sell their traditional local products.
Every last Sunday of the month
A local market with mainly textile and shoes.
Every 6th and 21st of the month