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From Porto: Arouca 516 & Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

1. From Porto: Arouca 516 & Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

Starting from Porto, you will be picked up and driven through the Portuguese countryside until you reach these amazing nature tourism structures. Along the way to the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge and the Paiva Walkways you will go by Arouca. In Arouca there is a convenient stop where you can grab a snack for the way if you wish to do so. This town is famous for it’s traditional sweets! Once you reach Areinho (one of the entrances of Paiva Walkways), you start your journey by climbing the strairway of around 300 steps and reach the incredible 516 Arouca elevated about 175m above the Paiva River. Crossing this bridge is one unforgettable experience. Get all the information about this structure and be amazed with the views over to Aguieira Waterfall and Paiva River. You will continue you journey follwing the path of Paiva Walkways as it follows the flow of the river through the next 8 Km. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the wilderness and set your own pace. Enjoy the landscapes and the moment. Relax at Vau beach mid-way through the hike and carry on all the way to Espiunca, where our hiking ends. From Espiunca we will make a small connection to Alvarenga, where in a local restaurant we will have a great meal with the famous “Arouquesa” DPO meat (other options available). The day ends with a comfortable ride back to Porto, where you can keep on learning about our country and culture directly from a local guide.

From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

2. From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

Cross the Worlds Longest Suspension Footbridge - the Arouca 516 - and walk the Paiva Walkways, considered one of the most beautiful trails in the world (seven kilometers). Restore your energy with a delicious traditional lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon at Aveiro, the so-called “Portuguese Venice” and traverse the canals on a boat trip. Wander through the old quarter to see the main Art Nouveau buildings, the fish market, and taste one of the city's delicacies, soft eggs. Last but not the least, see the famous haystacks of Costa Nova. Discover the magnificent fishing village with its wooden houses in bright striped colors.

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Hello, I did the tour alone and I am thrilled. Everything worked great, our guide Filip was funny, personable, lots of information, took care of everyone, just great! The traditional meal after the hike was very tasty. The tour is definitely recommended! Arouca Bridge is Stunning!

The Paiva pathway walk and Auroca 516 suspension bridge offered breathtaking views of the Paiva River and waterfalls. The pathway decks are in good condition and safe for walking. There were several stairs on the walk, but frequent landings offered a rest if needed.

Very good day that passes too quickly we took full view. Small group tour. Brilliant guide, friendly and attentive. Just missing a small stop at the level of the river halfway through the course to recharge the batteries provide for many turns for motion sickness.

The tour was great, it exceeded my expectations, the guide Filipe is excellent! I would definitely do more tours with them!

Wonderful experience beautiful landscapes and very good Riccardo kind and helpful and caring I highly recommend it