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+/- 9 Hours
Aveiro, Paiva

110€ pp – Small groups – 8 people!

Cross one of the Longest Suspension Bridges of the World, walk the Paiva Walkways, visit Aveiro, the so called Venice of Portugal, and Costa Nova!

The Paiva Walkways is a stunning 7 km boardwalk zig-zagging down along the left bank of Paiva river at Arouca Geopark, a UNESCO Geological site.

Will you dare? Cross one of the Longest Suspension Footbridge in the World called Arouca 516! It spans 516m-long (1,692ft) across the valley and hangs 175m (576ft) above the Paiva River.

After the walk, another highlight of our day: a delicious meal at a typical restaurant! (meat, fish or vegetarian options available)

Time to enjoy a relaxed afternoon at the so called “Portuguese Venice” – the beautiful city of Aveiro!

We’ll explore the old quarter, wander through the main squares and see the fish market square.

Once in Aveiro, a boat trip over the canals is a must do! You`ll board on a “moliceiro” – the traditional river boats – and discover the charming city through the canals.

Last but not the least, the famous haystacks of Costa Nova! See the magnificent fishing village with its wooden houses in bright striped colors.

Use Promo Code AVEIROPAIVATOUR at the Checkout and Get 10% Off!

PICK UP/DROP OFF At your hotel (city center) or at meeting point: Rua de Sá da Bandeira 68
START AT / END 8:00 am / 6:00-6:30 pm (approx)
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging (if in city center)

Transport by top class minivan (8 people)

Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge tickets

Traditional lunch

Boat ride at Aveiro canals

Personal expenses
Gratuities (optional)

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions



Detailed itinerary

  • Meet at your hotel (if in city center) or at meeting point: Rua de Sá da Bandeira 68 and set of towards Arouca town;
  • The Paiva Walkways;
  • The Arouca 516 Footbridge (optional)
  • Traditional lunch at Arouca;
  • Drive to Aveiro;
  • City center and fish market;
  • Boat ride at the Aveiro canals;
  • Visit to Costa Nova.

Return to Porto.


End of the Tour

The paiva walkways
people hiking at the paiva walkways
arouca 516 bridge
Arouca 516
the paiva walkways stairway and river
the paiva walkways along the river paiva
Art Nouveau buildings in aveiro and the moliceiros boats
Aveiro canals
Aveiro tour
aveiro tour

Tour Reviews

4.98 based on 467 reviews

Fantastic tour, amazing lunch!
We did the tour with Norberto and we loved it. The day, although exhausting was also relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable! Norberto is a fantastic guide. I admit , I chickend out of the suspension bridge but my husband, friend and the others in our group did cross it without any issues and and enjoyed it. Lunch was absolutely delicious! Best meal so far!


The 516m long suspension bridge was fun. Great views. This is followed by a long relaxing, mostly downhill hike on wooden-plank stairs to the valley. Caring and sociable guide. Lunch provided was very delicious. Do note that it’s quite a long windy road ride to the Bridge at the start of tour so be prepares with some travel or anti-vomitting pills if needed.


This has been the best daytip I have ever booked on getyourguide. Our guide/driver Norberto was super friendly and easy to talk with so we really enjoyed his companionship. Learned plenty about Portugal and Portugese people as well. The Arouca Geopark itself is stunning and not crowded at all like it usually happens in such beautiful spots. You have an option to walk ~4 or ~7km (the guide checks with you halfway). The lunch was very good and the place was full of locals which is always a good sign. Overall, brilliant trip. Thank you!


Ricardo is a great guide so nice so informative and attent


An amazing tour you should not miss – the scheduling of activities throughout the day including the lunch and boat ride makes the whole trip very enjoyable. Norberto is knowledgeable and very nice, an excellent tour guide.


Great day out!
An excellent day out. Riccardo was knowledgeable about the area, the walkway and suspension bridge were truly fabulous.


It was a fun experience, our guide Ricardo was simply amazing!


tudo lindo , paissagem bela e maravilhosa cada local de sua magia, me sinte conectado com vida e com deus amei do inocio ao fim.


Great day trip, great guide, great experience! We’re glad that the suspension bridge crossing was first! Exhilarating ! The walkways were fun at first, but there’s a LOT of walking after the second bridge, so beware. City visit and boat ride through canals + beach town visit was nice way to end the visit. João was a great guide! Well worth the fees.


Wonderful tour! Joao was incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating, and funny! The lunch was complimentary and some of the best food I’ve had in a while. Good for all ages/fit levels, as it’s a downhill walk most of the time.


Well Worth A Day!
We had a great time with Joao who was a great guide, informative, friendly and humorous.
After a brief stop at Arouca for a coffee and quick leg stretch, we arrived at the Paiva Walkways which were the stand out part of the tour, they were amazing. It was a really lovely walk, about 5 miles in length and very quiet. You follow alongside the river as it meanders through some stunning scenery. The suspension bridge was good too, you can take your time walking across and there’s opportunity for a good photo or two.
After the walk (and a quick drink in the bar at the end) we made our way back to Arouca to a local restaurant, Tasquinha Da Quinta, where we ate veal with rice and potatoes. It was delicious and very filling.
We made our way to Aveiro. The canals were a little strange, but the guide on board was funny and it was a pleasant journey of about 20 minutes in a large open narrowboat. Aveiro centre was good, lots of little shops and you get a break of about 40 minutes there. We were knackered by the time we got to Costa De Nova for a brief stop so we walked along the promenade. Most places weren’t open as it was out of season and it was a bit quiet.
Joao took us back to Porto where we arrived back at 6.30pm. He is a good driver and a very nice guy – we would recommend the tour, Joao and the walkways made the day.


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