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+/- 9 Hours
Aveiro, Paiva

110€ pp – Small group tour – Max 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, see the fish market and taste one of city’s delicacies: sweet-eggs!

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 (small group: max 8 people)

Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge tickets

Traditional lunch

Boat ride at Aveiro canals and sweet-eggs tasting

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 351 reviews

Awesome day! Awesome Tour Guide! Thank you so much Riccardo!!! Die Tour war super toll! Wirklich empfehlenswert! Die Hängebrücke und der Holzweg war trotz regen und grau der Wahnsinn! Man kann den Holzweg nach der Hälfte des Weges abbrechen, aber ich kann nur empfehlen den gesamten Weg zu laufen, da sich die Natur nochmals komplett ändert! Das traditionelle Mittagessen auch total lecker! Wirklich lohnenswert! Averiro ist auch ein total nettes Städtchen Udn auch der letzte stop am Strand wirklich toll!!! Kann die Tour nur empfehlen, auch dank Ricardo ein mega Tag!


The most wonderful experience !!!

First of all the communication was prompt and easy and the tour organization simply amazing.

Ricardo was an awesome guide. He was very knowledgeable, shared with us many particularities about the region and the culture, he was friendly, engaging and genuinely interested that we all have a great time. Ricardo, thank you very much for the absolutely amazing and wonderful experience 💚 !

We were in luck and had great weather, so both my boyfriend and I enjoyed all the scheduled activities, from the Suspension Bridge and the Paiva Walkways in Arouca to the boat trip through the Aveiro canals and the short stop in Costa Nova. The landscapes were beautiful and the hike helped us sleep like babies 😊 . Last but not least, the traditional lunch was absolutely delicious and the vinho verde was a nice touch.

I heartily recommend this tour and if you happen to be in Porto and haven’t booked this yet, please click the button already! You don’t want to miss it for the world 😉 !


An amazing day!!!
Ricardo was the most kindest and professional host. He assisted so much and ran the day so smoothly so our group could see everything. Dinner was fantastic and authentic. My favorite part really was meeting 4 others from different parts of the world and together we spoke about all of our country & cultures. Felt like I was in another part of Canada, but a more spectacular view of Portugal. I would do this again in a heartbeat and so should you!!!


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