Cross the Worlds Longest Suspension Footbridge, 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.
New Feature: 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.
NOTICE: the bridge ticket is optional! If you dare to cross it, tick the add-on box “Arouca 516 Bridge Ticket” at the check out. It costs 10€pp.
After the walk, another highlight of our day: a delicious meal at a typical restaurant with panoramic views. (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.
Alert: arriving at to the Walkways, the road gets a bit winding. If you have car motion sickness problems, we advise you to have a tablet or a pill to help with that issue.
|PICK UP/DROP OFF||At your hotel or lodging in Porto (city center)|
|START AT / END||8:00-8:30 am / 6:00-6:30 pm (approx)|
Boat ride at Aveiro canals and sweet-eggs tasting
Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions
- Pick up at your hotel/lodging and set off towards the Paiva Walkways
- 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 your hotel/lodging in Porto.