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)
INCLUDED
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging (if in city center)

Transport by top class minivan (small group: min 2 – max 8 people)

Paiva Walkways tickets

Traditional lunch

Boat ride at Aveiro canals and sweet-eggs tasting

NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses
The Arouca 516 Footbridge ticket (choose add-on)

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions

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Detailed itinerary

  • 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.

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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

5.00 based on 159 reviews
ennetours
11/10/2021

EXCELLENT Tour!
Norberto was a perfect tour guide. You can tell he really enjoys what he does. His knowledge of history is good. Pick up was quick and easy. This full day tour is definitely worth the money.

ennetours
10/10/2021

El guia, Norberto, estuvo pendiente en todo momento, dió la milla extra. Nos fue explicando todo el camino, lo hizo súper interesante. Fue fuerte sobretodo si no estás físicamente en forma pero siguiendo las instrucciones del guia lo hicimos. Un éxito. Recomiendo la excursión 100%

05/10/2021

Very good guide. Nice activity, never boring!!

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