All year round
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+/- 9 Hours
Aveiro, Paiva

118€ pp – small groups – max 8 people!

We leave from Porto at 8AM towards Arouca town where we will stop shortly for bathrooms and for coffee.

Get ready for adventure! After a short drive, we will arrive at the Walkways and go across one of the Longest Suspension Bridges of the World – The 516 Arouca! It spans 516m-long (1,692ft) across the valley and hangs 175m (576ft) above the Paiva river!

Notice: crossing the bridge is not mandatory. You have the option to skip it.

Then, you will walk the Paiva Walkways downhill in a total length of 7km over a wooden boardwalk zig-zagging downhill along the left bank of the river. (you also have the option to walk only 3,5Km and be picked up half-way). You can decide that on the day of the tour.

The walk will be followed by another highlight of our day: lunch! A delicious meal is deserved and it will take place at a beautiful typical restaurant! Roasted veal is the meat option offered, but fish or vegetarian options are available.

After a power nap in the van, it’s time to enjoy Aveiro, also known as the “Portuguese Venice ”!

Discover the city center with us on a short walk and enjoy free time to spoil yourself with “ovos-moles” – sweet eggs, a local delicacy, or a ice cream, or a beer, a souvenir or all of it!

And 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!

Finish the day back in Porto.

PICK UP/DROP OFF At meeting point: Calçada da Vandoma, next to Estátua de Vimara Peres (cathedral)
START AT / END 8:00 am / 6:30 pm (approx)
Pick up/drop off at Calçada da Vandoma (cathedral)

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

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Detailed itinerary

  • Meet at the meeting point: Calçada da Vandoma, next to Estátua de Vimara Peres – (Horse statue at Porto Cathedral);
  • 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.

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

Tour Reviews

4.95 based on 631 reviews

The river valley and the view from the bridge were exceptional.
The suspension bridge and the Zpaiva walkways were excellent . Our driver and the meal was excellent. But the boat tour and Aveiro were disappointing.


Maravilhoso!! Guia Luiz ótimo!! O Almoço muito bom!! Ótima experiência, recomendo!


Bella escursione. Il ponte stupendo, le passerelle in uno scenario unico, il pranzo ottimo e Aveiro un posto veramente carino e caratteristico. Ottima guida e ottima compagnia.


The trip overall was great. The only complaint is that the Arouca 516 was very foggy when we arrived because of how early it was. Otherwise, the walkways and the boat tour were beautiful.


The trip was excellent! Luis was an exceptional guide! The lunch was delicious! I highly recommend this trip when visiting Porto!


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I’d highly recommend booking with Luis. From start to finish it was a great experience going on this tour with Luis. He was always very accommodating and spoke to us all about Portugal and the places we went to thoroughly. The walkway and bridge was gorgeous as was Aveiro. The lunch was also delicious and the restaurant Luis took us to was perfect for anyone including vegetarians. Definitely worth the value!


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