All year round
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+/- 9 Hours
Aveiro, Paiva

from 90€ pp

Cross the second 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 second 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.

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 tickets

Traditional lunch

Boat ride at Aveiro canals and sweet-eggs tasting

Personal expenses
The Arouca 516 Footbridge ticket (choose add-on)

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

4.99 based on 291 reviews

Lovely day seeing the real Portugal. Walkways were spectacular. Also, being in a small group on a tour is great. Learnt much more. Lovely lunch in a restaurant in the mountains as well. Highly recommend this tour.


Great tour!
This tour is truly spectacular. It was everything advertised and then some. Ricardo was our guide and he is truly a wonderful person. The 516 foot walking bridge is an engineering marvel and felt so safe at all times. It provided amazing views. It is a very full day with a lot of walking so be prepared with water and to expend a lot of energy. I highly recommend this tour.


A wonderful day trip to go on a hike and see the countryside of northern Portugal. Everything was great!


Ricardo was our guide and he could not have been more personable or informative! We enjoyed the perfect day!


One of the best day tours EVER. It was a perfect day in the country near Porto. This tour was more than expected – great in all aspects. Norberto, our guide, was conscientious and provided lots of information and local knowledge.


Très bonne expérience, je recommande. Merci!


Enjoyable day!


Great experience. Noberto is a perfect host. The trip was sooo well planned and we had a really good time.


It was a nice trip. We visited beautiful natural places. Loved it.


Fabelagtig natur.. vild oplevelse med gangbroen.. super guide.. fremragende frokost… hyggeligt besøg i Aveiro..


Rundum zufrieden 🙂


Nice getaway trip!
Excellent way to get away from the city and see a little nature. There was a 7km walk that wasn’t really mentioned. But it was worth.

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