All year round
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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

What a fantastic experience! It’s a must see. Well worth the money. Traditional Portuguese Lunch was delicious!


This was the best thing I did during my time in Porto! Norberto was an excellent host, providing us with clear details of the trip up front and detailing the history of the places we visited. He was also very patient and engaging at all times. This full-day excursion allowed us to see some not-so-common tourist locations that were just as beautiful as the city of Porto. Bring proper walking shoes and lots of water, and enjoy the views. Fantastic! A must for your visit to Porto.


Très belle expérience que l’on aurait pas forcément eu l’idée de faire seuls, dans un cadre superbe et dans une ambiance sympathique. Merci à Norberto pour sa gentillesse et ses commentaires intéressants au cours de cette journée.


très belle expérience qui ne peut se concevoir qu’accompagné d’un guide qui par ses commentaires éclairés enrichit la journée. à faire absolument lors visite au Portugal.


Experiência excepcional!
Passeio que contou com a ponte Arouca 516, Passadiços do Paiva e Aveiro. O Norberto nosso guia é uma pessoa excepcional, muito inteligente, agradável e conhece todos os destinos como a palma da mão. Van de transporte super confortável, almoço típico em Arouca excelente e todos os passeios foram muito bons. Amamos. Estávamos em família com 4 adultos e 3 crianças de 7,9 e 11 anos.


Le guide Norberto tres gentille.
Le etait tres gentille je l oublirai jamais il ma aider


Such an amazing day! What was suppose to be torrential rain cleared up into the best adventure, with the perfect weather and few to little other tourists. Thoroughly enjoyed our guide Ricardo, loved the suspension bridge which has an amazing view, the walkways which were clear of tourists and gorgeous, and Aveiro and the boat tour. I also thought lunch was a nice touch, so was the little surprise snack as well as the little gift from the boat tour. Highly recommend, it was the highlight of our time in Porto.


Amazing, full day! Delicious food and best locations. Norberto was a really insightful host.


This was a great experience! The scenery is amazing and I like the way this tour allowed you to see so much, with both countryside and small towns. Norberto was a great host and everything was very well planned and timed. It was a great value for all we were able to see and do!


Such a fun day exploring destinations outside of the city. Norberto was a kind and knowledgeable host that shared a lot about the Portuguese culture with us!


We loved walking across the Arouca bridge and doing the Paiva walkways! The lunch afterwards was delicious and the guide was very knowledgably and friendly. Highly recommend the trip 🙂


The host made everything perfect. It was absolutely the best! I will take the tour again!

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