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+/- 9 Hours
Aveiro, Paiva

110€ pp – Small groups – 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 and see the fish market square.

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 (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



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 467 reviews

Expectations exceeded x10!
Everything exceeded my expectations. Ricardo is an amazing person and guide who did everything to take care of us and had great recommendations. He even accommodated my lunch to have fish instead of the roast beef because I am a picky eater. The bridge was super fun, and the walkway was more amazing than I was expecting. I loved every second of it! Best value for money out of all the tours I have taken. The boat ride with guide Joanna was great also!


Adoramos a experiência! Ricardo é um Ótimo guia!!! Adoramos!


Our guide was fantastic! We had a great morning going over the suspension bridge and doing the walkway. The walkway was longer than we realized, which we enjoyed but it took a while. The afternoon was interesting and nice to see two other small towns in Portugal – a small fishing/beach town (very adorable) and a town with small waterways like Venice. We enjoyed the afternoon but it was a longer day than expected and we would have preferred a slightly shorter day so that we could have more time back in Porto after the outing. However, the day overall was great. And, again, our guide was wonderful and we highly recommend Juao.


Superb experience! Superb guide (Ricardo)! The group I am assigned to is also amazing – I am really thankful to the host for assigning me to the group! The tour fits for everyone. It is a small group so it will feel like (at least for me) a personalised tour. We left the meeting point 5 minutes earlier (I was the last who arrived), and returned by end of the day. I also thought the food at lunch would not be enough as it is sharing – but I was mistaken considering that I also eat a lot (first & last to finish eating). Highly recommended!


Abwechslungsreich, angenehm, empfehlenswert!


A wonderful way to see Portugal!
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain/Portugal. João took such great care of our group from start to finish and I highly recommend him! We started on the bridge in the rain, which just added to the excitement of the “danger”. It stopped while we were mid-bridge and then the sun came out for the rest of the day. The views at the suspension bridge and walkways were incredible and the walk was really lovely. The traditional lunch of veal and potatoes was fantastic (the vegetarian plates looked great too). We then went to Costa Nova and ended the day in Aveiro with a boat ride through the canal. We were lucky to be with 6 new friends who were enjoying the tour as much as us. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to step away from the ordinary day of city sightseeing. Thank you João for making this one of the best days ever!


Ricardo is amazing. He’s very attentive, courteous and always watchful over his passengers. He’s a fun company too. Thank you Ricardo !


Fantastic day from start to finish. Highly recommend it and the walks will keep you fit! Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us a lot of very interesting facts about the region.


Tour for adrenaline, nature lovers including some romanitic!
My husband and I chose the tour From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways + Arouca 516 Suspension Bridge, a combination of adrenaline, natural beauty and romance. After stopping in the sleepy town of Arouca, I managed to cross the suspension bridge according to the guide’s instructions, despite my doubts about heights. We continued our journey on the Paiwa walkways and admired the valley’s natural beauty. Next came the Instagram part and romance seasoned with heavy rain, Costa Nova and Aveiro. Despite the weather, the trip was perfectly managed and we had a lot of fun. All this was thanks to the guide and owner of the Ennetours agency, Norberto, who impresses tourists on a daily basis with his energy, passion and diverse knowledge. I strongly recommend it!


Great day, awesome guide!
The suspension bridge was a very quick but fun experience. Great views. The walk was longer than expected and a wonderful hike along the river. Lunch was amazingly delicious. The fishing village, beach town and boat ride were all nice ways to see other smaller towns in Portugal. Our guide, Juao, was the best – he was so nice, informative, and patient. Albeit a long day, it was a very enjoyable day and highly recommend it.


Magnifique matinée avec la traversée du grand pont suspendu, la randonnée de 8 km sur les passerelles le long de la rivière, le vitella assada au restaurant était sublime!! Petite déception l’après-midi avec la visite d’aveiro, la Venise du Portugal qui n’était pas à la hauteur par rapport à la beauté naturelle du matin! Merci à Ricardo notre guide pour sa gentillesse et bienveillance!!


Had a fantastic day our guide Ricardo was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed learning the history of the areas we passed through, the scenery is spectacular and you are left to enjoy the walk at your own pace, we had time for a refreshing cool beer at the end too before heading for lunch. I would have liked to have spent much more time in Arouca such a beautiful fascinating place with lots to see and do but that can always be another trip.

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