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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 (downhill), visit Aveiro, the so called Venice of Portugal!

The Paiva Walkways is a stunning 7 km boardwalk zig-zagging downhill 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.

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PICK UP/DROP OFF At meeting point: Rua de Sá da Bandeira, 68 (next PortoBay Teatro Hotel)
START AT / END 8:00 am / 6:30 pm (approx)
Pick up/drop off at Rua de Sá da Bandeira, 68

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 the 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.

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

4.96 based on 592 reviews

The trip is very well put together, there is variety snd there are enough stops. Our guide Jao was great, shared a lot of information and made sure everyone was ok. Lunch was also very good, traditional veal and vino verde. For me the visit to the beach town was a bit too much, I would have been happy after the boattrip.
Overall we had a great day and I would recommend this trip.


This was an excellent experience all around! Jaoa was our tour guide and went all out to ensure our happiness. He’s also very well-versed in Portuguese history. The tour included much more than expected, and we made a full 10- hour day, so you definitely get your money worth. Highly recommend.


exceeded expectations. No improvements needed.


Amazing tour!
First of all, Norberto was probably one of the best guides we’ve ever had. Knowledgeable, professional, funny & just a great spokesman for his country of Portugal!
The almost 9hr adventure – including a delicious lunch (included) was amazing.
Walking the massive suspension bridge, and hiking the Paiva Walkway, was simply spectacular!
The tour of Aviero & its Venice-like canals, followed by the‘Instagram’ stop at Cosa Nova completed the day nicely.
Highly recommend this tour (but be advised, you should be in descent shape for the ‘walkway’ – although you can take your time – & it’s all downhill!
Obrigado Norberto!


Spectacular Day With an Outstanding Company!
Norberto, the owner of Ennetours, and the other guide/driver on the day of our tour, are among the kindest human beings I’ve ever met! They have arranged this tour to be absolutely the best combination of experiences, taking place in the exact right order for guests to enjoy the day to the utmost. The walk on the Paiva Walkways is challenging, but entirely doable, and well worth it! The area is so beautiful. The bridge is spectacular, and you will feel so proud of having crossed it. Norberto offered highly useful information throughout the day, maximum air conditioning in the van after the two of us 60+-year-old Alaskans finished the walk, and a delicious meal and wine for lunch. I can’t recommend Norberto and Ennetours and this tour highly enough.


Norberto is the best. Great background of the tour areas and Portugal in general. Combined a lot of Portugal – Paiva walkways, suspension bridge, traditional lunch in Arouca, and gondola ride in Aveiro – without it seeming rushed or too busy. His personal style was pleasant and kind as well as highly knowledgeable. I had a similar tour with Norberto 4 years ago and he continues to get better at his craft.


Ricardo war ein toller aufmerksamer Guide und guter Fahrer, der uns prima durch den Tag begleitet hat. Das Brückenerlebnis einmalig, der Abstieg nicht ohne Anstrengung. Es wurde ein leckeres Mittagessen serviert, Aveiro durchaus sehenswert.


Die Landschaft, die Brücke und der Weg. Besonderen Dank an den Guide. Ricardo, du bist muito bom Guide !!!


A memorable trip. Be aware – the road is curvy and some parts a bit bumpy so take a motion sickness pill, but it’s worth it. The suspension bridge and walkway views are beautiful. Bring water and stay hydrated.


I wouldnt have seen this beautiful part of Portugal if not for this tour. Our guide Norberto made all the difference giving us history and understanding of Portugal life


Ricardo was really great! Very knowledgeable and patient and did everything he could to make our trip even better than it already was.


Burn your calories while having a great time

Our tour guide Norberto was great by giving us an overview of what our day would entail. He told us the number of stops to be made, length of time at each site and made recommendations to ensure we would be safe and comfortable.

Our first stop was in Arouca , followed by Ponte 516 Arouca, Paiva walkways and ended with sailing in Aveiro canal. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended since it does involve a lot of walking.

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