All year round
4 / 10
+/- 8 Hours

79€ pp

Our day starts with a kick of adrenaline!

After picking you up in Porto, we set off towards the Paiva Walkways where you’ll cross the second WORLD’S LONGEST SUSPENSION FOOTBRIDGE!

The Arouca 516 Footbridge spans 516m-long across the valley and hangs 175m above the Paiva river. The walking deck is made of a see-through open grid metal mesh!

Will you dare?

The Paiva Walkways are one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world and a World Travel Awards winner. It is a 7km wooden boardwalk zig-zagging down along the left bank of Paiva river at Arouca Unesco Geopark.

Lunch is another highlight: veal roasted in clay pots at a typical restaurant with panoramic views (fish or vegetarian options also available)

Before heading back to Porto, we’ll visit Arouca for a glance about local culture and the Portuguese architecture styles.

Know before you go: arriving at the Paiva Walkways, the road gets a bit winding. For those who have car motion sickness problems, we advise you to have a tablet or a pill to help with that issue.

PICK UP/DROP OFF At your hotel (if in city center) or at meeting point: Rua de Sá da Bandeira, 68
START AT / END 8:00 am / 4:00-4:30 pm (approx)
Pick up/drop off at your hotel (when in city center)

Transport by minivan (small group: max 8 people)

Traditional Lunch

Tickets for the Paiva Walkways and the Arouca 516 Bridge

Visit to Arouca

Personal expenses
Gratuities (optional)

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions



Detailed itinerary

  • Pick up at your hotel (if located in city center) or at the meeting point: Rua de Sá da Bandeira, 68;
  • The Paiva Walkways;
  • The Arouca 516 Footbridge;
  • Traditional Lunch;
  • Visit to Arouca town.

Return to Porto

Note: We advise you to bring comfortable footwear and clothing, water, a hat and sunscreen.


End of the Tour

arouca 516 bridge
Arouca 516
people hiking at the paiva walkways
the paiva walkways and waterfalls
bridge over the river paiva at the Paiva Walkways
the paiva walkways stairway and river
the paiva walkways along the river paiva

Tour Reviews

4.97 based on 79 reviews

10/10 highly recommended. Amazing bridge, lovely hike, gorgeous nature, and most importantly, our very passionate and knowledgeable guide, Norberto, made the trip very memorable and fun. My daughter (13) and I went on this tour on our 2nd day in Porto. We enjoyed it very much. After the bridge and the hike, we went to this small village for a lovely Portuguese lunch and learned about the history from Norberto. Then we drove through this brand new road which Norberto was very excited about and it saved so much time. He was kind enough to drop us by the Igreja de Santa Clara. Thank you so much, Norberto!! 🙂


Tour is fabulous and Noberto and team made it very well organised. Location and the walkway is amazing to experience and plenty of time given by the tour guide.


Der Tagesausflug war super! Der Transfer nach Arouca als auch die Wanderung selber haben ohne Probleme geklappt und konnte auch flexibel gestaltet werden. Sprich, falls man doch die Brücke überspringen möchte oder ab der Hälfte nicht mehr weiter wandern möchte. Auch das Essen im Restaurant war sehr lecker und es hätte auch eine Vegetarische Alternative gegeben. Luis, der Guide für unser Tag hat uns wunderbar begleitet und uns viele geschichtlichen und geographischen Infos gegeben! Ich kann diesen Tagesausflug nur weiterempfehlen!


It is an excellent trip. An adventure of one in a life time. I recommend it to all ages.
The pending bridge and the pavement along the river. Incredible view of the beautiful nature.


Fantastic experience. We were staying in Porto for 5 nights and wanted something to experience outside of the norm, this certainly fitted the bill. Although terrified of heights I really enjoyed the challenge of crossing the suspension bridge and the view from the bridge and the walkways were stunning. Luis, our guide for the day was extremely friendly and informative, Lunch and the Green wine was stunning – thank you. Highly recommended.


Leuke gevarieerde trip.heerlijk o. Na paar dagen drukte even buiten de stad te zijn


Atividade imperdível em Portugal
Os passadiços e arouca 516 com o apoio do sr Ricardo e equipe foi perfeito senti conhecimento e segurança,assim fiquei relaxada e aproveitei todo tempo do percurso,no meu tempo sem stress. Valeu também o tempo em arouca e almoço em tasqiunha típica.


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