All year round
4 / 10
+/- 8 Hours

Tour from Porto to Arouca for with a kick of adrenaline!

You’ll cross the WORLD’S LONGEST SUSPENSION FOOTBRIDGE, walk the Paiva Walkways trail, have beautiful lunch experience at a local restaurant and visit Arouca, a very Portuguese traditional little town.

The Paiva Walkways are one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world and a World Travel Awards winner. It is a 8km boardwalk zig-zagging down along the left bank of Paiva river at Arouca Unesco Geopark.

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?

Lunch will be in a typical Portuguese restaurant with panoramic views (meat, fish or vegetarian options available). Lunch will cost between 10€ and 15€ depending on your option.

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

NOTICE: crossing the bridge is optional. If you fear heights, you can just walk the normal trail and skip the bridge.

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 or lodging in Porto (city center)
START AT / END 8:30-9:00 am / 4:30-5:00 pm (approx)
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging (when in center)

Transport by minivan (small group: min 2 – max 8 people)

Paiva Walkways tickets

The Arouca 516 Bridge ticket

Visit to Arouca

Personal expenses
Lunch (between 10€ and 15€)

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions


Detailed itinerary

  • Pick up at your hotel/lodging and set off towards the Paiva Walkways;
  • The Paiva Walkways;
  • The Arouca 516 Footbridge;
  • Traditional Lunch (between 10€ and 15€);
  • Visit to Arouca town.

Return to your hotel/lodging in 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

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