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 Arouca 516 – the 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 or lodging in Porto (city center)
START AT / END 9:00 am / 5:00-5:30 pm (approx)
INCLUDED
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging (when in center)

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

Traditional Lunch

Tickets for the Paiva Walkways and the Arouca 516 Bridge

Visit to Arouca

NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses
Gratuities (optional)

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions

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Detailed itinerary

  • Pick up at your hotel/lodging and set off towards the Paiva Walkways;
  • The Paiva Walkways;
  • The Arouca 516 Footbridge;
  • Traditional Lunch;
  • 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.

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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

5.00 based on 9 reviews
ennetours
05/12/2021

What a fabulous and informative day.
I normally do private tours. Although this tour of 6 including myself was like a private tour. Our Guide Norberto was attentive to each of us as if it were a private tour. He was very knowledgeable of the history and places that we traveled. Always up beat. I was the only person of the guests that spoke fluent English and I was made to feel I was very much included and part of the group as Norberto toke great care to translate for me. I do highly recommend Norberto.

ennetours
30/11/2021

Great day with amazing people!
What a wonderful day. From pick up to drop off everything went smoothly. Ennetours timing, safety, and comfort was perfect. Norberto is fun and interesting. Walking the bridge was thrilling and the walk along the walkways was relaxing and much needed nature time in my holiday.

ennetours
19/11/2021

Amazing experience to stay in contact with nature!

ennetours
04/11/2021

“Excursion au top !
Hôte sympathique, ponctuel, arrangeant. – Transport confortable. – Ballade agréable, niveau rythme c’est comme vous le sentez, vous pouvez la faire en mode challenge sport ou en mode flâner et admirer le paysage, c’est franchement adapté à tous. – Déjeuner topissime, juste excellent. Je recommande !”

ennetours
03/11/2021

Great experience all around! Norberto was an excellent guide for this exciting tour. He knows the Arouca area very well and allows plenty of flexibility for breaks and took us to wonderful local cafes and we had the best local lunch! The Ponte 516 Arouca suspension bridge was thrilling and the scenery of the valley and Paiva River is breathtaking. It’s very safe and anyone (even those afraid of height) can enjoy it safely and appreciate the beauty of the valley. The Paiva walkways is well constructed, zigzagging along the roaring Paiva River. A relaxing walk in beautiful nature! I highly recommend this special experience with Norberto!

ennetours
28/09/2021

Amazing day!
We had a wonderful day with so much variety. Norberto has curated a true gem of a tour with so many layers from nature, culture and delicious food. Be ready for a good sweat, but the views and food at lunch will not disappoint. Just do it!

ennetours
26/09/2021

The tour with Norberto was absolutely amazing! He picked me up from my stay, was very friendly and explained the day to us in advance, so we knew what was coming. The bridge & walk was an great experience and the lunch afterwards was delicious. I would recommend 10/10 to book the tour with Norberto. Great experience and such a friendly person!

ennetours
24/09/2021

Met onze gids Norberto naar de Auruca Bridge en Pavia Walkway geweest. Hij kwam ons stipt op tijd bij ons hotel halen en bracht ons binnen drie kwartier naar de brug. Alles was perfect geregeld. Na de brug en de Paiva Walkway, die trouwens prachtig waren, stond hij aan het eind van de wandeling weer keurig op ons te wachten. Op naar een typisch Portugees restaurant waar we een heerlijke lunch hebben gehad. Op de weg naar huis nog in het plaatsje Auruca een klooster/kerk bezocht waar Norberto ook veel over wist te vertellen en na een kort bezoekje aan een typisch Portugees banketbakkertje weer op weg naar Porto en netjes bij het hotel afgezet. Deze trip is een echte aanrader. Alles prima geregeld en het geld dubbel en dwars waard!

22/09/2021

What a great tour we had today! Norberto picked us up from our hotel at the time we had agreed. We got a lot of info about the bridge and the walkway and Porto. The bridge and the walkway was a very nice experiance. After the walk Norberto took us to a local restaurant where we had a very good meal with fresh local products.
We enjoyed norbertos company very much. It was a very good trip for a very good price! You could not do it cheaper if you would organize it yourself! We will surely recommend to go with enne tours!

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