All year round
4 / 10
+/- 8 Hours

70€ 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 71 reviews

This was a fabulous experience. Just do it!


Ricardo was the BEST guide we have had and we have had some good ones. Loved the suspension bridge, the walk and all the knowledge Ricardo passionately shared with us!!! Porto is great but it was nice to get out of the city and walk in nature:):)


E’ stata una delle mie gite preferite in Portogallo! Ricardo, la guida, e’ un ragazzo bravissimo, ci ha spiegato tante cose e si preoccupa in continuazione che tutto fosse di nostro gradimento. L’attraversamento del ponte e’ stata in assoluto la cosa piu’ bella e adrenalinica che ho fatto in vita mia. Il pranzo con
carne tipica era molto buono. Eravamo solo 8 persone quindi tutto ha funzionato tutto alla perfezione. Se mai dovessi tornare da quelle parti, ripeterei la gita. Consigliatissima


Amazing your. Will remember forever!
The bridge was amazing! The scenery is so gorgeous. We had a great sunny day. It was pretty hot though. Long walk after you cross the bridge, about 4-5 miles. But it’s downhill! There were other visitors that went uphill, our tour guide said that they probably didn’t know there is another entrance. So glad we did this tour it was our favorite among all the ones we did in Porto. Only one hour drive from the city and the lunch was one of the best lunches we had. We got the fish since we don’t eat much meat and it was delicious. Tour guide was amazing and has such great stories of his travels. Also visited a small town by the bridge and it was so charming and had great pastries. And there was a food market on Sunday when we went too. Do this trip!!


Noberto war ein sehr guter und hilfsbereiter Guide, der auf persönliche Wünsche und Belange Rücksicht nahm. Die Tour war anstrengend aber wunderschön. Es hat sich wirklich gelohnt, die vielen Kurven zum Berg zu fahren. Danke an Noberto für die Tipps, man merkt, wenn jemand seinen Job mit Leidenschaft macht.


The Suspension Bridge!
Exciting to cross the suspension bridge. It was quite fun. And we had a pleasant walk thru the gardens after the bride.


Great value, excellent host and beautiful setting!


Very nice excursion with very good care by the guide, procedure according to the offer. I can recommend this excursion.


Great trip with beautiful landscape! Noberto is very friendly and caring. He made our trip even better, and the experiences he shared with us regarding his previous travels were fascinating 😀 Book this tour if you look for a beautiful environment, nice people to meet, and an easygoing day!


Ricardo was very kind and knowledgeable. I had a great time hiking, stopping at a cute town then lunch and returning to Porto in the afternoon. I reccomend it.


An excellent experience!
Absoloutley amazing! The trip itself was of course excellent but rhe guide as also first class. Couldn’t have done more to be helpful and friendly. Lunch was dicious, and vegetarian diets were catered for perfectly. Cannot recommend highly enough.


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