All year round
4 / 10
+/- 8 Hours

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)
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

Personal expenses
Gratuities (optional)

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;
  • 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

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews

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!


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!


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!


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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