All year round
4 / 10
+/- 8 Hours

85€ pp – small group tour – 8 people —

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!

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)

After lunch we’ll discover Arouca for a glance about local culture and history including: convent sweets tasting and a visit to Arouca Monastery (guided visit in English).

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 / 4:30-5:00 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

Tickets to Arouca Monastery and convent sweets tasting

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

4.98 based on 110 reviews

Ganz wunderbarer Ausflug! Alles war perfekt organisiert und Guide Ricardo tat alles damit es uns gut ging. Besonderes Lob verdient auch das Mittsgessen, das war wirklich excellent! Vielen Dank!


Norberto is a well-rounded and well English spoken tour guy! This tour is well
recommended with a delicious Porto cuisine.


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