All year round
5 / 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 or lodging in Porto (city center)
START AT / END 8:00 am / 4:00-4:30 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 34 reviews

This was an amazing experience. Norberto was a great guide and shared his expertise and stories during the experience and then in the delicious lunch. 10/10


Journée formidable!!
Une guide au top!! Merci Sarah pour cette fabuleuse journée. La journée est parfaitement rythmée et Sarah est aux petits soins. Nous etions 7 (du même groupe) et nous avons tous adoré cette journée! A faire absolument !!! Nous recommandons vivement. Nous avons pris une autre excursion avec un autre tour opérateur et avons été extrêmement déçu. A refaire nous repasserons par en ennetours et avec Sarah svp.


Walk this Way – Great tour with Ricardo!
Ricardo was a great tour guide and host. He is extremely knowledgable about the area (he lived there many years). He is also very solicitous in the requests and interests of his guests in his efforts to create a great experience for all. He took us to a great restaurant for lunch where we had a delicious group meal in an awesome setting. The walkways were much longer than I had expected but were easy going down and extremely enjoyable with such amazing environment and scenery. Was glad to have Ricardo there at the other end though so as not too have too walk all the way back (and uphill!). I highly recommend this tour with Ricardo.


One of our favourite days in Porto! The tour is well planned with plenty of time allocated for each section of the day, lunch was the best we had during our whole trip. Our guide Norberto was fabulous, friendly, informative and genuine. From the moment we booked, he was quick to reply and keep us informed of the schedule and what to expect throughout the day. Book this tour, you won’t regret it!


Fantastisk tur og ligeså fantastisk natur på den lange 8 km sti. Guiden Norberto skulle have 6 stjerner hvis det var muligt. Super dygtig, rar og god til at sørge for alle var med og følte sig velkomne.


Norberto was a great tour guide and the bridge was even more impressive up close.


It was absolutely amazing. Ricardo was really a genuinely lovely guy. He did everything he could to ensure we were all happy and comfortable. The bridge was incredible. The hike was beautiful and peaceful. Our lunch was delicious and at a stunning, intimate restaurant. Awesome value for money.


De beste manier om je hoogtevrees te overwinnen! Zeer mooi landschap over de hele lengte van de Paiva Walkways…die we gelukkig in dalende lijn hebben afgelegd.


Food 10/10, no MSG, fresh, authentic veal meat. The explanations were good and the walk was great, easy walk but depends on the weather.


Glorious outdoor excursion!
Pick-up to drop-off was seamless. Clear communication, interesting history sprinkled throughout, good fellow travelers, amazing scenery, tasty meal—reminded me of my mother’s pot roast. Personable and attentive guide kept us apprised every step of the way. Bridge was so fun to cross over, even if a little scary. Best part was the hike down on the walkway which started at height of the bridge and took us down beside the river on a safe and sturdy wooden path. What a glorious day. Best choice we made to make it the meat in our Porto sandwich! Go if you can.

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