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516 Arouca Suspension Bridge

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From Porto: Arouca 516 & Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

1. From Porto: Arouca 516 & Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

Starting from Porto, you will be picked up and driven through the Portuguese countryside until you reach these amazing nature tourism structures. Along the way to the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge and the Paiva Walkways you will go by Arouca. In Arouca there is a convenient stop where you can grab a snack for the way if you wish to do so. This town is famous for it’s traditional sweets! Once you reach Areinho (one of the entrances of Paiva Walkways), you start your journey by climbing the strairway of around 300 steps and reach the incredible 516 Arouca elevated about 175m above the Paiva River. Crossing this bridge is one unforgettable experience. Get all the information about this structure and be amazed with the views over to Aguieira Waterfall and Paiva River. You will continue you journey follwing the path of Paiva Walkways as it follows the flow of the river through the next 8 Km. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the wilderness and set your own pace. Enjoy the landscapes and the moment. Relax at Vau beach mid-way through the hike and carry on all the way to Espiunca, where our hiking ends. From Espiunca we will make a small connection to Alvarenga, where in a local restaurant we will have a great meal with the famous “Arouquesa” DPO meat (other options available). The day ends with a comfortable ride back to Porto, where you can keep on learning about our country and culture directly from a local guide.

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What people are saying about 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

We had a great day with Alfonsi. He is a great guide who connects with customers, knows how to answer all the questions about the site and about Porto and Portugal that we have had. In addition, the site is beautiful and the restaurant at the end of the course was perfect. Far beyond our expectations. thank you !

The Paiva pathway walk and Auroca 516 suspension bridge offered breathtaking views of the Paiva River and waterfalls. The pathway decks are in good condition and safe for walking. There were several stairs on the walk, but frequent landings offered a rest if needed.

Amazing place and excellent organization (pick up, lunch, trip). We enjoyed the nature, the local food and the excellent company of our guide Rui (13 August 2022). Without a doubt, a trip that everyone visiting Portugal must enjoy!

To do without hesitation, flawless nature only happiness. Many thanks to our guide Rodrigo, for his professionalism, his patience and his kindness.

Andre our guide made it a nice day trip. Highly recommended! The trip and Andre as a guide too.