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Arouca: Paiva Walkways

Product ID: 199702
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Discover the Passadiços do Paiva, a crown jewel to eco-travelers and a must do visit if you love nature.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick up from your hotel in Lisbon
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Paiva River
  • Enjoy unique scenery along an 8km walkway
  • Refresh yourself along three accessible beaches
Full description
The Paiva Walkways are 8km of steep wooden walkways along the left bank of the Paiva River in Arouca municipality, located in the North of Portugal. This walk takes you through a biologic, geologic and archeologic journey in a natural sanctuary. Expect to see some quartz crystals and Europe endangered species. The average duration of this walk is 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the difficulty level is rated as hard.

The walkway provides access to three river beaches where you can refresh yourself, and cafes are located on both ends of the walkway, in Espiunca and Areinho. There are many shaded areas along the route and be assured you do not need to traverse the suspension bridge along the route.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Entrance fee to the national park
  • Transport by private vehicle with driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• This tour is not recommended for participants with back problems or other medical conditions
• This is not suitable for wheelchairs or those with walking disabilities
• Please dress appropriately to the weather conditions