Day trip

From Porto: Paiva Walkways & Arouca 516 Footbridge

From Porto: Paiva Walkways & Arouca 516 Footbridge

From US$ 87.08 per person

Head to the town of Arouca to walk the Paiva Walkways and the longest suspension footbridge in the world, Arouca 516, on this guided day trip.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
At your address when in city center or at the meeting point: Av dos Aliados, 41
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


The experience
  • Dare to cross the world's longest footbridge, the Arouca 516
  • Marvel at one of the most beautiful trails in the world
  • Enjoy traditional food at a local restaurant
  • Explore the culture and architecture of Arouca
Full description

After getting picked up in Porto, set off towards the Paiva Walkways where you'll cross the world’s longest suspension footbridge, Arouca 516. Later, walk the scenic trail of the Paiva Walkways, have lunch at a local restaurant, and visit the town of Arouca. The Arouca 516 Footbridge spans 516 m (1,692 ft) across the valley and hangs 175 m (576 ft) above the Paiva River. The walking deck is made of a see-through, open-grid metal mesh, guaranteed to add a kick of adrenaline to your experience.

Nearby, the Paiva Walkways offer one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world and are a World Travel Awards winner. It is an 8 km boardwalk zigzagging down along the left bank of Paiva River at Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark. In between your trip, stop for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant with panoramic views. Meat, fish, and vegetarian options will be available. Before heading back to Porto, visit the town of Arouca for a glance at local culture and Portuguese architecture styles. Afterward, head back to Porto to get dropped off.

  • Pickup/drop-off at your hotel/lodging in Porto
  • Transportation
  • Paiva Walkways tickets
  • Arouca 516 Footbridge tickets
  • Visit to Arouca
  • Lunch: veal roasted in clay pots (fish or vegetarian options also available)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Motion sickness prevention

Know before you go

  • Crossing the bridge is optional; if you fear heights, you can just walk the normal trail and skip the bridge
  • To reach the Paiva Walkways, you will be driven over the mountain. 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
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