Private visit to the Arouca Geopark: Paiva Bridge and Bridge 516

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Cross the world’s largest suspension bridge on foot and enjoy breathtaking views in northern Portugal at the Arouca Geopark, a must-see destination for nature and adventure lovers. Located in the north of Portugal, it offers spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Visitors from all over the world come to explore the region’s unique rock formations, waterfalls and crystal clear rivers.

One of the most famous attractions in this region is undoubtedly the Paiva footbridges and the 516 bridge crossing. This unique hiking trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding nature, as well as the Paiva River and its steep banks.

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Private tour: Paiva Bridge, 516 Bridge and lunch

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, look no further than our tour of northern Portugal, for a private tour of the Paiva Footbridges and 516 Bridge with lunch.

  • Walk through the Arouca Geopark, the best natural tourist attraction in Europe
  • Cross one of the world’s largest suspension bridges on foot
  • Enjoy incredible landscapes in the north of Portugal
  • Lunch with a breathtaking view of the river

Arouca Geopark Walking Tour

The Arouca Geopark is a beautiful and unique place. With its spectacular rock formations, dazzling waterfalls and abundant nature, it is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lives.

One of the highlights of this area is undoubtedly the Paiva Bridges. Located in the Paiva River Valley, the footbridges offer a unique hiking experience. The footbridges wind along the river and offer breathtaking views of the steep rocks and surrounding nature.

Bridge 516 is also a must-see on the Arouca Geopark tour. This bridge is an engineering masterpiece and one of the longest suspension bridges in the world at 516 metres long. Crossing the bridge can be an exhilarating experience for visitors looking for a thrill.

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Discover Portuguese cuisine on this private tour

In addition to this activity in the Arouca Geopark, enjoy a unique culinary experience that allows you to taste local dishes and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Paiva River.

Portugal is known for its delicious and diverse cuisine, and this tour will allow you to discover some of the region’s tastiest dishes. You will have the opportunity to taste traditional Portuguese dishes, prepared with fresh and local ingredients.

This tour takes you to a cosy and picturesque local Portuguese restaurant with a panoramic view of the river. You will be able to taste dishes such as Bitoque (beef steak with fried egg), cod, “cozido à portuguesa” (a vegetable and meat stew), “arroz de cabidela” (rice with chicken), or the famous “pastéis de nata” (small pastry flans).

In addition to tasting local dishes, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Paiva River from the restaurant.

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Paiva Bridge and Bridge 516: tour information

This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, a private tour, entrance to the footbridges and Bridge 516, lunch at a local restaurant and a bottle of water.

We recommend that you book in advance to ensure that you can enjoy this unique experience. Please note that this tour is of medium difficulty, lasts approximately two hours, and may be cancelled in case of bad weather.

Pregnant women, people with reduced mobility and people with back problems cannot participate in this tour.

Please make sure you bring:

  • Passport or ID
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Not allowed on site: suitcasesor bulky bags

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience in Northern Portugal, don’t miss this unique tour of the Paiva Bridges and 516 Bridge with lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the Paiva River. Book now for this unique experience.

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