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Paiva Walkways

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What to Expect

Paiva Walkways are located on the left bank of the Paiva River, in Arouca municipality, Aveiro, Portugal. They are 8 km that provide a walk "untouched", surrounded by unique beauty of landscapes, in an authentic natural sanctuary along the brave waters downhills, quartz crystals and endangered species in Europe. The route extends from the river beaches of Areinho and Espiunca, lying between them, the Vau beach. A journey through biology, geology and archeology that will remain, of course, in heart, soul and in mind of any nature lover.

Departure: Areinho / Espiunca

Distance to Cover: 8700m (linear)

Average Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Difficulty Level: Hard

Unevenness: Steep

Type of Route: Small Route

Scope: Sports, Culture, Environment and Landscape

Advised Season: All the Year

Passage through Geosites: Garganta do Paiva (G36); Cascata das Aguieiras (G35); Praia Fluvial do Vau (G30); Gola do Salto(G31); Falha de Espiunca (G32)

Management and Maintenance: Municipality of Arouca
• Walk in group
• Walk on the walkway between sunrise and sunset
• Walk always in the walkway
• Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
• Observe the fauna from the distance and do not damage the flora
• Do not leave trash in the nature
• Respect private property
• It is forbidden to input music players
• It is forbidden the entry of prams
• It is forbidden the entry of animals
• Avoid making noises and attitudes that disturb the local peace
• Do not collect plants or rock samples
• Children should always be accompanied by adults
• If you find obstacles or landslides, do not go forward. Come back by the same route
• No smoking, making bonfires, camping or adventure sports
• It is forbidden to circulate by bicycle, motorcycle or other motor vehicles
• Respect and obey official guidelines and information

• The route towards Areinho - Espiunca is the least demanding, at the physical level
• The walkway allows access to three river beaches where you can refresh yourself
• Carry always water with you and a backpack to bring the trash
• Do not use sandals or beach shoes
• For your safety there are SOS phones, along the route
• In periods of intense sun, it is recommended the use of sunscreen
• There are many shaded areas along the route
• You do not have to go, obligatorily, through the suspension bridge to make the route
• At the ends of the walkways there are cafes serving quick meals
• There are parking areas at both ends of the walkways (Espiunca and Areinho)

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Important Information
Departure Point
your address in Lisbon
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park fees
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • abc Travel
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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