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Great as a family day trip

We travelled with 3 kids (17, 18, and 25) - they loved the trip. We started on the Areinho side... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Almada, Portugal
This is a must-visit place

We did this trail over the summer. We bought our tickets long before our vacation and received an... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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All reviews the river starting point half way great walk both sides book in advance day trip whole family small cafe nature lovers take photos beautiful hike wooden walkway no problem sunny day doesn t few minutes
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We travelled with 3 kids (17, 18, and 25) - they loved the trip. We started on the Areinho side - which is a TAD exausting - climb of 310 stairs. JUST TO GET TO THE TICKED BOOTH. NOTE - you need to pre-purchase tickets...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Coelhinha2k
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We did this trail over the summer. We bought our tickets long before our vacation and received an email (in portugese only!) a few days before planning the hike to indicate that the south entrance would be closed for maintenance. We appreciated the heads up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PhilippeV392
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We started from Espiunca which is in fact the best to do, since the last mile is quite exposed with many stairs. I would not recommend to bring small children below the age of 8, but above this is OK. Very nice countryside, and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Thierry A
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Beautiful scenery, very relaxing and well maintained area - infrastructures in excellent condition. Would definitely recommend. Visitors should be warned that a portion of the stairs from the usual starting point (Areinho) is closed, due to the planned construction of the longest suspended bridge in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank AnonymousAnonymous11
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely day spent doing this track. Landscape is amazing. We recommend doing the full track with a swim in the river beach half way.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susblue
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Get there early in the morning, so you will have plenty of parking space, and avoid the midday weather, as it can be really hot and sun exposed during the warm season. Try to start from Espiunca, as it is the hardest bit and you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JesLon
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Surrounded by nature, above the Paiva River and its foaming rapids, with only the sounds of the river and singing birds. What a wonderful way to get away from the city for the day. The Paiva Walkways provide a trail of 8.7km of wooden footpaths...More

Date of experience: April 2018
9  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Takes around 3h domwalk all along, and with the future glass bridge shall be amazing. Recommend this bit of fresh air!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jovilela
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Until the 15th July, it is not open the full track - only 6.5 km, which means you have to come back the same way. Nice landscape and plenty of opportunities for a swim in the river. Make sure you take enough water, food and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a great place to be close to nature. Although the walk may be demanding it´s feasible if you take your time and make a few stops on the the way. Bring your own food since the number of coffee shops is very scarce....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DDSantos
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Eva E
25 May 2018|
Response from FiftyFifty5050 | Reviewed this property |
Ola We had our own car with us, so really didn't look into trying to get there by public transport. We did see plenty of taxis ferrying walkers from one end to the other, but didn't notice any public transport.
6 May 2018|
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Response from _nuria_carpinteiro | Reviewed this property |
Hi, perfectly safe. No worries. Enjoy!!
16 March 2017|
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Response from biotiago | Reviewed this property |
Maybe is better for you to get in touch with Arouca Tourism office or even Aveiro tourism office. I think they are the best ones to inform you
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