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amazing place not to miss

We started from Espiunca which is in fact the best to do, since the last mile is quite exposed with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thierry A
Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
Great nature immersion

Beautiful scenery, very relaxing and well maintained area - infrastructures in excellent condition... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Espiunca | Geopark Arouca, Arouca, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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

6  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!

Thank Joao M
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

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

1  Thank DDSantos
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The walk is a nice, not too demanding (children can enjoy it too). The views are average views of a river in a gorge, there are dozen of nicer rivers in Europe. What is most frustrating is the drive to the place and back: it's...More

1  Thank Bensh
Reviewed 26 June 2018

If you like hiking, then this is a must do! Amazing landscapes and the structure is very well made. Summer despite the heat, the river offers you the refresh you need :).

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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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