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The Abbey of St. Batholomew, more simply known as the Abbey of Arouca , was a Cistercian monastery of women dating from the 10th century. It is located in Arouca, now in the Porto metropolitan area of Portugal. For much of its existence, it was one of the most influential religious centers in that region of the country. Wikipedia

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Arouca Suspension Bridge and Paiva Walkway Day Tour from Porto

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Arouca, Lisbon

This is the best day tour from Porto to the Arouca 516 Suspension. With a very convenient pick-up from central Porto you will head straight to Arouca. In Arouca there is a brief stop where you are invited to taste the local specialities, enjoy the green area just outside the monastery and to get ready for the connection between Arouca and the 516 Arouca. Around 20 minutes after departing from Arouca we reach the bridge and the Paiva Walkways! For the next 3 to 4 hours (depending on the pace of the group, weather conditions, picture times, etc.) you will spend your time crossing the bridge and walking along the Paiva river in a wooden walkway. After this great hike we follow a mountain road for 15 minutes and have lunch in a family owned restaurant in Alvarenga! The ride back to Porto will last for around 90 minutes and usually the tour ends between 17:30 and 18:30! Be brave! Join us!

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Worlds Longest Suspension Footbridge + The Paiva Walkways - All-Inclusive!

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Arouca, Lisbon

Our day starts with a kick of adrenaline! After picking you up in Porto, we set off towards the Paiva Walkways where you'll cross the Arouca 516 - the WORLD'S LONGEST SUSPENSION FOOTBRIDGE! The Arouca 516 Footbridge spans 516m-long (1,692 ft) across the valley and hangs 175m (576 ft) above the Paiva river. The walking deck is made of a see-through open grid metal mesh! Will you dare? The Paiva Walkways are one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world and a World Travel Awards winner. It is a 7km wooden boardwalk zig-zagging down along the left bank of Paiva river at Arouca Unesco Geopark. Lunch is another highlight: veal roasted in clay pots at a typical restaurant with panoramic views (fish or vegetarian options also available) Before heading back to Porto, we'll visit the little country side town of Arouca for a glance about local culture and the Portuguese architecture styles. Afterwards, is time to drive back to Porto.

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Paiva Walkways - Private Tour

Arouca, Lisbon

THE WALKWAYS Passadiços do Paiva won the Best Adventure Attraction Award. It is the first worldwide recognition of this tourist attraction in Arouca that has already received almost one million visitors. The Project has almost nine kilometers of paths of dirt and wooden staircases

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From Braga: Paiva Walkways & Arouca Geopark

Arouca, Lisbon

Discover the natural paradise of Paiva Walkways & Arouca Geopark. You won’t have to worry about booking transport as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Paiva Walkways are located on the left bank of the Paiva River, in Arouca, providing a walk surrounded by unique beauty of landscapes, in an authentic natural sanctuary along the brave waters downhills, quartz crystals and endangered species in Europe. Refresh yourself in the clear waters of the river beaches. After lunch, meet the Arouca Geopark, recognized by UNESCO as a Geological Heritage of Humanity. A journey that will remain in the heart, soul and mind of any nature lover. - Hotel pickup and drop-off included - Professional Driver - Typical Lunch option - A must-do for nature and adventure lovers

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From Porto: Paiva Walkways & Arouca Geopark

Arouca, Lisbon

Discover the natural paradise of Paiva Walkways & Arouca Geopark. You won’t have to worry about booking transport as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Paiva Walkways are located on the left bank of the Paiva River, in Arouca, providing a walk surrounded by unique beauty of landscapes, in an authentic natural sanctuary along the brave waters downhills, quartz crystals and endangered species in Europe. Refresh yourself in the clear waters of the river beaches. Meet the Arouca Geopark, recognized by UNESCO as a Geological Heritage of Humanity. A journey that will remain in the heart, soul and mind of any nature lover. - Hotel pickup and drop-off included - Professional Driver - A must-do for nature and adventure lovers

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