Passadiços do Paiva is a 16.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Canelas, Center Region, Portugal that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 16.7 km Elevation Gain: 712 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Passadiços do Paiva is a walk along a wooden footpath through the gorge that has carved the Paiva river. You can start the walk in Espiunca or Areinho. We recommend starting in Areinho, because then you descend outside of the first steep climb, mainly along the valley. This makes the walk much less difficult and you have more time to enjoy the surroundings. It is best to reserve your ticket online, because the hiking trail is so popular that people often close it due to too many visitors. Tickets cost just € 1 per person, so you should definitely not leave it at that. A taxi ride of € 18 will take you back to your starting point. You do not have to do the walk there and back. Thanks to the comfortable hiking trail, young and old can enjoy a day trip in a rugged gorge. Passadiços do Paiva is a major project. It is unbelievable how people have been able to construct such a beautiful walking trail over a distance of eight kilometers. It must have taken man and power to get this job done. A really good example of craftsmanship. A transparent hanging bridge is being built over the gorge. A suspension bridge with a span of 480 meters at a height of 150 meters with transparent floor. Not for wimps! This work will not be finished until May 2019. Many are already shouting it from the rooftops. Once the new suspension bridge opens, this will be one of the most beautiful walks in the world. With thousands (!) of visitors a day, people are often already at their limits. Moreover, the access roads to the park are insufficient.

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13 days ago

Quite crowded but very scenic. More access to the river would have been nice. One can only really swim in the middle of the hike.

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18 days ago

Very beautiful hike accessible to young and old. On the other hand can shade for my taste! Provide water !! Small swimming possible in the middle of the hike. Very pleasant !! If you make the round trip, I recommend leaving from Espiunca (it's easier for the end)! Attention: paid hike! Reservation to be made in advance on the internal site to pay less (this is the story of 1 or 2 € only!).

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1 month ago

Nice views, but far too crowded

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