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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Passadiços do Paiva

Today was a pretty relaxing day which was nice. We headed off to Passadiços do Paiva which is a trail with lots of wooden walkways and stairs. The trail is 9km and you can go round trip, but we were just going to go one way so we parked at the end (in Espiunca) and took a taxi to the beginning at Areinho (the only way to get to the other side besides walking)

The first part of the trail was a ton of steps up to this suspension bridge. You needed timed tickets for this, but I couldn't figure out how far it was from the start of the trail/what time we would be there so I didn't buy they ahead of time. When we asked when we got there it was all sold out except for like 2 hours later so we just continued on

Then down all the stairs and down to the beginning of the trail where we parked

These all were super tiny flowers!

The walkway was nice, though by the time we were done it was getting pretty hot. Afterwards we drove on to camp (Vila Real Camping) and...the roads in Portugal are not great and this was like 50km of narrow windy bumpy no guardrail, no real edge of the road mountain roads which...was a bit stressful! Raymond was driving and the road was so narrow with missing bits on the edges it was like you could easily just go over the I cut some things after this that would be down narrow windy mountain roads cause it was a bit much even for me. 

11.48km walked/57 flights (mostly down!)


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