Foz d'Égua

Foz d'Égua, Piodao: Address, Foz d'Égua Reviews: 4.5/5

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KathleenR_28
Port Dover, Canada6,093 contributions
Beautiful hike to a picturesque place
May 2021 • Solo
After visiting the historic schist village of Piodao, I ventured out the following day to the popular Foz d’Egua. The way in was quite easy and straightforward but going back to Piodao Centro was another story.

There were many photo opportunities along the trail ... birds, mountains, slugs, ruins .... just a wonderful meandering and enjoyment of nature.

Foz d’Egua is small but picturesque. The spring waters were clear and so inviting. There’s also a hanging bridge farther up the hill but it’s off limits.

Anyway, be sure to keep to the path. I got distracted on the way back. I ended up in a small place called Chas d’Egua where I had a very late lunch. And from there, I took the main road and hitched a ride back to the hotel :-) Happy hiking!
Written 9 May 2021
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jae1012
Lisbon, Portugal52 contributions
Beautiful Hike and Pool
Oct 2020
Foz d'Egua is the mid-point of a gorgeous hike loop from Piódão. It's about an hour each way, and leave extra time to explore Foz d'Egua. There's a longer hike from Foz d'Egua that is about 5 hours total and maps are available near the pool.
Written 17 October 2020
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charbs1
Beirut, Lebanon286 contributions
Amazing village... and amazing landmark to visit
Sep 2019
Foz d'Egua is 8mins away via a car from the village... it's definitely worth a visit... its beautiful
Written 26 September 2019
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Anna C
Sacavem, Portugal51 contributions
Amazing view
Sep 2019 • Couples
I wish I had a swim suit with you. The water in this natural pool was really good and cristal. Amazing view to the bridge.
Written 5 September 2019
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ronenin
Tel Aviv, Israel39 contributions
Amazing village worth a visit
May 2019 • Couples
Park your car at Piodao and take a 3 hours walk to Foz d'Egua and back. here a re a 4, 8,9 miles round trips.
Written 1 June 2019
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lukedmax
Milan, Italy33 contributions
nice and relaxing
May 2019 • Solo
The walk to arrive there from Piodao can be easily done and at the arrival you find a small view of the valley, things look like simple and softly rounded by yhe light of the sun. You can try the water but it is very cold even in warm day or you can just stop and relax nearby with a great atmosphere
Written 19 May 2019
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Helena N
Evora, Portugal29 contributions
Headen gem
Oct 2018 • Couples
This place is reachable by car or hiking. Although if you start your day at Fraga da Pena like we did and head out to Piodao afterwards, I strongly suggest you to go by car. Bring confortable shoes and a beach towel if you are up for a swim in these cold but clear waters.
Written 6 October 2018
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Craig M
Porto, Portugal3,118 contributions
Worth a visit for photos
Jul 2018 • Solo
I rode my motorcycle from Porto to visit Foz d’Égua and nearby Piódão.

After about three hours of riding (206km), I reached Foz d’Égua. The two bridges are located next to the road, so are easy to reach, with parking available on the side of the road. The bridges are at the intersection of the Chãs river and the Piódão river. The small village is on the hillside above, overlooking the rivers.

A small dam has been constructed across the river, creating a shallow swimming area beneath the bridges. There is also an adjacent ‘beach’ for sunbathing. The bridges provide access to a steep footpath that runs up the hill to a small suspension bridge (currently closed). There is also a 2.8km hiking trail that leads to Piodão, with an estimated completion time of 55 minutes. It looks like a lovely spot to swim and relax but I was just there to take a few photos before heading to Piodão.

It's not quite the magical place that I had envisioned but it is worth a visit to take some photos before continuing to visit Piodão, or some of the other villages in the region.
Written 30 July 2018
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
A gem off the beaten track
Jun 2018 • Couples
I did not know this place, until I was researching info about Piódão. You can drive there or hike between Piódão and Foz d'Égua. It can be crowded with locals during the Summer season and during weekends, since it has a nice area for swimming.
Written 13 July 2018
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RuiCastrodaCruz
Mira, Portugal46 contributions
Super Place to explore
Apr 2018 • Family
We found Foz da Égua a magical little place. Go with confortable clothes and shoes and no reservations about exploring every small piece of terrain. Reachable by car (8km) after Piódão or hiking (4km)
Written 19 June 2018
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