What to do in Portugal after visiting the new pedestrian suspension bridge

Whitewater rafting, dramatic beaches and excellent wine are among the offerings luring travelers to the "California of Europe."
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Thank you, Deborah. Back to Portugal now, arouca where James Longman is live and that stunning view from the new pedestrian bridge 600 feet above the river below, one of the many special spots opening in Europe to tourists this summer. Good morning, again, James. Reporter: Good morning, Cecilia. Welcome back to Portugal and I'm still suspended tens of feet up in the air. It's still a little bit scary but this is a geopark. All kind of activity, hiking, canoeing, swimming. We thought how else can we get our blood pumping? Whitewater rafting. Why not and did it in the river that goes right underneath this bridge. before covid Portugal was gaining a reputation as the California of Europe dramatic beaches, excellent wine and a laid back chill vibe. Only an hour from here this is known for adventuring in the great outdoors and went for Whitewater rafting. One forward. Whoo! Reporter: Two-hour ride down the rapids of the Rio Paiva doing our best not to fall out. So this is one of the best rivers in Europe for Whitewater rafting. I know you love that in the United States and there it is, the largest foot bridge in the world and we're going to go under it. Our guide trained on the wild river in the U.S. Into a rock. Backstroke. Reporter: Passionate about their work they can't wait to welcome tourists back again soon. Whoa! Reporter: And keep rafters like me safe and after a day on the water, some Portuguese pastries. Why not? This looks like brioche. What is it? A sweet bread? Sweet bread. Can we try it? Wow. Look at this. If you wrote it down I probably wouldn't like it. And sugar, but actually it's really delicious. I mean, any excuse to just stuff my face full of sweet, right? If you really want to visit this bridge actualliless a massive waiting list, three months long, you can get online and book, there are cancellations and you can do it. These cords I'm told, they keep the whole thing up but the mayor told me if you wanted to you could cut the cords above because they're only for stability, only, quote/unquote. I was like, yeah, let's not talk bit. 2,000 people could stand on it at one time but don't worry, they don't do any of that. They only allow 350 people a day, all about covid but only small groups of tourists allowed at any one time in groups of ten so it's a lot of fun up here. Just a little scary. Don't touch the cables, please. You're making me nervous. What's this we're hearing this bridge wasn't supposed to be the world's longest bridge. Reporter: Yeah, look, it was a total accident and if you take a look at the sides you'll see this rock face and it was actually meant to be built far lower down but couldn't find the rocks stable enough to take these massive poles and had to move further and it got extended and accidentally got a world record. But that makes it better. It closes when winds are higher than 35 miles an hour. How is it out there today? It's not too windy. I won't lie. I mean, look, the thing about this, George, is when you're on it and people walk past you the whole thing bounces and if I bounce a little bit now it'll move and our sound man doesn't love heights so I'll stop that. Well, James, thank you and your entire team for this beautiful assignment. You guys get home safely.

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