Cycling in Porto & Northern Portugal
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CYCLING IN AND AROUND PORTO

Cycling is the best way to enjoy this part of Portugal. Each year more and more eco-friendly and traffic-free cycling routes are being created in the country throughout towns, cities and countryside alike. Taking in coastal areas, mountainous terrain, city parks and country roads. Even though cycling in Portugal is safe, it's still mandatory to wear a helmet.

CYCLING IN PORTO

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The hilly narrow cobbled lanes of old town Porto may seem unsuitable for cycling, however, cyclists seem to be everywhere in Porto. Drivers are well used to people riding bikes on the road and occasionally will give you a polite beep on the horn to let you know they acknowledge you. There are also great dedicated traffic-free cycle routes which follow more flatter terrains on either side of the river which continue well out of the centre of the city. Cycling in Porto is actually one of the most enjoyable ways to explore this scenic part of Portugal.


Ciclova da Avenida da Boavista

In the heart of Porto, the Avenida da Boavista is a main artery linking the city centre to the coast. This traffic-free cycle route starts at the Parque da Cidade ( 41º 09' 51.9"N | 08º 40' 05.7"W ) and continues 2.2km of the Avenida da Boavista to where it ends at the Sea Life Centre where it joins the Ciclovia da Foz coastal cycle path ( 41º 10' 03.3"N | 08º 41' 15.1"W ). | Map



Ciclova da Foz

This pleasant route runs from the western end of the Parque da Cidade ( 41º 10' 13.8"N | 08º 41' 12.4"W ) and follows the coast south almost 5km to the Douro estuary (Foz) and continues inland to the Foz da Ribeira da Granja by the bird observatory ( 41º 08' 53.1"N | 08º 39' 13.3"W ). Along the way are Portos best beaches, numerous restaurants and bars as well as the Felgueiras Lighthouse. | Map



Ciclovia da Foz da Ribeira da Granja

Starting from the south-eastern entrance to the Parque da Cidade ( 41º 10' 13.8"N | 08º 41' 12.4"W ) and continues south toward the river passing through the Parque Urbano da Pasteleira along the way before ending at the Foz da Ribeira da Granja by the bird observatory ( 41º 08' 53.1"N | 08º 39' 13.3"W ). | Map

GUIDED CYCLE TOURS IN PORTO

3-Hour Old Town & Riverside Bike Guided Tour

3 Hr Old Town & Riverside Guided Tour

Cycling with a guide through Porto ensures you’ll explore the best bike routes through Porto. Cycle alongside the river and discover old neighbourhoods in the historical centre designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about its economic significance as a port city, stop for coffee and pastries, before passing through two lovely city parks en route. YOu'll explore the Ribeira, Miragaia, and Foz Velha along the way. Helmet and bottled water are provided for your comfort and convenience.


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Historic Guided Tour - Electric Bike (Half day)

1/2 Day Historic Guided Tour - E-Bike

Those who wish to explore the old town of Porto away from the river and coast may prefer to have the advantage of a powered assist. Our electric bikes are very easy to ride and environmentally friendly! We will go through the entire city centre, passing through the most emblematic places, before heading to the beaches, not without first going through the most modern area of the city, Boavista. The tour ends in the iconic Ribeira area, where we will arrive via the cycle path which runs alongside the Douro River! This is the perfect tour for those who like culture and cycling!

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Mysteries of the Sea Guided Tour - Bike (Half day)

Mysteries of the Sea Guided Tour - 1/2day

Enjoy your guide's personalised explanations while cycling through Porto, learning about the city's history! Designed for travellers who don't have time to explore on foot, this half-day bike tour is accessible to everyone (the route is practically all flat). It covers a large part of the cycle path which follows the Douro River and the Foz do Douro waterfront. The tour ends in the iconic area of Ribeira, not without first passing the no less famous Ponte d. Luiz I. This is the perfect tour for those who like culture and cycling!

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CYCLING IN VILA NOVA DA GAIA

On the southern side of the Douro River, there are miles of coastal cycle paths. The series of traffic-free lanes start on the riverfront west of the Port lodges, beyond the Ponte da Arrábida bridge by the pleasant marina area. The path follows the Douro River into its estuary and nature reserve before turning south to follow the coast. The cycle paths run more or less unbroken 20km, all the way to Espinho on roadside cycle paths or wooden beach boardwalks. This course passes the beaches of Lavadores, Canidelo, Valadares, Francelos, Senhor da Pedra, Aguda, Granja and Espinho. The Aveiro urban railway line is never too far away and since it's allowed to carry bicycles on trains finishing a days cycle ride by returning to Porto by train makes an ideal day out.

Ciclovia da Afurada | Map
Ciclovia do Canidelo - Litoral | Map
Ciclovia de Valadares l | Map
Ciclovia do Sr. da Pedra - Miramar l | Map
Ciclovia da Aguda l | Map
Ciclovia da Granja l | Map
Ciclovia da marginal de S. Félix da Marinha l | Map
Ciclovias da Avenida Ludgero Marques l | Map
Ciclovia da Avenida Manoel de Oliveira l | Map

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TOP TOURS

Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch (optional) and Wine Tasting

Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Uncover the mysteries of Porto on this full-day sightseeing tour with lunch. Meet your guide and spend the day travelling through the city's charming corridors, compelling neighbourhoods and seeing its historic landmarks. Learn about Porto's history, including the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro River and much more. Then, enjoy a traditional local lunch and continue your journey to the Sé Cathedral, São Bento Railway Station and more. This is the best tour for first-time visitors to orient themselves to many of Porto's wonders. See the city through the eyes of a local.

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Porto Premium 3 in 1: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Tram Tour and Guindais Funicular

Porto and Matosinhos Small Group Tour with Douro Cruise, Lunch and Wine Tasting

Porto and Matosinhos Small Group Tour

The most complete one day tour to the cities of Porto and Matosinhos. A professional guide in a new comfortable vehicle equipped with air-conditioning will accompany you on a journey you will never forget. You will get to know the most emblematic places and understand the whole history that surrounds this city. Lunch will take place at a typical restaurant. We will visit the Porto wine cellars of one of the widely respected producers on a global scale. Being next to the Douro River you will then take a boat trip across the six bridges. Leaving the historical centre behind we will head to Matosinhos, a city that borders north with Porto known for the beauty of its beaches, connection to the sea and by the famous acronym WBF - World's Best Fish.

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