Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe’s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts an extensive history, interesting tourist attractions and a buzzing nightlife. There is a lot to see and do in Porto and the city will appeal to a wide range of different visitors.
Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district to the grand plazas of the Avenida dos Aliados. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the mighty Douro River. This guide will provide an introduction to Porto and links to further detailed tourist information.
On one of our bike tours, Porto will be your host city. Meet the nicest fishermen and their wives who will welcome you and enjoy sharing lifetime experiences and local customs. The Porto city tour proposes one cycling stage in the city, riding along the riverside, the city park connecting with the beach and the amazing historic city center. A second stage will take you along the seaside, passing by protect wild bird areas, fishing villages and golden sandy beaches.
Take a break and sit down for a lunch of fresh fish and seafood in one of the villages along the way. The town of Matosinhos, before Porto, has the biggest discharging port of sardine (the tasteful Portuguese sardine) famous worldwide. An agreeable traditional restaurant, on one of the streets near the fishing port, could be the ideal place for lunch with the most delicate dainties of the sea: different shellfish, tasteful barnacles, the coast shrimp or the stuffed spider crab, and a choice of fish to grill, including, of course, the typical sardines. Contact us to customize this exclusive bike tour in Porto.