5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

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  • Location:Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Porto Bike Tour

Pedal along Porto’s UNESCO-listed historic center on this 3-hour guided bike tour. This fun small-group cycle tour cruises through the popular coastal district of Ribeira, where you will see Porto’s most famous historical and cultural sights. Select from a morning or afternoon tour and then see the decorative panels of the São Bento Railway Station, fresh foods at Bolhão Market, and one of the oldest monuments in the city, the Porto Cathedral. The group is limited to 15 people to ensure a quality experience.


  • 3-hour Porto bike tour with a friendly local guide
  • Cycle through neighborhoods of Ribeira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Pose for photos in front of Porto Cathedral
  • Admire Ponte de Dom Luis I, a double-decker iron bridge that spans River Duoro
  • Pedal past São Bento Station and look inside the opulent Café Majestic
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Porto Bike Tour

Cycle along River Duoro on this Porto bike tour!

Meet your expert guide next to city hall for your 3-hour small group Porto bike tour. After you complete a safety briefing, strap on your helmet and pedal off on your bike. Cycle alongside Moorish tiled buildings as you enter the Ribeira neighborhood set in the city’s UNESCO-listed World Heritage Centre. Head to Porto Cathedral and approach its Baroque porch and stunning Romanesque rose window. Learn about its many alterations dating back to the 12th century.

Continue along the Douro River and learn about how the grapes were carried down this river to Port (fortified wine) winemakers’ cellars. Arrive at one of northern portugal’s most famous attractions, Ponte de Dom Luis I, a double-decker metal arch bridge spanning the Douro. Pop off your bike, and learn how Gustave Eiffel’s apprentice engineered this bridge. Next, turn off Aliados Avenue into Liberdade square where you can capture photos of the monument to King Peter IV.

Pedal a little further, onward to São Bento Station, and see its panels that depict scenes of Portugal’s history. Then, peer through the windows at Café Majestic and observe its ornate interior featuring carved wood, mirrors and chandeliers. A short ride later discover the bustling Bolhão Market where friendly farmers come to sell their local produce and fresh fish. Finally, roll by Clérigos Tower as you cruise to the medieval neighborhood of Miragaia.

Spin back with your guide to downtown near Ponte de Dom Luis I where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Virginia was a wonderful tour guide! We have taken bike tours in several European cities and have always enjoyed them. Biking through Porto really requires some assistance with the narrow streets and heavy traffic. Our tour started a bit late, but we were notified by text, so no problem. We were able to stow stuff in the van so we didn't have to carry it. The tour covered a large area of Porto with stops and historical information. We loved the Market stop and bough fresh fruit there. It was a wonderful way to see Porto!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Outstanding way to see the city - not too many hills

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

we toured the main points of town, and got a very good grasp of the city. the guide was excellent. highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

We visited Porto in early August. The bike tour was a superb way to see this wonderful city. Our guide, Ricardo, was brilliant - friendly, fun and very willing to share his endless knowledge. Ricardo really connects with people. By the end of the tour, it was as if we had always known him. We would highly recommend this bike tour and rate it 10/10. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks. Con and Breda (Ireland)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

I must admit when we arrived in Porto and saw how hilly it was I was a bit nervous about our intended cycle tour, but it was so well-planned with interesting regular stops it wasn't dificult at all! Emma was a fantastic guide, really passionate about Porto and willing to answer all our questions. We had a fab time and would highly recommend this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Great ride, fun time, good tour guide, lots of key sights, great photo opportunities...

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

The tour itself was great. Our guide, Tiago, was super personable and made a point to remember everyone's names. He had a lot of knowledge and was from the area. The tour does have some climbs but they are pretty manageable and there are lots of photo stops along the way. The route is set out to minimize your uphill pedals.

The only negative was the bike quality. They were extremely challenging to ride as gears didn't work properly, and on my bike something was rubbing the chain so even pedaling on the flat was hard.

If the bikes would have been better, the tour would have been fabulous. We ended up being out for 4.5 hours instead of 3 because the guide was so great!

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