A UNESCO World Heritage Site and former European Capital of Culture, Portugal’s second-largest city has plenty of interest for visitors, and the scenic Rio Douro and beautifully restored Old Town offer a colorful backdrop for a walking or biking tour. Here are your best options for touring Porto on foot or by bike.
- See Porto up close by touring the city on foot or by bike.
- Follow safe cycling and walking routes to discover the city’s wineries, architecture, and cultural heritage.
- Learn more about one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world during a walking tour of Porto’s Jewish quarter.
- City cycling and walking tours typically last between two and four hours, depending on the option chosen.
- Choose a private or small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
Walking tours through the streets of Porto cater to a variety of interests. Hop from wine bar to café while exploring the food culture, learn about Porto’s historical Jewish community, snap photos at some of the city’s most picturesque sites, or get an overview of the old city center to kick off your trip.
Bike tours allow you to cover more ground and see a lot in a short period of time. Pedal past landmarks like the Crystal Palace, Garden Passeio Alegre, Douro River, and Forte de São Francisco Xavier; cycle through the streets of the historical quarter, including the Ribeira District; and zip along a pedestrianized route to the beaches of Foz and port wine cellars of the city.