Meet your expert guide next to city hall for your 4-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.