To go in search of lost stories on the old railway lines or simply walk along the edge of the river listening to the sounds of nature are a couple of the possibilities the region of Porto and the North of Portugal has to offer.
Whether on foot or by bicycle, here you will find suggestions for seaside and riverside outings, such as along the Ecopista do Rio Minho and the Ecovia do Rio Lima, or to discover the Peneda Gerês National Park following the GR 50 as well as other routes that connect cities, towns, and villages as does the Ecopista do Tâmega. If you prefer a programme near the sea, you simply must do the Eurovelo 1 – Rota da Costa Atlântica route, which comes up from the south and traverses the entire northern region. If your sole focus is cycling, know that the region of Porto and the North boast a network of MTB Centres with marked trails of varying degrees of difficulty, suitable for all riders.
The challenge is on. You will find castles, churches, forts, museums, as well as wooded trails, traditional villages and vineyard villas – a diverse and lush landscape that characterizes this region. And when hunger strikes, watch for the food and wine suggestions. Nothing like relaxing for a while and restoring your energy.
Whatever your choice, the experience will be worth it. Check out the information available on the routes, programmes and services of the regions’ companies.