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Difficulty: ●●●●● | Estimated time: 5 hours
Because the bicycle and the city are for everyone!
Staying true to its philosophy that the city and the bicycle are for everyone, “bai de bicla” designed a city tour, so that the senior turist can also enjoy the experience of discovering the city by bicycle, in a new perspective, peacefuly and safely.
We introduce the city of Porto and its icons, in a route of about 10 km, with no major steep slopes and virtually no elevations, plain for most of its length.
A chance to discover the historic center and world heritage, from downtown to the waterfront, exploring its beautiful and charming banks, including the Porto wine cellars and pitoresque fishermen’s houses, all the way to the river’s mouth.
Our tour lasts between 4 and 5 hours including lunch. It’s about a 2 hours ride and with a degree of difficulty of 1 out of 5 (very easy). There is also a crossing of the Douro River by boat and return by porto’s tipycal tram.
Difficulty: ●●●●● | Estimated time: 3 hours | Price per person: 25€
“Porto is beautiful and provides scenery and history that is enhanced
by the bike ride. It was such good fun, one of the highlights of our time in Portugal.”
This biketour let’s you escape the busy historic centre of Porto during the day, providing an unique overview of the city, along the waterfront, reaching all the way to the city park and a few more attractions.
It is a guided group tour and therefore you will be riding with other people, at a steady slow pace suitable for all, with stops for photos and stories.
The Way of St. James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages, together with those to Rome and Jerusalem, and a pilgrimage route on which a plenary indulgence could be earned; other major pilgrimage routes include the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Legend holds that St. James’s remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to Northern Spain, where he was buried in what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. (The name Santiago is the local Galician evolution of Vulgar Latin Sancti Iacobi, “Saint James”.)
The Way can take one of a dozen of pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. Traditionally, as with most pilgrimages, the Way of Saint James begins at one’s home and end’s at the pilgrimage site. However, only a few of the routes are considered the main ones, like “Caminho Português” and “Caminho Português da Costa”.
Built in the year of 1945, the National Road 2 (N2) arises from a project that gathered in a single road several old routes and paths like the Royal Road and some of the most important roman roads that crossed the ancient Iberian Roman province of Lusitania.
With this project, started in 1930, the portuguese government aimed to create a single road that would cross the entire country, north to south, through its most central axis.
With 739 Km’s in length, the N2 crosses 7 provinces, 11 districts, 29 municipalities, 4 mountains and 11 rivers, joining the cities of Chaves, right at the portuguese northern border, to Faro on the south coast of the Algarve, crossing some of the most iconic cities, towns and villages of Portugal.
As a result from the construction of new alternative roads, the N2 is now a quiet road almost car free in most of its length, becoming a spectacular challenge to achieve on a bicycle.
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