Visit this living heritage and go for Cycling or Hiking in the north of Portugal Oporto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations and one of the last undiscovered European metropolises, but that is about to change. There are now direct flights from New York and numerous connections to and from the rest of Europe, including an increasing number of low-cost airlines. Oporto is also a nice entrance to the north of Portugal where you can do beautiful Hiking Tours and also Cycling or Mountain Biking Tours. This city unfolds along the river bank and the seashore, to reveal charming vistas, inviting esplanades and all the pleasures of the outdoors, framed by its green spaces. But setting out to discover Oporto means bumping into surprise after surprise. Whilst maintaining its welcoming and conservative nature, the city is, at the same time, contemporary and creative. This can be seen in its streets, its architecture, its museums, its leisure spaces, its esplanades, and shopping areas which run from the traditional to the modern and exclusive. This is the city that originated and named Port Wine, and gave birth to one of the world-historic legendary figures as Prince Henry the Navigator and Harry Potter-author J. K. Rowling was living in Oporto as an English teacher when she started writing her first book). Having witnessed a long history of cultural ebbs, flows and eddies caused by successive waves of occupation, and often surrounded and invaded, but always remaining Invicta (unbowed), the city of Porto is really a living heritage, one that regenerates and reinvents itself, whilst maintaining its core character, grounded in granite and, thus, unshakeable. In this region Portugal Nature Trails have Cycling and Hiking self-guided programs that will get you to one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, the Douro region–We suggest Douro, the Old Ways Hiking tour. From Porto to the Douro slopes you’ll take train journeys who lead you to amazing vineyard terraces scenery, today UNESCO Heritage Site. While hiking through the vineyards, you’ll have the chance to taste some of these wines. You will return in a cruise descending to the river mouth at Oporto and, finish the trip at the famous cellars of the Portwine. Portugal Nature Trails has also hiking Day Tours in this region with amazing places to visit in only one day. Come to Portugal and stay in this beautiful city! Oporto is waiting for your visit!
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