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Our most recommended Norte Region Beach Trips

Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

1. Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

In small groups of 6 or fewer, get some hands-on experience on a surfboard, with the attentive assistance of an instructor who's been surfing for 25 years. Perfect for beginners, the course begins with a briefing on the experience and some safety regulations.   Get warmed up on the sand: learn techniques for standing on the board and paddling before moving into the water. Your experienced teacher will help you every step of the way, explaining everything you need to know. With high-quality equipment and your instructor catering to the specific needs and levels of each class, this is the best way to begin your surfing career in Matosinhos.

Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

2. Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

Start off with a pickup service from your address in Porto or meet your guide at the convenient starting point. Then, begin your eco-friendly tuk-tuk tour by passing under the concrete bridge, Ponte da Arrábida. Take its expansive length of 615 meters and 27-meter width. Learn about its significance for the whole of Portugal and how it connects the south of the country to the north. Next, visit the fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover its traditions and hear stories about its festival in honor of São Pedro (St. Peter), patron saint of fishermen, that takes place at the end of June each year. Following that, you will visit the Marina do Douro, a marina with 300 moorings for boats. Take in views of the natural reserve of the estuary of the Douro and the Lavadores beach, Bandeira Azul.

Porto: Surf Lesson Experience

3. Porto: Surf Lesson Experience

Come and grab your seat at one of the best-surfing camps in the North of Portugal. Take a dive in the North of Portugal waters, take selfies and pictures and shake your body with the ups and downs of waves on your surfboard. Water surfing lessons in Estela beaches is itself a memorable and ecstatic experience. So, what are you waiting for go and take that lifetime experience!

From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

4. From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

Depart Porto and journey south to the beautiful coastal city of Aveiro on the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the historical city center to admire the bold Art Nouveau residences and charming foot bridges across the canals. Take stunning pictures of the Baroque-style cathedrals and other amazing architecture. Learn more about the history of the city and how it grew from a small fishing village to the 2nd most populous city in the Centro Region of Portugal. Hear how salt production in the salt marshes played an important role in the city's economy, from the days of the Romans. Then, climb aboard one of the traditional moliceiro boats used to collect sea grass in the lagoon. Cruise along the canals of the "Venice of Portugal" to admire the colorful fishermen's houses of Costa Nova beach and get amazing views of the landscape.

Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

5. Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

Escape from the city for an energetic adventure of biking and surfing all day while cycling on your way along the Douro River, golden beaches, and the wooded parks of Porto. Depart and ride your rented bike in a self-guided tour to explore interesting places such as the Arrábida bridge, Foz breakwater, cross the river in a small boat, cross the nature park of the Douro estuary and walk through the best beaches in the Porto area. Exchange your bike for a surfboard and catch your waves in the Atlantic in a surf session with a lot of adrenaline.Enjoy an incredible surf session including all the equipment you need, board, suit, and instructor of course. To recover, have a light but substantial meal waiting for you in a cozy restaurant and off the beaten tourism paths. Menu (Option 1 only): Sandwich or Salad, Lemonade, or Beer. The bikes are comfortable and easy to use. A helmet and padlock for your safety are included. You can also count on the knowledge and experience of the team, who will provide a map with recommendation.

Porto: Surf Lesson on Azurara Beach with Optional Pickup

6. Porto: Surf Lesson on Azurara Beach with Optional Pickup

Enjoy a surf lesson that will teach you the essential techniques to start your surfing career while having fun. Whether you just want to try it once or really want to become a surfer, this activity is for you. Anyone can learn to surf with the right instructor and environment. The lessons take place at the beach of Azurara, one of the best surfing spots in the North of Portugal. The area is also a nature reserve, with sand dunes and clean water. The surf school is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS), has lessons year round for all levels. The lesson includes a certified surf instructor and all surfing equipment. You have the option to be picked up from central Porto and taken to the beach, or if you are already in Azurara, you can head straight to the surf school.

Terceira Island: Half-Day 4X4 Tour

7. Terceira Island: Half-Day 4X4 Tour

Experience moments of pure adrenaline on this Azores tour as you travel across Terceira Island in an all terrain vehicle. Fasten your seat belt, and embark on an adventure through the interior of the island. You will travel comfortably in jeeps suitably equipped for the purpose and able to take you to places you did not even imagine existed. This tour is for those looking for a unique experience and wanting to discover the stunning scenery of the Island of Bruma (Terceira Island) in the most radical way. Routes on secondary roads, which are not part of the usual tourist itineraries, are favored. These consist of narrow, beaten paths, which are used mostly by farmers. They are lined either by blue hydrangeas (Hortenses), large trees or rough walls of basaltic stone, which cut the green pastures. And most importantly, these lesser-known routes lead to breathtaking views. Take the time to stop along the way, step out of the jeep and take a closer look at all the magical nature that surrounds you. Adventure yourself through the interior of the Island, taking in the breathtaking views, and discovering rarely-accessed roads lined with unique flora.

Porto Sunset Bike Tour

8. Porto Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the charms of Porto on a 3-hour sunset bike tour. Ride from the Douro River to the Porto City Park. Enjoy access to quaint and hidden places in the city that cannot be reached by other means of transportation. Also, see much more of the city than would be possible on a walking tour. Ride a new bike with your guide from the Old Town to the beaches of Porto, cross through the City Park and continue along the Gaia waterfront. The carefully chosen route mostly follows cycle paths through parks and other pedestrian areas. It is a safe and comfortable ride for anyone who is able to ride a bike.

Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

9. Porto: Accessible Sailing Tour

Enjoy the opportunity of participating in sailing maneuvers and steering Inca, a catamaran specially designed for people with special needs. A one-of-its-kind boat, this catamaran is fast, fun and perfect for sightseeing with plenty of room to have you and your guests on board. During your picturesque sail, you'll see the magnificent landscapes of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto from the water. Depending on the sea conditions, you’ll be taken towards the open water to enjoy the pleasure of sailing and experience the sense of freedom that can only be delivered by the ocean.

Matoshinos: 1-2-1 1.5-Hour Surf Class

10. Matoshinos: 1-2-1 1.5-Hour Surf Class

Enjoy a fun surfing lesson in Matoshinos with your own expert instructor. Whether you're an experienced surfer or a complete beginner, the lesson is customized to suit your needs and requirements. Discuss your level and what you hope to get out of the session with your instructor before you begin. Enjoy the fastest and easiest way to learn to surf with personalized instruction and advice.

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What people are saying about Norte Region

Thanks to Miguel for the route he gave us and all these explanations. the way to discover the city and these different districts.

A circuit from the city to the ocean. But does not make you discover Porto. plus a tuktuk ride to the ocean

Ideal walk commented by Miguel our very friendly guide An original way to discover Porto

The place is easy to find, good value for money, everything is great!

Cool tour! Told us a lot about the country and its people