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Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

1. Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

If you would like to try surfing or improve your skills on it, this is your experience. I will take you for a ride around , searching the best conditions for your level in the area of Porto. This experience starts with pick up in our meeting point . Than i will take you to the place with the best conditions, to make this experience memorable, giving all the feedback and tips so you can improve your skills and some pictures inside the water with a GOPRO as a souvenir. As last we will drop you off where we picked you up :) Outras observações Before we start the experience we will need your height and weight to know the size of the wetsuits and the location to prepare the pick up.

From Oporto: Gerês National Park Canyoning Tour

2. From Oporto: Gerês National Park Canyoning Tour

Experience one of the most challenging and adrenaline-filled experiences you can have on the Portuguese mainland. After being picked up from your accommodation in Oporto, set off for the Gerês National Park to start your adventure. Get kitted up with all the necessary safety gear including specially-designed canyoning shoes and a wetsuit. Start to navigate your way downstream including splashing through natural pools, chutes, and waterfalls carved out by the powerful river. Make the most of zip-lines ending on the water, small and medium nice abseiling, guided abseiling, and several possibilities of jumping into the water. At the end of your 3-hour experience, take advantage of a convenient return transport back to your accommodation in Oporto. 

From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

3. From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

Head to Gerês National Park on this day excursion from Porto. Stop for coffee along the way, before arriving at the park. Embark on a guided scenic hike that takes you past 10 magnificent natural pools. Enjoy a refreshing swim along the way, a perfect respite from the summer heat. Once you reach the heart of the Park, admire the views of the stunning 7 natural pools and have a dive in the clears waters of the park. Enjoy the serenity of your surroundings, before returning to Porto.

Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

4. Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

In small groups of 8 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.

Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

5. Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a full-day excursion to Gerês National Park. Experience the beauty of this unique landscape thorugh a day of of hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Savor local food with the included traditional Portuguese lunch. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your door in Porto and travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. Reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking over its calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to the van. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, and refill with mouth-watering local cuisine paired with delectable wine. In the afternoon, visit a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour.

From Porto: Povoa de Varzim Morning Surf Lesson w/ Transfer

6. From Porto: Povoa de Varzim Morning Surf Lesson w/ Transfer

Discover the stunning beaches north of Porto and join a thrilling adventure away from the city crowds. Start off your day by getting active with a surf session in the company of a certified instructor. Hop on your board and paddle out for a refreshing learning experience in the water. Take advantage of the complimentary transfer to the Povoa de Varzim beach and get picked up at your beachfront hotel early in the morning. Head over to the chosen beach for the day, which might vary depending on weather and wave conditions, and get started. Enjoy a quick but thorough introduction and go over all the basic techniques you need to know, then dive right in. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned amateur, you'll surely learn something new while having a blast in the warm Portugal ocean.

Porto: City to the Ocean Tuk-Tuk Tour

7. 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.

From Porto: Private SUP Paiva River Tour with Transfer

8. From Porto: Private SUP Paiva River Tour with Transfer

See the Ilha dos Amores at the start. Learn the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding so you can enjoy your experience. You will learn how to deal with different types of sceneries and how you need to react if you fall from the board. We Paddle from Douro river to the Paiva river, consider one of the cleanest and beautifull rivers in Portugal. There you can see on the side of the river a small Waterfall. The tour will take arround 3 hours, were you will be amazed by the natural beauty. Take your family and friends and enjoy a wonderful day paddling.

Porto: Private and Small Group Surfing Experience

9. Porto: Private and Small Group Surfing Experience

The lesson begins with a short warm-up and an explanation about all surf techniques of paddling, wave positioning, catching waves, standing on the board, and riding waves. You can expect a clear exemplification of every step you will need to take in order to get the most out of it. Before getting into the water, you will get instructions about safety procedures and surf etiquette.  During your experience, you will probably be able to stand on the board but above all, you will enjoy an amazing energy provided from the ocean and the sun. You will feel inspired by the moment. At the end of the lesson, you can hang around, have a beer, and soak up their surfing atmosphere.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Porto

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Highly recommended! Super guides who speak good/easy English. Picked up and brought back to our hotel. Pleasant people and everything was well taken care of and prepared.

This trip is really worth it! Nature is overwhelming and swimming in the natural pools is pure fun and refreshment! Go for it!

Awesome hike, good to get rid of the city noise. Our guide was very friendly and sociable! 100% recommended!

Very nice hike, rich in landscapes and explanations. Thanks to our guide who made this hike sensational

The instructor and staff were very helpful. Enjoyed catching the waves