OLD TOWN RUN TOUR – 9KFrom: €38.50
Go! Running Tours in Porto give you the best introduction to the city, all while you get a great workout. A UNESCO World Heritage centre, windy streets leading to the River Douro and cuisine to die for, it has myriad draws for all kinds of visitor. It’s little wonder Porto won Best European Destination in 2014.
Our running tours in Porto suit those visiting for the first time as well as the seasoned pros. This is because they cover the main sights, but also head off the beaten track to uncover the hidden gems.
So when you’re visiting, make sure you sign up for one of our running tours in Porto. Just remember your running gear, lace up and go running!
I can imagine a lot of people would hate the idea of running 15km around a hilly city – but for me it was perfect! This was the first time I’ve been to Porto and it was a great experience to run around the city and get to know the sites. I went on the first morning of my stay and so it meant I was able to navigate the city for my remaining stay.
Francisco was a great guide, taking me around all of the major sites of Porto and providing good information on each area. He took a number of pictures and videos during our run and I have a great momento of my trip.
Francisco’s communication was really good and he was very proactive.
Not only was this a unique way to explore the city but also meant I was able to keep up my training. I’d highly recommend Francisco and Ready, Steady GO!
Porto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations and with good reason. Its historical grandeur has left its mark with ornate churches, impressive architecture and a whole host of stories. Nowadays, street art contrasts with the higher-brow Serralves Contemporary Art Museum and Casa da Música to make a city with a lot to offer.
Go! Running Tours in Porto cover all of the key sights of the city. The Ribeira neighbourhood is a feast for the eyes due to the zigzagging alleyways and houses adorned with pastel colours and azulejos — the tiles that Portugal is famous for. Tucked away in the walls are authentic tascas where you can delve into Portugal’s eternally underrated gastronomy.
Like the city itself, Porto’s cuisine has one foot in the mountains and one in the sea. You could spend weeks discovering all that is on offer, but the city’s most famous dish has to be the Francesinha. As an informal non-disclaimer, this is absolutely not suitable for vegetarians or those keeping an eye on their waistline.
No trip to Porto is complete without tasting its famous fortified wine. Follow your nose around the warehouses where port is made, learn the history and, of course, try some for yourself. Crossing the bridges to these wineries is an experience in itself as you get views of the river and the picturesque centre. Of course, you can discover all of this with your private guide on our running tours in Porto.
Whether it’s your first time or you’re back for more, our running tours in Porto are the way to go. Forget the guidebook and see the city from a local’s point of view.