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PRIVATE CROSS THE RIVER RUN TOUR - 15K

cross river run 15k
Starting and finishing at Porto City Hall, this tour explores the nice and unique spots of the Old Town as well as well as crossing the river to Gaia.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    15 km / 9.3 mi
  • Tour Duration

    2h
  • Level of Difficulty

    moderate
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Portuguese/Spanish (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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If you do not know anything about Porto this is the tour for you. We guarantee that at the end of this tour you will be an expert! Like Porto itself, this is a running tour with some ascending and descending sections: but it is worth it for the fantastic views on offer. We will run through Downtown to reach Torre dos Clerigos (www.torredosclerigos.pt) a church in the center of the city, recently restored (2014), and its tower with more than 200 steps, where Nicholas Nasoni, its builder, is buried.

Quickly head to Palacio de Cristal, known for its gardens, where we meet peacocks and have a view of the river Douro, followed by a run downhill to the river Ribeira. Ribeira is the oldest place in Porto, where the city was born side by side the Douro river. It was used in the past to transport our famous wine from the vineyards to the cellars. At Ribeira we can admire the old bridge built in 1888 by Gustave Eiffel (yep – the guy with the tower in Paris), which is still in use today.

We take a deep breath now as we have a lot of stairs to climb! The running tour then crosses the bridge into Gaia, with magnificent views of the city from this side of the river, making the stair climb more than worth it. We admire Porto down through streets surrounded by the Port wine cellars, which gives a great feel of the scale of the Port industry. We return to Porto via the cathedral and for a relaxing finish we stop at Estacao de Sao Bento, our gorgeous railway station.

The running tour then heads through the bustling city center and finishes where we started, at the City Hall.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    It may be possible when staying in the city center, depending on the tour route. Please enquire at booking stage. Alternatively, please, meet at the standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    Porto City Hall - main entrance
    The square in front of the double stairs of the city halMetro station: Trindade
    Google Maps link: Porto City Hall

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick-up service
    • Transport
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    We don’t cancel the tour if it rains, we evaluate the weather conditions to ensure your safety, but we can run in all conditions if you like. 

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Porto it’s cold and rainy in winter time, so please considerer to wear a light wind stopper, for summer bring just your usual running gear, and some sun cream.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    We can find fountains on the way, and water will be provided at the end.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    We run at your pace, you decide if you want to run faster or slower.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    No, we don’t have that option. The guide can only carry your phone, car key etc.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    You take all the pictures you want, just ask for it.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    Yes, we can do it, if your hotel/accommodation is near the tour route.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR HELD?
    English is the official running tour language, but we can also speak in Spanish and of course in Portuguese.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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