Some of you may think that Porto is not a “suitable” city for bikers due to its hilly streets but that is not true. There are many wonderful trails where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the views without a lot of effort pedaling as they are all flat! To name a few: Parque da Cidade, along the beach in Foz and also in Matosinhos, along both margins of Douro River and much more!
On this post I am going to show our bike ride from Foz do Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia. Local people usually call “Vila Nova de Gaia” simply “Gaia”.
The bike trail goes along Cais da Ribeira, and from there we crossed the metal bridge over the Douro (the bridge was designed by Eiffel, who also projected the Eiffel Tower in Paris).
Vila Nova de Gaia is the most important city for Port wine. The major producers in the Douro Valley have their Port houses in Gaia, making it the most important place for the Port wine industry,
Gaia has many restaurants, pizzerias and of course lovely places where you can sample Ports! 🙂