Matosinhos
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Our most recommended Matosinhos Day 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.

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Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

2. Porto: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Experience an easy guided electric bike tour through the wonderful city of Porto - discovering its main sights and hidden gems in just a few hours. From the Douro Riverside to the natural City Park, choosing the e-bike will allow you to access hidden, quaint places that other modes of transport cannot reach. First, discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. Cross the Douro River by boat and discover the port wine cellars of Gaia. Along the way, see the former customs house of the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre and admire the span of the Arrábida Bridge and the remains of São João da Foz castle. Then, cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Next, visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle). Finally, get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro, before returning to the starting point where your tour concludes. Upgrade your tour to a private experience - ideal for families or groups of friends - by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

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Porto: Surf Lesson on Azurara Beach with Optional Pickup

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Matosinhos

Fantastic trip! Saw some beautiful parts of Porto we never would never have got to on foot, a great experience to get to know the history and culture of Porto! Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, would highly recommend!!

Enjoyable experience surfing for the first time, was definitely tougher than expected. Accommodated our last minute plan changes, so can't complain.

Excellent experience, lots of patience with beginners like us, very friendly. Would certainly recommend!

Ivan was a good surfing teacher, we had a lit of fun, really recommend it for this price

Very nice tour off the beaten track with a very well informed guide and good bikes.