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Matosinhos Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Matosinhos Outdoor activities

Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

1. Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

Chill with the serene waves of Porto during a small-group surfing lesson with pickup from the city. Find the best beach for the weather conditions on the day and get to grip with the basics of surfing. Jump into the water and catch your first wave to the shore. Make your way to the bus stop by Aliados to meet your friendly group for the day. Let your guide assess the weather conditions and start driving to the beach with the best waves. Feel the warm sand under your feet as you listen to a quick introduction to surfing. Follow the instructions of your guide for the basic techniques like paddling and standing up on your board. Now's the time to crash into the water and go with the flow. Paddle out to where the water breaks and feel the adrenaline as you ride the swell back to the shore.

Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

2. 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.

Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

3. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the districts of Porto at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Learn about the sights you see with an included audio guide. Upgrade to include an optional river cruise ticket and/or a visit to port wine cellars. Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, River Douro, and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this ticket, you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia, and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses or a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the historical and cultural significance of producing port wine along with a free wine tasting if you choose the optional upgrade to wine cellars. 

Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

4. Porto: 3-Hour Bike Tour

See the sights of Porto by bike on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city's memorable monuments. Access areas that other vehicles can't reach and go further than you could on foot. Discover sites of interest in the Old Town and pedal along the bike paths of City Park. 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. Cycle past the fine sand beach of Matosinhos, look for birdlife in Calém Garden and reach the magical mouth of the Douro River. Discover where the Port Wine Museum, Tram Museum and Museu Serralves (Contemporary Art Museum) are located. Visit the remains of São Francisco do Queijo (Cheese Castle), get back to nature in the Douro Estuary Natural Reserve and gaze in awe at the breakwater of Foz do Douro.

  • Guided tours
  • Hop-on hop-off tours
  • Water activities
  • Private tours

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What people are saying about Matosinhos

We were not able to take advantage of the bus because the schedules did not coincide, but what we walked was very interesting. The boat ride really beautiful. I did not go to the warehouse. Keep in mind that you must first have the purchase validated on the bus, before being able to take the boat ride. It is very important to keep the ticket that is given to you on the bus for the entire time (24 or 48 hours) to be able to access the next times and to the boat.

Very nice! All equipment was good quality and the teacher was very nice and welcoming and knew what to do. Totally worth the money! Also, if booking after 24h before start, I suggest booking from their own website. We got in with our email receipt, but they had not received our booking yet since we booked it less than 24h before.

It was so fun and the instructors were nice and very helpful! Pick up and drop off was smooth, no problems at all! We had a wonderful time!

Very good tour to get to know and get an idea of the old and modern city. Tour of its beautiful beaches.

This tour is a good way to get to know the city in a very broad and fast way.