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Best trails in Porto

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Looking for a great trail near Porto, Porto and the North? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, walking trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Parque Natural do Litoral Norte, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Parque de Penafiel or Parque do Riu Ul . Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Porto ranging from 26.1 to 165.2 miles and from 55 to 1,299 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Porto
Top trails (10)
#1 - Central Portuguese Way
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 146.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the Central Camino route that takes you from one historic town or city to another with plenty of beautiful scenery and tiny villages in between. There is also another longer alternative, the Coastal Camino route, which can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/lisbon/camino-portugues-coastal-lisbon-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=iShow more
#2 - Portuguese Coastal Path: Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 165.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the shorter coastal route of the Camino Português. It starts in the city of Porto, this route, first traveled by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 12th century, heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. You can find the longer coastal route starting in the city of Lisbon here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/lisbon/camino-portugues-coastal-lisbon-to-santiago-del-compostela This route also goes through smaller towns, and as it is on the coast the weather is more moderate than the inland route, you can find the central route here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto/the-portuguese-way-of-saint-james-central-routeShow more
#3 - Porto e Vila Nova de Gaia
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#4 - Camino Português Coastal: Porto to Vila do Conde
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 17.6 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
This route is part of a multi week long hike, along the shorter coastal route of the Camino Português or The Portuguese Way of Saint James Coastal Route, that can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. It starts in the city of Porto, this route, first traveled by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 12th century, heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. You can find the longer coastal route starting in the city of Lisbon here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/lisbon/camino-portugues-coastal-lisbon-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=i The Camino Português full Coastal route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto-and-the-north/camino-portugues-coastal-porto-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=iShow more
#5 - Foz do Douro a Alameda Basílio Teles
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
#6 - Porto City Center Walk
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
The center of Porto is not that big and therefore you can bridge all distances on foot. The problem is not so much the distance, or the continuous height differences. Almost no street is flat. The Douro offers an ideal gateway to the Atlantic Ocean. Along this river, tons of gold from the colonies were brought in. Gold that was used to build this thriving port city on the north bank of the river. The Douro, however, runs in a steep valley, so that almost all streets walk upwards with a pronounced slope. We marvel at the colorful tiled facades (azulejos for the friends). We immediately fell in love with the generous welcoming smile of the Portuguese population. At the top of the highest hill of the historic city center we reach the Sé Cathedral. The thirteenth-century building with battlements is more reminiscent of a fortress than a church. It seems so run away from an episode of Game of Thrones. The cathedral is located on a majestic square from where you have a fantastic view of the city. Inside there is not much to see, but for € 3 you can visit the adjacent monastery. There, especially the successful combination of beautiful tile walls and Gothic colonnades will make your camera work overtime. Not much further, we test our saturation limit for spiritual stops with a visit to the San Francisco church. For a ticket of a spicy € 7 you can marvel at a set of national baroque and rococo. From the floor to the ceiling, carvings list the walls of this special church. Could have been particularly beautiful, were it not that almost 400 kilograms of gold leaf have been stuck to these wooden sculptures. They have let themselves go in thousands of details. It is as if the golden walls are melting. The ticket also gives access to the adjoining rooms where an extensive collection of religious gadgets is collected. Including the most awful images we have ever seen. Also to visit is a creepy burial cellar. A lot of stairs bring us to the Miradouro da Vitoria. This private terrace against the hillside is generously shared with tourists by the owner. We enjoy a beautiful view over the terracotta roofs of the old city. We stop at Museu Romantico where you can see for € 2.20 how people lived at the end of the 19th century. The terrace next to the museum offers a beautiful view over the Douro Valley. Adjacent to the museum is a large city park: Jardins do Palacio de Cristal. The gardens are surrounded by lush romance and a tight French influence and are definitely worth a visit. The palace, after which the gardens are named, was demolished in the 1950s and replaced by an incredibly ugly sports hall. Nearby you will find another ugly modern building: Casa da Música looks like a crashed spaceship. When we return to the city center we decide to make haste. We see a romantic sunset on the upper deck of the Ponte Luis I. Although a lot of people gather here to enjoy this spectacle together, everyone can get a perfect spot. The sun slowly falls behind the hills of the Douro Valley. The picturesque façades of Ribeira show even warmer colors in the evening light. After sunset you have a nice view of the cozy city from the bridge.Show more
#7 - Porto a Fátima
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 157.3 mi
#8 - Portuguese Way Central: Porto to Rates
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 26.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route is part of a multi week long hike, along the Camino Portuguese Central or the Portuguese Way of Saint James Central Route, that can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. The Portuguese Way of Saint James Central full route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto-and-the-north/the-portuguese-way-of-saint-james-central-route?u=i A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-portugues-central Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#9 - RIberira de Aldoar
Parque da Cidade
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 48 m
#10 - Campanha, Massarelos e Miradouro do Prado do Repouso
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m