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Porto area without a car

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Porto area without a car

Hello,

We (a couple around 40) are going to visit Porto in August. We will have 10 - 12 days.

Except the culture we like nature very much.

Two questions.

Can you recommend places in Porto on near Porto, where there is nature and where you can get without renting a car?

I've already read about

Parque Biologico de Gaia

and the park at the museum of modern art.

Any other places nice for walking?

We would also like to spend some days outside the city. I'm thinking either about Peneda-Geres or somewhere more near in Douro valley.

Again, can you recommend a place which can be accessed by public transport and which, at the same time, is not full of tourists?

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Thanks in advance

Rafal

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1. Re: Porto area without a car

You can reach Peneda-Geres by bus, go till Braga by train and then take a bus to Gerês or Lindoso or Castro Laboreiro (all areas belonging to the Park), that's the place to go for a few days if you want "places nice for walking". Once there, there are info you want to do it yourself or companies that would have programs for you to choose from.

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2. Re: Porto area without a car

For the Douro Valley, you have two options:

- do a day cruise from Porto (upstream by boat and downstream by train, or vice versa) to Pinhão. Both rides are beautiful.

- Catch the train to Pinhão and visit the wineries by taxi. You can also spend a night in Pinhão and head back to Porto the next day.

Porto has many city parks, with my personal favourite being Jardim das Virtudes. The gardens around Palácio de Cristal are also very nice.

Have a nice trip!

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