AlegriaRide Rent a Scooter Porto has made a clip showing the riverfront of Porto as well as the old town!
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Driving a scooter along the river and the ocean around Porto is amazing. Feeling the sea breeze on your face, seeing the people passing by, enjoying the sun… priceless! Porto city started at the northern bank of the river Douro. The first civilizations found good shelter there, from the northern winds. There are traces from the roman presence in this area and historians have dated the presence of civilazations in the Douro Valley since between the Stone and Bronze Age.
From the old town, the city’s riverfront has inumerous attractions. You will pass Miragaia, one of the four main old neighborhoods. Here you will find traditional restaurants, see how people have learned to live under the river water level (and see the floodmarks!)
Further on Passeio Alegre looks like a tropical oasis in the city. Palmtrees, the ocean right ahead, lighthouse and markets on Saturdays! It is a mandatory stop for an icecream or a drink at any sunny terrace!
Here you will start driving along the Atlantic Ocean and the landscape will star changing. You will begin to see small beaches like Praia dos Ingleses, Praia da Luz, places where theresidents love to lie a towell down and just soak up the sun! At the end of this stretch is Matosinhos, the neighbor town of Porto, and a large sandy beach with a promenade.
If you continue driving next to the coast you will cross a bridge over to Leça da Palmeira and from here on get ready to explore the northern coast! But let’s leave that for another episode! Stay tuned for more videos.
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