A thirty minute walk takes you to Cais de Gaia, where you can choose from a wide range of local and international cuisine and enjoy the views across the river. A further thirty minutes takes you across the iconic Ponte de Dom Luis 1 and right into the Unesco World Heritage Site that is Porto.
We love to walk but if the distances sound too challenging, there is a good bus and metro network as well as a convenient car park on Cais de Gaia that helps to eliminate the first thirty minute walk!
Afurada, a traditional fishing village, can be reached by car in a few minutes, a 50-minute walk or by bus. As well as visiting the growing village, you can access unspoilt estuary coast and, according to Lonely Planet, the best swimming beach in Porto. We love to visit the beach at Lavadores, a few minutes drive or 30-minute walk along the river from Alfurada.
Good access to the motorway system means that day visits to Braga, Guimares, Coimbra, Vila do Conde and Aveiro are all possible.