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Running alongside the Atlantic in Porto, Portugal

10 Jan, 2017, By Manuel A.

Recently I found the following article in The Guardian: “My best travel discovery of 2016”. From 24 December 2016, and written by Katie Parla, a Rome-based culinary writer, this article went as follows:

“In 2016 I trained for two marathons – challenging enough for a person with no natural athletic ability. But when I’m on the road, the physical challenge of long-distance running is amplified by a lack of motivation. On a recent trip to Porto, I would have much preferred to explore the city’s food and drinks scene than hit the pavement, but I dug deep and got in a good 30km.

I did a quick Google search and read that Gaia, the area on the other side of the Douro from downtown Porto, had a long, safe well-lit path along the ocean. Beginning in the Afurada district and ending near Espinho’s golden beaches, the path includes wooden walkways above undulating dunes and paved promenades with ocean views. There are cafes and restaurants along the way, so when I needed water, I could make a quick stop. I prefer to run at night, so it was pure joy to go so far afield, safely, in a new city.”

With Portgall we can cover this pathway above the dunes, crossing some of beautiful beaches of northern Portugal it, running. You can do this with of a sport specialist that will help you take the upper hand and be victorious in this 30km challenge. You can also do this route  while cycling, accompanied by a biologist who will help you get a better perspective of the nature surrounding you while enjoying the beautiful landscape.

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