Guimarães is the best compromise between a bike MTB ride and a vacation in an historic city with your family.
Guimarães is one of the most important historical cities in Portugal and the historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city is also the birthplace of the Portuguese nationality and where was born and lived the 1st King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques.
The history of this city dates back at least to the National Final Chalcolithic, and this can be attested in the cities of Briteiros and Sabroso, as well as the Penha Archaeological Station.
Guimarães is a small and safe city, where you will feel at ease for walking in family all over the city, even at night.
Guimarães is less than a 30m from the Oporto international airport but a million miles away from the stresses and strains of your working life.
The sunny days in the north of Portugal are in average 250 and we have moderate temperatures most of the year.
Besides the normal accommodation in hotels and at the Pousada of S. Marinha, you will find lots of charming hostels in the historic center of Guimarães.