Urban Adventures: Extreme Helicopter Ride Over Porto City


Ten minutes of pure adrenaline, meet the city of Porto from a new perspective.

My friends gave me an Adrenaline pack for my birthday with several experiences to choose from. My first choice was an extreme helicopter ride over the city of Porto, 10 minutes of pure adrenaline, low passes and extreme turns above my favourite and one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal.

The trip may only last 10 minutes but it is very intense, you take off from a heliport right in the middle of the Douro River, providing a magnificent view. First the pilot makes a low pass to the river passing right in front of the fisherman’s at the edge of the river, then an extreme climb to the top of the Arrabida Bridge, making your ears crack and making your body stick to the seat due to the G-force, then the helicopter heads to the other bridges making some tight turns along the way, kicking in high G-force (for an helicopter). In one of the tight turns I could see the Campanhã Train Station from an almost horizontal position, facing the ground (it looked like a satellite image), the same thing happened when we flew by the Ribeira Dock. It was really amazing.
After we saw all the bridges we head to the centre of the city of Porto were we stood still in the air, we were hanging in the air just by a nut, the pilot said it is called Jesus nut (it makes sense). On the return we made another low pass to the boats passing by in the Douro River and then we landed in the Heliport.

This trip is fantastic and I recommend it to everyone who lives or are visiting Porto, and I guarantee you that it is a great way to escape the city without leaving it, the adrenaline rush and the fantastic view is enough to see things from another perspective and it’s a great way to release some stress from your daily life in just 10 minutes. Want to get out of the city but don’t have time to leave the city? This is what you need, a great ride over the most beautiful city in Portugal.

written by zulupt on 2011-08-02 #places #urban #porto #ride #helicopter #extreme #location #landscapes #oporto #adventures #urban-adventures #heli #select-type-of-location


  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Que fiiiixe!!! :D

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great ride !

  3. -alia-
    -alia- ·

    How cool is that?!! Seeing all those amazing orange roofs from the top... great photos!
    (muito bom :-)

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