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  1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. Alfama

Old Town E-Bike Tour by Sitgo (Cais do Sodré)

Product ID: 315742
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This tour will take you on a modern e-bike ride through the main historic district in Lisbon. Despite its recent expansion, this neighbourhood retains its authenticity, as you will discover.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Praça do Comércio
  • Explore the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon
  • Drink the traditional cherry liquor
Full description
Ride on brand-new e-bikes, a tailor-made mode of transportation for the hilly city of Lisbon. Enjoy riding a bicycle with an electric engine to give you a push on the hardest parts of the route. The guides will show you how to ride the e-bikes and get you ready to go.

Start from the Cais do Sodré area and cross the majestic Praça do Comercio, as you cycle on to visit the Old Town district of Alfama. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest quarter. Spread over the south-eastern slope of the hill crowned by Castelo de São Jorge, this picturesque neighborhood is composed of a maze of narrow streets, winding alleyways, and steep flights of steps. Its Kasbah-like layout is deliberate - this is the city's ancient Arab district. Alfama derives from the Arabic word Al-Hama that means "source of good water".

One of the few areas of Lisbon, which wasn't destroyed by the big 1775 earthquake, Lisbon's old quarter offers many things to see. The tightly-packed lanes, small archways, and stone-paved terraces are full of atmosphere and great fun to explore. Besides the castle, there are several historic 17th-century churches in the vicinity, as well as the city's impressive cathedral. Alfama also wakes up at night, when some of the city's most authentic cafés and restaurants open their doors to serve delicious traditional cuisine. The neighborhood is also home to traditional Fado houses, where this unique Portuguese musical expression can be appreciated in rustic and romantic surroundings.
Includes
  • Helmet
  • Ginjinha liquor
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Av. 24 de Julho 4B, 1200-161 Lisbon.

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Important information
Know before you go
• All bicycles are adult sized - minimum height of 1.35m
• The use of helmet is mandatory
• Arrive 15 min. prior to the starting time for training and safety briefing
• After a 15 min. tolerance for showing up past the starting time, the tour will be cancelled with no right to refund
• Use the machines in a responsible and civil way, following the circulation rules and your guides’ instructions