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Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

Product ID: 58901
Explore the historic Belém area of Lisbon on a 3-hour electric bike tour. See all the main monuments from the “Age of Discoveries” and the renovated waterfront of the Ribeira das Naus. Go to the Ribeira Market to marvel at the local produce, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic Belém area of Lisbon by electric bike
  • Go to the Nova de Carvalho, recently named one of Europe's best streets by New York Times
  • Marvel the red 25th April Bridge, built at the end of the Portuguese dictatorship
  • Pass the Electricty Museum in the former Tejo Power Plant
  • See the monuments from Portugal's "Age of Discoveries"
  • Stop for a coffee in a quiet area of the waterfront
  • Taste one of the famous custard tarts of Belém
  • Visit the superb Monastery of Saint Jerome
Full description
Cycle the banks of the Tagus River, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Belém on a 3-hour electric bike tour of Lisbon.

Meet your guide at a central meeting point for a short briefing on how the bikes work. Then, glide off towards the renovated Ribeira Market, where you will find an abundance of traditional stalls selling fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers. A separate area features more than 30 restaurants where you can taste food recommended by highly regarded chefs. Next, bike down the former red light district of the Rua Nova de Carvalho (also known as “Pink Street”), famous for its animated nightlife, and recently named by the New York Times as one of the best streets in Europe.

Pass the Cais do Sodré area, a hub of maritime activities since the 15th century and now the ferry terminal for the cacilheiros boats that connect Lisbon and Cacilhas. Cycle alongside the River Tagus to the Torre Belém, and feast your eyes on the 25th of April Bridge, a symbol of the 25th of April Revolution that put an end to 41 years of dictatorship.

Continue past the former thermoelectric plant that is now home to the Electricity Museum, and admire one of the best examples of Industrial architecture in Lisbon. Next, go to the Monument of the Discoveries, built in 1940 for the Exhibition of the Portuguese World. Admire the depictions of Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries,” before looking at the 16th-century fortifications of the Torre Belém, part of a defensive system that protected Lisbon from pirates.

Enjoy a quite coffee break away from the tourist traps, before cycling to the 16th-century Monastery of Saint Jerome, one of the finest example of Manueline style architecture in the city. There will be the chance to taste one of the famous Belém custard tartlets in the magnificent gardens, before it’s time to cycle back to the meeting point.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Electric bike rental
  • Liability and personal accident insurance
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - mask and disinfectant gel
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers to and from the meeting point
  • Refreshments
  • Belém custard tartlets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Praça do Comércio, next to the statue of King D. José I in the middle of the plaza.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was a private tour for all practical reasons with me and my friend. Was easy to find the guide on a sunday. They had some choice of bikes and I picked one similar to the Uber Jump bike. The guide Pedro (?) was super nice guy, very knowledgeable and gave his personal opnions and inside scoop on things as well as the history. It is a nice ride to Belem and the bridge and the monastery. Less cultural than the alfama tour but he answered all my questions, was super friendly, hooked me up with Tapas, brought some spare raincoats incase it rained (how nice is that?) Overall, fantastic guide. The Belem tour includes the famous Pastel de Nata and is more of a relaxed ride along the water, a bit different from the Hill tours.

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22 October 2019

This is a great activity for those looking to learn about the history of Lisbon and do an easy & enjoyable bike ride at the same time. My guide Pedro was knowledgeable and engaging. The ride along the river was quite easy with the electric bikes, which took no time at all to get used to.

13 August 2019

We was very lucky to have only 2 of us on our tour, our guide Xavier who spoke perfect English was excellent he went above and beyond to explain everything and answer any question we asked to the fullest. He was also a very funny guy and up for a chat about anything. If you’re lucky enough to get Xavier you’re sure to have an amazing tour.

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26 March 2019

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Lisboa Autêntica

Product ID: 58901