Guided tour

Lisbon: Guided Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Lisbon: Guided Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

From US$ 43.19 per person

Explore the historic Belém area of Lisbon on an 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the sights of Lisbon's historic Belém district on an electric bike tour
  • Stroll along the pink road of Nova de Carvalho and admire the colorful buildings
  • Admire the 25 de Abril Bridge, built at the end of the Portuguese dictatorship
  • Stop for a coffee in a quiet area of the waterfront and try a Belém custard tart
  • Marvel at the historic monuments dating back to Portugal's "Age of Discoveries"
Full description

Cycle the banks of the Tagus River, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Belém on an 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 quiet coffee break away from the tourist traps, before cycling to the 16th-century Monastery of Saint Jerome, one of the finest examples 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
  • Transfers to and from the meeting point
  • Refreshments
  • Belém custard tartlets

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Meeting point

The guide will be waiting at the local partners headquarters - Largo Severa 7A, 1100-588 Lisboa, Portugal.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 183 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Wow we had a great time. Saw so many amazing sites and monuments we would have missed without participating in this activity. Bike ride was fun and made even more so riding along the water. Our guide Daniel was a real pleasure to deal with and took real good care of us. His knowledge and passion for the history of this beautiful country was evident. Thanks so much we certainly look forward to our next stay in Lisbon.

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January 1, 2023

The tour was great!!! You absolutely have to do this! I was skeptical that cycling around Lisbon was such a good idea, but our guide (George) took really good care of us. George told us a lot about the history of Lisbon and the sights and we always had enough time to snap a few photos. He answered all of our questions and since there were only two of us, we went even further because we still had time. It was the best tour I have ever booked anywhere. And if you can, book the tour with George. He's great! :)

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September 25, 2022

This was amazing. There was a bit of a mixup where we were rescheduled without knowing, but waiting it out was well worth it. The e-bikes made the hilly terrain an absolute breeze to navigate. The guide, Daniel, was fantastic, showing us the Belem sites and being incredibly patient as we stopped to tale pictures. And the pastry was phenomenal. We had a few pasteis before, but this one was the bomb. We bought some beer to make it even sweeter :) Note - if you are nervous around traffic, be aware that the Lisbon streets are tight and bike lanes are infrequent - you will be among the cars. Daniel knew how to navigate them, and managed everything very well. Trust in your guide! All things considered, this was an amazing experience, and all four of us loved it. Well worth it!

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September 20, 2022

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