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Lisbon Bike Tour: Downtown Lisbon to Belém

1. Lisbon Bike Tour: Downtown Lisbon to Belém

The Lisbon Bike Tour covers an approachable route, without any climb. The terrain is always descending and flat. You'll start at the top of Parque Eduardo VII and descend through downtown Lisbon all the way to Belém. The tour will last about 4 hours. Usually, your guide makes a short stop downtown. Here, you are offered a Portugese specialty and a typical drink. You will also make another stop in an old café halfway through the ride. This time you have the option of a Portugese pastry. This stop is also a chance for guests to use the restroom or have another drink. Drinks at this café are not included. Taking 4 hours to ride about 10 kilometers means that you can enjoy a slow pace with panoramic views. Your guide will stop at the interesting points in town and tell you about what’s around. This is the best way to get to know Lisbon. The tour concludes in Belém, another historical district in Lisbon. In Belém, you will be on your own and can get return to downtown easily by public transportation – bus, tram and train – or by cab. Your guide will suggest a couple of nice restaurants for lunch, as well as fine monuments to visit in the area in the afternoon.

South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

2. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

Explore southern Lisbon on this electric bike tour. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstretched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Largo da Severa 7A for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange cacilheiro (ferry) across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Next, take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Christ the King, or cycle up the hill with no sweat on your electric bike! Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge. After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Bike back downhill towards the river, and explore the narrow streets of Almada. Visit the Medieval Museum to see relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then, cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.

Lisbon: Riverside Light Bicycle Tour in Dutch

3. Lisbon: Riverside Light Bicycle Tour in Dutch

Begin your tour in the historical area of Belém, where you will explore some of its fine monuments and learn all the secrets about the Age of Discovery. Afterwards, let yourself be embraced by the unique light of Lisbon which is reflected in the water of the Tagus. Enjoy a truly relaxing ride, as you cycle along the river until you reach the downtown area of Lisbon. Upon arriving in downtown Lisbon, stop in the oldest café in town, where you will taste one of the most delicious Portuguese pastries: a Pastel de Nata. Here, you will also have an opportunity to have a drink or use the restroom. Then, you will proceed to explore the downtown Lisbon, avoiding hills for a gentle, easy ride. Here, you will taste another surprise Portuguese delicacy!  Stop at the most interesting and meaningful points in town picked out by your guide who will tell you about what’s around, the city's history and culture, ins, outs and surroundings. This tour lasts about 3 hours and stretches for about 10 km. This means you can enjoy a slow pace with enough time to enjoy the panoramic views and city highlights.  Finish your tour in downtown Lisbon, by the river, close to the metro station. Your guide will give you suggestions on how to return to your lodging or, better yet, some nice places around to have delicious food. After the tour, you will have a great overview of Lisbon and can continue to explore its warmth and secrets! 

Full-Day Electric Bike Tour: Arrábida Nature Park

4. Full-Day Electric Bike Tour: Arrábida Nature Park

Once at the meeting point, your guide will briefly introduce the itinerary and the group. Electric bikes will be explained and tested too. Then, from the naval station close to the Commerce Square, board one of the traditional ferries from Lisbon to Cacilheiro and cross the Tagus River to Barreiro. In Barreiro, a train will take you and your bicycle comfortably to Palmela in approximately 40 minutes. In Palmela, the first trip is to cycle to the Castle. The Castle of Palmela is rich in history. In this zone, archaeological findings confirm human occupation from the neolithic period as early as 310 A.C. The earliest fortifications were built by the Muslims around the 9th century. From the hill, you can see the Rivers Sado and Tagus. If the day is clear, Lisbon and the Mountain range of Sintra are visible as well. In Palmela, visit archeological sites and have a coffee break. When leaving the Castle of Palmela, contemplate the beautiful Valley of the Barris, flanked by the mountainous forests of São Luís, Laurel and Arrábida.  Carry on along the less-frequented road of the Barris Valley, first on asphalt, then off-the-beaten-path between vineyards and sheep pastures. Arriving in the town of Nogueira de Azeitão, rest and  taste the region's famous Muscatel wine, tarts and buttery cheese. Burn some calories by cycling up the Arrábida Nature Park. As you go up, sights over the blue sea are of an indescribable beauty. Have a glimpse of the Arrábida Convent built in the 16th century. Finally, in the town of Setubal, take a well-deserved break and share your impressions around a table while savoring some fresh fish. Return to Lisbon by train.

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4.8 / 5

based on 536 reviews

This was an excellent way to see Almada. Seeing the Christ the King statue was really cool. We chose to pay the 6 Euros to go to the top and we felt it was worth it. We enjoyed riding around and learning about Almada equally as much. The eBikes were in excellent condition and it was very easy to get around, even uphill. Our guide was excellent too. I wish I could remember his name!!

We had an amazing time on this tour! Very fun ride and our guide Salo was incredible. Highly recommend! Also it was very nice that the tour ends in Belém so we could explore the area before heading back to Lisbon. Five stars and extra thanks to Salo!

The tour was comfortably guided through Lisbon along many places worth seeing. Tour guide Paolo described the history and stories in great detail. The bikes were good.

Saulo is a great tour guide, the bikes were comfortable and it was a beautiful day!

Super nice guide, and a great lap along the water.