Lisbon by Bike
Baixa – Campo de Ourique – Estrela – Alcantara – Santos
Yes, Lisbon can be hilly. But it is not that hilly as you think once if you know where to go. We keep it with only one uphill in the beginning which brings us up to Parque Eduardo VII and an amazing view to the city centre. Once we are up there the tough part is mainly done.
We slowly start our way back down to the river through the beautiful neighbourhoods of Amroeiras and Estrela with typical and traditional portuguese life far away from the tourism crowd. At the neighbourhoods of Estrela and Madragoa we cross some of the most lovely parks of Lisbon, before we see one of Lisbon’s centres of subculture at LX Factory and finally reach Rio Tejo for the easiest and relaxing part along the river to come back to the centre on a cycling lane.
Unfortunately the west side of Lisbon is not equipped with very much cycling lanes, so that we have to stay in the traffic most of the time. But the small lanes are very comfortable to ride, cars are slow and traffic is quiet. The total of 20 km comes with not more than 300m of uphill and should be accessible for everyone who doesn´t consider him-/herself as a couch potato. On this three hours ride surely you will discover zones of the city otherwise you wouldn’t come to and most of Lisbon’s visitors didn’t ever see. But believe me: It´s worth to go
Lisbon by Night
Alfama – Graca – Mouraria – Baixa
During the day we avoid the historical parts of Lisbon. But at night is ours! Without the daily rush we can cycle streets in a zone which during the day are inaccessible. When traffic and heat calms down, Alfama, Graca and Mouraria is the best time for the charming oldtown. Join us on a bit different city tour!
Once we climbed up to Lisbons top level, we enjoy the best sunset views and cross a beautiful park in the middle of the oldtown. On our way down we discover the different faces of Lisbon with plenty of culture that has found its placein Portugals capital over the centuries.
Cycling in the dawn or dark is always a bit more complicated and dangerous. You don’t need specific bike skills, but you should be used to cycle and feel comfortable riding in unknown terrain.
Lisbon by E-Bike
Baixa – Parque Eduardo VII – Alcantara – Belem – Santos
Yes, Lisbon can be hilly. But don’t be afraid. We got some e-bikes that will make our achieve every mountain. The e-support also enables us to discover a bit more of the city. Leafing the city center we grab a beautiful panorama view from Parque Eduardo VII.
We slowly start our way back down to the river through the beautiful neighbourhoods of Amroeiras and Estrela with typical and traditional portuguese life far away from the tourism crowd. At the neighbourhoods of Estrela and Madragoa we cross some of the most lovely parks of Lisbon, before we see one of Lisbon’s centres of subculture at LX Factory and finally reach Rio Tejo. Along the river we find the historic monuments and the art district of Belem. From here we return along a relaxed cycling lane along with best river view and the narrow lanes of the historic parts of Cais do Sodre.