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A fun, easy, and fast way to explore the city’s highlights

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Historic sights, picturesque viewpoints, and various attractions are on every corner in Lisbon. It is possible to explore the city inch by inch on foot, but riding a bike is a much more convenient and faster way. Rentals are scattered through out the city so that visitors can easily lease a bike for a few hours or days.

An electric bike or e-bike makes sightseeing even easier: 2-3 hours would be enough to explore all the hills of the city and to visit all the main panoramic spots. E-bikes can be rented in special stations around the city. It is also possible to book a guided tour to discover all the nuances of Lisbon.

Bike tours in Lisbon

The Historic Lisbon guided tour is a must-do for any cycling enthusiast. The three-hour trip showcases the city's main architectural landmarks and secret nooks, which are usually missed by tourist crowds. Lisbon Hills tour is another popular option for e-bikes thanks to its stunning views. You will see Sé de Lisboa Cathedral, the National Pantheon, and São Vicente Monastery from unusual angles and have a chance to explore Alfama, Chiado, and Bairro Alto neighborhoods.

If you prefer to cycle in the natural setting, Sintra-Cascais Nature Reserve is a great option to take a break from the city and enjoy beautiful landscapes. Expect to pay around $40 for a tour. You can find quite a few rentals and tour operators at Ribeira das Naus, a river beach and one of Lisbon’s best biking destinations.

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