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Cycling in Lisbon

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


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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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin