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Visit Lisbon by bike!

Blog Visit Lisbon by bike!
Lisbon, the city of the seven hills, of pastel de nata, of the sun all year round and of beautiful viewpoints where you can get lost. The city that deserves to be visited and revisited. Fall in love with this sustainable city, planted by the Tejo river, and discover it (or rediscover it) by bike!
Lisbon is known as the city of seven hills, full of history and stories where the past, the present, and the future can be experienced on cycle tours.

Famous for its unique architecture, gastronomy, and beauty, Lisbon is one of the best places to visit in Europe. Exploring Portugal’s capital city by bike is visiting a sustainable city where the sun shines 290 days a year and where the temperature rarely drops below 15ºC.

On track to becoming a cycling city, especially along the coast of the Tejo river, Lisbon’s bicycle lanes and tracks offer a safe and easy way to visit the city.  Are you ready to join us in bike touring around Lisbon? Come ride with us!

1. Lisbon cycle lanes 
Did you know that Lisbon already has 105 kilometers of bike paths? And that until the end of the year, the city will count with more 50km of cycle lanes? And that the municipality is working to reach 200km before Velo-city 2021? This initiative encourages the city’s active mobility and makes Lisbon a more eco-friendly and liveable city.

2. Lisbon bike hire or bike shop?
Are you thinking of bringing your bike to Lisbon? Or have you considered buying one at a bike shop? That’s great! But you have also several options to rent a bike throughout your stay or choose one of the bike sharing companies in Lisbon. And have you ever heard of GIRA? GIRA, Lisbon bike-sharing system is also an option if you want to visit Lisbon by bike at your own pace. Whether you choose a classic bike or an electric bike, with GIRA exploring Lisbon is always an enjoyable adventure! All you have to do is download the app and check which bicycles are available. It should be noted that GIRA bicycle stations are being spread all over the city to improve your cycling experience. Discover more here!

3. Lisbon bike tours
Lisbon offers a wide range of bike tours. Whether you are visiting the city on your own or in good company, you always find the cycling experience you wish for. If you don’t believe it, just keep reading!   
Ever thought about cycling up Lisbon hills with an electric bike? Discover the city’s highlights by getting lost in the streets of Alfama, visiting the popular Bairro Alto and letting the frenzy of Chiado fascinate you in bike tours where you can ride up to the highest spots in the city, such as Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara or Miradouro da Graça. 
Along the river or among nature also sounds like a great plan for a bike tour. That and the possibility of enjoying a magnificent 360-degree view over Lisbon’s beautiful landscapes.
What about visiting Lisbon by bike while tasting the famous Portuguese pastries, such as “pastel de bacalhau” or “pastel de nata”? Discovering superb panoramic views while trying some traditional Portuguese food seems to be the perfect combo. If you are feeling hungry, maybe you should consider trying a gastronomy bike tour! 

As you can see, there is a lot to be discovered in Lisbon. If your time is limited, don’t worry. As the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa wrote: “The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people!” 

Lisbon is ready to create unforgettable moments for a unique person like you. Come visit us!