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Useful information

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Below you will find useful information about the event, Lisbon and Portugal, which will help ensure a truly memorable experience.

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You can reach Velo-city 2021 by bike, using the EuroVelo network of 17 high-quality and long-distance cycle routes that cross and connect the whole continent. These cycle routes, totaling over 90,000 km across Europe, connect to national, regional and local cycling networks in most European countries and can be combined with trains or boats. Check the interactive map of the network here and find more information about the initiative here.

In particular, Lisbon is situated along EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route, the longest EuroVelo route, which follows Europe's mighty Western border from the North Cape to Portugal. You can find here detailed information to plan your journey.


Lisbon Airport, Humberto Delgado Airport, is the most important airport in Portugal, with regular flights from dozens of cities worldwide.

Lisbon is a great city to get to know by bicycle or on foot in a sustainable way. The areas reserved for cyclists continue to increase throughout the city and can be checked here.


If you do not have a bicycle with you, you can use the ones from the Gira platform. How does it work? Just download this app, check if bicycles are available at your own station or on the street and of course: choose your destination!


To travel inside the city, the Metro is one of the fastest and cheapest means of transport. The metro line allows you to go from the airport to the city center for €1.50. You just need to buy a 7 Colinas card or a Viva Viagem card and top it up with the amount you want.


As for Buses, five lines from Carris connect the airport to the city centre. A one-way trip ticket, bought on board, costs €2.00. If you purchase a 7 Colinas or Viva Viagem card, the ticket price becomes cheaper and you will only pay €1.50.

Lisbon is best explored in a sustainable way by bicycle or on foot. The areas reserved for cyclists continue to increase throughout the city and can be checked here.


If you don't have a bike with you, we suggest that you explore the new bike (or scooters) sharing systems. There are several options on the market that allow you to visit Lisbon, on two wheels, at your own pace. Take note of the names of the brands that promote the bicycle sharing system: Gira, Lime or Frog. How does it work? Just download the app, check if bicycles are available at a station or on the street and of course: choose your destination!

Velo-city has Individual, Groups, Special & One Day tickets. Join us for the largest cycling conference in the world. Get your ticket here!

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The call for abstracts is now closed. Thank you to all 585 people who submitted an abstract. We have tied together a programme featuring more than 50 sessions revolving around Cycle Diversity. 

The official currency in Portugal is the Euro. For security and usability reasons, it is recommended to diversify the use of the payment method: in cash, credit card and prepaid card, in case of any emergency.

Exchange rate
Currency exchange is carried out by banks, which are open to the public from 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m., during the 5 working days of the week. You can also use currency exchange offices and automatic machines.


There is a national ATM network, identified by MB (Multibanco), which allows cash withdrawals 24 hours a day. There are also other international networks.
Please pay attention to commissions.


Credit Cards
In Portugal, the most used credit cards are: Visa; American Express; Diners Club; Europay/Mastercard; JCB; Maestro. 


The Lisbon sockets have 220V voltage and follow the European standard, with two round inputs.

112 is the single European emergency call number, available free of charge. In any emergency, 112 can be connected via landline and mobile phones, and the call is answered immediately by the emergency centres that operate the systems - medical, police and fire - depending on the situation.