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Portugal is an important western gateway to Europe, but also a European gateway to Africa, Asia and South America, not only because of its excellent flight connections but above all because of its language that unites more than 282 million people around the world.

Lisbon, a friendly city

Its capital, Lisbon, receives more than 4.5 million visitors every year and is a city where major global events regularly take place. Portuguese hospitality and its excellence in organizing big events are some of the reasons for this success, which inspires all those who visit the city.

European Green Capital 2020

In 2020 Lisbon received the European Green Capital Award, which is a great opportunity to raise awareness about active and sustainable modes of transport, such as cycling.

Lisbon, European Capital of Sport 2021

In 2021 Lisbon will be the European Capital of Sport and thousands of people are expected to visit the city, especially athletes, young people and families. An ambitious program is being developed, to welcome all visitors, and of course, cycling will play a key role, not only for sports purposes but above all to promote active transport and healthier lifestyles in citizens' daily routine.

Our Cycling industry

Portugal has a remarkable bicycle industry, and specifically a growing awareness of cycling and sustainable mobility: the bicycle industry in Portugal is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

Portugal & Velo-city 2021

For all these reasons, Velo-city 2021 will be one of the most important opportunities to strengthen the Portuguese bicycle industry and its research cluster, presenting technological and manufacturing capabilities, innovative products and solutions, research and development, and also to promote its role as an important economic contributor at the national level.