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Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

1. Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Embark on a 6-hour electric bike tour with 4 different modes of assistance, making climbing the Sintra mountain a lot easier, even for those used to a sedentary lifestyle. The tour begins with a briefing on how the bikes work. Then, head to Rossio station to catch the train for Sintra. During the train trip, you’ll have time to let your guide know if you’d like to visit some of the palaces along the way or if you just want to cycle. When you arrive in Sintra, you can visit the National Palace if you like. Most of your cycling tour takes place within the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. You’ll have the option of visiting Quinta da Regaleira, built between 1904 and 1910, a place renowned for its symbolism, magic, and mystery. Shortly after you’ll pass by Seteais, a former 18th-century palace that is now a 5-star hotel.   Continue your trip along roads flanked by majestic groves until you reach the entrance of Monserrate Park and Palace, one of the most beautiful creations in the Portuguese Romanticism style. Arrive at Colares, a place that’s well known for its vineyards. Continue on to Penedo village, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the atrium of the church, before cycling on to Urgueira village. Take a break for lunch in Azóia village, where you’ll find a great variety of restaurants. With renewed energy, continue your tour through an ancient forest and make your way up to the Peninha Sanctuary, located 488 meters above sea level. From here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the Espichel Cape and Arrábida, to the south, Carvoeiro Cape and Berlengas, to the north, and the entire Sintra mountain to the northeast. Returning to the center of Sintra, you’ll cycle downhill and have one last look at Pena Palace, an important monument of the Portuguese Romanticism movement. You’ll be traveling with an informative and helpful guide, as passionate about beloved Sintra as about cycling. Alternatively, go down to Guincho wild beach – with its never-ending dunes and typical winds that are so treasured by windsurfing lovers – until you reach the bicycle path to Cascais. Return to Lisbon through the beautiful town of Cascais by train where you will have one of the most amazing views over the Portuguese coast.

South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

2. South Lisbon: 3-Hour Christ the King Electric Bike Tour

Explore southern Lisbon on this electric bike tour. Cross the Tagus River, and let your bike take the strain as you climb to the outstretched arms of Christ the King. Meet your group at Largo da Severa 7A for a safety briefing on how the bikes work. Then, bike to the large commercial square of Praça da Figueira, and learn about its mercantile past. Continue along Ruas dos Douradores, passing the site where the poet Fernando Pessoa got the inspiration for his book “Livro do Desassossego.” Admire the ironwork lift of the Santa Justa Elevator en route to Praça Comércio, Lisbon’s largest square. Next, discover the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, the former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the orange cacilheiro (ferry) across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Next, take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Christ the King, or cycle up the hill with no sweat on your electric bike! Enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge. After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Bike back downhill towards the river, and explore the narrow streets of Almada. Visit the Medieval Museum to see relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then, cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.

Full-Day Electric Bike Tour: Arrábida Nature Park

3. Full-Day Electric Bike Tour: Arrábida Nature Park

Once at the meeting point, your guide will briefly introduce the itinerary and the group. Electric bikes will be explained and tested too. Then, from the naval station close to the Commerce Square, board one of the traditional ferries from Lisbon to Cacilheiro and cross the Tagus River to Barreiro. In Barreiro, a train will take you and your bicycle comfortably to Palmela in approximately 40 minutes. In Palmela, the first trip is to cycle to the Castle. The Castle of Palmela is rich in history. In this zone, archaeological findings confirm human occupation from the neolithic period as early as 310 A.C. The earliest fortifications were built by the Muslims around the 9th century. From the hill, you can see the Rivers Sado and Tagus. If the day is clear, Lisbon and the Mountain range of Sintra are visible as well. In Palmela, visit archeological sites and have a coffee break. When leaving the Castle of Palmela, contemplate the beautiful Valley of the Barris, flanked by the mountainous forests of São Luís, Laurel and Arrábida.  Carry on along the less-frequented road of the Barris Valley, first on asphalt, then off-the-beaten-path between vineyards and sheep pastures. Arriving in the town of Nogueira de Azeitão, rest and  taste the region's famous Muscatel wine, tarts and buttery cheese. Burn some calories by cycling up the Arrábida Nature Park. As you go up, sights over the blue sea are of an indescribable beauty. Have a glimpse of the Arrábida Convent built in the 16th century. Finally, in the town of Setubal, take a well-deserved break and share your impressions around a table while savoring some fresh fish. Return to Lisbon by train.

Belem: History & Heritage Private Day Trip with Lunch

4. Belem: History & Heritage Private Day Trip with Lunch

Escape from the bustling Lisbon on this Private Day Tour and visit the beautiful neighborhood of Belém. Visit the Belem Tower, the Monastery dos Jerónimos, and taste an authentic Portuguese lunch. Jump on board a modern train together with your guide and explore the most emblematic places of Belém. Learn about its history, its delicious gastronomy, and its most important buildings. Get to know the Monastery dos Jerónimos, declared a World Heritage Site, with your skip-the-line ticket. Admire the impressive Belém Tower, built in the beautiful Manueline style of Lisbon. After making a stop at the oldest cafeteria in Belém, discover the secret history of its delicious cream cakes. Meet the Monument to the Discoverers, a huge monolith in honor of discovering sailors. A delicious Portuguese lunch is waiting for you to relax and eat while having a glass of Portuguese wine. Afterward, take the tram and visit one of the oldest and most traditional tile factories. Conclude the tour in an old newspaper factory converted into an art and design laboratory, the most underground place in Lisbon.

Sustainable Lisbon City Tour - Belem, Baixa, and Alfama

5. Sustainable Lisbon City Tour - Belem, Baixa, and Alfama

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Europe and there are layers and layers of history so the day stats early with a unique ride on the famous Lisbon tram 28, taking in you to the Castle district area and the famous Alfama district while heading down to the city centre. Once at downtown you are going to Miradouro da Rua Augusta to enjoy the panoramic view, and next to the Lisbon Story Centre were you can walk trough the history of Lisbon. After the shaky experience, free time to lunch and get back on the tram 15 heading to the Belém district to see the Torre de Belém sitting at the Tagus riverside, and the imposing Jerónimos Monastery, both elevated to World Heritage by UNESCO that have dominated this landscape for 500 years Use the Lisbon Card 24h - Gives Discounts Tickets, Free tickets, free Public Transports during 24h, more information will be given on the day of the tour with a book that comes with it

Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Experience

6. Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Experience

Visit the National Carriages Museum, which features a unique collection of the oldest carriages in the world. Next, visit the 170 foot-high Monument of the Discoveries, a homage to all the Portuguese who took part in the great sea voyage of the 15th and 16th centuries. The visit continues to a monument classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site: the Jerónimos Monastery. This is one of the greatest achievements of Gothic-style Portuguese and European architecture of its time. Finish the tour by stopping in the Pastéis de Belém shop for tasting the most famous pastries in Portugal.

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4.4 / 5

based on 81 reviews

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our electric bike tour, it was such a great way to see some of the country and the scenery was stunning. The steep hills were no problem at all with the electric bikes (we are complete converts!) Our guide took us to a really cool restaurant in a village aimed at cyclists for lunch which we enjoyed and the other two people in our group were really nice and fun to spend the day with. Our guide was very flexible and gave us options of places and routes which was appreciated. It was a full day’s trip - we met up at 10am and didn’t get back to Lisbon till 6.30pm but I think that was because we’d chosen longer more scenic routes and stopped off to explore in various places. Cycling along the coastline to Cascais as the sun lowered in the sky was just stunning (we went in November). And we didn’t even ache the next day! Highly recommend!

Awesome! It wasn’t what I expected; it was more physically taxing than I had understood it to be however, with the e-bike & a private tour with just our family, it was the perfect day out. Ricardo, our guide, was fun, engaging and informative. We rode for 42kms over the day, up the mountain, down the mountain and took in the views and scenery of Sintra & Cascais and everything in between. Lunch at the cyclists canteen was filling and suitable for the day. We rode through little towns, forests and valleys, along the beach front and to our train back to Lisbon. This is an amazing opportunity to do something with your family that they will remember forever, even if it did push the comfort boundaries for mum!!! Highly recommend the tour.

Visita molto autentica attraverso piccoli villaggi. La nostra guided Georges è stato molto attento alle nostre richieste e al benessere del gruppo. Il giro è abbastanza sportivo, a minimo di conoscenza della bicicletta e delle regole stradali sono le benvenute.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day of cycling through Sintra and the hills above it. The bikes were top notch and easy to ride. Our guide Jorge was very knowledgeable in the areas of history, culture and nature. One of the highlights of our visit to Portugal

Daniel was a very helpful guide and showed us beautiful places. Definitely recommend this tour.