Short Break – Cycling Lisbon

4 days / 3 nights | 2 stages | Self guided bike tours 

Cycling through 78 or 108 km on a two days journey, surrounded by culture, history and beautiful sceneries in and around Lisbon. The accommodation in a four-star hotel is located in the city centre of the Capital of Portugal. Both stages start and end near to your hotel, which allows you to decide which stage you want to do first.
The Lisbon City Tour provides an unforgettable journey through places full of history and culture that shaped our civilization and the world. In this tour you have the opportunity to feel the life of the typical neighbourhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto and get to know the modern area, by the Tejo River, Parque das Nações. You’ll be impressed by the number of green areas located inthe city centre. You will pass by some of the main historic landmarks of Portugal and beautiful viewpoints – great places for a memorable photo of your holiday. The In & Out Lisbon tour, you’ll cycle through the biggest forest park in Portugal (Monsanto Forest Park).

In this stage you will
• Enjoy the fantastic life of Lisbon while exploring Cycling Holidays in Portugal
• Visit some of the main landmarks of Portuguese Discoveries
• Spectacular green areas to explore
• Selected routes full of history
• Four Star Hotel

The stages are crossed by proper shared roads for bicycles and cars, cycle paths, secondary roads and in typical neighbourhoods in cobble stone roads. Despite the hills in Lisbon citycentre, the tours are easily crossed with the help of the electric bicycles (high end) provided for this cycling holiday. The stages are supported with maps and GPS.


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Day 1: Arrival Lisbon

Transfer with MegaSport from Lisbon Airport (or train/bus station) to the hotel in Lisbon.

Day 2: Lisbon City Tour (46 km or 37 km for short version)

In this tour you get to know the roots of the city of Lisbon and its typical neighbourhoods. You’ll start cycling through cycle paths and green areas that will lead you to the shore of the Tejo River. Cycling along the river by the cycle paths you will get to the typical neighbourhood of Alfama. There you can get in touch with the welcoming people, taste the traditional food, visit some of the nicest landmarks of the city and enjoy amazing viewpoints. From Alfama you’ll cycle through the Commerce Square until the famous neighbourhood of Bairro Alto, where you can see and ride the famous Tram 28. Passing the downtown of Lisbon (the historical centre of the city), your way back to the hotel is made by shared roads of bicycles/cars and cycle paths.
Highlights on the way: Campo Pequeno Bullring; Museum of Lisbon; Bela Vista Park; Ceramics Museum of Sacavém; Altice Arena; Park of Nations; Oceanarium; Fado Museum; National
Pantheon; Monastery of São Vicente de Fora; Alfama Neighbourhood; São Jorge Castle; The Roman Theatre Museum; Lisbon Cathedral; House of the Beaks/Spikes; Commerce Square;
Downtown Lisbon; Town Hall Square; São Paulo Church; Ascensor of Bica; Tram 28; São Bento Palace; National Museum of Natural History and Science; Príncipe Real Garden; Viewpoint of
São Pedro de Alcântara; São Roque Church; Luís de Camões Square; Our Lady of Encarnação Church; Basilica of Our Lady of Mártires; The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Chiado
Museum); Rossio; D. Maria II National Theatre; Restauradores Square; Avenue of Liberty; Marquês do Pombal Square; Eduardo VII Park; Amália Rodrigues Garden.
*Note: On the short version the route doesn’t pass in the neighbourhoods of Alfama, Bairro Alto and some of the highlights mention above.

Day 3:  In & Out Lisbon Tour (62 km or 41 km for short version)

In this stage you get to know Lisbon from the inside and outside. First you will visit the historic Águas Livres Aqueduct and then you’ll cycle through cycle paths and shared roads by the Monsanto Forest Park (the biggest forest park in Portugal). Arriving in Belém take the ferry to Porto Brandão, where you’ll cycle through the neighbourhoods of Monte da Caparica to get to the Sanctuary of Christ the King. Here you can go to the top of this fantastic monument and have a monumental view of the city of Lisbon and the River. Cycling by the neighbourhoods of Almada you will get to Cacilhas for the second ferry boat trip. Arriving in Cais do Sodré, cycle by the cycle paths by the river until Belém. Here you can taste de famous Portuguese custard tart (pastel de nata), visit the outstanding Jerónimos Monastery and the Museum of the Presidency of the Republic. The way back is made through the neighbourhoods of Lisbon,
shared roads of bicycles/cars and cycle paths.
Highlights on the way: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Águas Livres Aqueduct; Our Lady of Rosário Church; Monsanto Forest Park; Montes Claros; Champalimaud Foundation; Combatente Museum; Belém Tower; Monument to the Discoveries; Popular Art Museum; Sanctuary Christ the King; Almada City; MAAT; Museum of Electricity; Empire Square; Jerónimos Monastery; Pastel de Belém (cake); Museum of the Presidency of the Republic; National Coach Museum; Estrela Basilica; Estrela Garden; Lisbon Synagogue.
*Note: On the short version you don't travel with ferry and the route doesn't pass by the Sanctuary of Christ the King, by the neighbourhoods of Monte da Caparica and Almada, and some of the highlights mention above.

Day 4: Return

Transfer with MegaSport from the hotel to Lisbon Airport (or train/bus station) for your return home.
OPTIONAL: extra night/s available on request. Also, possible to continue Cycling Lisbon to Sagres - 7 nights | 6 stages.