Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is the best way to explore Lisbon and the surrounding areas. Each year more and more eco-friendly and traffic-free cycling routes are being created although most are yet to join up. Cycling on Portuguese roads is safe, drivers are considerate to cyclists and in general will give way. At the end of 2016 plans were unveiled in Lisbon to double the one hundred kilometres of dedicated cycle paths. The hilly nature of Lisbon may seem off-putting to someone thinking about hiring a bike, they many decide to follow the flatter route of the river, however, there are a number of electric bike hire companies and hotels who will take much of the effort out of ascending Lisbon's hills.

Along the riverfront

Riverside route cycling in Lisbon
The riverside route (Eixo Marginal) is the most popular cycle route with visitors for two reasons; one it's flat and two, it has many world-famous landmarks along its course. Ok... there is a third reason, the views across the river along with its cool breezes. Most users of this cycle route pick up the path around the Praça do Comércio or the Cais do Sodré train station and peddle the seven kilometres west along the riverfront to Belém. Along the way, you'll pass the Doca de Alcântara cafés and bars, an ideal lunchtime stop. You'll also pass the Museu do Oriente, go under the 24 Abril bridge, the MAAT, before arriving at the attractions of Belém itself. You could always choose to return by train which follows the same route. Be mindful of other users of the path, such as walkers, joggers, anglers, roller-skaters and scooter riders.

The riverside route actually starts in the Parque das Nações in the shadow of the Vasco da Gama on the Passeio do Tejo. The route goes right through the former Expo park and past the marina. South of here the path is intermittent and follows roads through working docks. The process of joining up traffic-free routes is ongoing.

EVENING CRUISES

Sunset Boat Tour in Lisbon

Sunset Boat Tour in Lisbon

Spend an evening on a leisurely sunset cruise along the Tejo River, departing from central Lisbon. Sip on a welcome drink whilst traversing the river aboard a boat with a small group. Venture to splendid Lisbon attractions like Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Treasure every memorable view before relishing a surreal sunset. On a calm evening, sailing the river is the perfect way to relax after a long day of travel.

• Limited to 12 people for a quality experience
• FREE welcome drink
• Relax on deck as the crew take care of the sailing
• Pass top Lisbon attractions such as; Belém Tower, Cristo Rei monument and Jerónimos Monastery
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Departure Point
Doca de Alcantara, (gate 3, Blue Skipper)

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2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour

2 Hour Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour

See Lisbon’s monuments from the water during a two-hour cruise including free wine. Board a sailboat at the harbour and relax whilst you take in the city views from a unique perspective. See Belém Tower, the neoclassical Ajuda National Palace, Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) and more. Savour this unforgettable experience while you are served Portuguese wine!

• 2-hour Lisbon sailing cruise from Belém
• See Belém Tower and other monuments from the water
• Hear informative commentary from the skipper
• Sip Portuguese wine and relax onboard


Departure Point
Doca de Belém (Belem Marina)

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Catamaran Sunset Sailing

Catamaran Sunset Sailing

Escape the crowds on land and see Libson at its most magical during a catamaran cruise at sunset. As you sail on the Tejo River, you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of top Libson sights such as Belém and the 25th of April Bridge, and benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide through commentary. See Lisbon when it is bathed in magical light during sunset.

•. Get a different perspective of Lisbon from the water
•. A romantic experience that’s ideal for couples
•. Ideal for time-pressed travellers
•. Lowest Price Guarantee




Departure Point
Doca de Alcantara, (gate 3, Blue Skipper)

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DAYTIME CRUISES

Lisbon Traditional Boats

Lisbon Traditional Boats - Express Cruise

Explore Lisbon’s beautiful skyline on a 45-minute cruise along the Tejo River aboard a vintage 1947 sailing cargo boat. Listen to live commentary on board as you pass by famous landmarks such as São Jorge Castle, Alfama, and the National Pantheon. Feel the wind in your hair and take in the beautiful views of the city before heading back to shore.

• Explore Lisbon’s skyline on an express cruise
• Pass landmarks such as São Jorge Castle and Alfama
• Live commentary on board the vintage cargo boat
• Take in the beautiful views of Lisbon’s skyline


Departure Point
Praça do Comércio (Sul e Sueste)

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Lisbon Traditional Boats - Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Lisbon Traditional Boats - Guided Sightseeing Cruise

This River Tejo Guided Sightseeing Cruise will introduce you to Lisbon’s highlights from a spectacular vantage point. Avoid the stress of walking through crowds in Lisbon, and instead, admire city landmarks from afar. You’ll see Praça do Comércio, São Jorge Castle, Belém Tower, the Palace of Ajuda, and much more. As your boat sails, a guide will entertain you with live commentary to ensure you don’t miss any highlights.

•. Swap the crowds for a peaceful cruise
•. Enjoy travelling aboard a rare 1947 traditional hand-painted boat
•. Live commentary will enhance your tour

Departure Point
Praça do Comércio (Sul e Sueste)

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Lisbon Sailing Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Lisbon Sailing Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Soak up the sunshine while sailing down the Tagus River on this afternoon Lisbon yacht cruise. As you sip a glass of Portuguese wine or beer and snack on appetisers like cheese and sausage, look out for sightings of major monuments like Belém Tower. Your guide makes sure you don't miss any key sights. Lisbon afternoon sightseeing cruise Luxury 50-foot (15 metres) yacht fits everyone comfortably 2-person crew makes sure you're having a good time Drinks and appetisers are included to enjoy as you admire the views.




Departure Point
Doca de Belém (Belem Marina)

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