Lisbon is becoming increasingly receptive to bike lovers. Whether for those who live in the city or tourists – cycling has become an economical, safe and mainly environmentally friendly option.
In this article, we leave you the main cycle paths of Lisbon to feel and see the city in a different way.
Cais do Sodré-Belém
A beautiful place for a bike ride is the track that connects the riverside area of Cais de Sodré to Belém. Pedaling along the bank of the Tagus River, the route is a good alternative for the whole family, because the bike path is flat and is only 7 km long. On the way, you can get to know some of lisbon’s main tourist spots, such as the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower.
If you are looking for a profound contact with nature, Monsanto’s green corridor is the ideal place to cycle. The route connects the Restauradores areas to Monsanto Forest Park. Over 40 km long, the path contains several bike paths and is surrounded by refreshing shades for cyclists.
Parque das Nações
Passing through the Pavilion of Portugal and the Oceanarium, the bike path of Parque das Nações is very well located and offers a relaxed ride to cyclists who circulate in it. The route starts just after the Vasco da Gama Bridge and extends to the other end of the Parque das Nações. The advantage of strolling through the area is to walk the streets with the bold buildings and architectural works of the most modern neighborhood of the Portuguese capital.
One of the most beautiful and unmissable cycle paths in Lisbon begins at the Cascais Marina and continues to Guincho beach. It is almost 9 km by bike, where the best part of the tour, without a doubt, is the seaside landscape. Along the tour you can enjoy the most stunning scenery, such as Boca do Inferno and the lighthouses of Santa Marta, Guia and Cabo Raso.
Always remember that cycling requires simple and inevitable care to avoid accidents. It is important to use safety accessories such as helmet and light signals. When you change direction, indicate what you want to do with your hand. Keep an eye out for traffic rules and pedestrians.
The staff at Hotel Portuense will be happy to help you find the best places to rent bicycles when you come to Lisbon!