Guided tour

Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Lisbon: 3-Hour Tour of Historic Belém by Electric Bike

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

From US$ 33.92 per person

Explore the historic Belém area of Lisbon on a 3-hour electric bike tour. See all the main monuments from the “Age of Discoveries” and the renovated waterfront of the Ribeira das Naus. Go to the Ribeira Market to marvel at the local produce, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic Belém area of Lisbon by electric bike
  • Go to the Nova de Carvalho, recently named one of Europe's best streets by New York Times
  • Marvel the red 25th April Bridge, built at the end of the Portuguese dictatorship
  • Pass the Electricty Museum in the former Tejo Power Plant
  • See the monuments from Portugal's "Age of Discoveries"
  • Stop for a coffee in a quiet area of the waterfront
  • Taste one of the famous custard tarts of Belém
  • Visit the superb Monastery of Saint Jerome
Full description

Cycle the banks of the Tagus River, and discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Belém on a 3-hour electric bike tour of Lisbon.

Meet your guide at a central meeting point for a short briefing on how the bikes work. Then, glide off towards the renovated Ribeira Market, where you will find an abundance of traditional stalls selling fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers. 

A separate area features more than 30 restaurants where you can taste food recommended by highly regarded chefs. 

Next, bike down the former red light district of the Rua Nova de Carvalho (also known as “Pink Street”), famous for its animated nightlife, and recently named by the New York Times as one of the best streets in Europe.

Pass the Cais do Sodré area, a hub of maritime activities since the 15th century and now the ferry terminal for the cacilheiros boats that connect Lisbon and Cacilhas. 

Cycle alongside the River Tagus to the Torre Belém, and feast your eyes on the 25th of April Bridge, a symbol of the 25th of April Revolution that put an end to 41 years of dictatorship.

Continue past the former thermoelectric plant that is now home to the Electricity Museum, and admire one of the best examples of Industrial architecture in Lisbon.

Next, go to the Monument of the Discoveries, built in 1940 for the Exhibition of the Portuguese World. Admire the depictions of Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries,” before looking at the 16th-century fortifications of the Torre Belém, part of a defensive system that protected Lisbon from pirates.

Enjoy a quiet coffee break away from the tourist traps, before cycling to the 16th-century Monastery of Saint Jerome, one of the finest examples of Manueline-style architecture in the city.

There will be the chance to taste one of the famous Belém custard tartlets in the magnificent gardens before it’s time to cycle back to the meeting point.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Electric bike rental
  • Liability and personal accident insurance
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - mask and disinfectant gel
  • Transfers to and from the meeting point
  • Refreshments
  • Belém custard tartlets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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The guide will be waiting at the local partners headquarters - Largo Severa 7A, 1100-588 Lisboa, Portugal.

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 168 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This was amazing. There was a bit of a mixup where we were rescheduled without knowing, but waiting it out was well worth it. The e-bikes made the hilly terrain an absolute breeze to navigate. The guide, Daniel, was fantastic, showing us the Belem sites and being incredibly patient as we stopped to tale pictures. And the pastry was phenomenal. We had a few pasteis before, but this one was the bomb. We bought some beer to make it even sweeter :) Note - if you are nervous around traffic, be aware that the Lisbon streets are tight and bike lanes are infrequent - you will be among the cars. Daniel knew how to navigate them, and managed everything very well. Trust in your guide! All things considered, this was an amazing experience, and all four of us loved it. Well worth it!

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September 20, 2022

Xavier our guide was the most fun! Intelligent, knowledgeable and humorous delivery and the 3 hours veritably whizzed past....as a mountainbiker turned first time Ebiker I absolutely loved the effortless hill climbs and the way riding around a city gives you a 'worn in, local viewpoint' rather than bustour 'outside looking in'. If your thinking about it as a group, family or as a solo (I was the latter) just do it....you won't stop smiling!!! I've booked the same in another city already!

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June 24, 2022

By coincidence we had the guide to ourselves and so it became a private tour. And what kind! Our guide Bruno showed us all kinds of sights with the necessary (insights) info and on time and we had the chance to enter a monument while he looked after the bicycles. The bikes themselves were of excellent quality (Bosch motor) to handle all hills and distances. It was a wonderful trip and we would choose it again (and ask for guide Bruno ;-)) Highly recommended and completely worth the money.

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June 24, 2022

Product ID: 58901