Lisbon has gone electric scooter crazy! Fun and easy to operate, this personal transport device is the hip way to explore the city.
You can ride anytime and park anywhere (except on the old neighbourhoods, such as Alfama and Bairro Alto), which means you can use shared e-scooters for sightseeing and exploring the best the city has to offer.
Follow this itinerary, and have a blast scooting around Lisbon.
Scooter-Sharing Companies in Lisbon
Lisbon is fully embracing the scooter share programme. There are currently eight e-scooter sharing companies that operate in Lisbon: Bungo, Flash, Hive, Iomo, Lime, Tier, Voi, and Wind.
Each scooter company requires you to download the app. Riders pay €1 to start and an additional 15 cents per minute of use, which comes to €10 per hour. And scooters are easy to find – the app’s map pinpoints devices which were left by trees and on specific parking areas for scooters.
Regarding the rules for riding scooters, just use your common sense:
- Ride by yourself, and not with any passengers.
- Ride on bike lanes or on the road.
- Never park on the sidewalk in the way of pedestrian traffic.
These electric scooters can travel for roughly 30km / 20mi fully charged, and have a top speed of 25km/h, or 15 mph.
Electric Scooter Suggested Itinerary
Distance: 10km / 6mi
Areas Covered: Marquês de Pombal, Baixa, Santos, Belém
Here’s an itinerary that is perfect for e-scooters: tootle down Avenida da Liberdade, cross the Baixa area towards Terreiro do Paço, slide east and ride on the River Tejo’s edge till you reach Belém Tower.
Read on for a more detailed description and the main sights you’ll visit:
- Start in Marquês de Pombal roundabout where you can pick your e-scooter from any of the eight companies operating in Lisbon.
- Tootle down Avenida da Liberdade, a tree-lined divided boulevard, with large pedestrian walkways, shops and cafés.
- Ride across Rossio Square and peek at the impressive Santa Justa Lift.
- Wander through the Baixa, a flat shopping area with a grid pattern.
- Stop in Terreiro do Paço (aka Praça do Comércio), an impressive riverfront square, and climb Arco da Rua Augusta, a gate in the shape of a triumph arch, for a 360-deggree view.
- Slide east, along Ribeira das Naus, Cais do Sodré and Lisbon pier, and enjoy spectacular views of the River Tejo, the south bank and the 25 de Abril suspension bridge.
- Stop for a snack or drink in one of the many bars and restaurants along the riverfront.
- Take the perfect photo from the undulating pedestrian roof of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT).
- Ride past Monument to the Discoveries onward to Belém Tower.