With a network of bicycle lanes, Lisbon has become a much more bike-friendly place. We take a look at the main options for bike riding in Lisbon – bike share schemes, bike tours and rental shops – so that you can decide which one best suits you.
Details of how to get around Sintra and Cascais on public transport, including bus routes, hop-on, hop-off bus tours, the vintage tram and bike-hire schemes. There is really no reason to ever drive a rental car into Sintra and Cascais.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Évora, a town in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora has Roman ruins, a university, and beautiful buildings. Don’t leave without a wine and olive oil tasting experience.
Uber has deployed its Jump e-bikes in Lisbon, joining the Gira bike share system and the dockless electric scooter companies. You’ll now be able to find and reserve a red bike using the Uber app.
Coimbra is halfway between Lisbon and Porto, which makes it one of the most popular stops between these two cities. Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Coimbra where you can visit one of the world’s oldest universities, established in 1290.
Electric scooters are fun, fast, and make getting around Lisbon easier. Tourists are also using them more often. After the Californian-based Lime, several other scooter-sharing companies like Bungo, Flash, Hive, Iomo, Tier, Voi, and Wind, are now operating in the city.
Lime, the California-based company, has recently arrived on the sidewalks of Lisbon, with almost 400 electric scooters, trying to conquer the city and its seven hills.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Peniche, a fishing town north of Lisbon on the Silver Coast. With several beautiful beaches and the protected Berlengas islands, it draws both holidaymakers and surfers.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Nazaré, the coastal resort where McNamara set a world record for surfing the largest ever wave.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to the Algarve. Facing the Atlantic to the west and south, the Algarve coast has the best climate in Portugal and beaches for every type of traveller.
Lisbon has six tram routes, three funiculars, and one vertical lift. Information on fares and how to get tickets, where they go and which one to ride if you’re going to a specific place or you’re just riding for fun.
The historic yellow tram runs again on route 24 between Campolide and Largo do Camões in Chiado, having been suspended for 23 years. This is one tram ride you don’t want to miss while in Lisbon.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Porto. Set aside the Rio Douro, Porto is Portugal’s second city. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Discover Gira, Lisbon’s bike rental system. Use it to get to local attractions, or to ride along the riverfront. There are e-bikes available to help cycling Lisbon’s vertiginous cobbled streets. Plan a journey with an easy to follow map of docking stations and cycle routes.