Discover the vibrant city of Lisbon, where white-domed cathedrals, colourful street art and cinematic hillside alleyways are begging to be explored. Nestled inside the Cidade das Sete Colinas,City of Seven Hills, you’ll find quirky cafes selling delicious local delicacies, charming artistic neighbourhoods and fascinating ancient monuments. Pair this with a warm Portuguese welcome and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect adventure on our Lisbon tours.
On our Highlights of Portugal trip, we discover Europe’s second oldest capital, visiting the famous Belem neighbourhood, the intricate UNESCO Monastery of Jeronimos and the iconic bakery that sells the original Paris de Belem (custard tarts). On this Lisbon holiday, you also get the opportunity to explore the elegant area of Graça and the oldest neighbourhood of Alfama on foot for unbeatable panoramic views. This Lisbon tour also takes you further to the Douro Valley, Porto, Obidos and the eye-catching Sintra Castle so you can truly experience some of the country’s best cultural and historical gems. Another Lisbon tour that delves into the hidden gems of this vibrant city is our Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride. Enjoy a full day exploring, on this Lisbon holiday by visiting the Tower of Belém the old Alfama district and the iconic Praca do Comercio including trips to the Chiado and the trendy Barrio Alto area. Cycling along the beautifully rugged Atlantic coastline from the iconic banks of the Rio Douro in Porto, passing the Sao Jacinto Natural Reserve and traditional fishing villages along the way, why not extend your stay at the end of your trip to explore more in the heart of Lisbon.
Lisbon Adventure Holidays
8 Daysfrom£ 2,199
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Cycle one of the most pristine coastlines in southern Europe, from Lisbon to the Algarve.
Although October, the temperature didn’t drop below 24 and was nearer 28, but cycling provided a breeze. Cycling beside a channel through rice fields, on cliff wide cliff paths, with beautiful sea views, over dirt tracks beside quiet main roads or through forests, or farm land or over flat cobbles through small towns, or up to a castle. Good restaurants chosen by the guides. On mountain bikes, (I had an e bike), we were on dirt tracks 30% of the distance which translates to what felt like 50% of the time as slower than on the roads. Good hotel swimming pools
Although my fitness level is high my cycling prior to this trip was limited to Spin classes so I was a little nervous that the 55-60K per day would prove too demanding. I need not have worried – the pace was leisurely and extremely pleasant, mostly cycling on quiet roads and cycle paths beside the sea, and inland through villages and woodland passing rivers and lakes and always with plenty of time to appreciate and enjoy the often breathtaking scenery. I was impressed with the route planning and the timing/locations of coffee, lunch and viewing stops each day, and with the variety of our overnight hotel stops – and the fact that our bikes were always checked over, cleaned if necessary, and lined up outside the hotel ready for us to hop on each morning after breakfast, whilst our suitcases were spirited away to the next hotel and lined up ready for us to collect with our room keys on our arrival, with checking in all done. Excellent service! This was my first experience of holidaying with Exodus – it will definitely not be my last!
A brilliant trip all round. The cycling, accommodation, food, bikes – all excellent. Variety of coastal roads, forest paths, villages. Good road surfaces. Liked the hotel to hotel cycling nature of the week.