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 DaysfromCAD 4,379
Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)
Cycle one of the most pristine coastlines in southern Europe, from Lisbon to the Algarve.
The ride, accommodations, and dining were superb. Armando Nava is an excellent guide who provided many insights along the way. Beautiful ocean towns and ocean sights. There was a nice north to south tailwind for the whole ride; you would not want to do it in the other direction! The Level 2 designation is appropriate. Porto, Lisbon, and Nazare are fascinating towns (cities) . Highly recommend.
This was my third cycling trip with Exodus but the first one that is more or less hotel-to-hotel cycling, with only a bus transfer at the end to get to Lisbon. I loved that the focus was very much on cycling (as opposed to other trips that combine the cycling with lots of sightseeing) and the pace was nice and relaxed. I’m a pretty fit 40-year-old and, yes, I could’ve cycled faster and further and I still would’ve enjoyed it but for an active holiday that’s not super-strenuous this was perfect. Since I loved the cycling so much I found the beginning of the tour in Porto and the end of the tour in Lisbon to be the least enjoyable. In fact, I think it would be better if the final day was a choice between a day trip to Lisbon for those who want it or an additional day’s cycling around Óbidos. Most of us signed up for a walking tour in Lisbon, organised for us by our cycling tour leader, but for me this was definitely the most disappointing part of the whole trip since the guide just wasn’t very good. In general, we were all left to our own devices in Lisbon and somehow it felt like an anticlimax after the five days’ cycling togather. However, there were plenty of other positive points – the accomodation was of a very good standard and all the hotel breakfasts were delicious, the bikes were pretty good, and the cycling routes were a lovely mixture of coastal roads and forest paths.
We had a well organized cycling trip. Our leader Rita C and her partner Denis were great!! The planned lunches were a time saver!! and they were healthy and delicious!!! We were a group of 15 cycling plus our guide. Good size for a group. Would not want it any bigger. Most of the cycle paths in Portugal are great!! We did come across some rough roads full of potholes and bumpy, good thing there were not too many of those!! There was a long board walk that needs several repairs. I commented on that in the last section. The coast of Portugal is beautiful to ride!! We also had amazing weather, sunny every day with a warm breeze. All of the hotels are nice except the last hotel in Obidos. I commented on that in the last section.