Meet up with the group at Boavista street, near the Cais do Sodré metro station, and get set up with an easy electric bike, the Bosch eBike drive system, that will do all the work as you head throughout Lisbon’s southern neighborhoods. Start by exploring the area, popular with visiting sailors from around the world and home to bars with names like Roterdam, Liverpool and Copenhagen. Nearby “Pink Street” is closed to traffic but is always one of the busiest in the city after dark.
Next, head to the recent developments of Ribeira das Naus, a former shipyard area where many of the Portuguese ships that set sail to discover new worlds were built. Upon arrival at Cais do Sodré, take the ferry across the River Tagus. Once on the south bank, cycle through the Cais do Ginjal, a former warehouse that used to supply bait and ice to the cod fishing boats of the North Seas. Take the Boca do Vento lift to get closer to the statue of Cristo Rei (Christ the King), or cycle up the hill on the electric bike. From the hilltop, enjoy magnificent views of Lisbon and the 25 of April Bridge.
After a short coffee break in the botanic gardens of Casa da Cerca, climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Christ the King for the best view of the city. Take advantage of the great photo op before biking back downhill towards the river to the narrow streets of Almada. Spend time exploring the area and visit the Medieval Museum, home to relics of Islamic life in Portugal in the Middle Ages. Then cross the river again to return to the meeting point and the end of the tour.