The bike path parallel to the river Tagus, which goes from Cais do Sodré to the Belém Tower, opened in 2009, is a prime area for sports. On the early evenings and week-ends, many take advantage of the proximity to Lisbon’s river for strolling, jogging or cycling along the 4,3 miles (6,9 kilometers) of bike path, decorated with poetic quotations and funny onomatopoeias. The landscape includes fishermen, boats, the iconic 25 de Abril bridge and the river’s blue tones meeting the sky. BelémBike, which stands between the Electricity Museum and the BBC bar, is dedicated to renting bikes, tandems and karts for children and adults.
Rental prices range between 2.50 and 4.50 euros per half hour rental, but the second half hour is always cheaper. If you need a child seat for a bike, you can also rent one. Starting there, your touristic tour should include the Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, then returning to the starting point. Count on at least one hour to complete this route. Along the way, you can cool off in Vela Latina or at one of the many bars you will find along the way. BelémBike also offers repair services for bicycles. This rent-a-bike is open everyday of the week, from 12 am to 8 pm, but on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays it opens earlier, at 10 am.