I've read about electric bike tours of Lisbon and they sound like fun. BUT, is Lisbon like Paris or London with the bikes sharing the road with motorized vehicles? I'm not looking to tour a hospital!
Hi breadbuy - I was in Lisbon with my family 2 years ago....in early November. The weather was chilly but not cold. I don't recall seeing many (as in any) bike riders. Here are the issues: Lisbon is pretty hilly....steep hills. The Alfama is on the side of a steep hill...more of a pedestrian walkway with steps winding through it. The castle is on top of the Alfama. This would not be a casual ride on the roadway on the edge of the Alfama. On the other side of central Lisbon is Bairro Alto also on a very steep hill. The main area of central Lisbon is in the valley between these two. There would be quite an effort to bike the 2 hilly areas. The central part of Lisbon is easy to walk. The destination of Belem might make for an enjoyable relaxing trip(flat)....but I'm not sure the pathway is good. The roads are narrow and the walkway is made of cobblestones. Hopefully someone will respond with actual biking experience but Lisbon didn't seem like a normal biking European city to me.