Bicycle ride near Lisbon – Portugal

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Bicycle ride near Lisbon – Portugal

A wonderful bicycle ride always looking at Lisbon on the other side of the river Tejo (the Tagus).

Lisbon is crossed by the river Tagus. One can’t imagine the city without thinking about the river as well.

But, like being part of the city it acts also like a barrier, not very often we think about the other side, with the exception of those that live there and have to cross the river to Lisbon to work.

For those who live in Lisbon, like myself, we look to the river and what do we see? “The other side” … well not just the other side of the river, you have to say it like with Darth Vader voice … yes you get it right.

In fact, for most of us, we just don’t think much about it.

But … I started to wonder what if I design a bike trail connecting two of the several ferries that crosses the river to the “other side”?

Well, one of the ferry goes to a place called Montijo and another ferry connects Lisbon to Barreiro.

So I did it.

I started to investigate single dirt trails, way from the roads as much as possible and closer to the river banks.

The result was a 38 Km trail, very beautiful, pretty flat and with a lot of interesting and unexpected nice views over Lisbon.

After doing it with customers I also did a small video to share here.

Enjoy the ride.

David Monteiro

Location: Montijo, Portugal

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