Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its perfect Portuguese climate, rich history and amazing beaches. But don’t let this beautiful and relaxed city fool you, Lisbon is truly home to some world class adventure, particularly if you know where to find it, so why not read on and find out how to have a great adventure holiday in Lisbon.
Beaches are some of the greatest places to sit and relax and enjoy the sunshine, but the best beaches have that added element of waves. Surfing is a great activity for anybody, you can choose how intense or relaxed you want it to be and Lisbon is renowned for its surf beaches that surround it. In fact the entire coast of Portugal is renowned for its surf beaches and boasts probably one of the longest stretches of surf beaches in the world.
As well as surfing, wind surfing is a popular pastime in Portugal, this can be an exhilarating experience and Portugal is seen as one of the best destinations in the world for this adventure sport. Praia do Guincho is a famous beach near Lisbon that is famous for its quality of wind surfing.
What better way is there to explore and make an adventure of roaming a new city than by taking some of Lisbon’s trams, the tram network in Lisbon comprises of five urban lines and these run through the narrow city streets. These are a major tourist attraction and allow you to explore parts of the city that you would often miss if travelling by the metro, you are bound to have your own small adventure exploring the city.
It is often said that the best way to explore a city is to ride a bicycle around it. Portugal is an incredible place to cycle, like surfing you can decide how fast or slow you want to ride your bicycle around. The area surrounding Lisbon has a great variety of terrain and also an equally impressive number of routes to explore by bike, it is entirely up to you whether or not you choose to ride on the road or even a secluded mountain trail. There are a number of things to see, such as small villages and breath-taking views from the mountains.
Snorkelling and Diving
Not only does Lisbon have some incredible beaches but also some great places to go diving and snorkelling as well, especially with the variety of sea life such as colourful fish, seahorses and bottled nosed dolphins. A great place to snorkel or dive nearby is Sesimbra and Arrábida National Reserve Park.