Cycling for a Better World: the most authentic fishing villages!

  • On this 3-hour biking experience, you will visit the most authentic fishing villages of Lisbon with a local guide.

  • Duration icon2.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 7
    Offered in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Cycling for a Better World: the most authentic fishing villages!

  • On this 3-hour biking experience, you will visit the most authentic fishing villages of Lisbon with a local guide.

  • Duration icon2.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 7
    Offered in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Offered in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Meet your host, Joana P
    Photo of Joana P

    Hi, my name is Joana and i am "people-lover" and a social worker! My journey in tourism started when i was working in social sciences and was forced to combine my job (community development) with and extra activity - a part-time as a tuk-tuk driver in Lisbon! This tuk-tuk experience opened my eyes to a very specific problem with people and tourism, what made me feel important as a change-maker in this little and sometimes very unfair world! Now i am running a social impact start-up, next to my father, and dreaming about change the world through the tourism! With my super-father i opened a bikeshop in a little village called "Trafaria" and i started cycling through a better world, creating cycle-experiences and not only able to change the world through the tourism phenomenon!

  • What you will see and do

    This is a social impact experience and you will understand why once you get our pedals and visit our fishing and very welcoming community!
    Everything started in a tuk-tuk, 6 years ago. While finishing my social sciences doctorate degree, a job able to pay me better was needed and tuk-tuks were the answer on that time.
    Due to this experience i was able to open my eyes and assist to one of the biggest troubles in Lisbon - the "no matter what" tourism phenomenon, where from happy and familiar faces we start seeing "strange faces".
    Portuguese people and way of living was always our best and that´s why we became one of the most beloved country to visit and to stay during your hollidays. Portuguese culture was and is the reason why we are so special and welcoming!
    Are you tired of those very touristic attractions, businesses and initiatives where no one is portuguese? The greatest side of the tagus river is maybe the last and the most authentic part of Lisbon region and only few people know it. It is a treasure and really worth.
    This 3 hours guided bike experience was created thinking about the environment, the well-being and life quality of visitors, but most of all about our cute community: they are the most important agents in the process of tourism.
    This is a very giving initiative, where you have the opportunity of get to know and contribute to the most genuine people, region next to the sea and also being guided by a very passionate local.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    bicycle; helmet; local-guide; fish snack
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    lunch, transports to the meeting point
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • Trafaria River Terminal @ VARINA Community-based tourism Shop

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