Bike ride from Montijo to Barreiro, near Lisbon

A beautiful bicycle ride, always looking at Lisbon from 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 Tagus as well.

But, like being part of the city, the river also acts as a barrier. Not very often we think about the other side, except those who live there and have to commute to Lisbon, crossing the river, to work.

For those who live in Lisbon, we look at the river, and what do we see? “The other side”
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 cross the river to the “other side”?

One of the ferries 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. Pretty flat, many points of interest, and with frequent unusual and unexpected lovely views over Lisbon.

Having it done alone, I tested it with customers.

After compiling the footage of a couple of days, I did a small video.

Enjoy the ride.

David Monteiro

Bike ride from Montijo to Barreiro
A beautiful bicycle ride, always looking at Lisbon from the other side of the river Tejo (the Tagus).
Bike ride from Montijo to Barreiro
A beautiful bicycle ride, always looking at Lisbon from the other side of the river Tejo (the Tagus).
Bike ride from Montijo to Barreiro
A beautiful bicycle ride, always looking at Lisbon from the other side of the river Tejo (the Tagus).
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