FAQ’s

The Lisbon Hub is a division of bikeiberia Tours & Rentals Lda, a fully license Tour Company (Empresa de Animação Turistica) by the Portuguese Tourism Institute (Turismo de Portugal, IP) and member of Lisbon’s Tourism Bureau (Associação de Turismo de Lisboa).
bikeiberia, established in 1999, was the first local operator offering top biking services in Portugal & Spain to an international clientele.  
We would be delighted to provide you requested information and advice but also listen to your suggestions and comments!
You can also email, write, phone or fax us on:
bikeiberia
Largo do Corpo Santo, 5
1200-129 Lisboa
Phone/Fax: (+351) 21 347 03 47
Email: lisbonhub@bikeiberia.com
A bicycle is still the most ecological method of transport. Slow enough to connect with nature but fast enough to feel you really are traveling every day. And we guarantee that it’s one of the most exciting ways of traveling in Lisbon and throughout Portugal and Spain!
Riding a Bicycle is a great and enjoyable way to get around. Riding in Lisbon, its surroundings, Portugal or Spain is no different than riding back home.

Cobblestones are still quite common at historical parts of towns throughout Portugal with no exception to Lisbon!
They can get very slippery when wet, be gentle and very careful when braking and turning.

It can get very slippery when wet and when crossing tram tracks.
Be gentle and very careful when braking and turning. 

Since cycling is becoming increasingly popular,
local drivers tend to become even more conscious and respectful of cyclist’s needs.
As of Jan 1st 2014 Portuguese Highway code offers increased protection to bicycle users.
Lisbon has a mild dry climate with few rainy days year round, normally we have clear skies and dry weather with very low humidity.
The warmer months are June through August, average high temperatures are 25-30º C.
The cooler months are January and February, average high temperatures are 12-20º C.
The usual rainy season is December through March with occasional showers in October-November or April. Normally it does not get below 10-12º C.
Always lock the bike frame to a well-grounded and steady structure.
In city areas quality sturdy locks are generally safer and required.

Quick releases on wheels and saddle could also be a problem
Always remove all lights, tools, pump and other small objects from the bike
Watch out where you leave your bike and for how long

Overnight ALWAYS park bicycles indoors!

We have available different bicycle frame sizes. When we are allocating bikes, we will be looking for the correct bike frame size that will suit your height, in order to provide you a comfortable riding. A person with 155 cm will not be able to ride the same bike frame size as a person with 190 cm and vice versa, thus the importance of having your exact height. If you don’t know all of your party’s heights, when you first contact us, you can do it at a later time, bearing in mind that you should inquiry everyone’s height asap.
Our bikes come usually equipped with normal pedals.
When required in advance we may fit TOE-CLIPS (also known as PLASTIC BASKETS) that basically keep your foot in place on the pedals. These require some practice but not much particularly if you are using them loose as we recommend. For both cases above we recommend you to wear a sturdy pair of shoes, preferably sports shoes, which become important on multiday trips.

SPD/AUTOMATIC Pedals require special Shoes so they can match and clip. Due to the number of different systems and personal adjustments we strongly recommend you to bring not only your shoes but also your own pedals, guaranteeing a perfect match between the two.