What you'll do
This is a social impact bike ride from start to the end and you have to see and feel why. Our company is a community-based tourism located in a region with low density of people and resources. However, full of wonderful people, souls and landscapes. Most of the locals live from the fisheries which make them super knowledgeable, original and authentic. Their culture is our big treasure and we are working hard with them to make sure they keep and preserve all the best they have. Their self-esteem is clearly growing!!! Always accompanied by a local, we will ride e-bikes through the fishermen villages and beaches of the Costa da Caparica region, soaking up the sun and charm along the way. Depending on the weather and terrain conditions, we also visit the little countryside of this area. The departure point is Trafaria, a very isolated fishing village located in about 20-minute boat trip from Lisbon. There you live the sea and not the city vibe. Along the way, we'll also visit Caparica and see elements of Portugal's seaside fishing, nature, surf and "something" unforgettable and essential for all of us: the locals. The highlights of every single experience are always based on the improvisation with the luck of be talking and meeting some natives with stories to share. Get ready to enjoy a very different and responsible way of doing tourism in Lisbon!
I am the founder of an amazing and super eco-humanist company of tourism, the so called “VARINA”, a community-based tourism focused on the fishing culture and its human heritage. We started in 2017, but in 2019 we won a badge of “social impact company” which gave us a super nice recognition and made us even stronger to be and keep acting in this country where social companies simply do not officially exist. Our clear promise is to change the world through the tourism! This business would never be possible without the help of my father and some very special local friends interested in this way of doing tourism. lávio, André, Ruben, Liliana and some other locals are our super local community-guides that we highly believe on their power to change their own community. For us, they are the future and our super-duper community-agents!
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Where you'll be
We'll meet in Trafaria, a very small fishing village separated from Belém by the tagus river. There you have the best views to Lisbon and the colored Cova do Vapor, a lovely and hidden fishing community. From Trafaria we will cycle to Costa da Caparica, the most famous beach and surf area in Lisbon. There you have another perspective of what can be living next to the sea with a very interesting cultural heritage of fisheries and fishermen.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 7 guests ages 15 and up can attend. 1. Guests must have a height greater than 1,50m - our e-bikes are adult bicycles (26´ and/or 28´wheel) - if you are less tall, please let us know before; 2. The weather is not in our hands. We will always try…
1. Booking this experience you are contributing, supporting and empowering a huge community of local fishermen, young and elder people; 2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes; 3. (summer) Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen; 4. Guests must make their own way to Trafaria to meet us ther
Fishing Villages by e-bike