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Trafaria, Portugal
About Varina
VARINA BIKE EXPERIENCES is a 100% Portuguese owned and locally operated company providing unique experiences in the Trafaria and Costa Da Caparica regions. We promote a high-level of positive social impact with an emphasis on the sustainable development of our community. Our goal is to showcase the historic fishing culture by highlighting the community (neighborhoods) here and interacting with local people, traditional fishermen, and former street vendors. VARINA goes beyond a service business by sharing unique once in a life time experiences, offering bicycle rentals, guided bicycle tours along the fishing villages, tours integrated with yoga classes set in nature and also special cooking classes. Our office is conveniently located at the Trafaria Ferry Station as the perfect start to your journey exploring the other side of the Tagus River. Rent a bicycle or book an experience with us and enjoy the genuine people that are our true treasure and inspiration.
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Escape the city center in favor of sea breezes and rolling hills on this e-bike tour of Trafaria and Costa da Caparica from Lisbon. Cruise along the Atlantic coast on easy-to-ride electric bikes—little pedaling ins required, so you can cover more ground with less effort. As you cruise through rural landscapes and charming fishing villages, your guide fills you in on local history and culture.
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This is our yogi cycle tour, created in collaboration with a local yoga instructor, Frederico!

Very inspired by the sea, this experience is the perfection combination of a bike ride with a stop to relax and enjoy the nature accompanied by a member of our community. With some stops to get know the most beautiful fishing villages of lisbon, this tour allows you to be guided by a local through the still hidden gems of Lisbon, being truly connected with the nature in only once. 

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All our activities seek to develop our community through touristic experiences. However, this is the most special activity for all of us! Beyond being a cooking class with the cutest and more knowledgeable ´grannies of the sea´, this activity has a very clear social purpose: is a partnership between our company and the local Social Centre, managed by one of the most famous institution of solidarity in Portugal, and a way to promote the active ageing through 100% genuine experiences to our vsitors.

This activity is unique in Portugal and one of the most authentic and valuable ever!
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This experience is for foodies!

Our experiences have been telling us that foodies are everywhere and able to get know some local and traditional spots by bicycle.

Trafaria & Costa da Caparica are very famous because of its fish. Both are next to the sea and have that typical way of being enjoying the table and that´s why we created this activity. We will visit very local places to taste the most authentic tidbits next to the beach.

Every single spot was choosen because of its food and stories related with our communities. As a community-based tourism initiative we will take you to small businesses, very local and familiar places to eat their specialties.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recomended Trip! Very nice and authentic guide. The bikes are also good quality. Have a great day, learn something new - its absolutly worth it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite day in Lisbon so far. Joana has created a lovely experience, and I feel much more connected to Portuguese culture after it. There is no better way to spend a day then cruising around the sun on bikes, eating an amazing...More

Thank Kwirkala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I booked a Monday morning ride with Joana not sure what to expect. We both really enjoyed the social responsibility aspect to the ride and being able to interact with people who are willing to tell you honest stories about the towns...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Clayton H
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Our two guides were very friendly, they took us around the city and in their villages. A lot of informations about the places and local peoples. They made us taste typical foods and drinks, this was a very nice journey !

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rou6e
Reviewed July 16, 2019

A group of 7 of us took the ferry from Belem to Trafaria to meet Joana our guide at the Trafaria ferry terminal. We arrived to find Joana waiting for us with 7 bikes ready to go. You will find Joana well organised and very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank OmniverousMike
Reviewed July 1, 2019

My fiancé and I wanted a unique experience different from seeing city landmarks in Lisbon. We caught the little ferry at 930 am and enjoyed a beautiful short cruise across to Trafaria where Fernanda and Ruben were waiting with bikes for us. They were both...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Brent772
Reviewed June 12, 2019

I just learned how to ride a bicycle like two months ago so I was sort of nervous, but Joana and her two friends were so kind. They managed to corral our big group of people in a natural, non-overbearing way during the tour. It...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Zoe N
Reviewed June 9, 2019

Last year my dad and I joined Joana’s e-bike tour. This May my dad returned with my mum and joined the Seafood Tour. Please find their thanks and review below: Dear Joana Thank you so much for an incredible day with you in Trafaria and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hallund
Reviewed June 3, 2019

We visited some eroding shorelines with a group at the ECCA 2019. I was well organized and excelent bikes. We visited several places to see the erosion problems along the coast and the management of dune systems.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PeriOdla
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

This tour showed us a completely different side to Lisbon. Joana, our tour guide, was attentive and personalized the route based on what we wanted to see and include. The bikes were brand new and really easy to use. We began the tour with some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Joana Paula S | Property representative |
Hello Dave, Thanks for your contact and interest in our experience. We have the morning and the afternoon options, so you can always choose. Info@varina.pt for further informations :) All the best, Joana