Latest trend in Lisbon to discover this wonderful hilly city is an e-bike: ‘Bike A Wish’ store in Mouraria near square Martim Moniz & Rui and Ana’s passion for déco inspired Portuguese bikes
Lisbon becomes more and more attractive for tourists: people from all over the world love to spend a few days in this unique and peaceful city! The nearby Atlantic beaches and fairytale palaces (like in Sintra ) are famous attractions, also easy to reach by (e)-bike.
Lisbon February 2015: Rui Gomes’ store Bike A Wish, Mouraria Lisbon, near square Praça Martim Moniz (background)
If you visit Lisbon during a few days (nickname: the city of seven hills or in Portuguese ‘a cidade das sete colinas), an e-bike is a great way to explore the city and to discover Lisbon’s breathtaking views.
More and more Lisbon is changing: impoverished old buildings and/or neighborhoods with a long history are to be restored. Creative young people start their own business, like Ana Nascimento and Rui Gomes recently did in historic Mouraria, one of the oldest areas of the city.
Beautiful view old town Lisbon & river Tagus
‘Bike A Wish’ store in Lisbon: ‘A dream came true”
Owner ‘Bike A Wish’ store in Lisbon Rui Gomes: “Ana and myself started to think opening our own business about 2 years ago. Our passion for bicycles was crucial, when deciding which business to start.
We had already visited Amsterdam several times in the past, and it marked us, in such way, that in result, today we´re the proud owners of ‘Bike A Wish’ (also partners are Frederico and Joana from Vilamoura , Algarve store).
Ana (marketeer) and Joana (designer) were both unemployed and me and Frederico were working in a foreign bank, in Lisbon, and quit, in order to give 200% of ourselves to this project. So, I´m happy to say that, first of all, ‘Bike A Wish’ is based on friendship and trust!”
‘Bike A Wish’ store in Mouraria Lisbon & owner Rui Gomes. Rua das Fontainhas a São Lourenço 29, Martim Moniz
The location – historic Mouraria Lisbon
Rui Gomes, owner: ‘ Mouraria is one of the most unique places we know. There´s a certain magic in it, the streets, the light (or the lack of it ), the religions, the mixture of people from all over the world, gathered in a peaceful combination.
The shop is very central, close to square Martim Moniz ( 1st stop for the 28 tram) as well to the Castelo de S. Jorge ( Castle of Saint George, the most visited monument in Lisbon)”.
Lisbon, Mouraria, close to ‘Bike a Wish’ shop: a maze of narrow streets & beautiful light
‘Bike A Wish’ concept: Portuguese pure cycle-chic, extreme comfort & 2 models of e-bikes
Rui Gomes, owner: ‘Our bicycles were thought to give extreme comfort to the users. Soft, old fashioned seats and handles, will allow clients a top biking experience in our 7-hills capital.
Our concept is pure cycle-chic: all bicycles are a Portuguese product, produced by “ÓRBITA“.
‘Bike A Wish’ store & extreme comfort: ‘California dream’, a soft old fashioned bike seat
E-Bikes: Lisbon becomes “flat” for your legs!
Rui Gomes: “the 2 models of e-bikes have an autonomy around 60kms (depending of individual biking experience), allowing visitors to enjoy Lisbon in a comfortable, fast and effortless way. Ride everywhere: Mouraria, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Riverside etc. Our bike tours allow people to visit the capital’s highlights and explore alternative and picturesque routes. We recommend the West Lisbon Tour, by the river, heading Belém ”
Rui Gomes: “We provide a service with so many flexible options that will certainly suit all your travel plans. We rent several types of bikes, from the classic ones to folding, tandems and electric bikes. They can be rented by the hour, half-day, day, week or month “.
Lisbon ‘Bike A Wish’ store Mouraria, Square Martim Moniz
Price e-bike: from € 10 (1 hour) – € 20 (half day, 4 hours) € 30 (24 hours)
Bike A Wish website: more possibilities, like a tandem bike or guided tours.
Rua das Fontainhas a São Lourenço 29, Martim Moniz, Phone (00351) 211329949, Facebook, Lisboa@bikeawish.com . Business hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 19:00pm GMT |Sundays on the call to deliver or booked tours. Free deliver at hotels in Lisbon.