12 outdoor activities around Lisbon

12 outdoor activities around Lisbon

Discover our top 12 outdoor activities around Lisbon ☀️

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Escala 25, located on the famous April 25 red bridge, offers routes for beginners and more experienced climbers alike. 🧗🌁

You’ll find bouldering zones, a 12-meter climbing wall with dozens of routes and a climbing arch.

📍 Located next to the Parque Tejo & the Vasco de gama bridge and on the banks of the Tagus you’ll find the  « Pump Track Parque das Nações »

You can have fun on it with BMX, skateboard, scooter 🛹🛴… (caution if you don’t own a skateboard, bmx… you won’t be able to rent one on the spot)

3. Surfing at Costa Caparica or Peniche

The Costa Caparica is Lisbon’s best-known coastline, with 26 km of beaches.

There are several beaches on the Costa where you can go surfing. 🏄🏻‍♂️🌊 The waves are small, ideal for beginners, but in summer the ocean can be really flat, so I recommend you come and enjoy the waves at Peniche & Baleal (located 1h north of Lisbon).

Peniche is world-famous for its wave spots. The biggest waves are to be found in winter, and in summer the waves are suitable for beginners. 👌🏻

There’s also the Guincho spot for experienced surfers 🤙🏻

Surf schools on the Costa: Caparica Surf Academy , Gota Dagua

Surf schools in Peniche/Baleal:  Surf it Easy, Happy Days 

Located 1 hour north of Lisbon, you’ll find one of Portugal’s wildest lagoons, the Obidos lagoon. 🍃

With its flat and shallow waters, the Obidos lagoon is the perfect place to learn to kitesurf.

Despite its appearance, kitesurfing is an accessible sport that mainly involves the abs and legs, not the arms. You’ll learn how to fly a kite and navigate. 🪁

Try out this sport that gives you a crazy feeling of freedom that’s pretty crazy.

Kitesurfing school on the Obidos lagoon: Passaro Kitesurf

5. Golfing in Obidos

Around the lagoon of Obidos, there are several golf courses to improve your swing 🏌🏻‍♂️ ⛳️ courses overlooking the ocean, so you’ll have plenty to see.

Golf courses: Royal Obidos, Bom sucesso, Praia del Rey

6. Paragliding in Lisbon

Wanna see the coast from above? ☀️ You’ll find several paragliding schools in Lisbon that will take you to different spots depending on the weather 🪂

Paragliding schools: Fly Lisbon Paragliding, Espiral

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Sesimbra is located 1 hour south of Lisbon. With its protected natural areas and clear turquoise waters, Sesimbra is the ideal place for Coasteering. 🐬

Coasteering combines climbing, abseiling, swimming and walking. The activity lasts 4 hours 🪸

Suggested by Vertente Natural

🚙 Vertente offers transfers from Lisbon

Discover the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with a first dive in Arrábida Natural Park. 🐠

Dive with Anthia Diving Center

where take a scuba diving baptism to lisbon

9. Go snorkeling

If you’re more of a snorkeling team 🤿  you can also go snorkeling in the Arrábida natural park.

An experience in the underwater world of the Sesimbra and Arrábida coast, home to over 1,400 species. 🪸

Anthia Diving also offers snorkeling excursions and Vertente Natural

🚙 Vertente Natural offers transfers from Lisbon

Also in the Arrábida Natural Park, explore the caves. 🔦

Suggested by Discover the Nature

Adventure Park is an open-air adventure park offering tree-top tours, zip lines, an orienteering circuit and canoeing.

Discover the famous palaces and castle of Sintra in an original way. Take a seat in a jeep with a local guide who will show you around 🚙🏰

Suggested by Flamingo Experiences

This was our top 12 list of outdoor activities around Lisbon!

If you are planning to spend a few days in downtown Lisbon, there is a sum up of our recommendations, good addresses and Lisbon favorites ☀️ 

See you soon in the region 🇵🇹, 
Léa & Marco ✌🏻