Just a short distance from Lisbon lies Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, an ideal spot for a marvelous hiking excursion! Kicking off in Cascais, you will make your way along its pristine shores and be amazed by its gorgeous cliffs. An absolute must-see destination is Cape Roca – Europe’s furthest western point. As you journey inland through Sintra Forest and its lush hilltops, you’ll also get to explore enchanting hotels, delightful cuisine, and awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Day 1 Arrival in Lisbon
Welcome to Portugal!
One of our guides will transfer you to Cascais, which should take about
30 minutes. You might get the chance to explore this delightful town, a
village with 650 years of history that was forged by fishermen, but later
populated by kings, queen, writers, painters and singers. However, this all
depends on your arrival time! Deep down, Cascais is a synonym for
charm and inspiration, something you will undoubtedly feel if you have
the chance to walk in its streets and listen to gentle lullabies of the ocean.
This is the perfect beginning for this trip, which can be celebrated with a
delicious fresh fish dinner at the village center!
Transfer from Lisbon 0:30h
Day 2 Hike from Cascais to Azóia
This day will start with a short transfer to Guincho where your hike trail
Experience a wide open line of coast between dunes, valleys and small
villages. You will feel a rural atmosphere with a touch of luxury, a
representation of the past uniting with the present. Continuing on! The
objective for today is to reach the Convent of São Saturnino at the head
of a secluded valley. Go back in time and experience this 17th century
recovered covent, which will actually be your accomodation for the next
days (surprise, surprise!). It is a peaceful location where the sea and the
Transfer 0:05 h
Hike 18 | 10 km
Elevation Gain + 400 | 300 m
Day 3 Hike Azóia Loop
The mountain of Sintra will immediately take your breath away!
You will be starting with a circular walk into the “moon hills” as Sintra
Mountain was known! This route goes up to 488 meters above the sea,
where you will find the sanctuary of Peninha. This will be a moment to just
lay back and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view. Up here, you will be
surrounded by elegant paths within the forest and accompanied by the
beauty of both the sea and land. The perfect place to enjoy the silence
and contemplate the endless sky.
Hike 10 km
Elevation Gain + 300 m
Day 4 Hike from Azóia to Praia Grande
After a delicious breakfast, you will emerge into a scenery over the cliffs
where the ocean stretches as far as your eyes can see.
Then comes Cape Roca – the westernmost point of mainland Europe,
where you can see a beautiful lighthouse which has been illuminating this
coast since 1772. Along this rocky promontory, hides a wild and beautiful
beach which goes by the name of Ursa! You will also find the beautiful
beach of Adraga, a great option for lunch. From here, you will head on to
Praia Grande, where you will stay for tonight.
Hike 14 km
Elevation Gain + 300 m
Day 5 Hike Praia Grande to Sintra
Today will be a gorgeous day!
Start from the beach área and hike on the forest trails leading you to
Capuchos Convent and then Monserrate Palace, a neo-gothic mansion
revealing a brilliant example of the romantic period that left such an
imprint in Sintra. There is a short track option for this day. This experience
will be a perfect introduction to the atmosphere of Sintra’s village, where
you can stroll around the historic center and discover little intriguing
details, romantic corners and some delicious regional pastry.
Hike 20 | 14 km
Elevation Gain + 700 | 500 m Hike
Day 6 Hike Sintra Loop
This day will be reserved for exploring the hills above the village of Sintra.
The aim is to enjoy the vast architectural patrimony that is set on the
mountain. Such is the grandeur and importance of these buildings and
monuments that the cultural landscape of Sintra was designated as an
UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Starting with the Moorish Castle
and also the fabulous Pena Palace, with its exuberant and exotic
gardens. Today, you will feel like a king or queen and finish the evening
with an exquisite dinner at the village center.
Hike 10 | 6 km
Elevation Gain + 400 | 300m
Day 7 Departure
That’s it! Our splendid program comes to an end.
We hope that the memories and experiences that we have created and
shared stay with you forever. Come back soon to discover some more of
Portugal’s Nature Trails!
Transfer to Lisbon 0:30 h
6 nights Lodging on Double / Twin Room
Liability and personal accidents INSURANCE
PRE DEPARTURE INFORMATION PACK. (Travel Check list, General Travel Information about Portugal)
LUGGAGE TRANSFER from Hotel to Hotel on every day of the Tour. (depending on Hotel change)
LOCAL SUPPORT NUMBER (Contact us during the Tour for any kind of question)
ARRIVAL TRANSFER from LISBON to first Hotel
TRANSFER ON D2 in case of alternative short trail.
DEPARTURE TRANSFER from last Hotel to LISBON
What’s not included
Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
Other activities and services are not included
All non-mentioned Services or Activities
**At some locations there might be a tourist tax (0-3€ per Person / Night). Payable only locally in cash