A journey of beauty awaits in Sintra! Located close to Lisbon, this stunning hiking tour through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is not one to miss. Starting off at Cabo da Roca, Continental Europe’s westernmost point, you’ll make your way along its scenic blue coast. As you travel northward, magnificent golden sand bays and awe-inspiring cliffs will greet you – until eventually you make it to Colares village. Inland trekking offers a change of pace as it takes you through lush forests with towering hilltops draped in vegetation! Throughout this adventure, don’t forget that charming hotels and delightful gastronomy await – plus some incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites for good measure!
- Charming and historical hotels
- Traditional food and fresh fish from Atlantic coast
- Roca Cape – the westernmost point of Continental Europe
- Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and UNESCO World Heritage sites
Day 1 Arrival in Lisbon
Welcome to Portugal!
Once you’ve arrived, our guide will take you to the captivating town of Azóia. Located on the coastline close to Cape da Roca, which is the westernmost point of Europe’s mainland, it lies within the Sintra municipality and is renowned for its wineries and special vines that thrive in sandy soil exposed to maritime climates. To truly enjoy your time here we recommend taking a leisurely stroll around, indulging in scrumptious Portuguese cuisine and unwinding at your quaint hotel before seeing what else this fantastic destination has to offer.Transfer from Lisbon 0:45 h
Day 2 Hike from Azóia to Praia Grande
Explore and conquer the stunning Cape Roca!
Following a delightful breakfast, why not step outside and explore the stunning views of the ocean from the cliftops? You will soon find yourself at Cape Roca; this is mainland Europe’s westernmost point and boasts a marvelous lighthouse which has stood since 1772. Along this rocky peninsula lies Ursa beach, an area with remarkable scenery. Another option for lunch may be Adraga beach, but you may also want to visit Praia Grande too.
Hike 14 km
Elevation Gain +300m
Day 3 Hike from Praia Grande to Sintra
Discover the enchanted village and forests of Sintra!
What an extraordinary day awaits! Head away from Praia Grande and take a journey to the forest. As you travel, be sure to take in the remarkable beauty that surrounds you. Before long, you will come across the stunning Franciscan Capuchos Convent – built directly into solid rock with cork walls – which stands as a testament to the simple life of piety lived by the friars who once resided here. Then, visit Monserrate Palace – a magnificent neo-gothic mansion that pays tribute to Sintra’s romantic period. Spend some time exploring Sintra’s historic village center later in the day; strolling its cobbled streets and uncovering one hidden delight after another! And no trip is complete without sampling some scrumptious local pastries.
Hike 20 km | 14 km
Elevation Gain + 700m | +500m
Day 4 Hike Sintra Loop
On today’s agenda is an exhilarating exploration of Sintra’s hillside. The awe-inspiring architectural monuments have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995, and the majestic Pena Palace and imposing Moorish Castle will be part of the day’s journey. As you travel through these breathtaking landscapes that appear fit for royalty, take in the incredible views that have made it a UNESCO landmark and end off your evening with a delectable dinner at the village center. Make today an unforgettable hiking experience!
Hike 6 km | 11 km
Elevation Gain + 300m | + 400m
Day 5 Departure
That’s it! Our splendid program comes to an end.
For certain, the precious moments and adventures that were collected during our time together will never be forgotten. Make sure to come back soon so you can experience even more of Portugal’s breathtaking Nature Trails!
Transfer to Lisbon 0:30 h
4 nights Lodging on Double / Twin Room
Liability and personal accidents INSURANCE
PRE DEPARTURE INFORMATION PACK. (Travel Check list, General Travel Information about Portugal)
DIGITAL INFORMATION BOOK made available before Tour start. (Daily Information, Daily Maps, Restaurant recommendations, etc.)
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
TRANSFERS DURING THE TOUR as described in daily description
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