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Lisbon & Sintra Tour

5 days Hiking tour to discover Lisbon and Sintra.

If you feel, like us, that hiking is the best way to discover Portugal and its gorgeous Nature, join us for a few days.

You will visit Lisbon Down-town and experience its fashion night on the first day. Go back to Discoveries time on the second day and visit Belém. We will get serious on the third day and hike towards the westernmost tip of Europe and finish our trip diving into pure Romantism and gorgeous vegetation.

  • Trip: 5 days trip
  • Day 1: Lisbon Down Town We will hike through every spot in the “City of Light”. Starting with Bairro Alto, we will follow down to Baixa-Chiado and visit the heart of the city centre that was almost completely destroyed after the Great Earthquake of 1755. After lunch, we will climb up to the Castle “São Jorge” passing through the former Moorish neighbourhood of Alfama, the oldest district in the city. We will finish by a lovely supper and go through Lisbon’s bohemian nightlife and alternative lifestyle in Bairro Alto.
  • Day 2: Get back to the Discoveries time! You will feel like Afonso Dom Henrique visiting Belém, full of majestic symbols of Portugal’s glorious seafaring past and heroes. You will love this serene part of the city appreciate its monuments: Jerónimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoveries and the Belém Tower, to mention part of it. Of course you will have the opportunity to taste the famous “Pasteis de Belém”. We will follow to Oeiras coast and Cascais.
  • Day 3: towards the westernmost tip of Europe We will start from Cascais mountain-biking or hiking, as you prefer, along the coast and stop at the unspoilt sand dunes and untamed waves of Guincho beach. We will go back to trekking trails upon the wild cliffs towards the Cape Roca, popularised as “The place where the land ends and the sea begins” by 16th Century writer Luís de Camões.
  • Day 4: Sintra-Cascais Natural Park You will visit the village of Colares, famous for its vineyards and dive into Sintra gorgeous vegetation, hiking Sintra hills towards the amazing Capuchin Convent built in 1560, that you will have the opportunity to visit. We will hike back to Sintra Village where we will have dinner.
  • Day 5: From Sintra to Pena Palace We will feel that you didn´t see anything yet reaching the Moorish Castle and its magnificent views. We will follow towards the Pena Palace, 19th Century UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is considered one of the most original architectural masterpieces ever created. Its magnificent gardens will also leave you open-mouthed.
  • Distance: 40km
  • Supplied: Guide, Transfers, Insurance, full-board accommodation
  • Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

FAQ

What is the difficulty of the hike?

None, or amost none! Don´t forget to bring comfortable shoes and clothes. The only prerequisite is a healthy spirit of curiosity and adventure.

Who are the guides?

Our guides are Nature lovers. For sure they will share their passion with you and know Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra backwards. Most of them talk English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Others speak German and Dutch as well. Would you require any specific language, please tell us, we will do our best to match your need.

What kind of people go on your trip?

People a lot like you! Although there is a great variety of people who participate in our hiking trips, one common thing everyone shares is a love of the outdoors. Our guests like to be active and involved. Our average group is made up of an even number of singles, families, couples and friends. There is no need to worry about coming alone. Our group size gives everyone a great chance to get to know each other. Our maximum group size goes up to 15 persons. However, the average group size is about 10 persons per tour.

Are there age limits for the trip?

The ages of most guests range from the early teens through mid-60’s. Children are also most welcome! We can arrange activities for them while you are hiking.

What should I bring for the tour?

Well, we guess you love hiking and know what to bring, comfortable clothes and shoes of course. Don´t forget sun protection and a hat as sun can be pretty strong.

Can I get more information on your tours?

Certainly. Please call us at +351 919506136 or send us an email: bork@borkyou.com.