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4 nights, 5 days
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1/5
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Lisbon, Sintra
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A unique experience amongst Mother Nature!

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 Romanticism and gorgeous vegetation.

Sintra-Cascais Nature Park

Sintra-Cascais Nature Park is UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape since 1995. From Paleolithic to successive Romans, Visigoths and Arabs occupations, the Park is full of historic treasures. Sintra was elected as spiritual retreat of Bourgeois and Nobles in the 18th century and Cascais their vacation spot. The mix of cultural and historical identity creates a unique atmosphere that culminates in the natural surroundings that make the Park so singular. The massif is a natural barrier against winds and creates a micro climax ​​associated with different soil compositions that allows the development of very diverse vegetation. The oldest sedimentary rocks were deposited there 160 million years ago. We will discover the luxurious vegetation and soon head towards the most western point of continental Europe where we will hike the cliffs, discovering awesome land (and sea) scapes.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal
Lisbon and Sintra hiking: must do hiking trip in Portugal