Hiking Discovery of Sintra's Natural Park, from Lisbon
Duration: Whole day (9 hours) Difficulty: Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Hike through Portugal's most picturesque natural park. Find yourself surrounded by jagged cliffs, dominant forested hills, a diverse ecosystem, and amazing cultural history found only in Sintra.
- Follow paths weaving through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
- Get to see & know an incredibly diverse ecosystem
- Visit the historic village of Sintra and its gardens, palaces & mansions
- Learn about the area's geological wonders
- Enjoy lunch on Guincho beach, an oasis below the Sintra hills
- Taste the traditional Pastel de Nata pastry
- Drive along one of Portugal's most scenic coastal roads
This extraordinary hike through the mountains of the Sintra-Cascais National Park takes you along a stretched coastline, lush forests, mystical hills, and enchanting culture with thousands of years of history.
After your hotel pickup via an air-conditioned van at 9:30 a.m., we begin our drive to the Natural Park. Your guide tells you about the country's evolution, the flora and fauna you will soon discover, and other interesting facts that spike your curiosity about what's ahead.
We reach our first stop, the unique village of Sintra, at around 10:30 a.m. Set among amazing greenery, this historic area is a mixture of natural and architectural beauty. You are free to explore before the hike begins. You're treated to a special local pastry at one of the best bakeries in all of Sintra before we transfer to our hike's starting point.
A short drive brings us to Peninha, located high on the Sintra mountain. Amongst a panorama of views and nothing but sounds of nature, we prepare for our adventure by getting a quick safety briefing and a bottle of water from our guide.
We start our hike at 11:30 a.m. In the spring, each landscape is a rainbow of colors, while bright yellow shrubs cover the hills during colder months. Wildlife is always present, with rabbits hopping by and hawks soaring through the sky. There is so much to learn about the area, too; luckily, you're with a local guide who's got all the answers.
Our hike ends once we return to Peninha at 2:00 p.m. You are then transferred to Guincho beach and can grab some lunch at the local beach bar. Afterwards, there's time to go for a swim, stroll, or relax however you like. Plus, your guide treats you to a special wine tasting.
Returning to Lisbon is another adventure as we drive down the Marginal, a coastal road running along the side of the river Tejo. Moving through the most charming villages and towns around - Estoril, Oeiras, and Paco d'Arcos - we can stop if you see an amazing photo opportunity. And you'll definitely see a few before we arrive at your hotel at 6:30 p.m.
If you are a hiking enthusiast who has come to Portugal to discover its energy, this tour is for you. No matter the season, you will have a wonderful day under the guidance of a local who loves his country, and wants you to fall in love with it, too.
Need to know before you go
The start/pickup time of this tour is 9:30 a.m. We drop you back at your hotel at around 6:30 p.m. at the latest.
The minimum age for this tour is 7. If you'd like to inquire about a younger child participating, please contact us.
Our private tour run with up to 150 people (with multiple guides). For bookings larger than 64 people, please contact us.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Pickup at hotel or the agreed-upon location.