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Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

1. Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Embark on a 6-hour electric bike tour with 4 different modes of assistance, making climbing the Sintra mountain a lot easier, even for those used to a sedentary lifestyle. The tour begins with a briefing on how the bikes work. Then, head to Rossio station to catch the train for Sintra. During the train trip, you’ll have time to let your guide know if you’d like to visit some of the palaces along the way or if you just want to cycle. When you arrive in Sintra, you can visit the National Palace if you like. Most of your cycling tour takes place within the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. You’ll have the option of visiting Quinta da Regaleira, built between 1904 and 1910, a place renowned for its symbolism, magic, and mystery. Shortly after you’ll pass by Seteais, a former 18th-century palace that is now a 5-star hotel.   Continue your trip along roads flanked by majestic groves until you reach the entrance of Monserrate Park and Palace, one of the most beautiful creations in the Portuguese Romanticism style. Arrive at Colares, a place that’s well known for its vineyards. Continue on to Penedo village, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the atrium of the church, before cycling on to Urgueira village. Take a break for lunch in Azóia village, where you’ll find a great variety of restaurants. With renewed energy, continue your tour through an ancient forest and make your way up to the Peninha Sanctuary, located 488 meters above sea level. From here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the Espichel Cape and Arrábida, to the south, Carvoeiro Cape and Berlengas, to the north, and the entire Sintra mountain to the northeast. Returning to the center of Sintra, you’ll cycle downhill and have one last look at Pena Palace, an important monument of the Portuguese Romanticism movement. You’ll be traveling with an informative and helpful guide, as passionate about beloved Sintra as about cycling. Alternatively, go down to Guincho wild beach – with its never-ending dunes and typical winds that are so treasured by windsurfing lovers – until you reach the bicycle path to Cascais. Return to Lisbon through the beautiful town of Cascais by train where you will have one of the most amazing views over the Portuguese coast.

From Lisbon: Sintra. Cabo da Roca. & Cascais. Private Tour

2. From Lisbon: Sintra. Cabo da Roca. & Cascais. Private Tour

Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, Sintra Historical Center, Sintra is widely acclaimed as one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations, full of gardens, tiled villas, colorful palaces, and neo-Gothic structures, all surrounded by verdant hills rolling toward the Atlantic Ocean. The Castle of the Moors is a hilltop medieval castle located in the municipality of Sintra. Built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and was taken by Christian forces after the fall of Lisbon in 1147. It is classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pena Palace and Park, Marvel at Pena Palace, one of the most magnificent and recognisable tourist attractions of Portugal. The palace exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture and stands atop a rocky peak, which is the second highest point in Sintra Hills. Enjoy panoramic views of the peaceful forests and lush gardens covered by exotic plants and flowers. The Palace of Pena was designated a National Monument in 1910 and forms part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1995. Quinta da Regaleira, The Quinta da Regaleira is a decorative 20th century residence that is situated in the town of Sintra. The grand house is split over five floors and has an ornate gothic façade, but the real attraction is to the rear with the enchanting gardens. The gardens of the Quinta da Regaleira were styled to represent ancient secret orders, with hidden tunnels and concealed symbolism. Continue to Cabo da Roca, One of the most marvelous views in whole Portugal – the westernmost point of Continental Europe “Cabo da Roca”. We will pass through the wonderful Sintra National Park until arriving at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of continental Europe that was mentioned by our acclaimed Luís de Camões as the place "Where the earth ends and the sea begins." It is a place of natural beauty, with imposing cliffs of 150 meters high. Here the landscape is breathtaking and absolute bliss for photography lovers. The next stop is absolutely beautiful rock wall with a very dramatic name – Mouth of Hell (Boca do Inferno). This breathtaking chasm located on a cliff seashore in Cascais will engage you with crashing waves. It is believed this place used to be a cave that over time and by the force of the sea relented and gave rise to the scenario as it is known today. Currently, Boca do Inferno is an open cavity, with a sort of arch where it enters the seawater. Cascais, this town in the 19th century became a favorite summer destination of the European aristocracy. After your free exploration time in Cascais, relax back on board your air-conditioned vehicle, and admire more breathtaking views of the Portuguese coast as you Tune your Tour way back to Lisbon.

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We had a wonderful day with Bruno. The tour was very well organized, Bruno was very safety conscious and made sure we felt comfortable throughout the tour. He took us to a wonderful local restaurant and coffee shop, which was a fun break. Bruno provided us with very interesting information along the route, was enthusiastic and clearly loves his job. All together we logged 27 miles, but the e-bikes made it doable and when we were tired, we used the turbo setting. We are a couple in our mid-sixties, but exercise regularly and own e-bikes so for us it was a tiring but not an exhausting day. The tour started at 10 am and we returned back to our meeting point at 6 pm, so plan for an eight hour day. Great experience that we highly recommend.

Daniel was friendly, a great communicator and leader, and we all enjoyed our beautiful tour. When anyone had any concerns or trouble, he was ready to help. One of our riders was unfamiliar with e-bike controls, and Daniel got him through the ride. We had a wonderful day. Thank you!

Wonderful way to see the beautiful countryside and the amazing views. The bike worked perfectly and the e-assist made the hills simple to climb! Our guide Daniel was knowledgeable and took great care of us! Highly recommend!

A fantastic day in Sintra and surrounds despite the rain and the mist. Roderigo was a great guide and kept us on track and entertained the whole trip

Very nice bike trip around the surroundings of Sintra and the coast towns Bruno, our guide, was very nice and had a lot of knowledge