1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon District
  3. Sintra
  4. Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

Sintra: Half-Day Forest Hike and Picnic

Product ID: 388573
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Hike through the wild forests around Sintra and uncover ancient monuments. Stop for a snack and enjoy spectacular views of Cascais, Lisbon, and Sintra
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Dive deep into a wild, remote area of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park in an off-road 4×4
  • Hike for two hours through beautiful forest
  • Visit a 12th-century convent with epic 360-degree views
  • Taste local wine and Portuguese snacks
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See a different side of Sintra with a hike into the mountainous forests that surround the town. Look out for historic landmarks alongside the natural beauty of the area.

Drive through Sintra town, then turn off-road to reach the incredible 12th-century Santuario de Peninha. From the convent on the hill take in the expansive views that stretch all the way to Cascais, Lisbon, and Sintra. Begin the two-hour hike into the forest. Note the variety of plants, pines, and ferns that thrive in the area.

Hike to a megalithic structure that has been labelled as ‘Portugal’s Stonehenge’. The structure sits 426 meters above sea level and its origins are a mystery (but your guide can offer some theories). Sample some Portuguese snacks whilst you rest and listen to interesting facts about your surroundings.
  • Driver and guide
  • Off-road experience in a restored vintage Portuguese UMM 4×4
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Snacks and energy bar
  • Polaroid photo to take home
  • Smartphone chargers, blankets, umbrellas, sunscreen
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in “Portela de Sintra” Train Station (last stop BEFORE “Sintra”) and you can easily and quickly get the train from Lisbon (“Rossio” or “Entrecampos” Station).

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From US$ 53.61 per person

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Product ID: 388573