Approximately 2-hour trail where you can enjoy the fantastic views over the Douro river valley in the Pinhão area. Those more connected to cameras may need a little more hehe. In this walking tour, I'd also highlight the typical gastronomy of the region with which we were presented at the end of the hike and the visit to one of Sandeman's emblematic farms, Quinta do Seixo.
Many thanks to our guide Daniel, who in an enthusiastic and fun way transmitted us the local culture and provided a fantastic day among friends and family.
So glad we picked them to guide us on our family’s first walking tour in Portugal. Daniel was not only a foodie like us, it was like having a friend hike with us and help us get acquainted with the Portuguese culture and people. His easygoing nature and knowledge of the hikes made it so enjoyable, from the picnic with wine, sausages and bread to the delicious dinner at a winery. If you want a more intimate hiking experience without the quirks of too many strangers, I highly recommend them for a hiking tour!
We had the chance to visit the city while enjoying romantic monuments and escape from the city to the natural park. Sintra is surrounded by land and sea, a marvellous choice for our walking holidays. From Sintra hill, you can see the westernmost point of Europe, which makes some of the hikes quite epic. The hiking routes in Portugal were carefully planned to experience incredible sightseeing points, great local food and excellent hotels for a good night of rest and recovery.
Discovering Sintra on foot was one of the most memorable recent experiences we had as a family. Not only the environment and surroundings are incredible, but all the support of the guides was indispensable to discover places and nooks. It is a 100% safe experience and I recommend it to all families with children or couples who enjoy a safe walking adventure.
We took the walking trail of S. Cristovão do Douro. Our daughter loved it and was quite curious about the information the guide was giving. The weather helped as it was mild in March, I advise you to take a camera to photograph the beautiful sceneries that the Douro offers. The walk itself lasted for a couple of hours but we took our time. Do bring a hat if it's sunny! The restaurant where the guide took us was very good, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. I would do this activity again and I will certainly be attentive to new walking tours in Portugal.
Hiking was the best way to enjoy Sintra in its whole: culture, nature and food. We had the chance to visit the city while enjoying romantic monuments and escape from the city to the natural park. Sintra is surrounded by land and sea. From Sintra hill, you can see the westernmost point of Europe, which makes this walking tour quite epic. The hiking routes were carefully planned to experience incredible sightseeing points, great local food and excellent hotels for a good night of rest and recovery.
Outstanding from minute one! Our guide Daniel picked us up from our hotel and took us to Pinhão for a hiking tour. We had tremendous fun walking through the vineyards, along the river Douro. We then went for lunch at a local restaurant that Daniel recommended and it was superb. In the afternoon we went for a wine tasting at Quinta do Bomfim and then a boat ride, the whole day just couldn't have gone better!
4 of us went to Portugal for some active vacations and besides cycling we also booked a self-guided tour in the Southwest Coast with Live Love Hike. They met us at our hotel in Lisbon and transferred us to the coast to start our hike. We stayed in a great mix of rural hotels, all very comfortable, and hiked along this unexplored coastal area of Portugal. Some great scenic hikes along the rugged coast and clifftops of Arrifana, Carrapateira and Sagres with the ocean as backdrop. Beautiful beaches and coves, some of them almost deserted. Brilliant food, especially the fresh fish and seafood. Finishing the hike in a place like Sagres, right in the southern tip of the country is fantastic.
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