Walking tour by Lisbon, Sintra and Arrábida Natural Parks

Walking tour by Lisbon, Sintra and Arrábida Natural Parks

Discover the beauty of Portugal's capital, Lisboa and the nearby magical sierras of Sintra and Arrábida, on foot.
Join this one week walking tour in Lisbon and it's surroundings, fit for walkers, hikers or traill runners who want to discover both Lisbon’s seven hills and urban parks and complement their visit to Portugal’s capital by exploring the natural parks of Sintra and Arrábida, as well as the romantic architecture, vineyards, secluded beaches and oceanside trails that characterize these areas.Lisbon, is the starting point of tour adventure, where you'll join urban hike's to discover this romantic city by foot. You'll also get to hike the most scenic trails of the surrounding region, in the mystical Sintra Sierra, visiting the Pena Palace, Mourish castle, and romantic gardens of this UNESCO world heritage region and the untouched Arrábida, with it's stunning oceanic views, secluded beaches and amazing vineyards.

Dine and sleep in local charming hotels, once wineries or medieval castles, but now fully equipped hotels with their very own spas and amazing amenities to make you feel comfortable.

Challenge yourself in this walking tour in these natural parks, by hiking towards the viewpoints and get a privileged look at the world’s most beautiful coastlines. Choose everyday between shorter or longer hikes and define your own goals and pace throughout your walking experience.

Tour Details

Arrival Airport:
Lisbon
Departure Airport:
Lisbon
Start Location:
Lisbon
Finish Location:
Lisbon
Altimetry
250 › 650 m
Daily average
Dates
Apr-Jun
Sunday to Saturday
Distance
6 › 13 km
Daily average
Duration
7 days
6 nights
Walker profile
Level
Walking / Hiking / Trail running
Tour type
Walk, hike or trail run
It's your choice!

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Urban and Hilly stages: A mix of urban hiking in Lisbon ( the city of seven hills) and steeper sections in Sintra and Arrábida Sierras, in the midst of the natural parks.

Backroads and trails: Backroads, macadam trails, single tracks.

Landscape: From historical areas in Lisbon and Sintra ( UNESCO world heritage site) to magical sierras with vast woods, castles and palaces and vineyards. Ocean views and secluded beaches.

Day to Day

A daily description of this walking tour

Highlights

 

Day 1: Lisbon, Transfer to hotel

Pick up at Lisbon Airport or hotel and transfer to your hotel downtown Lisbon. Tour briefing. The rest of the day is free to relax at your hotel or enjoy Lisbon’s city center.

Hotel – Brown’s Boutique hotel or Pousada de Lisboa ( "premium" option)

Day 2: Lisbon – urban hike ( 8 to 13 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you’ll discover downtown Lisbon, the “city of seven hills”, so prepare for a challenging hike on the urbanized, historical city center, as we are going up and down the city! We’ll discover the romantic Chiado and Rossio, the authentic streets of Alfama, stop for a “ginginha” in Mouraria, climb to São Jorge’s Castle, and stopping for lunch in one of the several viewpoints to overlook the Tagus river. We’ll be walking by Lisbon’s museums, trendy neighborhoods, medieval buildings, tasty restaurants, getting to know this ancient and beautiful city.

Hotel – Brown’s Boutique hotel or Pousada de Lisboa ( "premium" option)

Day 3: Lisbon – forested park/urban hike ( 07 to 12km) – Transfer to Sintra

Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time you’ll be transferred to Monsanto, Lisbon’s city park, where 900 acres of forested area await. Today we’ll be hiking by Monsanto’s trails for a privileged view over Lisbon’s Aqueduct, Tagus river and 25 de Abril bridge while hiking in this beautifully forested area. Leaving Monsanto, we’ll head down to the riverside, towards Belém, to visit Jerónimos monastery, Belém tower and taste the famous custard pies. Transfer to Sintra, to your next hotel.

Hotel – Sintra Boutique Hotel or Palácio de Seteais ( "premium" option)

Day 4: Sintra hike ( 09 to 17km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we’ll walk by the Sintra Sierra, marked by a dense forest and great oceanic views, we’ll hike to the top of the mysterious “moon mountain”, starting from the romantic historical center towards the forested trails of, Capuchos, Pedra Amarela viewpoint and up to Peninha sanctuary, for a breathtaking view at the top of the Sierra. The afternoon is reserved for relaxing at your hotel or visiting the romantic gardens of Regaleira or Pena Palace, well preserved monuments of the romantic and mystical atmosphere that made Sintra a UNESCO world heritage site.

Hotel – Sintra Boutique Hotel or Palácio de Seteais ( "premium" option)

Day 5: Sintra/ West Coast hike ( 09 to 13km)

Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time you’ll be transferred to Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point, where we’ll start our hike by the secluded beaches of Sintra – we’ll hike by Praia da Adraga, Praia das Maçãs and other amazing beaches by the oceanside trails. Walking all the way to Azenhas do Mar, where we’ll stop for lunch and admire the beautiful views. After lunch, we’ll head over to Cascais, for a visit to this royal summer retreat, before heading over to Palmela, to the south of the Tagus river – tonight, we’ll be sleeping at a former castle.

 Hotel – Pousada de Palmela, with available upgrade to superior room ( "premium" option)

Day 6: Arrábida hike ( 09 to 13km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of your hike in Palmela, by the Arrábida Sierra’s natural park. Hiking this protected area reminds us of adriatic locations like Dalmatia, as we head towards the ocean. Going up and down the rocky trails of the Arrábida natural park, passing by the secluded former 16th century monastey before reaching the idilic bay of “Portinho da Arrábida”, where we’ll stop for lunch and for a dive in the ocean, while admiring Tróia’s Península. After lunch, a quick transfer will take us to Azeitão, where we can explore this quaint village’s historial Center and even visit a local vineyard and wine cellar. Transfer to your hotel in Palmela.

Hotel – Pousada de Palmela, with available upgrade to superior room ( "premium" option)

Day 7: Transfer to Lisbon – end of tour

Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time transfer to Lisbon airport

Options and Prices

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Guided

Private tour,  minimum of 2 guests
from 1890€ per person
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Premium

Private tour, minimum of 4 guests
from 2790€ per person
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Open Dates

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates:
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Why choose Live Love Hike

EXPERTLY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS
RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE
ADAPTED TO EVERY TYPE OF HIKER
GROUP DISCOUNTS
AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of Portuguese tourist guides ans walking enthusiasts, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

We are seasoned travelers and love the proximity and timeless feeling of exploring new turns, mountains, beaches and viewpoints on foot. Our passion is to share these feelings with you, so that you fall in love with Portugal as much as we are too.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides, making sure our guests’ walking holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.
After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!
WALKING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your holidays, our staff will contact you to ask for further details to better design a tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different hiking experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" hikers, we provide additional challenges. Or you are welsome to take a day off; we invite all our guests on our guided tours to simply hop into our vans if they want to enjoy a recovery day.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I walk/hike on a regular basis, for fitness. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere, going out on hikes up to 2 or three hours.

You will get to hike at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our van if you so desire or challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to walk in a group with like-minded people and accompanied by our guides, discovering the best of Portugal

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Hiking is a great part of my life, and I walk regularly. I am comfortable with hikes of 3 to 4 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles, so that I can explore more and discover the most beautiful places.

You will get to explore different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to walking along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, but also enjoy the descents and push yourself climbing those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, and pushing a little harder to get off the beaten path.

3 EXPERT

/ I am an explorer by nature and understand I have to push myself to get to the top of the summit. I love to climb, hike, do trail running and tackle big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories. I love to spend the full day walking or even trail running.

You’ll get to hike or run the best Portuguese trails and push yourself as hard as you can, as at the end of the day, you know you’ll be able to rest and relax. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Walking holidays Portugal for all.
/ From 5 to 8 guests, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 9 to 12 guests, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ From 12 riders to 20 guests, 10% discount for guests;

EXPERTLY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS

AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of Portuguese tourist guides ans walking enthusiasts, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

We are seasoned travelers and love the proximity and timeless feeling of exploring new turns, mountains, beaches and viewpoints on foot. Our passion is to share these feelings with you, so that you fall in love with Portugal as much as we are too.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides, making sure our guests’ walking holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.

RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE

After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!

ADAPTED TO EVERY TYPE OF HIKER

WALKING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your holidays, our staff will contact you to ask for further details to better design a tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different hiking experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" hikers, we provide additional challenges. Or you are welsome to take a day off; we invite all our guests on our guided tours to simply hop into our vans if they want to enjoy a recovery day.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I walk/hike on a regular basis, for fitness. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere, going out on hikes up to 2 or three hours.

You will get to hike at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our van if you so desire or challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to walk in a group with like-minded people and accompanied by our guides, discovering the best of Portugal

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Hiking is a great part of my life, and I walk regularly. I am comfortable with hikes of 3 to 4 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles, so that I can explore more and discover the most beautiful places.

You will get to explore different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to walking along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, but also enjoy the descents and push yourself climbing those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, and pushing a little harder to get off the beaten path.

3 EXPERT

/ I am an explorer by nature and understand I have to push myself to get to the top of the summit. I love to climb, hike, do trail running and tackle big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories. I love to spend the full day walking or even trail running.

You’ll get to hike or run the best Portuguese trails and push yourself as hard as you can, as at the end of the day, you know you’ll be able to rest and relax. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Walking holidays Portugal for all.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

/ From 5 to 8 guests, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 9 to 12 guests, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ From 12 riders to 20 guests, 10% discount for guests;
Contact us by e-mail, skype or telephone for more information.

European Offices

Live Love Hike
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 311
1950-421
Lisbon - Portugal

Monday to Friday
09AM to 06PM
Telephone: 00351 217 590 365
Email: hikewithus @ livelovehike.pt 

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