Discover Sintra’s Extravagant Culture & Dramatic Atlantic Coast
Located just a short distance from Lisbon, Sintra was a popular summer residence for Portugese rulers and nobility between the 15th and 19th centuries. They have left a cultural landscape of extravagant palaces, manor houses and gardens which form a fascinating UNESCO world heritage site.
This walking holiday combines the richness of Sintra’s extravagant and exquisite cultural monuments, with peaceful and scenic walks in the Sintra Hills, and the rugged and dramatic Atlantic coastline, where the coastal trail leads you to the most westerly point of the European continent.
- Prominent national monuments including the unmissable Palacio de Pena, a beautiful example of Romanticism architecture, idyllic Castelo dos Mouros and the Palacio Nacional
- Captivating and mystical gardens of Quinta da Regaleira
- Beautiful Parque Natural de Sintra with its wild and rugged Atlantic coastline and opportunity to visit the austere Convento dos Capuchos convent
- Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of mainland Europe
- Bustling coastal town of Cascais
- Savour locally sourced, traditional Portugese cuisine
- High standard, historic accommodations
|Route||Sintra - Cascais|
|Duration||7 nights/6 days walking|
|Length||44 mi (71 km)|
|Grade||Easy to Moderate|
|Availability||Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec|
Why Choose Our Sintra-Cascais Walking Holiday?
Walking the Sintra and Cascais landscape is an open window into the past, following routes designed to explore the area’s foremost historical and cultural sites. Discover Sintra’s fascinating sights in the morning, before joining hiking routes out into the area’s peaceful surrounding woodland and rural landscapes later on in the day. Starting in the vibrant town of Sintra, discover the town’s extravagant palaces, gardens and manor houses, with the latter half of the walking holiday located on the breath-taking Atlantic coastline, reaching Azenhas do Mar and the fisherman’s town of Cascais – just one hour away from Lisbon by public transport.