Lisbon & Sintra
Walking in the Sintra Cascais Natural Park, following beautiful coastal and inland trails and exploring the exquisite palaces, castles, and monasteries, is one of the highlights of walking in Portugal. With its lush tropical gardens and colorful monuments, it is clear to see why Sintra was a popular summer residence for the Portuguese nobility between the 15th and 19th centuries.
You can begin your trip with a visit to Portugal's capital Lisbon. This city of seven hills is a classic European city, narrow streets crammed with fascinating architecture, tiny little bars and eateries, and an outstanding atmosphere as soon as the sun goes down. With everything from Michelin Star restaurants to tiny holes in the wall serving traditional Portuguese fare, Lisbon is a must-visit city.
On the walking routes, contrasting trails take you from tranquil wooded hills to the rugged Atlantic coast, with views over golden sandy beaches. Feast on delicious fresh seafood whilst sipping local Colares wine, and stay overnight in boutique hotels, including the wonderful Convent of Sâo Saturnino. You can discover this beautiful region by Walking from Sintra to Cascais, treating yourself to luxurious hotels on our Lisbon & Sintra In Style tour, or on our Lisbon & Sintra Short Break.