Walk, hike and pig out in PortugalSintra, Portugal
Delicious seafood, surprising landscapes, entertaining history and a dash of mythology – Portugal has it all. And there’s no better way to suck the marrow from this bucket-list destination than by hiking it. Meet your guide in Sintra, where colourful palaces freckle the green landscape and twisted, tiled alleyways connect the town’s many tabernas and bakeries.
Later, amble up the Sintra Mountains for a picnic as the sun sinks into the Atlantic Ocean. The next day, wander Europe’s westernmost point, Cabo da Roca, stopping for a dip in the ocean and to fill your belly with clams, prawns and fish served up at a local restaurant by the sand. Take in coves, sample wine from one of Portugal’s oldest cellars, and discover the magic that has drawn nobles to Sintra for centuries. Earn your appetite.
- Traversing the stunning Sintra Mountains and then resting to enjoy a picnic
- Sampling the seafood at Europe’s westernmost point, Cabo da Roca – clams, prawns and fish…it’s all here
- Taking a dip in the Praia da Ursa beach
- Indulging in wine from from one of Portugal’s oldest cellars
- Even if you aren’t much of a hiker…the lure of fresh seafood at the end of the day is enough to get you walking
Go with Walk Hike Portugal from US$780.
Sintra is near Portugal’s west coast, just 30 kilometres from Lisbon.
The six-day Walk Hike Wine trip departs year-round.