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Day Trip: Discover Sintra Hiking

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Sintra, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Annabelle

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Visit the Moorish Castle with tickets included

We will meet at Sintra train station and discover Sintra atmosphere hiking, far away from busy tourist tours.
Our trail will lead us through the Garden of Liberty, we will passed by Hans Christian Andersen former house and hike the Serra through the forest to reach the Moorish castle that we will visit. We will get astonishing views over all the "Serra" towards the Atlantic Ocean and the Pena Palace. We will go down admiring the climbing rocks of the Penedo da Amizade (literally Friendship Rock). We will wander through the gardens of Villa Sassetti before we reach the tiny streets of Sintra. Let´s hike!

What's included

  • Food
    Cookies or chocolate bar
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Tickets
    Castle of the Moors
From ₹4,091
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Annabelle

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am French, I´ve been living in Portugal for over 20 years. I´m passionate about outdoor sports in great nature environments. That´s why I love Sintra so much.
I love guiding people like you for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and stand up paddling. I speak French, English, Portuguese, Dutch fluently and do my best in German and Spanish and enjoy meeting new cultures.
In case I´m kayaking or biking with other guests that day, my colleague Raquel will take care of you. She also lives in Sintra and guides all year long with me at BORK Kayak & Outdoor centre, the outdoor company that I run.
I am French, I´ve been living in Portugal for over 20 years. I´m passionate about outdoor sports in great nature environments. That´s why I love Sintra so much.
I love guiding people like you for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and stand up paddling. I speak French, English, Portuguese, Dutch fluently and do my best in German and Spanish and enjoy meeting new cultures.
In case I´m kayaking or biking with other guests that day, my colleague Raquel will take care of you. She also lives…
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Where you'll be

We will leave the busy train station of Sintra and hike up the Serra through the Garden of Freedom. We will appreciate the shadow going up hill to visit the Moorish Castle, built between the 8th and the 9th centuries. After amazing view on Pena Palace, we will go down through Vila Sasseti and Sintra

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Hélène
May 2019
Annabelle clearly knows the route and loves this area. We appreciated having her there to help us navigate this quite busy area. We could focus on the beautiful scenery. If you’re active and physically fit, we recommend this tour with Annabelle.
Annabelle clearly knows the route and loves this area. We appreciated having her there to help us navigate this quite busy area. We could focus on the beautiful scenery. If you’re…
Jean
February 2019
Une magnifique balade à Sintra, à la fois physique et culturelle. Très bien gérée par Annabelle toujours attentive et empathique. Une belle découverte. Merci
Evan
February 2018
Annabelle was extremely flexible and attentive. She customized the trip, provided useful information, and was a lot of fun to talk to. I had a great time!
Tom
February 2018
We had a wonderful morning hike with Annabelle. She kept a good pace, and was willing to adapt the route to our needs. The forests in the hills around Sintra are beautiful and although a guide is probably not completely necessary, having Annabelle with us made the whole experience simpler so we were able to focus on the walking.
We had a wonderful morning hike with Annabelle. She kept a good pace, and was willing to adapt the route to our needs. The forests in the hills around Sintra are beautiful and alth…
Michael
December 2017
This was a fantastic day in Sintra. Annabelle was unable to make it because I booked the trip 2 days in advance and it was the holiday season, but her colleague Carlos joined me for the excursion. Carlos was on time at the meeting spot and from first glance I could tell he was a very capable guide. Backpack, hiking shoes, and dressed for a real hike. Carlos was very knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke good English. Mentioned all of his athletic exploits in passing so we both decided that a more technical experience was in order. We took a very remote trail to the castle and it was PERFECT. Exactly what I wanted. Bouldered, hiked, and even trekked through a part where there wasn't much of a trail to get to a lookout spot with a very cool rock formation. Not only did I get to see the amazing Moorish Castle, but I was sore the next day. PERFECT PERFECT experience.
This was a fantastic day in Sintra. Annabelle was unable to make it because I booked the trip 2 days in advance and it was the holiday season, but her colleague Carlos joined me fo…
Bonnie
December 2017
Annabelle was punctual and quick to respond to the message. Since i was the only guest on this experience, she matched my pace and had extra time to walk me to Quinta da Regaleira; which was definitely worth the visit! If you are fit and ready for some hiking in this beautiful city, i would love to recommend this experience :)
Annabelle was punctual and quick to respond to the message. Since i was the only guest on this experience, she matched my pace and had extra time to walk me to Quinta da Regaleira;…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring walking shoes and comfortable clothes. It´s also often a little more chilly in Sintra than in Lisbon, take an additional layer or wind jacket along.

What to bring

Hat and sun protection