Magical Forest Hike & Picnic in Sintra

  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4.5 hr

This adventure combines the best of both worlds. We’ll drive through historic Sintra town, turning off-road to reach the incredible 12th-century Santuario da Peninha. From the convent on the hill enjoy incredible and expansive views down to Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra while you lace up those boots. This two-hour hike wanders through (what we think is) one of the most amazing and mystical forests in the world. Up here on the mountain, a microclimate allows all types of plants and trees from around the globe to grow, from pines to ferns, plus some mysterious secrets. Halfway through the forest walk we’ll reach a megalithic structure that is essentially Portugal’s Stonehenge. Sitting 426 metres above sea level, its origins are a real mystery but there are theories. Next we’ll uncover an ancient collective grave from between 2500-1500BC that has its fair share of myths and legends surrounding it.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Flamingo Experiences

Sintra is a place you feel with every sense – and there’s no more pure way to experience the mountain’s mysterious forests and ancient civilisations than on two feet. Yes, even us off-road jeep addicts will admit that our beloved muscular jeeps can’t do it all. Instead, this adventure combines the best of both worlds.
We’ll drive through historic Sintra town, turning off-road to reach the incredible 12th-century Santuario da Peninha. From the convent on the hill enjoy incredible and expansive views down to Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra while you lace up those boots. This two-hour hike wanders through (what we think is) one of the most amazing and mystical forests in the world. Up here on the mountain, a microclimate allows all types of plants and trees from around the globe to grow, from pines to ferns, plus some mysterious secrets.
Sitting 426 metres above sea level, its origins are a real mystery but there are theories. Next we’ll uncover an ancient collective grave from between 2500-1500BC that has its fair share of myths and legends surrounding it. Rest your feet for a moment while we feed you only the best facts and tastiest Portuguese snacks
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