Sintra Cascais Loop

Sintra – Colares – Cabo da Roca – Praia da Ursa – Cascais

Duration:

6h from Sintra to Cascais

Distance:

36 km

Climb:

430 m

Character:

medium

Serra de Sintra. A real highlight of Lisbons surroundings are the historic area of Sintra and the breathtaking coast nearby. Serra the Sintra, the evergreen mountain between Sintra and Cascais. Aclass of it own! In the north and south it’s bordered by charming citys and beautiful beaches. In the west Cabo da Roca, the west-end of Europe, is waiting with impressive cliffs into the rough Atlantic.

This daytour makes a loop around the hill. From the historical town of Sintra we go down to extended Praia Grande bordered by the majestic rocks of Serra de Sintra. After a climb to the top of the rocks and a lunch break with breathtaking views around Cabo da Roca, a longer downhill leads to Praia Guincho, the famous sufer-spot.

From there a cycling lane along the ocean leads to the seaside city Cascais, which invites for a final loop and a recovery drink.

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Sintra Singletrail

Sintra – Palacio da Pena – Peninha – Guincho – Cascais

Duration:

6h from Sintra to Cascais

Distance:

42 km

Climb:

900 m

Difficulty:

technical &  partly steep

In Sintra we can start in about 200m over sea level. The climb to the crest is therefore only have as long as the dream of a single trail down to the Ocean.

Starting on the north-east side of the hill we climb to the top level still on asphalt before we warm up on some flat, but flowy single trails. After a second climb we reach Santuario da Peninha, and with that maybe the most impressive view from Serra de Sintra. The view reaches from Lisbon until Ericeira. Also the next highlight is in sight: the long and famous singletrail “Trilho dos Burros” from the peak of the hill with ocean view down to Praia Abano, the wild beaches on the west coast of Serra de Sintra.

The ups and downs at Serra de Sintra require some fitness and Trilho de Burros is partly quite steep, some mountainbike skills are required!

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Ericeira Royal Stage

Sintra – Magoito – Foz do Lizandro – Mafra

Duration:

7h from Sintra to Sintra

Distance:

56 km

Climb:

950 m

Difficulty:

royal stage

This ride combines the amazing rough coastline with the traditional agriculture of the interior. It’s an entiring daytour, but worth every effort!

On the way from Sintra to Ericeira one beautiful beach follows the next one. The view reaches from Cabo da Roca until Peniche. Ericeira is a lovely calm fisher village that invites to stay.

Leaving Ericeira to the interior we discover the variety of Portuguese agriculture. Wine, Olives, Figs, and all kind of seasonal fruits border the way to the famous Palacio Real and our finish in Mafra and catch the train back to Sintra and Lisbon.

Available as one or two days tour, with overnight stay in Ericeira.

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