All you need to know to discover the trail paradise of Sintra
Experts discovered Lisbons west in the last years as a top class bike resort. For most of Lisbons visitors it´s still an insider tip. Where the smoove Rio Tejo meets the rough Atlantic, where the steep cliffs fall down from calm forests of Serra de Sintra into the wild Atlantic, is a real bikers paradise. The 500 m high national Park offers singletrails with seaview, smoove panorama dirt roads a rural historic charme and breathtaking views. Serra de Sintra, a evergreen national park is just outside Lisbon and a true pearl. Bordered by the historic old town of Sintra, the outstanding Cabo da Roca and the noble beach town Cascais it is a highlight for every biker, a funpurk for everybody from Enduro-Riders to the weekend-cyclists.
How to go?
SIntra is to reach by train from Lisbon Rossio or with combination from Oriente. Train transportation is possible but space is quite limited.
Cascais is to reach by train from Lisbon Cais do Sodre. The train is very comfortable to transport bikes. Specially in the summer season this train can be very crowded.
The suburban train to Sintra or Cascais lasts about 45 min and costs €2,35 per direction. Bike transportation is for free