HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR PORTUGAL WALKS

  • The great city of Lisbon, easily one of the prettiest capital cities of Europe
  • Discovery of the Natural parks of Sintra and Arrábida
  • Combination of city and country side
  • Easy walking holidays in Portugal
  • Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
  • Combination of coastline and inland landscapes
  • 3 nights of accommodation at our farm, 7 kms from Évora
  • Stunning views from Monsaraz Castle over the Alqueva lake
  • Cooking lesson on Alentejo food!

 

DESCRIPTION

It is just magical to walk in a city centre such as Lisboa. The old and the new, the past and the present, the huch huch of a cosmopolitan city. Every stone around you tells the great story of an even greater Lisboa. Therefor the sea, the palaces, the revolution, and the big earthquake are always present. Indulge your self in a Pastel de Nata, certainly youwill never forget them! – and a typical Ginginha.

Then get ready to explore the uniqueness of the natural parks of Sintra and Arrábida. Each of them with its own wonders, totally different and both so close to the city! Green magestic hills and limestone contrasting with the blue ocean are waiting for you and your camera. 

Leaving Lisboa behind in direction of Alentejo it’s just like moving to another country. Because people do things differently there. In contrast with busy Lisbon, there you will feel very relaxed atmosphere. Waiting for you in our farm is a welcoming dinner.  Specially selected tracks, most of them very scarcely used, will take your senses on an emotional trip. Furthermore you will discover medieval castled villages, the gorgeous city of Évora and the fabulous Alentejo gastronomy.

 Just you and the grand landscapes, if you get the feeling that you are the last person on earth… it’s perfectly normal!

Before Booking our Portugal Walks see terms&conditions.

 

1

Day 1

Arrival to airport. Transfer to hotel in Lisbon not included.
  • Dinner not included
  • Accommodation:  hotel will depend on date and availability. We have included the price for the Zuza Bed B&B, but there are so many different possibilities in the city that we will send you a list and you can pay for an upgrade if you prefer a fancier accommodation or a more traditional hotel.
2

Day 2

Lisbon City Centre
Walking in the centre of Lisbon.
Lisbon old quarters are fascinating to discover on footThis easy walking tour will take you through the centuries, since the Phoenicians have settled here, almost 3000 years ago. For 3 hours we will explore the picturesque neighbourhoods around the Downtown area including Alfama, the Castle of S. Jorge, Chiado and Bairro AltoDiscover all about the tragic earthquake that changed Lisbon forever in 1755 and delight yourselves on a Ginginha and the Pastel de Nata, two delicious Portuguese specialties.

  • Meeting point: Rossio Sq. (D. Pedro IV) – we can include transfer to meeting point (extra price) if the hotel booked for you is too far to walk.
    • Location: Lisbon
    • Distance: 6 km’s
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Lunch: Not Included
    • Dinner: Not Included
    • Accommodation: At Same Place
3

Day 3

Sintra Hike
Transfer to Sintra, walking in the Natural Park, transfer back to Lisbon.
In only a few hours, you will see and experience the World Heritage Site of Sintra in a way almost no visitor does: not only will you visit the village with its old palaces and manor houses but also the natural and exotic environment that surrounds it. Sintra is a prime Portuguese highlight. Since the ancient times its nature and beautiful rock formations have been attracting many people. It has always been a favourite spot for Romans, Arabs and the Portuguese Aristocracy.
The local pastry is simply delicious and off course you have the right to taste one! 

After the visit to the village we will head on to the trails of Sintra Natural Park. Here we’ll find superb hiking among dense forests and with astonishing sea viewsLunch will be at a bar on the fabulous Guincho beach, the wildest beach around Lisbon and favourite stop for surfers and windsurfers.

  • Location: Sintra
  • Distance: 7 to 12 km’s, according to your wil
  • Difficulty: Easy or Medium
  • Lunch: At the beach bar, not included
  • Dinner: Not Included
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
4

Day 4

Arrábida Hike
Transfer to Arrábida, walking in the Natural Park, transfer back to Lisbon.
The day starts the day by visiting the castle of Sesimbra, with stunning views over the village and the ocean. The mountain hiking trails of Arrábida Natural Park follow a true Mediterranean environment mixing vineyards, cork tree forests and dramatic views over steep limestone cliffs

You will be involved by an outstanding nature with great ocean views yet not missing the rich history of this once a Moor state. Time for a local pastry, you deserve it by now! In the end we are a short drive away from a beach where you can have lunch in a beach-view restaurant. After lunch there is some time to enjoy the beach, a swim or a stroll along the shore.
Then it’s time to visit a local winery and enjoy a wine tasting.
In the end of the day you will be transferred to our farm.

  • Accommodation: Monte do Serrado de Baixo, a charming farm with wonderful and comfortable rooms, swimming pool, fireplace and wi-fi. Buffet breakfast included.

Possible to change to accommodation in the city, if you prefer. Please contact us for this option. For groups bigger than 8 people accommodation will be at Hotel Mar de Ar Muralhas.

  • Location: Arrábida
  • Distance: 7 to 12 km’s, according to your wil
  • Difficulty: Easy or Medium
  • Lunch: At the beach bar, not included
  • Dinner: Included at our farm
5

Day 5

Silver Water Aqueduct
Leaving the guesthouse towards the 16th century aqueduct, built to solve the water shortages in the city, this walk will lead to the Ancient city of Évora. Along the way the small farms and aromatic herbs that grow by the aqueduct will keep you company. To end the day, after a visit to the most relevant historical sites, there is nothing better then a cool calm drink in Évora centre square surrounded by age old buildings feeling the flow of life passing you by.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 12 to 15 km’s– your choice
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Not Included
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
6

Day 6

Conquest of the Castle of Valongo
Today while we follow along the lovely river Degebe.  We discover old water mills and try to imagine how they worked. Then we leave the river side and start walking up to conquer wonderful views. Finally a castle starts to take shape in the horizon. It is the surreal castle of Valongo, built in the middle of nowhere by, some say, the Romans.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 12 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Included on guided and self guided tours
  • Accommodation: At Same Hotel
7

Day 7

Mediaeval Village
The unforgettable village of Monsaraz, built in a castle on top of a hill, is always at view. Schist Rock walls will guide the walk around the beautiful fortification and finally the last climb conquers the castle and its stunning well-kept village and views over the Alqueva lake. In season you can even finish with a swim or a canoe trip! On the way back to the farm visit a pottery in São Pedro do Corval.

  • Location: Monsaraz
  • Distance: 11 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Included on guided and self guided tours
  • Accommodation: At Same Hotel
8

Day 8

Departure
Transfer to airport

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Day 2 – Lisbon City Centre
Day 3 – Sintra Hike
Day 4 – Arrábida Hike
Day 5 – The Silver Water Aqueduct
Day 6 – Conquest of the Castle of Valongo
Day 7 – Medieval Village

Single accommodation: 284 €
July and August: too hot to walk inland

*Guided Tour
** Self Guided Tour

GT* (per person)SGT** (per person)
Minimum 4 Adults959€-
Minimum 2 Adults1333€-
3 nights in Lisbon, 4 at our farm in low season
Transfer to airport on last day
Transfer to and back to Sintra
Transfer to Arrábida natural park
Transfer from Arrábida to Évora
Transfer to and back from Monsaraz
Transfer to and back from Valongo
Guide to walk with the group
Personal accident insurance
2 picnic lunches
1 dinner without wine
1 cooking lesson with dinner without wine
2 wine tastings at wineries
3 local pastries
1 local liqueur
Souvenir
VAT tax
Travel insurance – see terms&conditions
Tour cancelation insurance
Transfer from airport
Other snacks along the days
Other meals – as mentioned on tour program
Wine on the dinner

You may do this tour at any date, subject to availability. Just fill in the booking form .

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