Walk Hike Wine – 3 Days

  • Type: Walk Hike Wine
  • Duration: 3 days - From January to December
  • Price from: 385€

In this Walk Hike Wine 3 days vacation pack we share “off the beaten track” walking in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park with you, mixed with wine tasting experiences and regional delicacies at local wineries, cellars and restaurants. Sustainable Tourism is our habitat, and our goal is to make you aware of one of the most beautiful and enigmatic landscapes in our country, the Sintra sierra, otherwise known as the Moon Hill, its unique forest, biodiversity, and huge promontories bathed by the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Sintra, untouched since the XIX century and World Heritage by Unesco since 1992, is a cultural treasure that we would like to help you discover.

We also make a point to include you in local communities, introduce you to our people so that you may experience our food, listen to our stories and share our secrets. We try hard to our walks always contemplate the mix between Natural Park – Communities – Cultural Park. Thus, we provide enriching experiences for our clients feel closer and more integrated.

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Day 1 – Unexpected Gardens

Capuchos Convent

Monserrate Gardens and Palace

This hike takes you to visit two wonderful gardens and its monuments.

“Capuchos”, probably the most important testimony of the Sintra primeval forest , preserved by the brotherhood of Franciscan friars and their austere monument carved in stone. Discover its secrets and mysteries, where even today it is said that “those who wish to penetrate the mystery of the convent must first die.”

“Montserrate”, which is one of the most beautiful creations of the Romanticism landscape, as well as it´s very beautiful palace. Immortalized by Lord Byron, “Monserrate” is one of the most famous and exotic Europe “Victorian” gardens.

Before the picnic in the “Monserrate” gardens, we will go through a pleasant and peaceful forest corridor with about 7km which link these two wonderful gardens and monuments.

The way back, although shorter, is no less beautiful, with the warm light of end of the day penetrating in the forest canopy and where we can also enjoy the forest that surrounds the “Lagoon of the Musketeers”, reflected in its calm waters.

Note: The picnic it´s not included in the base price.

Details

Beginning: 09:00 am (Depending on the time of the year)

Duration: 6 hours

Not suitable activity for children under 8 years

Difficulty: By Ancient Pilgrims Paths (Easy)

Capuchos e Monserrate

Capuchos and Monserrate

Day 2 – Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

Peninha

Sintra Forest

Come with us to meet a more mystical and occult Sierra de Sintra side, World Heritage by UNESCO, and feel what is considered the most beautiful and mystical Portuguese sierra. On this tour we will meet its people and their customs.

We take you to some of the sierra highest points, like the “Peninha” shrine and marvel with the infinite views. Discover its secrets and mysteries.

We will meet the most typical village of Sintra, whose beginnings date back to the sixteenth century, the “Holy Spirit” village. Known for its countless fountains and streams, is here that we will do our lunch in a rural tavern where we can taste the local food.

After the meal, and along some horse breeders farms, we will enter again in a forest corridor toward to the “Capuchos” convent, where we will finish our hike.

Optional Experience: The day will finish in the most western vineyard in Europe. This local farm, built in the 18th century, stands between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra sierra. Its wines are characterized by their aging-potential, character and complexity. After visiting the vineyards and the winery, we will have a wine tasting where we will try some of the most enigmatic fine wines of Portugal. Thanks to the proximity of the sea, this wines have a strong savory sea notes, being also very fragrant, fresh and balanced.

Note: The wine experience is not included in the base price, but it can be included has an extra. 

Details

Beginning: 08:30 am (Depending on the time of the year)

Duration: 6 hours + Wine experience

Not suitable activity for children under 8 years

Difficulty: Western Europe Beaches (Moderate)

Sintra

Sintra

Day 3 – Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins

In this day 3 our walkers will have a free morning, because our walk will start after lunch. It begins at the continental Europe westernmost point, Cabo da Roca, “where the land ends and the sea begins”.

This ancient fishermen´s path leads us to discover the untouched beauty of wild Ursa beach, considered by Michelin Guide as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as also one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.

Continuing along impressive cliffs hugged by the mighty Atlantic, we will approach the Fojo, a natural well that connects to the sea and where the most daring can look to the 90 meters deep and find if the Romans had reason to believe that deep down there was a triton playing music in a conch.

Our walk ends with a delicious grilled fresh fish at Adraga restaurant, located on the beautiful Adraga beach, considered by the Sunday Times one of the 20 best beaches in Europe. The Adraga restaurant was considered by Sergi Arola (2 Michelin stars), one of the most well known Chefs in the world, as “the best beach fish restaurant in the world”.

Details

Beginning: Between 01:00 to 3:30pm – (Depending on the time of the year)

Duration: 4 hours + Dinner

Not suitable activity for children under 12 years

Difficulty: Western Europe Beaches (Moderate)

Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins

Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begins

Prices Per Person

Standard Price (Without the Wine Experience)

2 to 6 persons – 385€

Option With the Wine Experience (Day 2)

2 to 6 persons –450

 

For more than 6 people price is on request.

For families with children up to 15 years the price is on request because we have a discount on the table price.

Note: This prices don’t include accommodation (for more informations read, please, the “Accommodies” item below).

THESE PRICES ALREADY INCLUDE THE APPLICABLE VAT RATE

Accommodations

 

The final proposal can include accommodations has an extra. We recommend a hotel/guest house/hostel (several possibilities) according to a previous briefing of the client preferences. Once decided we handle everything with the hotel/guest house/hostel. The price will be added to the final cost of the all program.

Booking Confirmation / Payment

 

Following your contact you’ll receive from us a confirmation email informing that we still have availability for the pack you want (if available). The payment will be done by Paypal or credit card (click on the button on the bottom of our website home page).  Once we have the booking confirmation transaction confirmed, we will send you an email with a Tour Booking Agreement and the invoice correspondent to the amount paid.

Schedule of payments:

  • 30% of the total amount to confirm the booking
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to day 1 of the booked day

Cancellations / Changes

 

Since the Walk Hike Portugal develops an outdoor activity, these are exposed to the climatic / environmental conditions and constraints that these impose. Thus, Walk Hike Portugal reserves the right to change itineraries or activities, if weather conditions may threaten our customers safety, as well as our team members. Below are some examples of weather / environmental condition that may or not allow our walks, or part of them:

  • Torrential rains
  • Strong thunderstorms
  • Strong winds
  • Landslide
  • Falling trees
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Earthquakes
  • Sea storms

In these cases the walks will be run on another date to match or replaced by another, if possible. If the cancellation of the tour is an inevitability, either because the persistence of weather phenomena / environmental mentioned above, or customer’s inability to schedule, we will refund 70% of the amount paid, provided that cancellation occurs within 24 hours before the beginning of the purchased holiday pack. The remaining 30% will be for Walk Hike Portugal pay the logistics / bookings costs imply in all our multiday programs.

In case the reason is due to withdrawal by customers, Walk Hike Portugal return 100% of the amount paid provided that it occurs until 60 days before the tour date. If the withdrawal occurs until 45 days before the tour date we will refund 75% of the amount paid. If the withdrawal occurs until 30 days before the tour we will refund 50% of the amount paid. If the withdrawal occurs later than 30 days before the tour we will not refund any of the amount paid.

If the client does not arrived at the appointed day, the Walk Hike Portugal disclaims any responsibility for non-performance all activities considered in the program booked by the customer, as well as the return of any amount for the money already paid by the customer. Walk Hike Portugal also reserves the right to reschedule the all program of activities of the booked program tour, according to what they understand to be the most viable option.

Per day is Included

  • Water(1,5l per person)
  • All transfers
  • All monuments entries tickets included on the program
  • All meals included in the program
    • Lunch on day 2
    • Dinner on day 3 (until 40€ per person. If more the client will pay the difference directly to the restaurant)
  • The wine experience included on the program (depending on the chosen option)
  • Track Guide
  • Obligatory Personal and Liability insurances

Advised Equipment (depending on weather)

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Hat for sun or umbrella
  • Waterproof / Wind stopper
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen