Walk Hike Wine – 6 Days

  • Type: Walk Hike Wine
  • Duration: 6 days - From January to December
  • Price from: 785€

In this Walk Hike Wine 6 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 – Welcome Day

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days

 

We start our program with the transfer from the airport to the hotel, which will take between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic.

In the hotel our hikers can have a small rest before the dinner, which will be in a local cozy restaurant in Sintra village, where they taste the good portuguese food.

Day 2 – By the Moon Paths

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - By the Moon Paths

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - By the Moon Paths

This day 2 begins in the most beautiful dam of  the Sintra sierra. We will continue for a forest corridor until we enter in the mysterious “Path of the Druids.” Accompanied by a serpentine small river we will pass through several small wooden bridges until we start going up, through the dense forest, to the  “Peninha“shrine.

It will be with the overwhelming view of one of the highest points of the “Moon Mountain” (Sintra), about 500m high, that we will do our picnic dinner (the picnic it´s not included in the base price), while the Sun and the Moon will present us two great moments, the farewell of the first behind the Atlantic, and the birth of the second in the clear skies of the sierra, all this with the enigmatic medieval setting provided by the  “Peninha“ shrine and the chapel of “St. Saturnino” with almost 1000 years of history.

On the way down, we will have the company of the silver light rays of the moon until our destination, where we will meet through dense forest corridors, a more mysterious and simultaneously more intimate side of the Sintra forest.

Although our hike ends where it began, the landscape, shaped by the moonlight night, will be quite different, giving us a  beautiful final effect.

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

 

Details

Beginning: 05:00 pm (Summer time)

Duration: 6 hours

Not suitable activity for children under 8 years

Difficulty: Western Europe Beaches (Moderate)

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - By the Moon Paths

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - By the Moon Paths

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 fisher man´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: 04:00 pm (Summer time)

Duration: 6 hours

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

Day 4 – Western Europe Coves

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - Western Europe Coves

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - Western Europe Coves

Along the Atlantic coast, this day 4 hike will take us to experience one of the most beautiful and wild coastlines in Europe.

Sandwiched between rocky headlands, and nurtured by the restless sea, lies an ecosystem of great beauty, the “Bay of Hedgehogs” (the visit to this bay is dependent on tides). It will be in this amazing landscape that we will do our first break.

Followed by hills and valleys, always with the ocean by company, we keep going until we encounter our goal, one of the most beautiful and least known beaches of our coast, ancient Roman port and sacred place for sun and the moon worshipers. It will be here that we will do our picnic (the picnic it´s not included in the base price). A bath in this rolling stones beach and clear water is great, but depends on sea conditions.

The day will finish with a wine tasting in one of the oldest and biggest wine cellars  of Portugal will be our next experience. There, we will try temperamental wines from the Old World, produced from the unique grape varieties, Ramisco and Malvasia, from Colares, together with “Ilha” cheese.

In this day the dinner is free. It will also be in this day that our hikers will sleep in another hotel / guest house.

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

 

Details

Beginning: 09:00 am

Duration: 4 hours

Not suitable activity for children under 12 years

Difficulty: (Moderate)

Enseadas Ocidentais da Europa - Biscaia

Enseadas Ocidentais da Europa - Biscaia

Day 5 – Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

In this day 5, we are going to meet a more mystical and occult Sierra de Sintra side, Humanity Universal Heritage. On this walk we will meet its people and their customs and feel what is considered the most beautiful and mystical Portuguese sierra.

We´ll go to one of its highest points, the “Peninha” shrine and marvel at the infinite views.

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.

A wine tasting in in the most western vineyard in Europe, will be our next experience. 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.

Our farewell dinner will be in the old town center of Colares, in a lovely local restaurant, in the space of a former tavern and grocery store. This restaurant offers original dishes that combine traditional flavors with a large dose of creativity.

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

 

Details

Beginning: 09:00 am (Summer time)

Duration: 8 hours (wine experience included) + Dinner

Not suitable activity for children under 8 years

Difficulty: Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries(Moderate)

Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

Day 6 – The Farewell day

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In the early morning we pick up our walkers to transfer them to the airport, which will take between 15 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

 

Prices Per Person

 

2 persons (per person) – 1.066€

3 to 4 persons (per person) – 910€

5 to 6 persons (per person) – 785

 

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

 

Although the accommodations aren’t included in our base price (above), we consider two possibilities for these issue:

  • We recommend an hotel/guest house/hostel (several possibilities) according to a previous briefing of the client preferences, we also book the chosen hotel but it´s the client who pays directly to it.
  • The final proposal can include accommodations has an extra. The procedure is exactly as in the above item, except that in this case we handle everything with the hotel/guest house/hostel.

Booking Confirmation / Payment

 

Following your contact you’ll receive from us a confirmation email informing that still have availability for the pack you want (if available). In addition to this information, you will also receive our bank identification account for which should be made the transfer of the value. Once we have the booking confirmation transaction confirmed, we will send you an email with a tour agreement and a receipt concerning to the paid amount.

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

If sending payment from abroad, please ensure that all bank and other charges on the transaction are paid at your end so that the correct amount (in Euros) is received by us.

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, the 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 customers inability to schedule, we will refund 75% of the amount paid, provided that cancellation occurs within 24 hours before the beginning of the purchased holiday pack. The remaining 25% will be for Walk Hike Portugal pay the logistics / bookings costs imply in all our walks.

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 on the program
  • 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