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Walk Hike Wine – 8 days

  • Type: Walk Hike Wine
  • Duration: 8 days - From January to December
  • Price from: 1450€

In this Walk Hike Wine 8 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 will also give you a flavor of Lisbon. In this ancient city, one of the oldest capitals in Europe, full of history and light, we will know its more traditional streets, its people, its smells and colors as well as some of its secrets.

Together with all this, we will also meet the largest center of migratory birds in all Europe aboard of a boat specially designed for the activity of bird watching, one of the biggest wine producers farm of the center region of Portugal, their wines and the opportunity to have an equestrian baptism with “Pure Lusitano Horses“ race.

In this 8 days program, we try hard to integrate you in local communities, introduce you to our people so that you may experience our food, listen to our stories and share our secrets. 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 will taste the good portuguese food.

Day 2 – 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.

In this day the dinner will be free.

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 3 – Western Europe Coves

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - Western Europe Coves

Vacations - Walk Hike Wine - Western Europe Coves

Along the Atlantic coast, this day 3 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. A bath in this rolling stones beach and clear water is great, but depends on sea conditions.

Optional Experience: 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.

The dinner will be free.

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 as an extra.

 

Details

Beginning: 08:30 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 4 – Into the River, the Lusitano Horse and the Large Vineyard

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - Into the River, the Lusitano Horse and the Large Vineyard

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - Into the River, the Lusitano Horse and the Large Vineyard

In this day 4 we will travel to 80 km north of Lisbon, in the Tagus River, the biggest river in Portugal, where is the largest center of migratory birds in all Europe. That’s where we’ll go. Aboard a boat specially created for the activity of bird watching, we´ll sail through the beautiful blue waters of the Tagus. In addition to the numerous species of birds, it is very possible that we see some of the herds of horses residing either in the islets or on the river banks.

It will be in a restaurant on stilts, leaning against the river, where we will delight with the repast that this zone of campinos (riders who take care of the bulls), horses and bulls, full of tradition, has to offer.

Later, we will visit one of the largest wine producing farms of Ribatejo on a tractor / jeep, followed by an equestrian baptism with “Pure Lusitano Horses“ race. After we will have a wine tasting accompanied by some local delicacies.

It will also be in this day that our hikers will sleep in the village of Cascais, known by it’s beauty and famous charming bay. The dinner will be here, in a restaurant known by the creativity of their dishes where traditional flavors are mixed with modern cuisine.

 

Details

Beginning: 08:00 am

Duration: All day

 

Difficulty:  In this day we don´t hike

 

Day 5 – Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

Peninha

Sintra Forest

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.

Optional Experience: 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.

The dinner will be free.

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

 

Details

Beginning: 08:00 am

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 – 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 6 our walkers will have a free morning, because our walk will start after lunch. It begins in the Westernmost point of mainland Europe, the Cape 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”.

After the dinner our hikers will sleep the first of two nights in Lisbon, capital of Portugal.

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

Day 7 – Lisbon, the City of the 7 Hills

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - The City of the 7 Hills

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days - The City of the 7 Hills

The 7th day of our program is dedicated to Lisbon, Portugal´s capital, also known as the “City of the 7 Hills”.

In this ancient city, full of history and light, we will know its more traditional streets, its people, its smells and colors as well as some of its secrets.

After this 5 km walking tour around the Lisbon historical center, we will have lunch in a sui generis restaurant located in the “Bairro Alto”, one of the most vibrant and historic neighborhoods of Lisbon. In this wine restaurant, we will taste delicious regional delicacies, accompanied with a sample of some of the main Portuguese wines.

The afternoon will be free, and our hikers can enjoy some of the most emblematic areas of the city of Lisbon, like “Chiado”.

Integrated in a circus school, and with a stunning view of the city of Lisbon with the Tagus river at his feet, the farewell dinner will be in one of the most unique restaurants throughout Europe. The evening will be free.

 

Details

Beginning: 08:00 am

Duration: All day

 

Difficulty:  In this day we will have a 5 kms walk in the old streets of the historical Lisbon


Day 8 – The Farewell day

Walk Hike Wine - 8 days

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

Standard Price (Without the Wine Experience)

2 persons – 1.650€

3 to 6 persons –1.450€

Option With the Wine Experience (Day 3 and 5)

2 persons – 1.740€

3 to 6 persons –1.540€

 

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 the possibility of the final proposal 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, 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 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.

 

The Program includes

  • Water(1,5l per person per day)
  • All transfers
  • All monuments entries tickets included on the program
  • All meals included in the program
    • Dinner on day 1 (until 40€ per person. If more the client will pay the difference directly to the restaurant)
    • Lunch and dinner on day 4 (Lunch until 30€ per person. Dinner until 45€ per person. If more the client will pay the difference directly to the restaurant)
    • Lunch on day 5
    • Dinner on day 6 (until 40€ per person. If more the client will pay the difference directly to the restaurant)
    • Lunch and dinner on day 4 (Lunch until 30€ per person. Dinner until 45€ per person. If more the client will pay the difference directly to the restaurant)
    • Lunch and dinner on day 7 (Lunch until 45€ per person. Dinner until 45€ per person. If more the client will pay the difference directly to the restaurant)
  • The wine experience on days 3 and 5 (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