Walk Hike – 5 Days

  • Type: Walk Hike
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price from: 840€

Calendar: From January to December Booking is on request

DISCOUNT: If booking until the 28th of February of 2019 we will offer a 5% discount over the table price per participant.

In this Walk Hike 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 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.”

“Monserrate”, which is one of the most beautiful creations of the Romanticism landscape, as well as it´s a 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 the 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.

Optional Experience: After we will have a wine experience in one of the oldest wine regions of Portugal, created in the year of 1752 by Sebastião Melo, Marquis of Pombal a kind of Prime Minister and very powerful men who became famous for being the responsible for the reconstruction of Lisbon after the 1755 terrible earthquake. This high quality fortified wine born in the Carcavelos Certified Wine Region and it will be here where we will visit the vineyards and two wineries. In the end, inside the original Winery, a beautiful building of the 19th century ordered to be built by the Marquis of Pombal, we will try 3 of this fine wines.

In this day the dinner will be free.

Note 1: The picnic it´s not included in the base price.

Note 2: The wine experience is not included in the base price, but it can be included as an extra. 

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 – 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 the “Capuchos” convent, where we will finish our hike.

Optional Experience: A wine tasting 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, these wines have 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 as 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 4 – 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”.

This will be our farewell dinner.

Details

Beginning: Between 01:00 to 3:30 pm – (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 5 – 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 Per Person Without the Wine Experiences

2 to 6 persons – 840€

Standard Price Per Person With Two Wine Experience

2 to 6 persons – 885€

Standard Price Per Person With Two Wine Experience

2 to 6 persons – 930€

 

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

Calendar

Booking is on request from January to December

Accommodations

Although the accommodations aren’t included in our base price (above), we consider the possibility of the final proposal includes 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 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 can be done by PayPal (click on the button on the bottom of our website home page) or Bank Transfer. In this last option, you will receive our bank identification account for which should be made the transfer of the value. For the bank transfers 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. Once we have the booking confirmation transaction confirmed, we will send you an email with a Tour Booking Agreement and a receipt concerning the paid amount.

Schedule of payments:

  • 30% of the total amount to confirm the booking
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to the activity date

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 customer’s 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, except all the costs with accommodation already paid by Walk Hike Portugal. The remaining 25% will be for Walk Hike Portugal pay the logistics/bookings costs to 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. All these refunds don’t include the costs with accommodations already paid by Walk Hike Portugal.

If the client does not arrive 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 all program of activities of the booked program tour, according to what they understand to be the most viable option.

This program requires a minimum of 2 participants. For 1 participant the price will be given on request.

 

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 on day 3
    • Dinner on day 4 (until 40€ per person. If more the client will pay the difference directly to the restaurant)
  • The wine experience on days 2 and 3 (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