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Experience hosted by João

8 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Join this expedition to behold europe's highest limestone coastal scarp, you will hike through nature, follow old pathways and mountain ridges to find your way to an amazing rocky cliffside beach with old ruins lost in time, and descend down to jump right in the water for a refreshing swim.

We meet at the Lisbon Zoo in the morning and drive south to make our way to Arrabida Natural Park, we make a stop in a village bakery and pastery to stock up on delicious homemade goodies and head towards our hike starting place.

We hike about 8km in total first through nature ascend to a vantage point over the 380 meter high coastal scarp with a breathtaking sight, and then proceed to descend down to the sea level.

After reaching close to the coast we make use of old sinuous mountain pathways to descend down the cliffs and discover the unique bay of Cova Beach, overlooking the tallest scarp facing the atlantic and bathed by cristal clear blue waters is the perfect place to take a swim and relax on the sun.

With and old fortification and ruins of an old fishing hub, provide ample history to discover and excellent access to a jump in the sea, for the intrepid, a snorkel mask allows to dabble in the sea life that inhabbits the rocks of the cove.

After lunch we hike back through the mountains to the starting place and head back to Lisbon for a well deserved rest.
Join this expedition to behold europe's highest limestone coastal scarp, you will hike through nature, follow old pathways and mountain ridges to find your way to an amazing rocky cliffside beach with old ruins lost in time, and descend down to jump right in the water for a refreshing swim.

We meet at the Lisbon Zoo in the morning and drive south to make our way to Arrabida Natural Park, we make a stop in a village bakery and pastery…

What's included

  • Food
    Provide the snacks and food for a light picnic
  • Drinks
    Homemade Wine and Grape Juice
  • Transportation
    9 seat van fits any plan
  • Equipment
    Trekking Batons |
    Beach Towel |
    Snorkel Mask |
    Waterproof c...

Meet your host, João

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • Identity verified
I am a Certified Guide graduated in Management of Leisure and Tourism Animation with taste for Nature and Adventure activities.
I have lived in Arrabida Natural Park most of my life, grew up exploring all of its amazing secrets, know it's true beauty and protect it.
Arrabida is an amazing place to explore All around the year, and since we have 250 days of sun, there is always a sunny day to enjoy.
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From $73
/ person
Sun, May 9
$73 per person
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$73 per person
Mon, May 10
$73 per person
$73 per person
Tue, May 11
$73 per person
$73 per person

Where you'll be

Arrabida Natural Park is a unique place in the world, we have sharp limestone cliffs by the ocean with a beautiful contrasts of colours that range from the red clay in the soil, miriads of evergreen trees and bushes, the white limestone rocks and the clear blue sea.

Cova Bay is an isolated cliffside rocky beach and has no human presence wich gives it a sense of unexplored beauty, only the sound of the sea and nature with an awe imposing scarp.

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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Trekking boots

Pants