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Magical Forest Hike & Picnic in Sintra

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Experience hosted by Francisco

4.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Sintra is a place you feel with every sense – and there’s no more pure way to experience the mountain’s mysterious forests and ancient civilisations than on two feet. Yes, even us off-road jeep addicts will admit that our beloved muscular jeeps can’t do it all. Instead, this half-day experience combines the best of both worlds.

We’ll drive through historic Sintra town, turning off-road to reach the incredible 12th-century Santuario da Peninha. From the convent on the hill enjoy incredible and expansive views down to Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra while you lace up those boots. This two-hour hike wanders through (what we think is) one of the most amazing and mystical forests in the world. Up here on the mountain, a microclimate allows all types of plants and trees from around the globe to grow, from pines to ferns, plus some mysterious secrets.

Halfway through the forest walk we’ll reach a megalithic structure that is essentially Portugal’s Stonehenge. Sitting 426 metres above sea level, its origins are a real mystery but there are theories. Next we’ll uncover an ancient collective grave from between 2500-1500BC that has its fair share of myths and legends surrounding it. Rest your feet for a moment while we feed you only the best facts and tastiest Portuguese snacks (with wine, of course!).
Other things to note
You can combine this hike with one of our afternoon cultural journeys, which explore Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. Also possible to combine with our Sunset Hike, Tapas&Wine at a Secret Beach!
Hike will be hosted in English, but we also speak Portuguese, Spanish and French
Sintra is a place you feel with every sense – and there’s no more pure way to experience the mountain’s mysterious forests and ancient civilisations than on two feet. Yes, even us off-road jeep addicts will admit that our beloved muscular jeeps can’t do it all. Instead, this half-day experience combines the best of both worlds.

We’ll drive through historic Sintra town, turning off-road to reach the incredible 12th-century Santuario da…

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What's included

  • Food
    Portuguese Tapas picnic with a selection of cheeses, chorizos, bread and ot...
  • Drinks
    Taste of unique Portuguese "Ginja" liqueur or Port wine. Local red wine. Wa...
  • Transportation
    An awesome local driver.
    Pick-up and drop-off at Sintra train station....
  • Equipment
    Free Polaroid photo for you to take home.
    Booming sound system (hell y...
From $45
/ person
Sun, Jan 17
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person
Mon, Jan 18
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person
Tue, Jan 19
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person

Meet your host, Francisco

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Olá, we’re FlaminGO Experiences! As little kids exploring their wild streaks we left no stone unturned in our magical hometown Sintra. Our mums complained when we came home dirty, tired and covered in cuts and bruises, but the mountains and coast were – and still are – our playground. Now we know almost every hidden secret and we’ve turned our passion for adventure, storytelling and vintage jeeps into our jobs. Between castles and the coastline we like to go beyond ordinary – driving off-road, eating local sweets, and snapping Polaroids at the beach. If you’re ready for one of the coolest days of your life (2000+ 5-star reviews back that up) – let’s GO! P.S Click Francisco's photo to check out our other journeys out or stalk us on IG @flamingo_experiences
Olá, we’re FlaminGO Experiences! As little kids exploring their wild streaks we left no stone unturned in our magical hometown Sintra. Our mums complained when we came home dirty, tired and covered in cuts and bruises, but the mountains and coast were – and still are – our playground. Now we know almost every hidden secret and we’ve turned our passion for adventure, storytelling and vintage jeeps into our jobs. Between castles and the coastline we like to go beyond ordinary – driving off-road, e…
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Where you'll be

Just 30-minutes from downtown Lisbon, we’ll dive deep into a wild, remote area of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park in an off-road restored vintage UMM 4x4 before we go on a gentle two-hour hike through a unique forest microclimate to find ancient civilisations. We’ll also visit a 12th-century convent with epic 360-degree views, drive by Sintra’s famous palaces and castle and enjoy a picnic with Portuguese snacks and local wine.

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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 10 guests ages 12 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

Comfortable shoes and clothing including a jacket or sweater - rain jacket depending on the days

Sun glasses