The Sintra Coast Walking Holidays

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The Sintra Coast Walking Holidays

Distance: 74 km.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Breakfasts

Accomodation: Hotels, country cottages and an old convent

Price: From 936€ per person

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If you feel like getting to know the south of Portugal by taking a hiking route along the Sintra Coast, while enjoying all the history and monuments of the Portuguese country, this is the perfect route.

You will walk through the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, where you will have the opportunity to discover ancient palaces and monasteries, as well as reach the westernmost point of the European continent: Cabo Roca. 

This route starts in Cascais and ends in Sintra. You will see all the architectural and landscape richness in a part of Portugal, as well as the golden sandy beaches that characterize this part of the country. 

In Santiago Ways, we want to be part of this adventure and make you enjoy your trip as you travel this route and discover the seafood and all the traditional gastronomy that Sintra offers, which will be at your own pace so that you do not miss it.

You can enjoy our baggage transfer service that will allow you to walk much easier while discovering the beauty of this hiking trail through the towns and villages you’ll be visiting.

Also, if you have any incidents en route, we are at your disposal 24 hours a day via an emergency telephone. With Santiago Ways, you will walk safely and comfortably.

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Arrival in Cascais

Today you will arrive in Cascais to start on your hiking route along the Sintra Coast. You will need to take your transfer which is included from Lisbon Airport to your first accommodation.

Once there, we recommend you take your first steps through its old town and start enjoying Portuguese culture. And with this we mean, of course, to enjoy also some of its typical dishes to start your trip well.

Overnight: Vila Galé Cascais - Cascais


From Playa Guincho to Azóia

Today you will have a transfer included, which will be very short, from your hotel to Guincho Beach, where you will start walking. During your day you will have a lot of time to discover and explore this beach thanks to the short and very simple route.

You will begin to walk across the dunes and then cross over the beach. You will continue walking through a valley that surrounds the coast, until you reach the old Convent of San Saturnino, once a sacred place that currently serves as accommodation.

Overnight: Sâo Saturnino Convent - Azóia


Circular route in Azóia

Today you will go to the well-known 'Monte da Lua', (or 'Moon Hill'), where you will delight in its green trails and its old mansions, including Chalet da Condessa or Vila Sassetti.

You will arrive at the Peninha Sanctuary, inside the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, from where you will start to descend, enjoying the view of stunning Atlantic Ocean trails, until you return to your accommodation.

Length: 10 km. | 300 m. of ascent

Overnight: Sâo Saturnino Convent - Azóia


From Azóia to Colares

From the beginning of your day, you will have the opportunity to observe the cliffs that you will pass over today. You will reach Cape Roca, the most westerly point of the European continent.

You will walk to the stunning beaches of Ursa and Adraga. There, we suggest you enjoy a little more of the Portuguese gastronomy. You won't regret it. Continue through pine forests towards Almoageme and finally to your destination today.

Length: 15 km. | 510 m. of ascent

Overnight: Quinta Mazzioti - Colares


Circular route in Colares

Enjoy a circular route that will take you to the Sintra Hills, where you will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Capuchin Convent. Walk through its corridors, kitchens and chapels that will transport you back to the austere life of the monks who once inhabited it.

You will then go down to Colares, where we suggest you take part in a wine tasting.

Length: 15 km. | 600 m. of ascent

Overnight: Quinta Mazzioti - Colares


From Colares to Sintra

Your destination today, the city of Sintra, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. To get there, you will have to walk again through the hills and forests of Sintra until you reach the mansion known as the Monserrate Palace, surrounded by gardens that you will fall in love with. Its interior also has a very particular decoration.

Length: 13 km. | 500 m. of ascent

Overnight: Tivoli Sintra Hotel - Sintra


Circular route in Sintra

Today you start your last day hiking getting to know a little more about the villages around Sintra with all their castles and ancient palaces, many of them built around the 13th century.

You will pass through some of the most important monuments in Sintra, Castillo Morisco and Palacio de Pena, both at the top of the hill. Their architecture and striking colours in the gardens will delight you. Remember that you can climb up to Cruz Alta, the highest point on the hill.

Length: 9 km. | 450 m. of ascent

Overnight: Tivoli Sintra Hotel - Sintra


Return from Sintra

Today you will have to return from Sintra to Lisbon Airport, from where you will take your flight back to your home city*. If you would like us to arrange this transfer, please ask us at the time of making your booking.

*Remember that when you book your circuit, you can ask us to book additional hotel nights for the days after the end of your circuit to extend your stay in one of the municipalities on the Sintra Coast Hiking route.

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General information 

All the rooms you will find on this hiking trail have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure good comfort. 

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for all travellers to have an adventure experience always accompanied by nights of absolute rest.


When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the location will be provided 30 days before the start of the trip.

All our accommodation is subject to availability. In case we can't offer you any of them for reasons of capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Individual rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment along your hiking trail:

Accomodation in Vila Galé Cascais - Cascais

Alojamiento en Cascais

Accomodation in Sâo Saturnino Convent - Azóia

Alojamiento en Azola

Accomodation in Quinta Mazzioti - Colares

Alojamiento en Colares

Accomodation in Tivoli Sintra Hotel - Sintra

Alojamiento en Sintra

Included services

Accommodation in hotels, country cottages and an old convent.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Complete itinerary of your trekking route in the Sintra Coast.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Baggage transfers according to your itinerary.

Transfer from Lisbon Airport to your first hotel.


Additional services

Additional single room: to consult.

Extra night (breakfast included): to consult.

Transfer from your last hotel to Lisbon Airport: to consult.

Travel assistance insurance: 3€ per person and day.

Cancellation insurance: 3€ per person and day.

This route can be done throughout the whole year.

This route accommodates single travellers.

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