DISCOVER THE JEWELS OF NATURE ON FOOT

DISCOVER THE JEWELS OF NATURE ON FOOT

If you want to discover this unique area around Sintra, take one of the recommended walking routes, or explore it yourself. One of these routes, for example, takes you to a modest 16th century Capuchin monastery or to the pilgrimage chapel of Peninha. From there you have a magnificent view across the whole area. In 1995 the cultural landscape of Sintra was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

On the beaches of Adraga, Samarra, Praia des Macas and Guincho the conditions are near ideal for surfers and windsurfers. If you pre- fer to relax, the countless dunes offer peace and quiet. Sit and plan your next hiking adventure. Our tip: The hiking map from the Sint- ra Cascais Nature Park team. Not only are the hiking routes signposted, but also 18 diving spots with exact GPS coordinates, as well as places for rock climbing, surfing, swimming beaches and overnight accommodation. www.mapfox.de/9789892064031.php

It’s not only the beaches that attract visitors here. The winding tracks are a unique experience for hiking and trekking. Past every bend there’s another breathtaking view of magnificent bays and enchanting villages. Our tip is the artists’ village Azenhas do Mar. It seems to be stuck on the edge of the cliffs. You should definitely visit the Restaurant Azenhas do Mar above the bay. Despite the wonderful places in the sun, the weather can also turn. So it’s good to take packable rainwear from killtec with you. These light, wind and waterproof and breathable jackets pack down small to fit in any pocket.

Cascais combines enjoyment with adventure. It’s a great base for sampling the lively city life of Lisbon or the magical landscape of Sintra. Trains leave every 20 minutes for Cascais from Cais do Sodre´ station. Even the train ride offers amazing views every second. It travels right along the Tejo, which leads beyond the city to the Atlantic. Cascais also offers culinary attractions. As well as the little Portuguese taverns in the old town, we love bistro „Moules & Gin“, which offers 10 different mussel dishes. If you’re looking for a traditional Portuguese fish restaurant, head for „Mar do Inferno“ behind Cascais. Many locals eat there at the weekend. Kanjo men’s trousers are perfect for a trip to Cascais. They guarantee you a stylish, comfortable time in the city and if you venture to the beach, you can unzip the legs and turn them into casual shorts.