In the Historic Centre (being a day walk, you will, inevitably, see numerous people in the beginning) you'll meet the Sintra's foremost history researcher, Miguel Boim, who will tell you how the hills, valleys and the Royal Palace were in the past. Additionally, some life stories from other centuries will be told, with the romantic theme associated, that will surely touch your heart.
After learning some accounts of interest regarding the theme, we'll enter a more quiet area, climbing the hills and broaching romantic habits from the 18th and 19th centuries that can be found in past documents, as well as in personal written memories.
The terrain will be irregular in some parts, but nothing a person with no movement impairment can't handle. The effort implied is equivalent to a stroll around Sintra's Historical Center for the whole afternoon.
In some of the valleys there will occur more stops for you to rest and enjoy the landscape, having in view some important monuments in the distance (Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace and others) as well as the Atlantic Ocean (also in the distance).
In the way back (it is a circular route) and before arriving at the Historic Centre you will see - from the outside - houses and villas once important in the Romanticism era in Sintra. Upon your return to the Historic Centre you'll have the opportunity to visit it in the evening and, therefore, more calmly than during the day among the crowd.
The walk (about 6 kilometers, in around 4 hours, in regular and irregular terrain) will end at the Historic Centre.
+ You'll be provided with a safety vest so you can be safe and visible when on the road.
❌ Not Included
+ Inside access to the monuments is not part of the programme.
⚠ Know Before You Book .Booking needed until 72h prior to the desired date, in accordance to the Natural Parks legislation and mandatory reporting to authorities.
.Minimum age: 14. .This walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility, cardiac conditions, or pregnant women.
.No smoking allowed. .Since it is in the mountains you will find ups and downs (in regular and irregular terrain) in the route. .The terrain will be irregular in some parts, but nothing a person with no movement impairment can't handle. .The walk has about 6 kilometres in around 4 hours (circular route; 4 hours including stoppings at specifical points). .This walk will take place between 15h00 and 19h00. .This walk will occur under almost all weather conditions (being the exception the ones that may imply any risks for the participants or warnings from the Civil Protection) so please have the proper clothing and footwear (no need to be technical equipment for hiking).
⚠⚠ Know Before You Go .Please be at the meeting point at 15h00. .You will need comfortable footwear (the same you would use to stroll around in a touristic place for a whole afternoon) and clothes that can be suitable for cold but that you can easily remove them if you feel hot. .Each element of your group must have their ID with them. .Make sure everyone in your group has their individual bottle of water.
📍 Meeting Point The meeting point will be at the entrance of a public garden, in Volta do Duche, nr. 60, 2710 Sintra, Portugal. At the entrance of that public garden, you will see tiles on both sides of the gate. In the tiles on the left side of the gate you will read "Parque da Liberdade" and on the right side other tiles with "Património da Câmara Municipal de Sintra". Miguel Boim will be by one of those tile plates. You will recognize him by the bearded person face in the logo.
For lovers of:
Culture and a View.
Parque da Liberdade
Not Allowed Up to the age of 13
Not Allowed Up to the age of 3
Within: 48 hours
PRICES (PER PERSON)
From 62.00 € up to 140.00 €
PAYMENT TO PROVIDER
DETAILED START TIMES (2022)
January - December
15:00h / 19:00h
DETAILED START TIMES (2023)
No start times defined yet for next year