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Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica

Sintra - Cascais: 6-Hour Electric Bike Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: Lisboa Autêntica
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From US$ 84.45 per person

Cycle through the mysterious and romantic village of Sintra on an electric bike tour. Meet in the center of Lisbon and head to Sintra by train with your guide. Take in Sintra's mountainous and stunning landscapes and palaces without breaking a sweat.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the romantic village of Sintra on an electric bike
  • Admire the National Palace of Sintra and the magical Quinta da Regaleira
  • Discover Monserrate Park and Palace
  • Return to Lisbon through the astonishing town of Cascais
Full description
Embark on a 6-hour electric bike tour with 4 different modes of assistance, making climbing the Sintra mountain a lot easier, even for those used to a sedentary lifestyle. The tour begins with a briefing on how the bikes work, at Martim Moniz Square in central Lisbon. You’ll then head to Rossio station to catch the train for Sintra. During the train trip you’ll have time to let your guide know if you’d like to visit some of the palaces along the way or if you just want to cycle. When you arrive in Sintra, you can visit the National Palace if you like. Most of your cycling tour takes place within the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. You’ll have the option of visiting Quinta da Regaleira, built between 1904 and 1910, and a place renowned for its symbolism, magic, and mystery. Shortly after you’ll pass by Seteais, a former 18th-century palace that is now a 5-star hotel.   Continue your trip along roads flanked by majestic groves until you reach the entrance of Monserrate Park and Palace, one of the most beautiful creations in the Portuguese Romanticism style. Arrive at Colares, a place that’s well known for its vineyards. Continue on to Penedo village, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views from the atrium of the church, before cycling on to Urgueira village. Take a break for lunch in Azóia village, where you’ll find a great variety of restaurants. With renewed energy, continue your tour through an ancient forest and make your way up to the Peninha Sanctuary, located at 488 meters above sea level. From here, you’ll have a panoramic view of the Espichel Cape and Arrábida, to the south, Carvoeiro Cape and Berlengas, to the north, and the entire Sintra mountain to the north-east. Returning to the centre of Sintra, you’ll cycle downhill and have one last look at Pena Palace, an important monument of the Portuguese Romanticism movement. You’ll be traveling with an informative and helpful guide, as passionate about beloved Sintra as about cycling.  Alternatively, go down to Guincho wild beach – with its never-ending dunes and typical winds that are so treasured by windsurf lovers – until you reach the bicycle path to Cascais. Return to Lisbon through the beautiful town of Cascais by train where you will have one of the most amazing views over the Portuguese coast.
Includes
  • Electric bicycle
  • Professional guide
  • Train tickets
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - mask and disinfectant gel
  • Transfers to and from the central city meeting point
  • Monument admission tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meet your guide at the local partners headquarters - Largo Severa 7A, 1100-588 Lisboa, Portugal.

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We are a family of four, with children ages 10 and 12, and we had an excellent time. Jaime was our guide and was great, he also gave us a great restaurant recommendation of Estrela D’ouro to enjoy on our last night in Lisbon. Wonderful! The entire excursion from when we arrived at the meeting point until we finished back at the meeting point, was about 8 hours. We did not stop for lunch, though I’m sure we could have if we insisted. We did stop a couple of times for treats. We agree with other reviewers that this is not a good trip for sedentary travelers. We are active and exercise regularly, and were challenged by it. Our smallest child is 4.5 feet (1.3m) tall. They have a bike that could be adjusted for him, but anyone smaller would need to ride on the back of another bike (they had one of those bikes) or get a baby seat if a very small child. Our youngest child took a turn too fast and got a bit scraped up, Jaime was quick with the first aid. Overall great trip, we recommend!

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June 17, 2022

AMAZING tour!!! What a great experience riding electric bikes all the way to the highest point of Sintra (lovely views) and then crossing pretty towns until arriving in Cascais. I love the fact that we did this tour in April because the weather was just perfect. Daniel was our tour guide and he was very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this tour. I did it with my husband and our 15 year old son.

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April 8, 2022

The Sintra-Cascais tour is very nice. Our guide Jorge is very helpful and nice, always has something to tell. The tour is approx. 40km and there are a few inclines to be overcome, which is not a problem with the e-bikes. You will be rewarded with a unique panorama from the Atlantic to Lisbon! But there is also some criticism: Unfortunately, everything was a bit disorganized. First the train drove away from us by a few minutes (1h waiting time), then no table was reserved in the Refugio and we had to continue. With luck we found another restaurant that was very good, but also significantly more expensive. The advertising photo also suggests that you are coming to the Palácio Nacional da Pena. You drive past various palácios, but the Palácio da Pena can only be seen from afar. Also, if you take the tour to Cascais, there is actually no time to visit anything. But despite everything, the tour is very worthwhile, through beautiful landscapes. Expect a good 8h++

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March 26, 2022

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