Country to Coast: Animals, market & picnic

Daily Tour 4.5 hours Availability: 2019-01-06
Largo Vasco da Gama, 2710 Sintra, Portugal Adventure Tour

THIS JOURNEY IS FOR…

Animal lovers who want to explore Sintra from the countryside to the coast.

 

Portuguese people love two things more than anything: the beach and food. In this full-day journey we combine the two by finishing with a picnic on the beach. But first, we get our hands dirty.

Farmer’s markets are best in the morning, so we’ll pick you up in one of our legendary jeeps and roll straight over to hunt and gather the freshest local ingredients to craft an epic Portuguese picnic. Think cured meats, local cheese, fresh bread and ingredients for salad.

After we’ll head to our mate Joao’s farm to meet and greet his furry and feathered friends. Here you’ll learn about his animals and you’ll get to brush a donkey or pony, pet rabbits, feed a goat, say hi to sheep and see a mini pig from Vietnam. All things that make us happy!

Then we’ll swap the countryside for the coastline when we take our farmers’ market picnic to Magoito Beach. Hold on tight as we bounce along unmarked, off-road tracks away from the farm. If it’s summer feel the breeze in your hair as we cruise with the roof off, or in winter we’ll blast tunes and splash up puddles of mud. After all, we are about the journey, not just the destination.

Once we’re at the beach it’s time to relax. Together we’ll set up a picnic spread of traditional Portuguese “petiscos” (that’s our word for tapas) stacked full of all the cheese, chouriço (chorizo), bread and other market goodies you picked up earlier in the day. You can swim in the salty ocean, kick a ball on the sand, or just sit back with a few glasses of local wine. You might have 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Go to a farmers’ market for Portuguese produce with a local
  • Visit an eco farm to pat barnyard animals and learn about them
  • Eating a Portuguese picnic (with wine) on a stunning beach
  • Hit secret off-road trails in a legendary restored vintage Portuguese UMM Jeep
  • View Sintra’s palaces from the back of the 4×4
  • Snap a Polaroid memory to take home
  • Maximum group size of 7 people
  • Up to 7 people per jeep. Contact us for bigger groups

★★★★★

“What an amazing day! Bruna met us at the station in the noisiest and best jeep, and the time just flew! Bruna is so friendly and the chorizo and wine made it all the better! 10/10 would recommend.” – Beth, Feb 2020

★★★★★

“Besides the wonderful place that is Sintra, our guide was a great part of the trip. Friendly, funny, obviously loves his home town and is willing to do everything to make sure you are comfortable. Best day trip ever!” – Stecy, Nov 2019

★★★★★

“I loved it! Francisco is amazing and he made me feel comfortable from the beginning. He knows a lot about Sintra and you can feel how passionate [he is]. The riding is fun, he’s very friendly and will make you feel like traveling with a friend.” – Sibila, Sept 2019

  • An awesome local driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Sintra train station 
  • Off-road experiences in a legendary restored vintage Portuguese UMM Jeep
  • Booming sound system + free wifi on board
  • Wine
  • Free Polaroid photo to take home
  • Smartphone chargers, blankets, umbrellas, sunscreen
  • We usually speak English, but we can also speak Portuguese and Spanish
  • Water
  • Great memories to take home
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Good vibes
  • Each UMM jeep seats up to 7 people and guests ages 12 and up can attend. If you have a larger group, contact us for a private tour.
  • This journey is not recommended for people with reduced mobility, back problems or pregnant women.
  • You cannot bring luggage as we have no space for it in the jeep.
  • Journeys are carried out in English, but we also speak Spanish, a bit of French and – of course – a ton of Portuguese.
  • The start location and end point are in different locations.
  • Please let us know in advance about dietary requirements
  • Please be on time 🙂

price 

50 per person

149 per private jeep (includes 5 people)

Note: private jeeps seat up to 7 people. Extra guests are €20 per person.

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Need to know 

Pick up location: Portela de Sintra train station
Pick up time:  9.30am  – please arrive 10 minutes early
Duration: 4.5 hours
Drop off location: Portela de Sintra train station

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We’ve adapted in response to COVID-19

To keep our guests and staff safe while having fun we’ve added new safety and hygiene measures to our experiences and transfers. Our staff have received extra training and Portuguese authorities have given us the “Clean & Safe” seal. Read about our COVID-19 measures here.

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Stop one

We’ll pick you up in one of our legendary jeeps and roll straight over to the market to hunt and gather fresh ingredients for a Portuguese picnic.

 

Stop two

Say “olá” to the Moorish Castle, Sintra National Palace, Seteais Palace, Monserrate and Pena Palace as we drive by. We’ll share the best legends, stories and facts about these spots that give Sintra its UNESCO World Heritage label.

 

Stop three

Time to visit our friend Joao’s farm and meet and greet his furry and feathered amigos. Here you’ll learn about the animals, brush a donkey or pony, pet rabbits, feed a goat, say hi to sheep and a mini pig from Vietnam.

 

Stop four

Portuguese people love two things more than anything: going to the beach and eating food. We’ll combine the two by taking your farmers’ market picnic to Magoito Beach. Afterwards we’ll drop you back to the train station or in town.

Where you’ll be

Just 30-minutes from downtown Lisbon, we’ll pick you up at Sintra in one of our legendary jeeps and go to the local market to hunt and gather fresh ingredients for our Portuguese picnic. We’ll visit our friend João’s farm to meet and greet his furry and feathered amigos in the countryside before driving off-road to the coast. At Magoito Beach we’ll set up our farmers’ market picnic and crack a few bottles of wine.


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  • Pick up at Portela de Sintra’s train station at 9:30AM
  • Farmer Market (stop)
  • Sintra historic area (drive through)
  • Animal farm (stop)
  • Magoito Beach (stop)
  • Drop-off at Portela de Sintra’s train station around 2PM






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The number of seats available is 7


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