Atlantic Coast with a Local Host

Daily Tour 7.5 hours Availability: 2019-01-06
Cascais, Largo da Estação, 2750-340 Cascais, Portugal Cabo da Roca

THIS JOURNEY IS FOR…

People who seek out the salty sea, sand and sunshine.

Portugal has the most beautiful beaches and coastline in all of Europe. Sure we’re Portuguese, which might make us a little biased, but we promise we are telling the truth – and we’ll prove it to you!

In just one day we’ll roll up the wild, wild west coast in one of our restored convertible vintage Portuguese UMM jeeps. We’ll start the day watching surfers catch seemingly endless barrels at the famous Guincho Beach before we head off-road hitting dirt tracks inland. From the mountaintop 12th century Peninha Sanctuary enjoy a 360-degree bird’s eye view over the coastline stretching from Lisbon to Cascais, and Costa da Caparica and Arrabida. 

Now that you’ve got your bearings of the land, we’ll hop back in the jeep where you’ll feel the wind in your hair as we return to the coast. More specifically, the “edge of the earth”. Cabo da Roca’s sheer cliffs and lighthouse mark the westernmost point on mainland Europe.

After ticking off this bucket-list spot we’ll sneak over to our secret viewpoint and explore the “Buraco do Fojo”, a really cool natural sight that only locals know about.

From there, the only thing left to do is sink our toes into the soft golden sands of the incredible wild beaches of Sintra. We’ll work our way from Praia Grande to Praia das Maças, and finally Azenhas do Mar. Here traditional white-washed Portuguese villages cling to the cliffside above sandy beaches and the wild Atlantic ocean. Take a moment to soak it in before we drop you at Sintra train station.

Please note pick-up and drop-off locations are different.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the stunning coastline of Sintra Cascais Natural Park 
  • Watch surfers at the famous Guincho Beach
  • Feel the wind in your hair as we go off-road through the lush forests
  • Soak in 360-degree views at Peninha Sanctuary
  • Stand on the “edge of the earth” at Cabo da Roca
  • See “Buraco do Fojo”, a cool natural attraction
  • Explore wild beaches of Sintra – Praia Grande to Praia das Maças
  • Visit the white-washed cliffside village, Azenhas do Mar
  • Enjoy a local lunch with traditional Portuguese cuisine
  • Take a Polaroid photo home
  • Taste local pastries and liqueur
  • Listen to sweet tunes
  • Up to 7 people per jeep. Contact us for bigger groups.

★★★★★

“Not only did I get the chance to see some really amazing sites with a bit of history given to me, but I was given time to explore on my own. I never felt like one of those zombie tourists following around a guide with some flag on a pole. This was an experience not to be missed.” – Patrick, Oct 2019

★★★★★

“Wow… It’s too hard to put into words how amazing and life changing this experience was. And it wasn’t just WHERE we were it was WHO was taking us around and how it was presented. Everything was absolutely STUNNING. Our tour guide knew everyone in Sintra, so everyone we ran into treated us like royalty.” – Hannah, Oct 2019

★★★★★

“I wouldn’t change anything about this day! Andres was our tour guide, but felt more like a friend who we could’ve known for a lifetime before this trip. He had unique insight into Sintra because he’s grown up there.” – Kiran, Oct 2019

  • An awesome local driver
  • Pick-up at Cascais and drop-off at Sintra Portela train stations 
  • Off-road experiences in a legendary restored vintage Portuguese UMM Jeep
  • Epic sound system (hell yeah!) and free wifi 
  • Local and traditional sweet “Travesseiro de Sintra” pastry
  • Salty snacks to nibble on board
  • Taste of unique Portuguese “Ginjinha” Liqueur or Porto wine.
  • Free Polaroid photo for you to take home.
  • Smartphone chargers, blankets, umbrellas, sunscreen and a few good surprises here and there
  • We usually speak English, but can also speak Portuguese and Spanish 
  • Water
  • Great memories to take home
  • Lunch. Expect to pay just €15-20, including wine!
  • 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: Cascais train station
Pick up time:  9.30am  – please arrive 10 minutes early
Duration: 7.5 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 at Cascais station and head straight for the famous Guincho Beach where we’ll watch surfers roll in on endless barrelling waves.

 

Stop two

Back in the jeep, we’ll hit off-road forest trails taking us to the 12th century Peninha Sanctuary. From here you can catch 360-degree views of the forest, ocean, Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais.

 

Stop three

Time to visit the edge of the earth. Cabo da Roca is mainland Europe’s westernmost point and here the stunning sheer cliffs, wind and lighthouse mark the spot.

 

Stop four

Nearby we’ll sneak off to our secret viewpoint and show you the magical “Buraco do Fojo”, a really cool natural attraction (that only locals know about).

 

Stop five

Time for a beach hop – we’ll drop by the wild and famous beaches of Sintra’s coast – from Praia Grande to Praia das Maças.

 

Stop six

Last but not least, the traditional white-washed village of Azenhas do Mar. Here the charming Portuguese village clings to the cliffside above a sandy beach and the wild Atlantic ocean.

WHERE YOU'LL BE

We’ll explore wild coastline, secret forest tracks and century-old roads just 40 minutes from downtown Lisbon. This journey is for those that love nothing more than being by the salty sea as we hop from famous beaches to soaring seaside cliffs and take in the views from a mountaintop sanctuary. We start in Cascais and finish in Sintra.


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  • Pick up at Cascais train station at 9:30AM
  • Guincho Beach (stop)
  • Peninha Sanctuary (stop)
  • Cabo da Roca (stop)
  • Coastline (secret spot)
  • Beach hop - Praia Grande to Praia da Maca (stops)
  • Drop-off at Portela de Sintra train station






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The number of seats available is 7


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