Sunset Hike, Tapas & Wine at Secret Beach

Daily Tour 5 hours Availability: 2019-01-06
Largo Vasco da Gama, 2710 Sintra, Portugal Cabo da Roca Tour Guide: Sunset Hike, Tapas & Wine at Secret Beach

We’ve adapted in response to COVID-19

To keep our guests and staff safe while having fun we’ve added new measures to our experiences and transfers. These include:

  •  Lower capacity limits, according to legislation
  •  Temperature checks for staff each morning and guests on arrival
  •  Masks, gloves and hand sanitiser available for guests
  •  All vehicles are disinfected daily and between groups
  •  We are prioritising jeeps with a convertible roof for better airflow
  •  We are avoiding busy routes (it helps that we always go off-road!)
  •  We will only stop at restaurants and establishments that comply with legislation
  •  Disposable cutlery will be available for food, when applicable

Portuguese authorities have given us the new “Clean & Safe” seal for hygiene and safety. Read our longer COVID-19 statement here.

THIS JOURNEY IS FOR…

Adventurous sunset lovers who want sand between their toes, salt in their hair and wine in their belly.

No trip to Portugal is complete without watching the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. The natural beauty of our country’s coastline is breathtaking on its own, but everything’s better with delicious wine and food. So come with us to watch the sky turn warm shades of gold with sand between your toes, salty hair, wine in one hand and a sweet soundtrack adding to the atmosphere.

We’ll pick you up in one of our legendary convertible jeeps and take a brief look at historic Sintra’s best sights and palaces before hitting our favourite forest tracks. These off-road, unmarked trails pop out on the coastline where we’ll see the westernmost point of Europe – the incredible cliffs of Cabo da Roca – and our sunset journey begins.

Our secret beach is a short hike away. The dirt hiking trail twists and turns along a steep route but it’s only about half an hour to get down to the sand. Make sure you bring proper shoes for this part! Flip flops/thongs/jandals/foot wedgies (or whatever you call those rubber-toe-shoes in your country) won’t make the cut.

Once we reach the soft, golden sand – just relax. We’ll set up a picnic spread of traditional Portuguese “petiscos” (that’s our word for tapas) stacked full of cheese, chouriço (chorizo), bread and other snacks. You can swim in the salty ocean, kick a ball on the sand, or just sit back with a few glasses of local wine and appreciate the stunning sunset. With stunning cliffs and rock formations, you might have 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one.

This is our most popular hiking experience for good reason. In one afternoon you can enjoy the best of Portugal’s stunning coastline, taste local Portuguese food and wine and go off-road in Sintra’s mysterious forests. Since it is only a half day, you can combine it with one of our morning cultural journeys, which explore UNESCO World Heritage Sintra palaces and more.

*** The hike to the beach can be challenging. If you do not bring correct footwear or are extremely unfit, our team may have to leave you at the jeep. For safety reasons this may be cancelled due to weather conditions. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.***

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Watch the sun set into the Atlantic Ocean with a wine in hand 
  • Hike down to our secret beach for a picnic on the sand
  • Taste typical Portuguese tapas and drinks
  • View Sintra’s palaces from the back of a restored convertible Portuguese 4×4
  • See the incredible cliffs of mainland Europe’s westernmost point, Cabo da Roca
  • Snap a Polaroid memory to take home
  • Hit secret off-road trails with our vintage jeeps
  • Finish in the fisherman village of Cascais
  • Up to 7 people per jeep 

This is our most popular hiking journey!

  • Per person: 45€
  • Private jeep (up to 7 people): 225€

★★★★★

“Incredible afternoon that I’ll never forget! From off-roading in the Umm to eating tapas on the beach, it was the perfect experience.” – Christine, Oct 2019

★★★★★

“The beach was breathtaking and felt really remote. Francisco made us a delicious spread of Portuguese cheese, sausages, breads, snacks and wine…. If you’re on the fence about booking this, just do it! It was one of our very favorite days of our entire 3 week trip.” – Meredith, Oct 2019

★★★★★

“We would not have had an experience like this without booking this tour ! We saw parts of Portugal that we would have easily missed being a tourist.” – Emily, Aug 2019

ITINERARY

Stop one

We’ll pick you up from Sintra Portela train station in our convertible jeeps. Look out for the famous and protected palaces and monuments as we drive through the historic village. We’ll stop along the way for the best of the photo moments, of course.

Stop two

Popping out from Sintra’s lush forests at the stunning coastline, you’ll see mainland Europe’s westernmost point – the beautiful Cabo da Roca cliffs and lighthouse.
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Stop three

Hold on tight, we’re heading off-road to reach our secret beach. It’s a 30-minute hike down to the sand, so come prepared with proper shoes! At the bottom we’ll set up a picnic rug, sweet tunes and a spread of Portuguese “petiscos” including cheese, chouriço (chorizo), bread, wine and more.

Stop four

The next hour and a half will be over before you know it. Lace up those shoes and hike back up to the jeep. We’ll cruise down the coast as the last of the golden rays sparkle off the ocean and finish in the fisherman’s village turned upscale holiday hotspot of Cascais.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • An awesome local driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Sintra/Cascais train stations 
  • Off-road experiences in a legendary restored vintage Portuguese UMM Jeep
  • Epic sound system (hell yeah!) and free wifi 
  • Tapas picnic with cheese, sausages, bread and snacks
  • Local Portuguese wine 
  • Traditional sweet “Travesseiro de Sintra” pastry
  • 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

price 

  • Per person: 45€
  • Private jeep (up to 7 people): 225€

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Need to know 

Pick up location: Portela de Sintra train station
Pick up time:  2.30pm  – please arrive 10 minutes early
Duration: 5 hours
Drop off location: Cascais train station

What to bring 

  • Comfortable shoes for the hikes
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Good vibes

Guest considerations 

  • 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 🙂

Where you’ll be

JWe’ll explore wild coastline, secret forest paths and century-old roads just 30 minutes from downtown Lisbon. We’ll drive through Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage area, before heading off-road through the forest, emerging at the westernmost point on mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. Near here we’ll hike down to a beautiful secret beach for sunset over the ocean. We’ll finish the day driving along the coast at golden hour, dropping you off in Cascais.




  • Pick up at Portela de Sintra train station at 9:30AM
  • Cabo da Roca (stop)
  • Secret Beach (hike & picnic)
  • Guincho Beach (drive through)
  • Drop-off at Cascais train station






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