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“A fantastic experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Silencetour Segway Nature Guided Tours

Silencetour Segway Nature Guided Tours
Praceta Marquesa do Cadaval 17 dto, Cascais 2765-396, Portugal
+351 912 942 942
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Ranked #1 of 23 activities in Cascais
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Owner description: Silencetour provides segway guided eco-tours to small groups in the forest of Serra de Sintra, in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.Unusually close to a major city like Lisbon, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park has managed to preserve throughout the territory surrounding the westernmost point of continental Europe and to coexist harmoniously nature and human presence, that, so near the capital, would inevitably make itself felt .In its territory, the park presents a stunning diversity of environments and landscapes, including sand dunes, forests, lakes, a rugged coastline where high cliffs are interspersed with lovely beaches, the imposing and Cabo da Roca, in the center, the magnificent Serra de Sintra and the entire area classified by UNESCO as a cultural landscape heritage of mankind.What can you see:From the point of view of the flora, fauna and geomorphology, this area is particularly rich and varied. Around the volcanic outcrop of Sintra on a land of origin of basalt, granite and limestone, grow many tree and shrub species, among which is still possible to find representatives of the primitive flora, such as oak, the executioner and the very characteristic nostalgia (Armeria pseudarmeria), which is endemic to the Portuguese flora.Among the most common animals are, the wild rabbit, fox, kestrel-to-back-tabby, badger, weasel, snake-ratter and dozens of bird species, and to highlight some rare examples of eagle-de-Bonelli and Peregrine falcon.
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“A fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

After just a few minutes practising we were able to drive through the beautiful and hilly environment of Sintra/ Cascais. Vasco is extremely professional and careful. A wonderful way to celebrate a 60th birthday! We will surely come again!

Visited October 2013
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“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Finished off our honeymoon with this tour and went home on a high. Neither of us had been on a segway before. We started with a very thorough briefing and practice before we set off. What absolutely brilliant fun! It didn't take too long to get used to the segways and the varied terrain of the tour gave us a chance to get a full experience of manoeuvring them in fast and slow sections, up and down hills and over rocky areas, all this while taking in the beautiful scenery. Really recommend the longer tour if you have the time, it's so worth it. Vasco was full of information on the surrounding area and vegetation whenever we queried. The rest of the time it was just wonderful to enjoy the ride and the view in silence. Excellence guidance from Vasco during the whole of the tour, and it was great to receive a disc with videos and pictures of our tour in the post after we'd arrived home. Thoroughly recommend this tour.

Visited August 2013
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“How do you describe perfect?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Wow! I read the reviews and thought no tour can be that good. I was wrong. Oh my, we have been ruined for any other tours. The segways were fun, but that's not what makes the tour. The views, the views and the guide are beyond what can be placed into words. Vasco, the owner and guide, shares Portugal in a way that you have to experience. Leave your camera in the car. Vasco was a professional photographer who captures your adventure for you. The forrest and mountains are his office and he knows his business. This is an opportunity that should not be missed.

Visited November 2013
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“Mountainbike mal anders / Let the fun begin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were looking for something special for our anniversary and luckily enough we found Vasco on Tripadvisor! From the first e-mail to the final sending of the pictures, he was an absolutely nice and reliable host! He showed us "his office" and not only did we have great views, learned more about the region and the woods but we also had loads of fun on those two wheels. We passed by some mountainbikers with a smile - they were gasping for breath - and easly climbed hills and stones. Vasco was really careful, showed us all functions of the Segways, helped if necessary and took some cool pictures and videos along the way - his mailing was even faster at our home than we were! So if you are looking for fun, some action and want to do something outside the usual tourist paths we can definitely recommend this experience. Go Vasco!

Visited September 2013
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“It does not get much better then this..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I went spent 12 days in Portugal and this tour was one of our most memorable activities during our time. The tour guide gave us a tutorial on how to use the Segway's safely. We picked up on it pretty quickly. He told us what to expect on the trail so there wouldn't be any surprises. The tour it was awesome, he gave us a lot of information on some of the history of the mountain and specific locations we stopped at. Anytime my wife or I need help he was there to lend a hand. We would definitely recommend this activity to anyone travelling to Portugal. We will probably do it again the next time we go.

Visited September 2013
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