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Sintra Treks

Escape the city and go off the beaten track
Carcavelos, Portugal
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About Sintra Treks
Hi! I first fell in love with the area because of its surf and beaches, later discovering the beauty of the hills and their fantastic hiking potential. I have been exploring local trails, hidden beaches and unexplored wild spots for several years. In 2016 I founded Sintra Treks, offering guided walks all over the region and helping both locals and tourists discover the countless benefits of time spent in nature.
Why book with Sintra Treks
  • I am teacher, facilitator and writer. I have written and published 3 hiking books on the region.
  • I have been exploring local trails, hidden beaches and unexplored wild spots for several years. Since 2015 I have offered guided walks - discovering the countless benefits of time spent in nature.
  • Portuguese
  • English
Tours and Tickets by Sintra Treks
Study results have shown that a short walk in nature seems to be enough to improve your health and mood changes. Nature positively affects people’s mental, spiritual and physical health. As the walks are short, Forest Therapy does not involve hiking in the traditional sense. It is an opportunity to experience contact with nature in a much deeper way - helping the mentally fatigued or socially stressed. Forest therapy has proven to reduce symptoms of depression, diabetes, pain and migraines. The restorative effects of nature are now being prescribed by doctors.

Our sessions will be typically 2 to 3 hours and will be no more than 2km in distance. The therapy guide facilitates the reconnection with nature through a number of activities that are designed to slow people down and help them learn a number of techniques that they can eventually use themselves in the future.
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from $28.10
Having two protected nature parks on its doorstep, the Lisbon region has many hiking trails for you to enjoy. Even so, hiking, but for many of us, is emotionally and physically challenging. A walk in nature doesn't have to long and hard, instead turn to nature to soothe and heal. Spending more time in nature is good for you in both direct and subtle ways. It lowers your stress level, improves your health, and boosts your creativity.
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from $16.86
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Explore Lisbon's natural parks - Serra de Sintra and Serra da Arrábida by walking their best-kept secrets. Our guided walking tours are perfect for people who want to walk in a small group - typically 6-10 people - with like-minded people. Our guides aren’t just experts about the region you’re exploring, it’s their home.

Forests, hidden beaches, dramatic cliffs, historical places, walking with dogs, geological wonders - we offer many different options. Join us and you’ll be surprised by what you discover.
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from $44.97
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rob led us on a walk down to a stunning bay near Cabo de Espichel. Without his knowledge of the area we would never have stumbled across it by accident. Knowing that he has extensive experience was helpful as we clambered down a fairly steep...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Susie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rob took me and my family out for a walk in Arrabida just outside Lisbon. We had a fantastic time made extra special by Rob's knowledge of the area. I would strongly recommend others to book a walk with Rob as we have done a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank JasonP2510
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredibly knowledgable guide who will take you to some pretty special places. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An informative guide taking me to places I would never have found on my own. Definitely worth it if you like walking and I got an insight into the terrain and history which I was not expecting. Very knowledgable guide who despite the laid back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Olliepckard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rob, our guide, took us on this scenic hike in Arrabida. I was blown away with how beautiful the area is - turquoise clear sea and white sandy beaches combined with lush trees and mountains. Rob was an exceptional guide, funny and friendly and he...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ameenaafzal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've done a few hikes with Rob in Arrabida and every time I'm amazed at what we run into! The last hike we did was absolutely sensational! I had no idea that we'd be going to places not many people had gone before. We did...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Camper49899547807
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're looking for a guide for a walk in the Sintra or Setubal area then I can highly recommend Rob. He is passionate and knowledgable about hiking and the geology of the area, and was incredibly adaptable, being able to tailor the walks to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank andymum4d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed a wonderful hike with Rob, to a beautiful beach, showing me some of the highest cliffs in Europe. No buildings, just nature! He also showed us around some caves and gave a lot of details about the rocks, history and environment. My favourite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank johanna3333
Reviewed August 15, 2019

I’ve been on several hikes with Sintra treks and they’ve all been amazing. We’ve been to some stunningly wild places with just the right amount of challenge. Our guide, Rob, has lots of interesting facts about the local history and geology and also knows where...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank livesoundtravels
Reviewed August 15, 2019

I’ve taken visiting friends & family on walks with Rob in both Sintra and Arrabida and everyone has had a fantastic afternoon each time. Rob knows all the best secret spots and is able to entertain the group with snippets of the history and geology...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank sadleramyjane
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