Visiting the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais is one of the essential road trips you have to do when in Lisbon – whether by car, motorbike or bus.
This is one of the essential road trips you have to do when in Lisbon – whether by car, motorbike or bus. The Parque Natural de Sintra Cascais covers the area of dunes in Guincho and the Sintra hills, an area of 17, 000 hectares where rocky escarpments and steep cliffs coexist with the changing sands of the dunes and the pine trees of the valley. What they share is the Atlantic ocean and its immense power, the winds of which shape the dunes and whistle through the trees in the hills. Cape Roca shows you a part of the park, which must be visited with time and with various stops at the improvised viewing points along the road. The sea caves are not easy to visit, but the oak forests and Mediterranean pine woods fill the air with the pure scent of nature, in contrast to the salty air of the sea. Come and take this unmissable tour, so close to Lisbon.