The Walk Sintra App was created by lovers of nature and walking to serve as a guide for those who wish to explore Sintra and don’t know where to begin.
Virpi Makela – Founder of Walk Sintra
For the past 12 years, Casa do Valle Bed and Breakfast has hosted many guests that enjoy getting to know Sintra on foot. There are paths that most everyone wants to take, like the Palace Hike to visit the mountain-top palaces, escaping the traffic and enjoying the lush nature – or the single-lane path on the cliffs along the coast starting from the westernmost point of Continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Then there are those guests who prefer to walk in the hilly countryside, or along the local vineyards – or those who prefer the short walks in town, from a pastry shop to another, or around the old quintas and churches.
At Casa do Valle we are hikers and walkers and know the area well. As there were no maps readily available for the foot paths, we created our own. We help our guests choose the ones that fit their time and interests, and through first-hand feedback know that our guests are happy. We also know that there are many more people out there who would like to explore the wonderful sceneries and landscapes that our region has to offer, which is the reason for the APP Walk Sintra and this supporting website.
We have included some of the favourite walks in it from different areas of our region: Historic Center, Mountain, Coast and Countryside; added pictures of things you see on each one; and a description of the path: the things you see, the type of terrain to expect and any interesting details and information specific to each walk. You can filter the walks by location, extension, accumulative climb, and availability of access via public transportation. As we know that most people who come to Sintra to walk don’t know the area, we have also included some interesting places to stop for a bite or a drink, and even places to stay if you prefer staying the night in the area.
This supporting website has all of this information and a bit more: each walk has an interactive altimeter chart and a PDF option to download and /or print the map. There is information about Sintra, featured walks, news about new walks and updates in the APP, and any information or events happening in the region that would entice one to choose or a void a particular walk.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy and make use of both the APP and this site. Please get in contact with us through firstname.lastname@example.org in case of questions, doubts or comments.