PR10 Peninha

The mountain trail with a view
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5 Km

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252 M

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Circular

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Archaeological

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Palaces, Monuments

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Mountain

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Short Route

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5 Km

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252 M

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Circular

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Archaeological

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Palaces, Monuments

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Mountain

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Short Route

November 18, 2020 10:30 am

PR10 - Peninha

  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 4.90 km
  • Time 1 h 14 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 375 m
  • Peak 467 m
  • Climb 252 m
  • Descent 250 m
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Trail Description

This circular walk starts on the top of the Sintra mountain by the Peninha Sanctuary with great views all along the coast. After the sanctuary, a longish downhill takes you to a beautiful, cool forest. The part of the trail that leads to Adre Nunes uses for a moment the same path going and coming. Once you arrive to Adre Nunes, the views are, once again, amazing. This is the trail where many of the Sintra photos are taken with the special light, with sun rays filtering through the tall trees and the misty, magic-like mornings. The markings (both the painted and the wooden signs) on this route were revised in 2018. This is a great walk for every season as it is mainly in the shade and keeps cool even in the summer. No busses go to Peninha, but there is a large parking area in the beginning of the trail for private cars. Best car access is through Colares ou Malveira da Serra. (Please notice that access for vehicles is barred during high forest fire hazard).

This route is created and maintained by the City of Sintra.

Our suggestions
  • Peninha Sanctuary is worth the visit – legend says that it was built on the spot where Virgin Mary appeared to a mute shepherd girl
  • Adre Nunes half way in the trail, a set of stones from the megalithic period, is 426m above sea level and worth the visit even if only for the views
Trail Description

This circular walk starts on the top of the Sintra mountain by the Peninha Sanctuary with great views all along the coast. After the sanctuary, a longish downhill takes you to a beautiful, cool forest. The part of the trail that leads to Adre Nunes uses for a moment the same path going and coming. Once you arrive to Adre Nunes, the views are, once again, amazing. This is the trail where many of the Sintra photos are taken with the special light, with sun rays filtering through the tall trees and the misty, magic-like mornings. The markings (both the painted and the wooden signs) on this route were revised in 2018. This is a great walk for every season as it is mainly in the shade and keeps cool even in the summer. No busses go to Peninha, but there is a large parking area in the beginning of the trail for private cars. Best car access is through Colares ou Malveira da Serra. (Please notice that access for vehicles is barred during high forest fire hazard).

This route is created and maintained by the City of Sintra.

Our Suggestions
  • Peninha Sanctuary is worth the visit – legend says that it was built on the spot where Virgin Mary appeared to a mute shepherd girl
  • Adre Nunes half way in the trail, a set of stones from the megalithic period, is 426m above sea level and worth the visit even if only for the views
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