Sunset Hike, Tapas&Wine at Secret Beach

Sintra, Portugal

Experience hosted by Francisco

5 hours, Hosted in 52 languages
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

In one afternoon you can enjoy the best of Portugal’s stunning coastline, taste local Portuguese food and wine and go off-road in Sintra’s mysterious forests. Join us to watch the sun set into the sea with sand between your toes, salty hair and wine in one hand.
We’ll pick you up in one of our legendary convertible jeeps and take a brief look at Sintra’s best sights and palaces before hitting our favourite forest tracks. These off-road, unmarked trails pop out at the westernmost point of Europe, Cabo da Roca.
Our secret beach is a short hike away. The dirt trail twists along a steep route but it takes only 30 minutes to get down to the sand. Bring proper shoes for this part! Flip flops/thongs/jandals/foot wedgies won’t make the cut.
Once we reach the soft, golden sand – just relax. We’ll set up a picnic spread of traditional Portuguese “petiscos” (that’s our word for tapas) stacked full of cheese, chouriço (chorizo), bread and other snacks. You can swim in the salty ocean, kick a ball on the sand, or just sit back with a few glasses of local wine. You might have 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one.
Since it is only a half day, you can combine it with one of our morning cultural journeys, which explore UNESCO World Heritage Sintra palaces and more.
*** It's a level 4 Hike, it can be challenging at some points. For safety reasons this experience may be cancelled due to weather
Other things to note
You can combine this sunset hike with one of our morning cultural journeys to Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira or our Magical Forest Hike & Picnic in Sintra.
Your driver generally hosts in English, but we also speak Portuguese, Spanish and French.
In one afternoon you can enjoy the best of Portugal’s stunning coastline, taste local Portuguese food and wine and go off-road in Sintra’s mysterious forests. Join us to watch the sun set into the sea with sand between your toes, salty hair and wine in one hand.
We’ll pick you up in one of our legendary convertible jeeps and take a brief look at Sintra’s best sights and palaces before hitting our favourite forest tracks. These off-road, unm…

What's included

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  • Food
    Portuguese Tapas picnic with a selection of cheeses, chorizos, bread and ot...
  • Drinks
    Taste of Port Wine or "Ginja" Liqueur. Local Portuguese wine.
    Water<br...
  • Transport
    An awesome local driver.
    Pick-up and drop-off at Sintra/Cascais train...
  • Equipment
    Free Polaroid photo for you to take home.
    Epic sound system (hell yeah...

Meet your host, Francisco

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Olá, we’re FlaminGO Experiences! As little kids exploring their wild streaks we left no stone unturned in our magical hometown Sintra. Our mums complained when we came home dirty, tired and covered in cuts and bruises, but the mountains and coast were – and still are – our playground. Now we know almost every hidden secret and we’ve turned our passion for adventure, storytelling and vintage jeeps into our jobs. Between castles and the coastline we like to go beyond ordinary – driving off-road, eating local sweets, and snapping Polaroids at the beach. If you’re ready for one of the coolest days of your life (2000+ 5-star reviews back that up) – let’s GO! P.S Click Francisco's photo to check out our other journeys out or stalk us on IG @flamingo_experiences
Olá, we’re FlaminGO Experiences! As little kids exploring their wild streaks we left no stone unturned in our magical hometown Sintra. Our mums complained when we came home dirty, tired and covered in cuts and bruises, but the mountains and coast were – and still are – our playground. Now we know almost every hidden secret and we’ve turned our passion for adventure, storytelling and vintage jeeps into our jobs. Between castles and the coastline we like to go beyond ordinary – driving off-road, e…
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Where you'll be

We’ll explore wild coastline, secret forest paths and century-old roads just 30 minutes from downtown Lisbon. We’ll drive through Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage area, before heading off-road through the forest, emerging at the westernmost point on mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca. Near here we’ll hike down to a beautiful secret beach for sunset over the ocean. We’ll finish the day driving along the coast at golden hour, dropping you off in Cascais.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 127 reviews.

Tabitha
August 2021
We had a great time with Diogo. It felt like we were old friends and he was showing us around. It felt very personal and he went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable with the experience. And we loved every second of it!!
Stephanie
July 2021
Great tour! We had a Wonderful trip with our guide and some very nice passengers. It was a fun laid-back day that we got to learn about the area and enjoy the beach as well as some amazing off road driving.
Sara
July 2021
Such a great trip, really enjoyed it! The location is fantastic, definitely a miracle on earth! Diogo was super nice and it was nice to make friends on our trip! Definitely recommended!
Whitney
July 2021
This trip was amazing 10/10 would recommend to anyone visiting Lisbon or a nearby town. The beach was incredible and the views were unbeatable.
Anne-C
July 2021
Une plage magnifique avec un paysage à couper le souffle ! Un bémol pour le chemin d’accès qui est escarpé et le vin qui aurait mérité d’être transporté dans un sac glacière… Merci à Francisco pour cette expérience et pour son chorizo grillé qui était super bon 👍😉 Si vous cherchez un restau à Cascais pour finir la journée demandez-lui 👍
Une plage magnifique avec un paysage à couper le souffle ! Un bémol pour le chemin d’accès qui est escarpé et le vin qui aurait mérité d’être transporté dans un sac glacière… Merc…
Chardét
July 2021
If you do nothing else on Lisbon trip, do this! What a magical experience. The scenery is absolutely stunning. I've been to Sintra before but seeing it with Francisco on this experience is completely different. You'll get unforgettable memories, views and invaluable local tips. Highly recommend! (We're already planning how we can come back!!!)
If you do nothing else on Lisbon trip, do this! What a magical experience. The scenery is absolutely stunning. I've been to Sintra before but seeing it with Francisco on this exper…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Swim wear (beach shorts/swim suit), beach towel and sunglasses

Comfortable shoes are HIGHLY recommended