Greet your guide on Rua da Boavista, near Lisbon’s waterfront, and get to grips with your electric bike during a short briefing. The motorized bike means you’ll be able to cover long distances and steep ascents without exerting much energy.
During the train journey to Sintra, you’ll discuss with your guide whether you wish to visit some of Sintra’s palaces or cycle continuously throughout the day. On arrival in Sintra, opt to visit the ancient National Palace of Sintra and the Quinta da Regaleira estate, home to secret tunnels and a mysterious grotto.
Following your guide, you’ll pedal past lush groves and a former 18th-century palace until you reach Monserrate Palace — considered one of the most beautiful examples of Romantic architecture in Portugal.
Relish the greenery of Colares’ vineyards and admire spectacular views of Sintra’s countryside as you pass through Penedo and Urgueira villages. Then, in Azóia village, you’ll stop for lunch in one of several Portuguese restaurants recommended by your guide.
With renewed energy, you’ll ascend to Peninha Sanctuary — a small, secluded chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Rock — and enjoy panoramic views of Portugal’s rugged Atlantic coastline. Catch one last glimpse of the iconic Pena National Palace on its hilltop perch before descending to Sintra train station, where you’ll ride the train back to Lisbon.