Hiking in Sintra

Walking is the best way to get to know Sintra as it will allow you to find beautiful trails, corners and treks. Find the most famous trails in Sintra.

Hiking in Sintra, Portugal
Hiking in Sintra © Francisco Martinez

If you enjoy walking, Sintra will offer you all the commodities and characteristics you might wish for a day out in direct contact with nature. You’ll also find many surprises between buildings with singular architecture, fountains, lakes, gardens and many others. Discover the main pedestrian trails:

Santa Maria Trail:

Trail with 1,9 km and average length of 1 hour
Dificult Level: low
Slope: low
Main Points: National Palace, Ferraria Viewpoint, Sabuga Fountain, Santa Maria Church, Volta do Duche, Liberty Park, Moorish Fountain, Toy Museum.

Pena Trail:

Trail with 4,5 km and average length of 2 hours
Dificult Level: high
Slope: very high
Main Points:National Palace, Bakeries streets, Ferraria Viewpoint, Sabuga Fountain, Santa Maria Church, Adro House, Trindade Convent, S. Pedro (fair), Sereno Mountain, Pena Palace and Parque, Canaferrim Chapel, Álea Ferreira de Castro.

Castle Trail:

Trail with 4,8 km and average length of 2 hours and half.
Dificult Level: high
Slope: very high
Main Points: National Palace, Bakeries Street, Ferreira de Castro Square, Biester Chalet, Moorish Castle, Canaferrim Chapel, Santa Maria Church, Sabuga Fountain, Ferraria Street.

Seteais Trail:

Trail with 3,5 km and average length of 1 hour and half.
Dificult Level: medium
Slope: very high
Main Points: National Palace, Tourism Office, Clock Tower, S. Martinho Church, Pisões Fountain, Waterfall, Regaleira Palace, Seteais, Pena Ramp, Pipa Fountain.

Farms Trail:

Trail with 4,3 km and average length of 2 hours
Dificult Level: medium
Slope: very high
Main Points: National Palace, Clock Tower, S. Martinho Church, Pisões Fountain, Waterfall, Regaleira Palace, Clock Farm, Castanheiro Farm, Alfinetes Farm, Cabeça Farm, Ponte Redonda Farm, Castanhais Farm, Moorish Farm, Fresca Street.

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