Program: Sintra Forest + Yoga Session
Reception of the participants and Briefing 8.30 AM.
Meeting place: Cascais train station (pick up at a hotel in Cascais is also available) or Sintra train station.
Start and finish at the Rio da Mula Dam.
We highly recommend that you bring a picnic lunch for this walking day.
Optional - Convent visit (ca. 1 hour).
Yoga session after the trail (ca. 45 min).
DISTANCE: ca. 12 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: ca. 3.30 HOURS
CLIMB: 520 M
DESCENT: 523 M
Your tour will start at the Rio da Mula Dam. All you have to do is appreciate! Close your eyes, take deep breaths and enjoy! This is the perfect place cleanse to your mind!
Next you'll follow the Sintra Forest to the Convento dos Capuchos. Located in the heart of the Serra de Sintra, the Capuchos Convent contrasts with the luxurious and exuberant buildings that exist in Sintra - this Franciscan convent stands out for its simplicity. Its small dimensions and the remarkable poverty of construction are part of the mystique of this monument. Here, human construction merges with the pre-existing natural elements, the surrounding vegetation and the huge granite boulders. The forest that surrounds the building was kept intact by the monks who lived there, being today one of the most notable examples of the primitive Sintra forest.
The third stop is Quinta do Pisão. Quinta do Pisão is a 380ha nature park that allows visitors a multiplicity of experiences with nature and ancestral habits linked to the land. In this unique park there is space for history, nature conservation, agricultural activity, preservation of biodiversity, art, education and environmental volunteering... Located at the western end of the municipality of Cascais in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais, Quinta do Pisão represents a historical and cultural legacy that has proved to be structuring for the territory, both for its scale and natural values, and for its built heritage and landscape organization. It is characterized by its extremely rich vegetation mosaic, corresponding to a significant diversity of habitats representative of the ecology of this area. Pack some carrots and apples in your bag, and feed the dunkies and horses. Get to know Mé, a tiny goat that became famous amongst visitors.
The last track will take you back to the Rio da Mula Dam. Have fun in your yoga class, and don't forget to take pictures of the outstanding view!