Portugal- Women, Walking & Wine

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Join us on this customized Portuguese hiking adventure with a small group of active women to experience a new culture; enjoying delicious food, conversation, breathtaking scenery, culture and wine.
Discover one of the trendiest European capitals and its romantic surroundings; Explore Lisbon, the Portuguese Capital, delve into its charismatic and old neighborhoods.  Hike through and  experience the rich natural and cultural landscape of the Sintras lush gardens and woods, and a romantic atmosphere.
Portugal is a melting pot of cultures and for centuries Lisbon has been a cosmopolitan city attracting global trade and people from different parts of the world. It is also known for its special, magic natural light, a delight for photo enthusiasts and professionals alike. Immerse yourself into Lisbon´s day and night vibrant atmosphere.

May 24 – Fly from USA to Lisbon

May 25 – Adventure Day 1: Arrive to Lisbon – Lunch and City tour in the old neighborhoods Alfama, Mouraria and Castle (Visit to the Castle) | Sleep in Lisbon | Hotel Olissipo Saldanha
Meals: Lunch and Welcome Dinner

May 26 – Day 2: Sintra (Hike Roca Cape | Hike 10 km 6.2 mi) | Visit Sintra´s town center and surrounding parks, time permitting | Sleep in Lisbon | Hotel Olissipo Saldanha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

May 27 – Day 3: Lisbon – Évora
Transfer to Serra da Arrábida (Hike to be determined). After lunch Workshop Tile Painting (Azeitão) – Transfer to Évora | Sleep Évora| Hotel M´ar de ar Muralhas
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

May 28 – Day 4 – Évora – Monsaraz
Évora city tour| Hike (Valverde – Hike Valverde 7.95mi)| Sleep in Monsaraz | Night Sky Observation (at the Observatory with observation of stars and planets weather permitting) | Hotel Vila Planicie
Meals: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

May 29 – Day 5: Monsaraz- Carrapateira
Visit Quinta Quetzal (Wine Estate and art center at Vidigueira) Hike (TBD) Visit to the vineyard and lunch at the Estate. Possibility to visit their modern art center. Transfer to Arrifana Vale da Telha| Hotel Vale da Telha
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

May 30 – Day 6: Carrapateira Pontal (Hike 10K / 6.2 mi)) – (Afternoon: cultural program workshop on local crafts – to be defined) | Sleep in Vale da Telha |
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch | Dinner on our own.

May 31 – Day 7: Vila do Bispo – Cabo S. Vicente (Hike 13 Km 8.1 mi) Sleep: Lagoa, Algarve |
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Picnic) and dinner.

June 1 – Day 8: Benagil – Boat tour to Benagil Cave, surrounding coastal arcs and other caves tour ends at Praia da Marinha – Hike option: from Praia da Marinha to Ermida da Nossa Senhora da Rocha (Hike 5Km 3.1mi) After lunch return to Lisbon | Farewell Dinner (Fado dinner)| Sleep in Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

June 2 – Day 9: Return flight home

  • 8 Nights lodging including breakfast. Hotels are 3*and 4*
  • Most meals as indicated in itinerary, including is a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner (Fado house)
  • Entrances to Castle of São Jorge (Lisbon), wine tasting at Quinta do Quetzal, and the workshops mentioned in the itinerary
  • Min number of pax: 10 and max. number of persons is 14
  • In most trails the minibus cannot drive, however there are points along the trail where the group can meet the bus if needed. Details on the trails and these points of extraction will be presented later.
  • Initial tour briefing and daily morning briefings with a summary of the activities included for each day
  • 1 guide english-speaking
  • 1 professional driver
  • International airfare ~ purchased separately
  • Travel Insurance ~ strongly recommended
  • Items of a personal nature

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