Lisbon – Sintra Park
36km - 1,049m / 22mi - 3441ft - Weekly Rides - Monday - Wednesday - Friday
- Region EMEA
- Country Portugal
- City Lisbon
This ride takes place in the Unesco world heritage site of Sintra Park, just half an hour drive from Lisbon. It is known among the locals as a playground or training spot due to it’s very low traffic and great roads. The beauty of the vegetation is a highlight as well as the variety of the scenery along the ride.
After leaving the old village and it´s Challets and Palaces, the ride follows a quiet forest road, until we hit the little white villages and keep going down the hill towards the coast. A short ocean ride is followed by a rural inland road that zigzags through a couple of small villages just before our longer climb back to the old town of Sintra.
The roads are well paved and, there’s plenty of sights to see along the way – the Regaleira Palace, Sintra National Royal Palace, Seteais Palace, Azenhas traditional fishing village, Colares wine region and its wineries, Monserrate Palace, and the old Sintra. Our experienced local ride leaders can point out the sights, offer hints and tips of how best to approach the circuit to get the most out of your ride.
This ride is a loop of 36,4 km and has two major climbs – one at km 2,5 and the other at km 28,7.
It’s a ride that can be done CW or CCW, the gradients are similar on both ways of the hills; and some good Strava segments along the way.
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Ride Map and Profile
Length: 36km / 22mi
Altitude: 1,049m / 3441ft
Difficulty: Cat 3 - Moderate
|Booking Price||US $0.00|
|Departure Day/s||Monday - Wednesday - Friday,|
|Departure Time||Arrive Lisbon centre 7am - Ride 7:30/7:45 am - Return 9:30/9:45am - Cafe|
|Duration||2 hrs ride time|
|Departure Location||Departure from Lisbon centre - 20 minute drive to start the ride at Sintra. Full location departure details are included in your ride confirmation email.|
|Included||Quality road bike, pre-fitted to your rider profile, helmet, experienced & fully insured local Ride Leader.|
|Excluded||Transport to and from ride departure point, shoes, pedals, water bottle, ride kit, food and drinks.|
|What to bring||Cycling shoes, pedals, cycling kit.|
|Need to know||Departure from Lisbon centre - 20 minute drive to start the ride at Sintra. Transport costs are included in the ride price. Full location departure details will be included in your ride confirmation email.|
Gonçalo – LisbonWith a background in Geophysics, Gonçalo became a cycling journalist back in 1997, writing for the first ever mountain bike magazine in Portugal & it's still a best seller in Portugal. Four years later he became a bike tour leader and since then he has combined his guiding career with writing. Now he rides all kinds of bikes in all kinds of terrains, and although not racing anymore he's never lost his passion for cycling competitively. Over more than 15 years of amateur cycling his warm and friendly nature have earned him many friends . He knows the roads around Lisbon and Sintra inside out and is eager to show you around and share his knowledge of local and national history. Being a photography enthusiast don´t be surprised if he sends you some cool shots of your ride.
Lisbon Road Bike Rental includes the following bike.
Fuji Shimano Tiagra 10 speed & the Fuji Shimano Tiagra 18 speed bikes
NOTE: Multiple spaces are available on GCR rides, but due to your specific profile and bike sizing requirements, bookings can only be made individually.