Hiking activities in Portugal
Walking through pretty countryside is a much-loved activity in the Sintra region. A pleasant walking trail is from Sintra-Vila to Castelo dos Mouros, a relatively easy 50-minute hike. You can continue to Palácio Nacional da Pena (another five minutes). From here you can ascend the Serra de Sintra's highest point, the 529m Cruz Alta (High Cross) named for its 16th-century cross, with amazing views all over Sintra. You can continue on foot to São Pedro de Penaferrim, and loop back to Sintra-Vila.