From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 7 hours
First stop will be Azenhas do Mar, a scenic village on the coast built in the "Portuguese Soft Style". Continue along the coast, passing by steep cliffs and wild beaches. Arrive in Ericeira, a village known for its blue and white buildings, as well as its lively food scene. Enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace and have lunch. After lunch, head to Jose Franco, a working village and open-air museum that showcases the traditional culture and handicrafts of the área. End your tour with a visit to the magnificent Palace of Mafra, a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important buildings in the Portuguese Baroque style. The palace is home to 92 bells, 1200 rooms, and over 4,700 doors and windows. It also hosts the oldest library in Portugal with about 36,000 volumes. Enjoy a tour of the site with your dedicated guide, who will share interesting fact...
Your journey begins with a morning pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon, Cascais, Ericeira or Sintra. From there, enjoy a brief ride to Mafra, about 40 minutes from Lisbon, in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with free WiFi onboard. Mafra’s convent is a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important monuments of Portugal, unique for its two carillons with 92 bells, 1200 rooms, over 4,700 doors and windows and the oldest library in the country with about 36,000 volumes of books and transcripts. After Mafra venture to the quaint Portuguese one-of-a-kind village of José Franco. This man was a sculptor and a poet who decided to build a living museum to show the customs, labor activities and other aspects of Portuguese rural life back in his time in 1945. The result is a giant museum made into a village! Next, head to Ericeira, the first World Surfing Reserve in Eur...
Enjoy a 2-hour private bike tour around the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe. See its 7 magnificent wave hotspots that keep bringing surf lovers back to Ericeira, home to regional and international surf competitions alike. Benefit from a route tailored to your group by your guide, with some challenging climbs and relatively easy single tracks. Expect mostly single-track and dirt roads, with a few paved roads and great sightseeing all around. Head across Ericeira’s cliffs and it's amazing coastline with your guide. Embrace the 20km-ride with 300m climb on a tour for all kinds of mountain bike riders. Contrast the cliffs with Ericeira’s rural countryside in the natural park and hidden bays with beautiful beaches. See well-known hotspot such as Ribeira d’Ilhas and Coxos.
Watch the sunset while you ride your bike through Europe's only World Surfing Reserve Ericeira. Take in the peaceful atmosphere of this special time of the day while you cycle along the coast on one side and the beautiful Portuguese countryside on the other. Ride along breathtaking cliffs and through rural landscapes on this 12-mile (20 kilometer) long mountain bike tour. Expect mostly single tracks, dirt and paved roads, challenging climbs and great sightseeing all around. A private tour not only for experienced mountain bike riders, but for all kind of explorers.
Journey through varied scenery and terrain with a stunning route with a great mix between coastal landscape and countryside. Marvel at the impressive coastline cliffs of Ericeira, Cabo da Roca, and the rural countryside of the Sintra Natural Park. Discover stunning views, riding an electrical bicycle, be surrounded by good people, and be in contact with nature. Whether you are an experienced bike rider or beginner, this tour is for every kind of explorer. The ride will take around 5 hours and you will complete a distance of about 70 km along the coast. Expect some challenging climbs and relatively easy single tracks, with great sightseeing all around. The route will be tweaked for your group by your guide. Expect some challenging climbs and relatively easy single tracks along the journey.
After being collected from your accommodation, your tour will begin with a Mafra Palace tour. The palace was built by D. João V in the first half of the 19th century as the result of a vote that the young king made if Queen D. Maria Ana of Austria gave him descendants. Mafra's greatest treasure is its library, with a collection of more than 40,000 books with gold-bound leather bindings, including a first edition of Luís de Camões's Os Lusíadas. Your tour will then progress towards the beautiful fishing village of Ericeira, which is very close to Sintra and Mafra. Its center, which is older and more typical, allows visitors to walk through narrow winding streets that reflect back to older times. Its connection to the sea is undeniable, even by the immense ocean that serves as a backdrop to the houses. The Ericeira Cliffs that meander along the shores of Ericeira Beach also give it a uniq...
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