Saturday, March 28, 2015

Portugal - Sintra Day 5

A perfect day biking with our guide, Gonçalo and his friend Louis. We highly recommend Bike Rentals for the excellent service and going all out by arranging a gourmet picnic. Thanks to them we had a great start to our mountain biking season.

Portugal - Sintra day 4

I met with my guide and geared up for a day of mountain biking. I had arranged with Goncalo and Louis to show me around the amazing Sintra Mountains.

Meanwhile Heini spent the day sightseeing the city of Sintra and the park Quinta da Regaleira. We`ll let the pictures tell the rest.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Portugal - Sintra Day 3

Oh Casa Sintra serves up a really good breakfast. After enjoying our morning coffee in the garden we started our hike up to the Moorish Castle. It`s a 9th century castle with a view over Sintra and the surroundings. From here we continued to the Pena Palace which is one of the most beautiful palaces we have seen. Every part of the palace represents it`s own architectural era. After a tasty lunch and some local wine we climbed to the highest point, Cruz Alta to catch great views all the way to the Atlantic ocean.