Active Sintra

More and more, people travel in search of new experiences, life-experiences associated to different outdoor activities. The use of sports as an added value for tourism has been increasing since the Eighties, allied to the emergence of a new philosophy in the management of this concept that combines adventure, eco-tourism and the cultural aspects of the tourist destination. 

Thus, active tourism is a way to enhance the activity of the individual tourist.

For this reason, the Sintra Municipality decided to launch the ActiveSintra, brand, as a way of promoting active tourism, attracting and retaining visitors all year round and for longer stays.

Associated to the brand is this web site that will gather all necessary information for those who want to experience a true adventure in Sintra!

ActiveSintra and all its partners – accommodation and business – are committed to the promotion of sustainable active tourism, in order to enhance the experience of the visitor, improve the quality of local life and contribute to a greener Sintra.

Sintra, World Heritage

Located in the Lisbon area, the Portuguese town of Sintra is considered one of the most privileged sites in the country for tourism and leisure.

The exceptional conditions of Sintra’s geographic location and environmental qualities have led to its settlement since ancient times.

Within its territory the town includes the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1995. This unique category, created specifically for this blend of natural landscape and cultural heritage, covers part of the Serra de Sintra (the Sintra Mountain), including the town’s historical centre and its monuments. All this harmoniously enveloped by indigenous flora, forming an extraordinary and unique natural and architectural ensemble. 

For all this, and much more, come discover Sintra and enjoy unique moments in a place that brings together tradition, culture and customs with sports and leisure.

From hiking to mountain biking, from rock-climbing and rappel in the Serra to bodyboarding on the beaches, the activities Sintra offers its visitors and residents are many and varied.

Discover the beaches, green spaces, parks and palaces of Sintra or participate in a leisure or sports activity in one of the most beautiful places of the planet. This is the motto of the new international campaign that promotes Active Tourism in Sintra.

Air sports

Be dazzled by the landscape and experience the euphoria of altitude, in a mixture of unique sensations that will show you Sintra in a memorable perspective.
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Ziplining
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Hang Gliding
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Paragliding

Water Sports

Sintra tem uma vasta zona costeira atlântica, perfeita para a prática de desportos náuticos como surf, bodyboard, SUP ou canoagem.
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Bodyboarding
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Canoeing
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SUP
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Surfing

Land Sports

Com centenas de trilhos devidamente marcados na serra, na zona rural e ao longo do litoral, Sintra é o spot ideal para a prática de BTT, escalada ou caminhada.
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Bicycle Touring
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Bird Watching
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Golf
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Hiking
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Horse Riding
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Mountain Biking
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Orienteering
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Rappel
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Rock-Climbing
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Spelunking
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Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval
Praça Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro
2710-720 SINTRA
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