SINTRA - PALACES + CASTLEA pleasant walk up to the Castle starts in the town at the National Palace and follows the narrow lanes to a Parque das Merendas (picnic area), which weaves through the beautiful gardens towards the recently restored Sasseti Villa. A steep climb takes you up to a shaded hilltop, passing some huge granite boulders, eventually leading to Sintra's main tourist attractions, the Moorish Castle and Pena
SESIMBRAIt is dotted with secret caves and coves and home to some of the best waters for snorkelling and diving in the whole of Portugal. The whole region is ringed by a national marine park, which has helped to ensure clean seas.
For the walker, this region is a paradise that has many interesting trails, fantastic viewpoints and a number of little-explored natural wonders