Lisbon’s hometrails

Sintra & Ericeira

Only 45 minutes outside of Lisbon we find an incredible trail world. The peaks of Serra de Sintra and the rough Atlantic ocean is connected through an uncountable number of trails and routes for all experience levels. Sintra and Ericeira, two stunning destinations in Portugal, offer incredible opportunities for biking enthusiasts.

Serra de Sintra with steep up and downs and technical rides, between Sintra, Cascais, Colares and Cabo da Roca, is an ideal playground for experienced bikers. The coastal trails between Serra de Sintra and Ericeira and Santa Cruz are outstanding scenic rides between the beaches and the high cliffs.

Both Sintra and Ericeira offer a unique blend of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and diverse terrain, making them excellent bike areas for those who seek adventure and scenic exploration in Portugal. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cyclist, these destinations have something for everyone. So, hop on your bike and uncover the magic of Sintra and the coastal charm of Ericeira!

Serra de Sintra and the trails along the coast are indeed a mountain bike area.

Serra de Sintra between Sintra, Colares and Cascais comes with steep ups and downs in a rough terrain. For experient riders we recommend full suspension bikes, for unexperienced riders e-bikes might be the right option.

The coastal trains to Ericeira and Santa Cruz are technically easier and doable on hardtails.

Pick up our bikes at our stations in
Lisbon or Ericeira.

We also deliver bikes in the area of Sintra, Cascais, Ericeira, Santa Cruz or Mafra

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Stay in Sintra or Ericeira and schred Sintras best trails on daily rides or discover the best of the area on different stages between Sintra, Cascais and Ericeira.

Or dicover a special offer that combines the best of Portugal’s outdoors: Bike & Surf. Ride the best trails from Peniche to Sintra and surf the world famous waives of Peniche, Santa Cruz and Ericeira. Find out more…

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Our Favorite Rides in Ericeira

Ericeira is a coastal gem known for its world-class surf, but it’s also a fantastic destination for cyclists. This charming fishing town boasts a laid-back atmosphere and scenic routes along the rugged coastline. Explore the cobblestone streets of the town, take in the stunning sea vistas, and visit the picturesque beaches. Ericeira’s undulating landscape caters to all levels of riders, from leisurely coastal paths to more challenging hills that reward you with panoramic views.

Sintra MTB

Northern Coastal Trail

Between Ericeira and Santa Cruz we find the most impressive part of the coastal trail: Virgin nature, huge cliffs and typical villages border the way to Foz do Sissandro and the long beach of Praia Azul.

The following inbound way is predistined to explore the famous wine yards of Torres Vedras and the lonesome forest trails of the area.

Ericeira MTB

Ribeira Trails

North of Ericeira is located the comunity of Santo Isidoro. Broad trails high on the cliffs with stunning views to Ericeiras top surf resorts Ribeira d’Ilhas and Praia dos Coxos. On small trails through the fields and forests, technical tracks and man-built jumps. All the diversity of the bike destination on a 20km ride!

Ericeira MTB

Lizandro Trails

South of Ericeira the river valley of Lizandro forms a natural bike park. Smooth panorama trails on catchy sand stone trails along the coast, technical downhills between old wind mills and forgotten villages, fast gravel roads in the dense bushes of the river valley.

Fun rides and challenging trails with best ocean view are guaranteed on this route!

Our Favorite Rides in Sintra

Nestled in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Sintra is a cyclist’s paradise with its enchanting landscapes. You’ll find winding roads that lead to breathtaking castles, lush forests, and scenic coastline. The challenging mountain terrain, including the Sintra Mountain Range, offers a thrilling experience for more advanced riders. Explore the charming town center, visit the romantic Palácio da Pena, and enjoy sweeping ocean views along your ride.

Sintra MTB

Panorama Loop

45km – 750m elevation

A day tour to take a loop around the Serra de Sintra. From the historical town of Sintra we go down northside to Colares and Praia Grande. Along the impressive cliffs and through the evergreen forests we make our way to charming villages in the evergreen forests at Serra de Sintra and to the breathtaking cliffs and beaches around Cabo da Roca.
With marvellous panorama views we reach the coast at the virgin coast near the famous surfspot of Praia do Guincho. From here a cycling lane along the ocean leads us to the pretty coastal town Cascais. The chick beach promenade and the charming oldtown invites for a final loop and a recovery drink to round up our ride.

Historic center of Sintra & Cascais
Praia Grande, Guincho & Abano
Cabo da Roca & Praia da Ursa
Villages at Serra de Sintra

With 40km and some sharp uphills Sintra Cascais Loop requires some fitness. We mainly ride on gravel roads, most technical sections are optional. Safe cycling is required, but no advanced MTB skills are necessary.

Ericeira MTB

Panorama Loop

45km – 650m elevation

Through the forests and along the cliffs: This ride combines the amazing rough coastline with the traditional agriculture of the interior and leads us deep into Portugal.
Small and charming villages and plenty of fields and forests border our way from the historic town of Sintra to the coast near Azenhas do Mar. A scenaric leads further along the cliffs. Views reach from Cabo da Roca until Peniche and one beautiful beach follows the next.
Ericeira, our final destination, is a real pearl of a coastal town. The route is dominated by many short up- and downhills. Without MTB-skills you probably will have to push your bike once in a while, but it’s still doable if you bring a good fitness. It’s an tiring daytour, but worth every effort!

Historic center of Sintra & Ericeira
panorama cliff rides
Azenhas do Mar & Praia do Sao Juliao

See our two-days option from Sintra to Ericeira and Mafra with stay in Ericeira.

Serra de Sintra Trilho dos Burros All Mountain

Sintra All Mountain

40km – 850m elevation

The beach of Guincho is the ideal start for the more challenging trails of Serra de Sintra. A first long climb brings us to the crest of Serra de Sintra. From here we discover the region on the best trails of the zone. Depend on the weather conditions and our riding skills we go up to Santuario da Peninha, down north to Praia de Grande or to the lakes around Quinta do Pisao.

Plenty of S1 and S2 single trails
diverse underground
trails with ocean view
summit to sea singletrail (500m)

Be ready for some sharp uphills and some thrilling moments on the downhills. Uphill or downhill Sintra Trails is a challenge for everyone! Sintra Trails is our ride for experienced bikers. As a group tour it requires some bike experience to keep up with the group. As a private tour at least a good fitness level is necessay to enjoy this ride.

Luggage Transfer

We deliver your luggage daily from hotel to hotel or bring it directly to your your final destination

Hotel Delivery

We deliver bikes daily in Sintra, Ericeira,
Mafra and Santa Cruz

Bike Packing

Panniers, handlebar bags, sleeping bags, lights, GPS Systems and more

Bike Packing

Panniers, handlebar bags, sleeping bags, lights, GPS Systems and more

Bike Packing

Panniers, handlebar bags, sleeping bags, lights, GPS Systems and more

Bike Packing

Panniers, handlebar bags, sleeping bags, lights, GPS Systems and more

Bike & Surf

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Sintra Trails

Only 45min from Lisbon you find a true trail paradise: West of Lisbon, between the delta of Rio Tejo and the rough Atlantic is located the 500m high Serra de Sintra. Thrilling singletrails, smoove panorama roads, top class panorama trails and a lot of rural charm make Serra de Sintra a must go for experienced riders. But: No pain, no gain! Sintra’s sharp uphills require all your legs!

Further north the terrain got easier for beginners. Ericeira, well known by all surfers, but also a unique bike scenario. A great mix of panorama rides and technical trails along the coast, relaxed rides trough wine yards and rural areas mixed with metropolitan youth and surf culture.

Our Accommodation –
Charm, Comfort and tradtion

Comfortable hotels, authentic holiday homes and charming farm and nature stays characterize our accommodations.
Ask us for your individual holiday program or join one of our existing trips

Bike Package Sintra

Rural Stays

Lay back and relax: farms, rural villages and wine yards provide a comfortable and authentic way to discover the original Portugal.

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Quality Hotels

Enjoy a journey with the best hotels along the route.

Ocean view, spa, Pool, Michelin kitchen: A few high class hotels wait along the way from Lisbon to Lagos. Reserve the high class with us

Guesthouses

Sintra and Ericeira are

Depend on season & availability this can be shared or private rooms

Bike & Surf Package

8 days / 7 nights

Enjoy the best that Portual has to offer for outdoor lovers: Some of Europes best surf waives are only a bike ride away from each other. Explore some of the continent’s most coveted surf waves, set against the backdrop of stunning World Surf Reserves, and traverse Europe’s most captivating cliff trails. Here’s a sneak peek into your extraordinary trip:

Day 1 – Baleal in Peniche: The Perfect Start

We kick off your adventure with a gentle introduction to the world of surfing at Baleal in Peniche. These beginner-friendly waves provide the ideal training ground for novice surfers. Peniche exudes a vibrant coastal charm, seamlessly blending the authentic Portuguese fishing town atmosphere with the energetic and laid-back vibe of a top-notch surf destination

Day 2 – Peniche to Santa Cruz: Get on the bikes

Also our first bike day comes relexed. For much of the route, there is a dedicated coastal bike path along the coast, which ensures a safe, easy and enjoyable ride. A flat route leads us along stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and panoramic vistas.

Day 3 – Santa Cruz: A Hidden Gem

Santa Cruz, the hidden gem of our journey, offers a laid-back atmosphere and pristine Praia Azul with its expansive sandy beach. It’s an underrated paradise for surfing enthusiasts, where you can hone your skills amidst breathtaking coastal beauty.

Day 4 – Santa Cruz to Ericeira: An Epic Bike Route

Prepare for a day of thrilling biking adventure as we pedal from Santa Cruz to Ericeira. Along the way, we traverse unique single trails and dirt roads, perched atop 60-meter high cliffs. Discover charming villages and secluded beaches, all while reveling in the natural beauty of the Portuguese coast.

Day 5 – Ericeira: Surfer’s Paradise

Ericeira, our third and final surf stop, provides a bench of top-quality reef and beach breaks for surfers of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting, Ericeira’s waves are sure to satisfy your surfing cravings. Immerse yourself in the vibrant, international surf scene while appreciating the town’s traditional charm.

Day 6 – Ericeira to Serra de Sintra: A Biking Extravaganza

Embark on another epic biking adventure from Ericeira to the renowned cycling destination of Serra de Sintra. Then, pedal your way to Europe’s westernmost point at Cabo da Roca. This unforgettable route promises breathtaking scenery and a thrilling sense of accomplishment.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the best of Portugal’s outdoor paradise. Join us on a journey that combines the thrill of surfing with the allure of scenic biking routes, all set against the backdrop of Europe’s most stunning coastal landscapes.

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