Walking Route | Vila Sassetti
A beautiful stretch of the Sintra Hills
This route offers an alternative way to link the Historical Centre of Sintra with the Moorish Castle and the Park and Palace of Pena. Along the way, there is a remarkable building inspired by the castles of Lombardy to admire and gardens with a watercourse snaking through them, feeding small ponds and waterfalls.
Start from the gardens of Vila Sassetti, along a winding but even path, passing the Caretaker’s House and the main building. In the second part of the walk, now outside the grounds of the property, the path passes Penedo da Amizade, an iconic cliff for climbing fans, and through Loureiros Forest, which is typical of the region, via wooden steps and walkways, in Bichos Hunting Ground. Here, walkers can choose between continuing to the Moorish Castle or to the Park and Palace of Pena. It is suitable for all ages, but requires a good level of fitness.
Duration: 45 min.
The walking routes are one of the initiatives developed under the project BIO+Sintra, contributing to enhancing biodiversity in Sintra.