The Sintra Town Council will implement the project "Wifi in the Historic Center" which allows visitors to access the Internet and information about Sintra on a mobile device.
The implementation of this portal allows visitors to access information about the area through any mobile device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) and will cover the entire historic center, Volta do Duche and Estefânia.
The "Wifi in the Historic Center" is supported on a wireless network in public space, providing access in open signal to all users.
Parques de Sintra free wireless access Spots
Parques de Sintra provides free wireless access to the Internet in the following locations:
– National Palace of Pena: entrance, store, restaurant and cafeteria terrace
– Palace and Park of Monserrate: entrance and teahouse
– National Palace of Sintra : entrance and store
– Moorish Castle: entrance and cafeteria
– National Palace of Queluz: entrance
– Chalet of the Countess of Edla: entrance
– Convent of the Capuchos: entrance
This service falls within the framework of systematically deploying information and communication technologies within the objective of boosting the alliance between culture, the conveying of knowledge and technology in a characteristic inherent to the Parques de Sintra strategy for supporting its visitors and raising their awareness.
I am delighted to announce that Park E Bike has just launched brand new Special Interest tours just for you! Why just for you? These new private tours are aimed at people who want to explore beyond the sightseeing tour and really want to have unique local experiences.
Following repeated inquiries for visits to the highly acclaimed but little known Colares wineries and their truly unique Sand Wines, we have created an all new Sintra Wine Route E-bike tour which will take you many of the most emblematic places of this ancient Denominated Wine Region. This is a private e-bike tour which will take you to the heart of the Colares DOC, where almost extinct, original vines grow in sandy soils, close to the the Atlantic ocean.
You will get the chance to taste some of the rarest wines in Europe in some of the oldest cellars in Portugal, cycling from place to place on our No Sweat e-bikes to make sure you can enjoy the whole day at your own pace. You can see all the details of our new wine route tour right here.
Posted by Martin - partner and e-bike aficionado.
If you have looked up Sintra, it's quite likely you have seen one of the superb photos by acclaimed photographer Taylor Moore. His style is inimitable and he has managed to capture the elusive essence of mystery and magic that can be found in Sintra and it's wonderful parks and palaces.
Taylor has accepted our request to show you some of his secret spots in Sintra and also to share his own special photography techniques, so that you can bring home your own unique mementos of this superb Unesco World Heritage site. These are private tours and are offered only to small groups, to make sure you get Taylors undived attention and to ensure that we can access places that are normally restricted to visitors.
The use of ebikes means you can easily cycle from on site to another, fast enough to make the most of your time and slow enough to enjoy the ride and outstanding sights. You can find out all about Taylor and his ebike photo tour with Park E Bike right here. See you soon!
The European Best Destinations, na international organization that promotes turism and culture in Europe, as distinguished Sintra in two different cattegories: "Most Beautiful European Castles" and "Best European Hiden Treasues"
In "Most Beautiful Castles", Sintra occupies the 1st place on a selection of 15. Its referred that the Pena Palace, at the top of the mountain, was ordered by Ferdinand the second, on the XIX century. Refers also, Pena Park, with its luxurious gardens, with more than 500 species of flora, originated from the four corners of the world.
At the "Best Hiden Tresures", Sintra appears on a honorable 4th place, justified by the village location, between the mountain and the sea also refered as the "true capital of the romantism".
Meanwile , Quinta da Regaleira, in Sintra, was classified as being one of the "most incredible" places on earth, by the australian site. Regaleira is included as one of the most surpriseful monuments of the historic center of Sintra, makind a refrence to the initiation well, used some time ago to the realization of initiation rituals.
The elaborated list contains 16 special locations that aren't massively invaded by tourists.
Every year, Sintra municipality promotes a Medieval Fair in the local fair grounds. This year the medieval fair runs between the 17th and 20th of July, at São Pedro de Sintra fair square. The medieval fair recreates the court stay at the reign of John I in 1428.
This year the fair engages the presence of more than 145 participants: craftsman recreating the crafts from back then, artisans, merchants with food and crafts from arabic origins, producers with confectionery, vegetables, honey, smoked meats, cheeses and medieval style taverns serving traditional meals.
If you are in Sintra this week, take a detour to São Pedro square!
17th and 18th July – from 17h00 to 24h00
19th and 20th July - from 13h00 to 24h00
Park E Bike offers the longest range of complete routes to explore the whole Sintra area but there are other excellent ways to get around the historic core of the old town or Vila de Sintra.
Just out of beta testing, the Park E Bike Android App offers 3 great cycling routes around the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra, Portugal. Each route map takes a scenic ride passing some of the beautiful Parks and Palaces that have put Sintra on the world travel map.
Our apps also feature audio guides of each highlight, so cyclists can listen to descriptions on the go while following accurate GPS directions using a simple and easy to use navigation. Best of all, the apps pre-load all the maps and route info so that no roaming charges are incurred by travelers. To top it all off, the App is free to download and use - Try it out Free of Charge.
Riding an E-bike in Sintra has more great things to recommend it than we can list but here are 5 excellent reasons to get pedaling an E-Bike in Sintra:
1 Good Weather Guarantee
Although we can't make the weather, we can make sure you only ride on a day that suits your taste: book anytime and if by 9:00 the morning of your booked E-Bike Rental or Day Trip tour you let us know you would prefer to take a rain check, we will fully refund you - Guaranteed!
2 Don't wait for the tourist bus
Save your patience, time and the environment and ride an E Bike instead of taking the Sintra tourist bus. The Park E Bike office is just meters away from the bus stop - drop by and ride a bike around Sintra instead. It's not just better for the environment, it's way more fun too.
3 Beat the ticket queue
Buy a combined or single ticket at the Park E Bike counter in the clock tower in Sintra and jump the queue at any of the following Parks, Palaces and Monuments:
4 Excellent E Bikes
Park E Bike bicycles feature a low center of gravity for easy riding, wide tires for maximum comfort and grip, a wide gel saddle for a cushy ride and a single grip throttle for easy gear shifting. The advanced Panasonic electric drive is safe and easy to use, automatically compensating for your pedaling style. All you have to do is pedal.
5 Exceptional Reputation
Both Parques de Sintra and Cycling Rentals are leading companies in their fields and take your safety online and offline very seriously. Click on the following links for more information on how we handle your data and how we run our e-bike hire and day trips.
Fall and winter may be the very best time to visit Sintra, as this is one of the few travel locations which actually can actually be even more enjoyable in the winter, regardless of the weather. Sounds far fetched? Not really - here are 4 reasons why you should visit Sintra this fall:
These days it's hard to find a beautiful destination that no else has found yet and when the sun is out, so is everybody else. The cooler temperatures of autumn and winter mean that sun chasers simply head to the tropics, leaving wonderful locations that have a lot more to offer than just the summer heat free for you to explore at your leisure.
Whether you like to walk, run or cycle on your travels, less people also means less traffic; less tour buses and fewer clusters of packaged tourists flocking about and that means more space and freedom for you. If you're a cyclist, low season means "low traffic" becomes "no traffic" and you can have the roads and lanes of Sintra to yourself.
From flights and hotels to tour operators and outfitters, you can get great deals by picking low season travel dates to Sintra. Almost all hotels and airlines offer substantial discounts on their standard rates. Once you factor in lower prices and less crowds and hassle, you can be onto a great deal just for choosing to enjoy your vacation when everyone else is not.
Naturally not all destinations are ideal for visiting during the fall, but Sintra is certainly one of them - ancient moss covered walls, mist shrouded palaces and cascading waterfalls are all part of the low season scenery. If you want to go beyond the ordinary holiday snaps, some of the most exquisite sights can really only be seen during autumn and winter.
If you have been to Sintra in the Fall or Winter, get in touch and let us know what you thought!