Let's go for a walk in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park. A trail of great beauty, between the Serra da Arrábida and Sesimbra, which presents the essence of all the richness of the Arrábida Natural Park. From flora to geology, there are several aspects to know in a closer look along the trail. The landscape is of a stunning beauty, where the surprise is a constant throughout the trail. We will start in Palmela towards Arrábida Moutain, in my car. The trail starts in the road to Portinho towards the cliffs. The first stop over the cliffs to know a bit about Arrábida geology, then we will take the trail to our main spot - a fantastic place in the middle of a Cliff - the Fojo, just over the sea, where you will want to spend the rest of the day :-). Then we have to do the way up to the car, a different trail for different views. Route characteristics: Slope: 150 m Distance: 6 to 8 km Duration: 3h00 Typology: Circular After the walk we will visit other places by car, a selection of the most interesting places in Arrábida Natural Park. Up in Arrábida mountain we can see an important part of the whole Park, then coming to Portinho and the small beaches, for sure, part of the Paradise.
My experience as a guide in the Arrábida Natural Park for more than 10 years, allows me to know the whole park very well. That's why I am passionate about share with people the hidden places I love the most and where they wouldn't be able to go alone. I love to share the knowledge I have about those places, discovering the landscape and it's history, feeling the Nature at every momento, so each time the experience is very special and unique.
We will discover the most unknown trails, where the secrets of the wilder landscape will be revealed. Arrábida Natural Park is the best protected area in the entire region of Lisbon, guarding a fabulous landscape with small deserted beaches between the high cliffs. Its Mediterranean climate has many autochthonous flora and some endemic species to know. It would take several days to know all this secrets, that only a few will be pleased to meet.
Do not wear shorts, the vegetation is very dense. The trail is very irregular and with a marked slope.