Hiking in the Sintra /Cascais Natural Park and the steep cliffs of Cabo da Roca (Europe’s westernmost point). From Cascais to Magoito, there are countless little treasures plus the big sights such as Azenhas do Mar, Colares and Sintra with its many castles and palaces (UNESCO World cultural heritage site since 1992). Additionally, there’s the “Serra de Sintra”, a small wonder of nature that’s difficult to describe. A 16 km long ridge with a microclimate that nurtures rain, eucalyptus, pine and mixed forests with over 900 plant species in a very small area. From the 530m high ridge you can view the ocean in three directions. With the westernmost point of continental Europe, its green valleys, dizzying cliffs and the rough Atlantic coast, it’s one of the most diverse areas to discover on the Iberian Peninsula.