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Lisbon is a multicultural metropolis bursting with history, culture, great food and a vibrant atmosphere. The almost constant sunlight reflects off the Tejo river, transforming the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colors. Influenced by many different remote cultures over time, there is still a village-like feeling in every historical neighborhood, and Fado, which has been granted World Heritage status, is the most significant expression of what it is to be Portuguese. Lisbon's streets are perfect for urban night riding, with lots of stairs and alleyways that will allow you to feel and live the city in a different perspective.

Ride in a castle, stop to eat and drink at all the hot spots and meet lively locals. The capital also has a great local trail network. The ''backyard'' as we call it, is a little forest park named Monsanto that is made up of rapid single tracks with root sections, drops and fun features like small jumps and berms. It's a place for all levels of riding and jam-packed fun. 10km out from Lisbon, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra is the Mecca of mountain biking in the Greater Lisbon area. Sintra has a North Shore vibe to it, but with a Mediterranean twist.

Here you can find trails for all levels and tastes. From fast paced single tracks to technical steep trails, long winding berms, dense oak forests and granite rock gardens. And to top it all off, you can end your ride right on the beach and go for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Also near Lisbon lies the town of Sesimbra, a small coastal town developed by fishermen. Sesimbra still offers some of the best fresh fish on the globe. Sesimbra is our small ''Finale Ligure'', with epic cost line single tracks and unforgettable sites and views. Its crystal clear waters are a wonderful place to go for a swim at the end of a ride... and you never know, you might even see some dolphins.

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Take some time to explore this beautiful capital, known for its stunning natural light. There's lots to see in this multicultural metropolis that's bursting with culture, architecture, charm, great food, and a fantastic atmosphere.
We begin our riding adventure in Sintra, a mountain biker's paradise. In the morning we'll have bike skills training focused on the basic techniques. In the afternoon we'll take on some of Sintra's most epic trails: riding, checking lines and track walking some demanding and technical sections. There's something for everyone, from fast flowing single tracks to technical steep trails, long winding berms, dense oak forests with granite rock gardens.
After becoming more familiarized with Sintra's trails, it's time to have fun. A full day riding with some uplifts and long runs on our trails. Finishing the day on the beach at sunset will be a great chance to relax, unwind and reflect on the awesome trails.
Lisbon also has a great trail network - the 'backyard' as we call it - in the urban forest park named Monsanto: fast flowing single tracks with root sections, drops and fun features like small jumps and berms. It’s a place for all levels of riding and packs lots of fun. After a late afternoon in Monsanto, we'll ride into the city, whose history spans back thousands of years. We'll find streets filled with heritage and characterful neighborhoods where the city first developed, which can still be experienced at its most genuine level. Influenced by many different remote cultures over time, there is still a village-like feeling in every historical neighborhood, and Fado awarded World Heritage status, is the most significant expression of what it is to be Portuguese. Lisbon's historic streets are perfect for urban night riding, with lots of stairs and alleyways that will allow you to feel and live the city with a different perspective. Ride in a castle, visit fantastic viewpoints, stop to eat and drink at all the hot spots, meet fantastic locals and see the wonderful sights.
After a long night ride we'll head back to Sintra for a full day of riding. We are getting tired, but don't worry, there won't be much pedaling because we'll have the van to help us shuttle up to the top.
It's time for a change and ride in a totally different area and terrain. The semi-rural town of Palmela, in Serra da Arrabida, is located right by the coast. Also known for its Castle that offers a unique view over the Atlantic Ocean and the peninsula of Setubal, the huge variety of vineyards and ''melty'' cheese from Azeitao, Palmela offers some of the best fresh seafood in the world. The trails are flowy and fast with a lot of features for you to have a blast.
Our last day in Sintra will be focused on trail riding with a mix of culture. We'll ride trails amongst some of the most beautiful UNESCO Heritage monuments such as the colorful Pena Palace, a tenth century Moorish Castle and the Capuchos Convent, also known as the Cork Convent. From the picturesque Villa of Sintra, we'€™ll continue our ride through the gracious farms and picturesque surrounding villas that will lead us into the spectacular beaches of Atlantic Ocean. To end our trip in style, a typical Portuguese dinner will be served, where we can eat fresh local dishes, sip refined wines and talk about the wonderful experience we've had over the past 7 days.
We will help you to pack your bikes, and we’ll drive to Lisbon airport where you’ll get your flights.
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