Country to Coast: Animals, Market & Picnic

  • Let's hop on our vintage jeep and head to the local market to gather the freshest local ingredients to craft an epic Portuguese picnic that we'll have on the beach. We'll also visit our mate Joao's farm on the way to meet and greet his animals.

  • Duration icon4.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 7
    Offered in English
  • Country to Coast: Animals, Market & Picnic

  • Let's hop on our vintage jeep and head to the local market to gather the freshest local ingredients to craft an epic Portuguese picnic that we'll have on the beach. We'll also visit our mate Joao's farm on the way to meet and greet his animals.

  • Duration icon4.5 H
    Participants icon1 - 7
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Francisco B
    Photo of Francisco B

    Hi! Im Chico and with my mates,all born and raised in Sintra, we will guide you on the most popular and best reviewed experience in town. Since we were little boys our mothers have complained about our wild streaks, bruised knees, small cuts and a broken arm or two are, after all, part of the fun. This naturally evolved into a fascination for vintage jeeps and everything that would let us explore Sintra as fun as possible. Amazed by this mystical place and the hidden secrets of the mountains that surround it, we decided to explore and learn about this region as much as we could in order to become one of the most knowledgeable experts in town. Our fascination for classic cars led us to completely restore a very special model: the UMM.

  • What you will see and do

    Portuguese people love two things more than anything: the beach and food. In this full-day journey, we combine the two by finishing with a picnic on the beach. But first, we get our hands dirty.
    Farmer’s markets are best in the morning, so we’ll pick you up in one of our legendary jeeps and roll straight over to hunt and gather the freshest local ingredients to craft an epic Portuguese picnic. Think cured meats, local cheese, fresh bread and ingredients for salad.
    After we’ll head to our mate Joao’s farm to meet and greet his furry and feathered friends. Here you’ll learn about his animals and you’ll get to brush a donkey or pony, pet rabbits, feed a goat, say hi to sheep and see a mini pig from Vietnam. All things that make us happy!
    Then we’ll swap the countryside for the coastline when we take our farmers’ market picnic to Magoito Beach. Hold on tight as we bounce along unmarked, off-road tracks away from the farm. If it’s summer feel the breeze in your hair as we cruise with the roof off, or in winter we’ll blast tunes and splash up puddles of mud. After all, we are about the journey, not just the destination.
    Once we’re at the beach it’s time to relax. Together we’ll set up a picnic spread of traditional Portuguese “petiscos” (that’s our word for tapas) stacked full of all the cheese, chouriço (chorizo), bread and other market goodies you picked up earlier in the day. You can swim in the salty ocean, kick a ball on the sand, or just sit back with a few glasses of local wine. You might have 99 problems, but a beach ain’t one.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Off-road experiences in a legendary restored vintage Portuguese UMM Jeep; Epic sound system (hell yeah!) and free wifi; Free Polaroid photo for you to take home.
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Tickets and Lunch
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • Outside of Portela de Sintra train station, one stop before Sintra Station

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