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Praia Grande near Lisbon and Serra de Sintra, Estrada do Rodízio nº 76, Colares, LISBON 2705-340
180Ä surf or climb holiday 7 nights accommodation at SaltyWay with tips of the best place to go.
7 nights, 5 half a day of surf lessons, material rental, 2x1.5h Yoga, Pick up from Sintra and transfer to the mountains or to the wall's on
March to January
Here at SaltyWay in Portugal near Lisbon we are passionate about surfing and climbing, and want to share our knowledge, stoke and enthusiasm with you in this enchanting corner of Portugal, the Serra de Sintra.
SaltyWay is a professional yet fun filled adult surf and climbing camp. Our aim is that by the end of your stay youíve not only had a memorable holiday and subsequently addicted to adventure sports but youíve acquired the knowledge, ability and confidence to pursue these sports independently of an instructor in the future. Learning is active, the lodging relaxed, and all goes down with a small group of fun loving likeminded people. We belive that it is never to late to dare something and to learn a new sport. If you have children, you can bring them along and let them share the fun too!
In addition to these sports youíll have the opportunity to relax and recover with our weekly yoga sessions and soak up Portugalís bohemian culture and fascinating history in nearby Sintra and Lisbon.
Within 5 days, it is our aim show you the secrets of surfing and bring the waves closer to you. Whether a complete beginner or confident surfer we have a package to suit everyone and every age! In our Step-Up surf package we will have you reading and riding real waves independently of an instructor.
Becoming a climber, the journey starts here! We offer an intensive 5 days of climbing led by our highly qualified and contagiously enthusiastic guides committed to your enjoyment and progression. Independent of your level we will take your climbing to the next level, at a variety of beautiful spots in the Serra or by the Ocean.
The SaltyWay house is strategically located equal distance from the Sintra mountains and the Atlantic ocean. Youíll be right in the heart of nature and the action whether youíre here to surf or climb. The house is comfortable, clean and cosy with a chilled out communal vibe. Itís the perfect spot to unwind, eat together and trade stories after the dayís adventures.
Climbing spots in Sintra
The area of Sintra is a very special and unique place to climb. You can find a variety of climbing disciplines (Sport, Trad, Bouldering, & crack climbing), grades and rock types (granite, limestone & basalt) set in the beautiful forested mountains or by the turquoise blue sea of Portugal. Whatever your level or experience there is certainly something for everyone.
Dramatically situated below the walls of this ancient mountain top castle, Castelo dos Mouros offers incredible views of the Sintra hills and the surrounding palaces. It is a granite slab climbing spot with more than 50 routes ranging from grades 4a (easy) to 8b (difficult). The approach to the crag is a short 10-minute walk through the mystical woods of Sintra.
This small semi-secret sector is hidden deep within the Sintra forest, and the adventurous walk through the trees is well worth the effort. Its isolation means it's often empty so you can maximise your time on the rock while enjoying the tranquillity of the forest. Due to its short routes and low grades, itís the perfect location for learning to lead your own routes. There are no more than 10 routes ranging from 4a (easy) to 5b (intermediate).
The enchanting Peninha forest and its majestic moss covered granite boulders look like something out of The Lord of the Rings, and like the movie, they have a truly magical feel about them. With so many boulders and grades ranging from 4a (easy) to 8a (difficult), there is something for everyone. It is not only a joy to climb but also a great spot to do some slack lining and relax with a picnic. A top tip if you are there around sundown, head to the nearby Peninha convent to take in a mind blowing panoramic sunset.
For our more experienced guests or eager novices keen to push their limits, we are lucky enough to have a unique basalt crack climbing spot just 20 minutes from the house. The location is truly awe-inspiring with a prehistoric feeling about the place; you can imagine dinosaurs roaming here millions of years ago. There are around 30 trad climbing routes ranging from grades 5b (intermediate) to 7b (difficult). Itís a great place to experiment with or improve your crack climbing. What's more, the crag looks out over the Atlantic Ocean and setting sun if you are there until sun down.
About a 20 minute drive from the house is Guia the birthplace of sports climbing in Portugal. Guia is 150 metres of vertical / overhanging limestone cliffs offering 50 or more routes ranging from grades 3c (easy) to 7c (difficult). You climb just metres from the glistening blue sea of Cascais bay. Itís almost impossible to resist a dip in the sea at the end of the day. Not far from the sector is the seaside town of Cascais that offers great restaurants, bars, shopping, artisan street markets and cultural exhibitions.
The weather is perfect in spring, summer and still awesome in autumn and winter. From March to November you can expect reliably dry, sunny weather with temperatures around 20 - 25°C, rising to 25-35°C during the summer months. Even in winter, it rarely drops below 15°C. If on the other hand it gets too hot in the summer, we can always find a shady spot for climbing and a cool splash in the ocean after the session.
Driving directions to SaltyWay - surf climb Portugal with Google
On arrival at Lisbon airport, take the Airport bus for about 3,50Ä to "Rossio" bus station in central Lisbon. Areobus
Walk from Rossio Airport bus stop to Rossio train station (google maps ink).Take a train (they leave every 30 minutes) to Sintra train station, the last stop on the line (train timetable).
Once on the train, drop us a message to the SaltyWay Camp mobil: 00351919910106 to say youíre on your way and we will come to collect you.
On arrival at the station, get out on the top end of the station and turn left at the exit. Turn left again and you will find us waiting for you in Rua Dr. Vasco Vidal (google maps link). This street runs parallel with the train tracks.
Adega en Casas Novas and Bar do Funde at Praia Grande