April 6, 2021
Serra de Sintra (Sintra Mountain Range) and its seashore is an area of great ecological and cultural interest due to its geomorphological and landscape characteristics. Most of the natural heritage of Cascais is located on the western side of the municipality, inside this natural park, created in 1994 and with an area over 36 000 acres. The park has a great variety of wildlife, namely 200 species of vertebrates. BOOK PICNIC
April 3, 2021
ALCABIDECHE. QUINTA DO PISÃO IS A FINALIST IN THE EUROPEAN AWARDS NATURA 2000. Quinta do Pisão is a 380 ha nature park requalified by the local municipality. It allows visitors a wide variety of experiences with nature and with ancestral rural habits. In this unique park there is room for history, nature’s conservation, agriculture, biodiversity preservation, arts, education and voluntary work. The human presence in here goes up to the Pre-Historic Age, 4500 to 5000 years ago. Anywhere in the Quinta do Pisão is a good place to enjoy your Cascais Genial Picnic. ACTIVITIES IN QUINTA DO PISÃO Ride a donkey (from €5) along the meadows and following the creek, one of many experiences designed to allow children to get acquainted with the beautiful nature of this farm, located by the  Rio da Mula Dam, amidst the Sintra-Cascais Natural park, a case study in the context of nature conservation and biodiversity. To walk or ride a bike or a Segway (€5) following trails across the 380ha of nature are another options. The Farm is always open to the visitors, who may take advantage of the interpretation panels to identifiy several local species of birds and plants. There is also an organic vegetable garden and trails with plant specialists are periodically to teach how to recognise edible plants. Spaces for events are also available. Quinta do Pisão is a finalist in the European  Awards Natura 2000, one of the more prestigious Nature Conservation awards. Don´t forget to take you Cascais Genial Picnic with you. BOOK PICNIC
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