A key ingredient to our activity holidays is the ‘togetherness’ of the group. We believe living together builds an unbreakable bond during and even after the holiday. We encourage communal shopping and cooking, and provide a modern kitchen and living areas that are equipped accordingly. In fact, over the years the best evenings have definitely been when the group cook together and share a few glasses of local wine and tales from the day’s adventures.
We organise some pick up’s and drop off’s during the week to the villages or other places of interest, though the dramatic scenery makes for an enchanting walk as well. A Taxi costs between 6€ to 8€ to go from one village or restaurant to another. At Saltyway we also provide a few bicycles to help you get around.
Your going to be blown away and captivated by the golden sands, the crystal clear Atlantic waters, the towering cliffs and night time silence that Praia Grande has to offer. But don’t despair, if you’re missing a little hustle and bustle, we are not far from Praia das Maças. Praia das Maças is a small seaside village that has a supermarket, a weekly organic market, several souvenir shops and a variety of fine restaurants and lively bars. It is also famed for its 18th century red tram that takes you on a scenic 45-minute journey to the historical and culturally rich town of Sintra.
Almoçageme is a quaint farming and fishing village which lays claim to the best chocolate cake in the area and a great weekend market selling local organic produce at affordable prices. A short walk from the centre you’ll find Praia d’Adraga which is considered one of the 20 best European beaches by the UK’s Sunday Times newspaper. This idyllic craggy cove is also home to an excellent seafood restaurant …the fish soup is a must!
Sintra, a UNESCO World heritage site, is a fairy tale town famed for its 19th romantic architecture. A long time sanctuary for the nobility and elite of Portugal, its mountainous and forested terrain is dotted with exquisite palaces, extravagant villas and decorative gardens. Just a short journey from the Saltyway house this enchanting town proves popular among culture vultures and foodies. Top tip, bring along a camera for the breathtaking views and a couple of Euros for a ‘Queijada’, a deliciously typical cake of Sintra.
The sun shines approximately 239 days a year in Lisbon, making it the sunniest capital in Europe. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate and is known for its unique light, sweet pastries, white cobblestones, Fado music, café culture and yellow trams. Situated on seven hills, Lisbon is renowned for its ‘Miradouros’ strategically built look out points that give breath taking views across the cities pastel coloured buildings, iconic ‘25 de Abril’ suspension bridge and the river Tejo.
On arrival at Lisbon airport, take the Airport bus for about 3,50€ to “Rossio” bus station in central Lisbon. Areobus
Once on the train, drop us a message to the SaltyWay Camp mobil: 00351919910106 to say you’re 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. This street runs parallel with the train tracks.