A climbing holiday at SaltyWay means one week of climbing fun from Monday to Friday. Each course day is divided into half a day of climbing and theory and half a day of free time. There is also a yoga lesson two days a week.
Our goal is to always bring you to the climbing spot where the best conditions prevail for you. Therefore we deliberately make the daily routine a bit flexible and adapt it accordingly. So the half day consisting of practice and theory can take place in the morning or in the afternoon.
We could now list a long list of fun and fascinating things to do in the area. But experience shows that every group is different. Therefore we leave the choice to you directly on site. We are happy to give you tips on sightseeing and activities in Portugal.
These activities have been the most popular:
Of course you can also just lounge around and read a book. No matter what you choose, there is no pressure to get involved.
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.
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. Here you find more informations: Boulder Guide for Sintra
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. It’s 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.
You want to prepare for your climbing course in Portugal? Good idea! In our experience, participants who are physically and mentally prepared make faster progress. We don’t mean here that you have to prepare for the Ironman. But make sure you have a realistic training plan that you enjoy and that you build strength and flexibility with. For example, a combination of the following sports is suitable:
If you are not as physically fit as you’d like, please don’t worry. You will still have a great week and learn a lot.
We will take care of all the climbing equipment, but recommend you also bring along the following items: