Climbing and surfing in Portugal with our team

Our team is looking forward to getting to know you. Here at SaltyWay in Portugal near Lisbon we are passionate surfers and climbers. We want to share our knowledge, enthusiasm and enthusiasm for surfing and climbing with you. Where better to do that than in one of the most beautiful areas of Portugal?

The Serra de Sintra is a mountain range west of Lisbon that stretches directly to the Atlantic Ocean. Colourful flowers blossom in this area until autumn and even in summer it is lovely green. Climbing and surfing in Portugal is not only fun but also a pleasure for the eyes. Look forward to climbing with sea views and surfing in the beautiful bay of Praia Grande.

One team for all levels

SaltyWay is a surf and climbing camp for adults and families. We want climbing and surfing to be fun. At the same time you should learn something. Therefore our Camp ideal for beginners and advanced. Our team is well trained and is happy to respond to your skills and needs. With beginners we practice the first steps and with advanced we work on the technique.




It was Julika’s inborn love of the ocean, nature and sports that led her, in 2015, to create SaltyWay. Born and raised in Kiel, Germany by the ocean, Julika has had a longstanding relationship with the sea. In her late teens Kiel became her base between extended trips to Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Morocco and Europe until 2008. Learning from her own mistakes, taking on board others advice, studying Sport Science in Kiel, teaching sport in Gran Canaria, and teaching surf for many years across Europe has made her into the awesome surf teacher she is today. In recent years Portugal has replaced Kiel as her new home and base and where she enjoys life to the fullest; surfing (short boarding, long boarding and body surfing), climbing, skating, horse riding and generally sharing the love for life with friends outside!



Pierre, born and raised in Lisbon, is a passionate sportsman.
It was clear to him early on that he would turn his hobby into a career and he completed his bachelor’s degree in sports science.
Pierre is blessed here in Portugal with such a varied region in terms of landscape and sports opportunities and has thus developed a penchant for adventure sports. With 15 years experience in surfing, he is now a surf instructor certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation and ISA.
If the waves are too small or the wind is too strong, Pierre can be found on his mountain bike in the forest of the Serra de Sintra or looking for new climbing projects.



Here at SaltyWay 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 you’ve not only had a memorable holiday and subsequently addicted to adventure sports but you’ve 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.

If you have children, you can bring them along and let them share the fun too!


In addition to these sports you’ll have the opportunity to relax and recover with our weekly yoga sessions and soak up Portugal’s bohemian culture and fascinating history in nearby Sintra and Lisbon.



Isa, born and raised in Bavaria, has always had a love for mountaineering and nature sports. Since her childhood she has been enthusiastic about sports. In her youth she was very successful in swimming and judo. Since then she knew that her profession would be in the sports field.
Isa completed her bachelor’s degree in sports science in Austria and her master’s degree in sports management in Lisbon. During her sports studies she completed various courses and training in climbing and specialized in outdoor sports.
Isa moved to Portugal in 2012 and since then surfing has also been one of her hobbies. Her heart still beats for mountains and climbing walls. Since 2014 Isa has been working as a climbing guide and shows climbing enthusiasts from all over the world the unique areas of Portugal.
A few years ago she also found her passion for yoga. When she is not hanging on the climbing rock, you can find her on the yoga mat. Through her yoga practice Isa finds her balance between thrill and tranquility.
Isa is happy to show you as a guide one of the best climbing areas along the west coast of Portugal and give you a unique climbing holiday.

Your climbing and surfing holiday with our team

It is our goal that at the end of your holiday you will not only have had an unforgettable time. We also want you to be enthusiastic about climbing and surfing. This means that after your time with us you will have the necessary knowledge, skills and self-confidence to surf or climb without us in the future. We believe that it is never too late to dare something and learn something new. At SaltyWay you learn actively in a small group of like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere. You live in a beautiful house with garden – only three minutes away from the beach. If you have children, just bring them with you! Spend an unforgettable time together as a family. Families live separately – for extra privacy.

Climbing Courses

Look forward to climbing in Portugal in beautiful nature. Advanced climbers will have as much fun as beginners. While beginners are taught the basics of climbing, advanced climbers learn to climb the lead, crack climbing, sport climbing or climbing with multiple rope lengths, depending on their preferences and level. This is done either together with the others in the course or with your own guide.

Surf Courses

Surfing in Portugal means sun, waves and gorgeous nature. There are also different surf courses: You can register for a course as an absolute beginner or book a step-up course as an advanced beginner. For advanced surfers we offer a Surfari. Soul surfers can conquer the line-up on their own. Our team is looking forward to all levels.

Tips for your holiday in Portugal

Climbing and surfing in Portugal is fun, but not everything: after the courses you can relax in our garden, visit the next market or go for a walk on the cliffs. If your muscles are aching, our yoga classes are sure to do you good. Of course, Portugal is a tourist attraction in itself. How about a trip to Sintra or Lisbon, where you can explore Portugal’s rich culture and fascinating history.

Our team is looking forward to spending your surfing or climbing holiday with you.