Sport and SPA: From Lisbon to Sagres – Road.Travel

Sport and SPA: From Lisbon to Sagres

Road Trip Route. The best cafes and restaurants of traditional cuisine, Spectacular views of cities and nature, Architectural masterpieces and great historical monuments, Massages and spas to relax and unwind, Adventures in the best schools and diving and surfing centres, Beach vacation, Hospitable hotels.

Any journey involving sporting adventures and relaxation in spas and massage centres means you'll have an unforgettable vacation. Add to this the fact that you will travel from Lisbon to Sagres in a rented car and you will always have the opportunity to calculate your own time, and you will have a real vacation where you will not only relax and enjoy the service in your posters. Here you will spend time as you always dreamed of, only with pre-calculated tips.

Relaxing Leisure, Active Leisure. From: Lisbon

Alex Korneev. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Lisbon, hi!

Depending on what time you stay in Lisbon, you may be able to walk around the city or just get a car at the airport and check in at the first hotel. The adventure begins!

Igreja Paroquial de São Nicolau

Start walking through Lisbon's central streets to explore the city's main attractions before going on an adventure. Pay attention to the Church of St. Nicholas. The value of the building is not only historical, but you will find a magnificent organ, as well as beautiful architectural details and paintings by the talented Antonio Manuel da Fonseca.

Elevador de Santa Justa

Further, to get acquainted with the image of the city, the best way to get acquainted with it is on the only vertical elevator of the city, connecting two streets, located very steeply relative to each other. Initially, the function of the elevator was extremely practical, but as a result of the fact that Eifel's favorite pupil, Raoul Mesnier, always creatively approached any project, the elevator began to attract a unique style of local romantics and, of course, visitors to the city. The elegant steel construction is made up of several different tiers with a lifting mechanism. Today, the lifting mechanism itself has been replaced by a more modern one, but the construction remains a unique architectural monument that offers an unforgettable view of the city with its terracotta roofs and fresh ocean air.

Praça dos Restauradores

Take a stroll through the small, picturesque streets of the historic centre, go to the square where the monument of the Portuguese fighters for independence is located. Feel the rhythm of the city, strolling through the square where tourists live with the locals to enjoy the night that falls over Lisbon and have a coffee in one of the surrounding cafés.

Atalho Real

Dine in a restaurant near the city's botanical garden and historic university. It is better to book a table in advance to avoid waiting for the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the city and relax in a pleasant restaurant with quality cuisine. Although they specialize in grill menus and steaks, the restaurant also has a good bar list.

"TERRA HEAL" - MASSAGE LISBON / MASSAGEM LISBOA

After a short evening stroll and discovering the city and a delicious dinner, take a stroll through the streets of Lisbon to this island of relaxation and tranquillity, where you can get all kinds of massages, including complex ones. Although it's a small and centrally located facility, you'll be offered professional massage therapists and chiropractors to prepare your body and mind for a long journey from Lisbon to Sagres.

Day 2: We're studying the city.

The first day of the trip will be dedicated to the study of the capital of Portugal. Museums, characteristic streets, delicious food, beautiful views... Ah! We'll go south tonight.

Igreja de Santa Engrácia (Panteão Nacional)

After a relaxing treatment and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, walk around the city to breathe in the warm air of Lisbon when you leave. Walk past its coloured facades and more discreet outside churches, stopping by one of the city's most impressive baroque buildings, the National Pantheon of Portugal. The other name of this building is the Church of St. Engracia. You've probably heard the saying "the work of St. Engracia". It appeared as a result of the fact that after the construction of the church in the XVII century, the church was constantly rebuilt, which lasted for a very long time. However, when the church was crowned with a dome, it was ceremonially opened. Many politicians and writers were buried here, and numerous cenotaphs in honor of famous Portuguese navigators were built.

Casanova

If you're already hungry, we suggest you dine at this wonderful restaurant, where you can taste any dish - from pizza to seafood - and be satisfied. The quality of the dishes is high, and the prices fully correspond to this quality.

Lisbon Surf Society

Now is the time to dilute your stay in Lisbon with an active surfing club! Right in the middle of the city, not far from the coast, Lisbon Surf Club is located with active and friendly workers who gather groups for training and joint conquest of the waves every day from 13.00 to 18.00. It is best to make an appointment in advance, as well as to follow the additional events held by the Lisbon Surf Club on Facebook.

Amoreiras 360º Panoramic View

A busy spa and sports day is worth finishing with a beautiful view and a good dinner. A truly breathtaking view awaits you on the roof of the Amoreiras mall. This is the highest point of the city (174 meters above sea level), from which you can see the most famous sights of the city: the Tower of Belém, Lisbon Cathedral, the Bridge on April 25, Christ the King (with outstretched arms in the manner of a cross).

Doca de Santo Amaro

Dine near the bridge on April 25th with a view of the harbour and the opposite side of the city, where you can see the colossal statue of Christ the King with his hands stretched out to the sides like a cross. Don't forget to reserve a table to make sure you get a table by the window.

Day 3: Coast

On the third day we'll break out of town and go to the countryside, as well as stay at the new hotel. The coast, the national park, surfing, seafood - isn't it happiness!

Praia da Vieirinha

After breakfast and some time at the pousada, go to the surf school, where they help you to improve your knowledge. There are very helpful and sympathetic instructors here, so do not be afraid to try your powers. It's best to arrange your visit on time.

Magic Cactus

After surfing, breathing in the fresh ocean breeze, rolling around and feeling tired throughout the body, the best opportunity to relax is the magic cafe "Magic Cactus", the staff of which consists of young people, energetic and positive, creating the same atmosphere around them. The food here is more for saturation than for enjoying the cuisine, but all dishes are made of fresh products and are quite nourishing.

Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina

This park will not only dilute your hiking travels through the endless natural expanses of this most well-preserved corner of the European coast with a rich and unique composition of flora and fauna. The most striking attraction, except for the ocean, to which you must already be accustomed - steep cliffs of various shapes and colors. The beaches on the coast are also considered to be among the best and you can not only relax here, but also surf.

Restaurante Azenha do Mar

Not far from Aztnha do Mar beach there is a small restaurant with the same name. This institution is known for quality seafood, including high-quality and original cooked crab meat. Moreover, the place is famous for its rich plates with tasting sets.

Day 4:

Castelo de Beja

Visit the castle, which is a national monument of both historical and architectural value. The history of Beja and the castle itself dates back to the 3rd and 4th centuries, and its antiquity discusses its diversity in a combination of architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Manuelino and Mannerist. The interiors are also noteworthy, as the rich finish and details have been preserved to this day.

Guitar Riffs bar café concerto & jam spot

In the historical center of the city, surrounded by museums and sightseeing, there is a restaurant with a friendly atmosphere of a small town, pleasant lighting and historical interior details.

Núcleo Museológico Rua Do Sembrano

This educational museum center will take you back to the distant epochs of the formation and change of the city of Beja, under the influence of Romanesque culture and Arab conquests. The museum space unites several archeological objects and a lot of exhibits that open the veil of time.

Day 5:

DiversCape

Go scuba diving in the morning. They will help and guide you at any level of physical and practical training. It is best to make an appointment over the phone in advance and give them detailed information about your diving skills. Enjoy your dive in the beautiful bay of the Atlantic Ocean.

Praia da Baleeira

After you have assessed the opportunity to dive, it is worth resting and sunbathing (maybe swimming again). Despite the proximity to the port, the beach is clean.

Babugem

A small, but atmospheric restaurant is perfect for a sea day and a nice hearty lunch. If you order fish dishes, pay attention to the freshness of the food in the restaurant. The chef himself shows you the fish before cooking, which he will later serve you on the table. Pay attention to the good bar list.

Inlight Yoga & Massage Studio

At the end of the day you can go to the SPA center that combines yoga practices with a massage studio. Here you can add the useful to the pleasant and sign up not only for massage, but also yoga.

Tasca Jota

Lagos is a picturesque town that also deserves a walk, so after a yoga class or massage, walk through the narrow blue and white streets before entering Tasca Jota. The institution is distinguished by good taste, both in the dishes and their serving, and in the design of the room.

Day 6:

Praia da Baleeira

One of the best places to surf in Sagres is a small "Dani Windsurf" school which is located on one of the beaches of the city. The prices are quite convidatiмos and trabaдho quality with each customer is amazing. Here they always pay close attention to newcomers as well as more experienced students.

Three Little Birds

Lunch at this simple but pleasant place on your way to the fortress, your next destination.

Fortaleza de Sagres

Take a stroll along the vast Sagres cape, where the ancient fortress of Sagres of the 15th century is located. It has been rebuilt many times for various needs, including the Heinrich the Navigator's School of Navigation. You can learn more about the history of the fortress and its historical value by going inside and taking a closer look at its aritecture. Sagres survived many changes, but in 1755 was destroyed by a powerful earthquake. The last time the fortress was restored was in 1980.

Kaap Sint-Vincent

Go to the end of the cable where there's a viewpoint. The immensity of the ocean, which brings the winds of the past from a glorious country, is in front of you.

Praia do Tonel

Take a stroll along the west side of the cape to the cleanest and most picturesque beach of de Tonel. Here you can relax, take a walk along the coast or surf.

Raposo

Returning to the hotel, have dinner at one of the restaurants located at the beginning of da Mareta beach. This institution is notable for good cuisine, especially in the Mediterranean, as well as a variety of sandwiches, burgers and a large number of original and delicious cocktails. The bar closes at 12:00 a.m., so if you want to enjoy dinner and a bar right by the ocean, you can stay here longer.

Praia da Mareta

Walk along the coast along one of the city's most picturesque beaches, past the many pretty houses and lights of the city at night.

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