The village of Mata Pequena & Lexim Volcano

The village of Mata Pequena & Lexim Volcano

The village of Mata Pequena & Lexim Volcano

We would like to invite you to do a hike with a unique combination of sites!


Our hike starts in Cheleiros, a little parish in Mafra and will take us alongside the Lizandro River, where we will have a small climb all the way up to a quaint village known as "Aldeia da Mata Pequena", which is the result of a reconstruction and conservation project of traditional houses, before uninhabited.

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The village stands out due to the surrounding landscape with hill slops all around, passing on a feeling of peace and tranquillity.

We'll then follow through amidst local vegetation and will visit an ancient, extinct volcano, today known as Penedo de Lexim. Here, interesting geological manifestations, resulting of ancient volcanic activity can be observed.




Would you like to sample the unique wines available?

If so, we can make a stop at a local winery and do just that!!

Technical Details

- Moderate hike with 8.5km in length and with 2 small climbs;
- Please bring suitable clothing and sturdy or hiking shoes;
- Don't forget to hydrate yourself and bring water as well as some food to keep your stomach quiet!
- Personal Accidents Insurance and Civil Liability is included

Rendez-Vous Point

Largo da Igreja de Cheleiros - Rua da Sociedade 2640-170 Cheleiros


Coordinates 38.889437, -9.327233.




Good Ways To Walk

Code of conduct and good practice

We would like to have you as our partner in the preservation of the places and trails we walk through and in order to do that, we need to have into consideration that other than the footprints left behind us, nothing else should be disrespected, vandalized or polluted by our presence there!!

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Lets not disturb Nature, leave everything as found!

It is also of great importance to respect and take into consideration all the signs found during our hike or our walk or in any trail we may come across!! And always bring with you everything you need to make your hike a good one!!


Support Material

Winter Season in Sintra

With rays of sunshine shining on us through the vegetation… or…with rain… or heavy mist dropping from the trees…. or with haze… Obviously, being from here, I can only see beauty in every corner of Sintra!!


We will provide you, for free, with the follow:

 Ponchos

 Caps

 Gaiters

 Walking sticks (we will try two per person)

 Frontal flashlights (on nocturnal hikes)

Summer Season in Sintra

Well… in summer you have gorgeous golden light and a really hot & humid weather! So, for the Summer Season we will have for you, also for free, to helping going up and down the hillside of the mountain of Sintra:


We will provide you, for free, with the follow:

 Hats

 Sun Lotion

 Walking sticks (we will try two per person)

 Frontal flashlights (on nocturnal hikes)

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