Ideas for Incentive Travel: Descovering Sintra´s Mysteries
By: Margarida CunhaApril 16, 2018
If you are on the lookout for a destination for your next incentive travel, and you want exotic and mysterious places, we challenge you to discover Sintra. With its rippling mountains, deep forests and exotic gardens, Sintra is like a page from a fairy tale. Recognized as Unesco World Heritage listed center, just a few minutes from Lisbon, a fabulous destination for your next meeting, conference or corporate event.
It is not by change that Sintra was the chosen destination for holiday palaces for queens and kings in the old days. Its astonishing beauty with the mountain greenery, surrounded by the cliffs and the sea is remarkable. If you are planning your next incentive travel, Sintra is a destination to be considered. Invite your team for a walk in the mountain or discover the emblematic historical centre with narrow streets and lovely and elegant cafes. And if you team looks for adrenalin, challenge them for a jeep safari through Sintra-Cascais Natural Park that takes you to places with wonderful views and different perspectives of the Atlantic Ocean. Is the perfect scenery for an unforgettable corporate event!
In the 19th century Sintra was considered the capital of romantic architecture. Classified as Cultural Landscape by UNESCO, with four amazing palaces and one castle that worth a visit. If you like to explore, in this little village you will find something to discover and to visit at every corner. You can discover more about Sintra in a Peddy Paper with your team, through its narrow streets. This thrilling activity will allow your group to experience the best of the village in a fun way!
Thanks to its cultural and natural richness, Sintra offers a great variety of team building activities. If you are searching for adventure, a treasure hunt in Quinta da Regaleira, filled with riddles and mind challenging questions. This intriguing place is filled with secret Masonic and Templar signs and symbols. Discover the mysterious mansion, while looking for clues in the garden and exploring the secret passages and all the mystery that surrounds the place.
For more relaxing activities you can also enjoy a bush craft activity in the natural park, or a team walk to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the European continent.
Sintra is also known for its gastronomy, and especially for the typical pastries of the region. Whether the queijada (a pastry made with cheese, sugar and cinnamon) or the travesseiro (a pastry made with eggs, almonds and other secret ingredients) are famous worldwide and worth a taste. If you are looking for a more relaxed event, it is also possible to organise a team activity to taste these delicacies and know more about their history.
In Sintra region, you also have Colares wine region, a place of great tradition and the only in the world where it is possible to cultivate Ramisco and Malavasia grapes. The wineries are small, have sandy soils and the vineyards are worked manually with great care to produce this unique wine. If you would like to know more about the wine and the way it is made, a visit to the cellars with wine tasting can also be a fantastic team building program.
Are you already inspired by the charms of this small yet marvellous town? For more information about Sintra, or to get a quote for your next meeting, incentive, conference or event, please contact us.
Margarida Cunha is Copywriter at Incentives Portugal.
She loves to travel and writing about her adventures. She's focused and she wants to share with you her passion about Corporate Events and Team Building Activities.
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