After visiting Lisbon every year the past 12 years I figured that I wanted a new experience. Since I recently started mountain biking at home, and I knew Sintra offer some amazingly beautiful nature I decided thats what I and my boyfriend would do to make this years trip extra memorable. I reseached some companies offering guided tours and decided quickly to go with Pedro and Portugal Moutain Biking. Pedro answered my questions in no time and we arranged for a ride with Luis as a guide.
The bikes were great and so were both Pedro and Luis. When my boyfriend didn´t feel well and couldn´t continue to ride Pedro picked him up and spent time with him in a cafe while I kept riding with Luis.
Luis is awesome - you can definitley tell he knows his stuff, and not only the mountain bike but also describing the nature and environment we are riding in. He choose great trails based on my ability and took me on some cruel, lactate producing climbs (which I loved) and really nice exciting downhill trails (which I´m slightly scared of, but also enjoy, and Luis had great patience with me).
The day definitely gave me all that I wanted to make this visit in Lisbon stand out, and I cant wait to next years trip to go riding with Pedro and Luis in Sintra again!
Sara & Andreas (Sweden) - June 2016
I recently arranged a trip for myself and a dozen friends to Lisbon for the weekend. One of the main things we wanted to do was to go Mountain biking. We all had varying levels of experience and preferred types of ride. Some liked the technical downhill stuff, others cross country riding and one guy who hadn't ridden a bike in 15 years! After plenty of research I found the website for Portugal Mountain Biking and got in touch with Pedro. I can’t speak highly enough of the guy. He arranged everything, from hotel transfers to the bike hire. The day of our ride the weather was pretty horrendous. I don't think it stopped raining the whole day. This meant that the tour had to be moderated, not a problem. Our whole group started out together and after about 40 minutes we were split in two. Half of the group went off with Luís to do some downhill, technical bits while the rest left with Pedro to do a more cross country route. Everyone had a fantastic time. Both Pedro and Luís kept to a pace that we could all keep to and made sure we were both happy and safe at all times. The only down side was the rain and I'm not sure i can blame Pedro for this! I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone looking to go mountain biking in Sintra.
Colin Head (UK) - May 2016
I can't even describe in words the sights we saw today not to mention the riding. I live in a town where mountain bike riding is a way of life and I get to see and ride amazing trails on a daily basis. But Sintra is a hidden gem that will be talked about for a long time. Luis was an amazing guide, very profession and knowledgable. Not to mention a gifted rider. He was a perfect match for us.
Michelle & Jacs (Canada)
We had a great ride and will certainly spread the word! Thanks again for the photos and please pass our thanks to Luis who was a great guide.
Steve & Matt (UK)
Thanks for an excellent day. The ride up to the top of Peninha was fun, and the descent back to the ocean was spectacular. There looks to be a great network of trails in the area and you seem to know them very well. It was a great break from stuffy conference rooms in a hotel. Looking forward to coming back in June with the family.
We had an awesome time. We have a bunch of good GoPro videos and spent an hour or two watching them all. Even though my battery died I got the first downhill section we did on video and it's great. Thanks again for the tour; it was definitely the highlight of my deployment on the ship so far!
Benjamin Hirth (USA)
I had a great day yesterday. The style of guiding suited me as well, Gonçalo knows so much about the area that the uphill parts weren't so boring as usual, and he found some nice single track to come down on.
Paul Curley (Ireland)
I had a really great day. The terrain you have, along with the trails an views are amazing. So intrigued by the whole micro climate I got to experience. I'd happily recommend riding with you and the trails you have in a heartbeat. I think there's something for all levels of riding, and your guiding and experience was perfect. I really did have a great day, and would love to come back and give another go. Maybe with a new helmet though!
Daniel Korn (Denmark)
The ride was excellent. I wish I had such trails in my backyard like you all do! I got my workout in and adrenalin rush for sure!
Cory Bleuer (USA)
Lisboa rocks! If you want to go out and ride, call Pedro from Mountain Biking in Lisbon (Portugal) - Thanks for all Pedro!
Sascha Schloifer (Germany)
I had a really lovely day with you. Many thanks for the great guiding and good company!
Eileen Regan (Ireland)
That was a awesome ride and I had the best time ever!
Brian Sangill (Denmark)
We just wanted to say thanks for a great trip on Tuesday. It was exactly as we had wanted. Many thanks!
Alyna Cope (England)
Flew in from Chicago and was looking for a good mountain bike route. After finding Pedro's website, I emailed him and he promptly responded. We scheduled a ride and it was outstanding! The ride included rolling single track, rigorous climbs, and technical downhills. Everything I wanted and more. The weather was amazing and the views were perfect. Pedro even threw in a little history about Sintra. Thanks again Pedro! Next time we are in town your can expect a call.
David Savoia (USA)
Olá! It was a huge success for everybody. The trip was the main theme for our social talking for the rest of our stay. We all enjoyed it! In fact I’ve been asked to organize a trip for everybody to a nearby forest outside Copenhagen with nice MTB-trails. So you did a great job! Hope to see you again in Sintra. Obrigado from Copenhagen!
I really enjoyed the ride as well. Thanks for the great tour! I will send my pictures when I get back to Toronto.
Carl Seider (Canada)
It was a fantastic tour! All three of us had a great time. It still bothers me, though, that I couldn't go down that little drop. Need to come back for a revenge… Thanks for the excellent guiding!
Hilsen Anne-Lise (Norway)
It was a fantastic tour, the scenery, the tracks, the bikes (fullys are fun!) and especially you, they way you lead us the way, including putting the perfect amount on pressure for us to let go and trust the bikes. We had such a good day, thank you so much. If you ever need recommendation or similar let us know, we will tell all we know about this amazing guy in this great area.
Claes & Karen (Denmark)
Thanks for guiding me through the hills of Sintra and lighting up the extreme single tracks! Everyone coming to Lisbon should hit up Pedro for some of the best MTB rides and stunning views of Sintra... keep riding dude!
Terry Apostolos (USA)
Went for a mountain bike ride in Sintra with Pedro! I was picked up at my hotel and all gear I needed was included. Pedro is a great guide for discovering Sintra (or any other path in Portugal I think!). And he is a truly professional MTB rider. GO!
Karen Hardell (Sweden)
Thanks for a brilliant ride in Sintra National Park yesterday! Thanks for kitting me up with that sweet full suspension mountain bike as well! Have to say that the views of the ocean and the river all the way up to the 25 de Abril bridge were stunning. And that trail from the top all the way down to the beach was fantastic.
Lachlan Coin (UK)