30 Km from Lisbon in the Atlantic Coast Routes at the bottom
of this page
Cascais is a nice touristic area around Lisbon. If you came to climb here
you can choose an hotel in Lisbon or in Cascais. For climbers I recommend
Cascais, because it is more close to the cliff and at night, you can enjoy the
Casino , Bars and Restaurants.
How to go there
If you stay in Lisbon, to go to Cascais is very easy. 1 - Take a taxi
from the Hotel to the rail way station of Alcantra. It will cost around $
4 USD from any Hotel in town and it will take around 10 minutes to arrive at the
station. At station, ask for a ticket to Cascais. Cascais is the end of
the line. Ticket will cost around $3 USD, and it will take 30 minutes to
arrive to Cascais .
Farol da Guia is at the bottom left of the
In Cascais, walk or take a taxi trough the village following
the marginal road near the sea in direction to the Lighthouse (Farol da Guia
) The distance betweeen the station and the lighthouse is about 3 Km.
Remember you are carrying your climbing equipment ! You will see the
Lighthouse at your left (see photo). Some 10 meters more at the right side is
the entrance to cliff shown in the photo below, go down the 20 m stairs. You
arrived. 2 - Is possible to go to Cascais by the motorway . Take it from the
Marques of Pombal which is a circular place in Lisbon and go to the end of the
motorway. At the end turn left to Cascais,Birre,Torre sign. See the map. Turn to
Birre and go to Torre. Here go a litle more in direction to the Light house
near yhe main road along the beach .You are just to arrive to a small park near
the gas station. The entrance to the cliff is just in front. 3 - If you are
lost ask to go in direction of " Boca do Inferno " ( Mouth of hell ). One
kilometre in front is the light house and the cliffs are just there.
Camping is possible only in a camping park near Guincho beach which is about
3 Km away from the climbing cliff - see the map . If you can, stay in Cascais in
a hotel or hostage. Hotels at summer in Cascais, will bill you between 70 to 200
USD. The idea of camping should be considered ... Cheque with your travelling
agency. For more information about staying in Portugal go to thepage links .
Rock is of yellow limestone very nice and strong routes. This climb is very
exigent for arm power and low adherence style.
Access to routes
The cliff is just 40m near the road . You park your car at the space near
the gas station just in front of the cliff entrance . See the picture. From
here You can access Sintra, where there is another granite climb. See the Map-page.
There are around 60 routes well equipped with difficulty levels between III
and 7c and with 6 to 20 meters height. Level III is nice for teaching and
beginning climbing . Look for the complete lampoon topo at Cascais Town Hall
. These routes are maintained by ADA-Desnível.