At Cascais routes we’re passionate about climbing and we take having fun in the outdoors seriously ☺. Our rock climbing camps are suitable for first time beginners and advanced climbers who want to improve their climbing technique.
Sintra-Cascais Natural Park offers diverse and outstanding rock climbs for all ability levels! Whether in the mountains or by the sea our certified and experienced climbing instructors will teach you in a safe, fun and no pressure way. They will take you every day to the best climbing and boulder spots in the area, depending on group´s level and local temperatures.
We don´t want to only share with you our passion for rock climbing but also our love for Sintra-Cascais Natural Park - the amazing environment we call home- and all it has to offer, always through the eyes of a local. That´s why the tours and visits included in our packages are a very important part of our climbing courses.
Climbing is a sport that takes place in nature. We will always climb in reduced groups and without compromising the capacity of the environment.
5 half day Climbing Sessions* - 8 days Camp
3 half day Climbing Sessions* - 5 days Camp
Transportation, equipment & magnesium (climbing sessions)
Insurance (WHILE CLIMBING WITH US)
Video / Photo Analysis**
Pics of your experience
7 Nights Stay - 8 days Camp
4 Nights Stay - 5 days Camp
Free WiFi / BBQ Area / Garden
15min walk from Train Station & Beaches
Cabo da Roca & Natural Park Tour **
Sintra Forest Night Guided Hike & Glass of Port Wine **
* SKILL LEVEL: ALL. PRIVATE GUIDING AND FAMILY packages (scrambling and climbing for kids &parents) ARE ALSO AVAILABLE! GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CLIMBING HOLIDAYS. CONTACT US FOR PRICES.
** ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE 8 DAYS CAMP
There will be daily theory lessons covering safety , climbing techniques (belaying, knots,footwork), how to read guidebooks and climbing equipment. Our goal is that you become a self-sufficient climber and your progression from top roping to leading your own route.
We crafted two different CLIMBING camps for you:
- 8 days + 5 climbing sessions camp -
The best option if you want to get a solid foundation for your climbing. Beginners will be taught the basics and will be fast tracked by our instructors.
- 5 days + 3 climbing sessions camp -
If you have already tried climbing our tips and tricks will help to get your climbing to the next level. Total beginners will start feeling the climbing vibe and to be comfortable and safe moving high above the ground.
To book, click on the button and let us know your desired arrival date, number of people and any other questions you might have (climate, age of the participants…).
We have more than one house option for your accommodation in the lovely Portuguese Fishing town of Cascais.
These houses are the perfect base to relax and to explore Pretty sandy beaches, a pleasant coastal promenade and Cascais old center with its cobbled streets and stunning architecture are less than 10-15min from the house on foot.
Local and friendly staff will make you feel welcome and help you to make the most out of your stay by sharing tips on where to go and what to do.
Climbing is a sport. You should never underestimate the physical and mental preparation climbing practice involves.
Try to get prepared for the climbing trip. Any sport that improves strength, cardio resistance , balance and flexibility will help you to progress faster at climbing. Indoor climbing, Swimming, running, gym routines, scrambling, yoga, Pilates , skating… are good examples of sports that can help you getting ready to make the most out of your climbing lessons.
If you are not able to practise any sport before the surf camp, don´t worry! Try to eat healthy, hit more the stairs instead taking the elevator and… maybe take your old bike for a ride?
What if I am not as fit as I would like to? It is OK. You will have fun and learn anyway!.
We have all CLIMBING equipment you will need. But, remember to bring with you:
Sintra Cascais Natural park includes a variety of rock types and climb styles. Within one day it is possible to go on sport climbing routes next to the sea at Guia (Cascais), head to the Sintra forest environment of Penedo da Amizade or even to Sintra`s boulders. During the climbing camp we will visit the following climbing spots:
- Guia Cascais: Limestone crag by the sea with good sport climbing routes.
- Penedo da Amizade in Sintra: Granite slabs located under the Moorish castle and visible from Sintra´s romantic downtown (Sport climbing).
- Sintra/Cascais Boulders: We will climb amazing granite boulders in the magic forest of Sintra or limestone boulders by the sea in baía do Mexilhoeiro.