Casa do Valle is a relaxing, green Bed and Breakfast in the Historical Center of Sintra, as well as your point of reference for walking and hiking in the Sintra - Cascais Natural Park. With 11 rooms, we are large enough to cater for small groups and small enough to be intimate. We organize activities for our guests (such as yoga, shinrin yoku, mountain biking, wine tasting and paragliding), and have strong, sustainable values.
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Massage - the best way to finish off your day
Massage is the best way to finish off your day after a day on the mountain or walking the sites.
It is also a wonderful way to start a day to wake up your muscles after a solid night of sleep and a healthy breakfast.
Come to think of it, massage is also a great way to spend a lazy, relaxing day thinking of nothing but yourself!
At Casa do Valle, we work together with Joana, Inês and Patricia from Spirit Massage, who come to massage our guests either in the comfort of their room or in the garden, as you wish! You can book your massage before you arrive to make sure it fits perfectly into your schedule - just send us an email to email@example.com to book! Here are some suggestions for you:
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE WITH
GRAPE SEED OIL
Deep Tissue Massage is especially indicated to aid in the recovery of lesions,
to eliminate muscular pains and localized tensions. It is indicated for those
looking for a massage with more pressure and vigor.
A head-to-toe deep tissue massage
designed to re-energize, harmonize and relax your body and mind, this treatment
incorporates shiatsu techniques, deep flowing massage movements, gentle
stretching, acupressure points and meridian line balancing.
Ayurvedic massage is part of the ancient
and traditional Indian Ayurvedic therapy. As a unique therapy, it enables a physical,
mental and spiritual transformation. In the massage
deep techniques that work all the
muscular mass are applied, with stimulation of vital organ points, as well as
special maneuvers and stretches.
TONING MASSAGE WITH
Indicated for the treatment of tired legs,
fluid retention, edema or circulatory problems. Essential oils such as cypress,
lemon and rose hips are used to improve the decongesting
of toxins and aid the regeneration of
It is a massage located at the upper
level of the back, shoulders, arms, neck, face and scalp, this therapy provides
a feeling of revitalization.
therapy works on pressure points on the feet that correspond to different parts
of the body, improving relaxation and energy.
HYDRATION WITH COCO BUTTER
It is perfect for skin care. It melts on
skin as a reaction to body temperature providing flexibility, hydration and
special glow for the skin.
As it has a large amount of antioxidants,
it helps prevent the ageing and helps the repair of your skin.
Hiking in Sintra and its surroundings is wonderful.
Though the most sought after trails are the ones that lead us to the monuments, there are paths for everyone's interests and capabilities. The hiking trails to the monuments avoid the roads and motorized traffic. Some access-paths are signposted, other paths are marked with the international hiking signs, some are not marked at all, as they pass in the Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais and even through private grounds.
The main areas for hiking are the mountain and Sintra village, the coast and the countryside. There are paths everywhere! You may want your hike to be circular, where you leave from and arrive to the same spot. Or you may prefer walking along a linear path, using a local bus or a taxi or the old Sintra tram to return. You can make your hike short or long, passing by villages or beaches - or simply stay in areas where you are not likely to see anyone else. Not used to off road walking? Or perhaps you prefer somet…
Just a bit above the village, in our view, there is a mansion called Chalet Biester. Its black roof with turquoise trimming causes a lot of questions and awakes the curiosity of many Sintra visitors. No, it cannot be visited; yes, it is a private house. No, I don't know who lives there now; yes, it is where the Roman Polanski thriller 'The Ninth Gate' was filmed, starring Johnny Depp. There and a bit of everywhere in Sintra.
Ernesto Biester, a Portuguese journalist and playwright of German origin, famous in his time, ordered this mansion to be built in around 1880 from the architect José Luis Monteiro. Its interior was conceived by the famous Italian that worked on Quinta da Regaleira, also in Sintra, and the sceneries of La Scala Opera in Milano, and theater São Carlos in Lisbon: Luigi Manini - and the sculpture Leandro Braga. Biester asked Monteiro to use the English style called 'Queen Ann' style, a mixture of Neo-Gothic and Neo-Romantic. The result is …
As I have mentioned before, I frequently walk in the mornings with my dog; up and down the hills, into the forest and mountain roads. Recently there has been an extra burden on my walks. It is lent, the 40 days between Carnival and Easter. Tradition says you give up something for those 40 days that is like an addiction. Some people give up coffee, others chocolate or cigarettes. I decided to give up bread and pastries made with white wheat flour. And this is the reason that climbing up the 400 meters to town is now doubly difficult: the bakeries and pastry shops open their doors even before Pandora and I take off from home, so we walk up to town with the irresistible scent of freshly baked goodies lingering over the town center, calling my name - which I am patiently (more and less) ignoring.
Sintra is famous for its pastries. The pastries of Piriquita, travesseiros, are famous all over Portugal, and people cue up to buy them to take home by boxes. These long, sugar coded &…