We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

cascais to guincho beach

Kilkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
43 posts
118 reviews
Save Topic
cascais to guincho beach

How do you get from Cascais to Guincho? We will not have a car. Is there a frequent bus service between these? Are there other beaches which are easily accessible from Cascais?

Mentioned in this post
Cascais
Cascais
Lisbon District, Portugal
Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach
1,759 Reviews
Cascais, Portugal
Antwerpen, Belgium
Level Contributor
2,816 posts
271 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: cascais to guincho beach

From what I know there is very little public transport between Cascais and Praia do Guincho. There is a good cycling path, maybe you could rent bikes to get there. The distance is 5 km.

There is a smaller beach in the very centre of Cascais. It's a pretty bay.

Mentioned in this post
Cascais
Cascais
Lisbon District, Portugal
Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach
1,759 Reviews
Cascais, Portugal
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
43 posts
118 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Thank you. We're going to Cascais next week for 10 days. We intend mixing some time on the beaches, trips to Lisbon and trips to other places like Sintra. Anything you'd especially recommend?

Mentioned in this post
Cascais
Cascais
Lisbon District, Portugal
Lisbon
Lisbon
Lisbon District, Portugal
Sintra
Sintra
Sintra Municipality, Portugal
Antwerpen, Belgium
Level Contributor
2,816 posts
271 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Sintra is great if you like old palaces and gardens/parks like Monserrate or Pena Palace. The latter can be reached by foot from downtown Sintra.

Lisbon: if you go for just one day, buy a ticket for the Yellow Bus (hop-off, hop-on). It is also valid on the elevadores, city trams and city buses. We were very happy we could use public transport as we wanted, Lisbon being built on seven hills ...

Mentioned in this post
Sintra
Sintra
Sintra Municipality, Portugal
Lisbon
Lisbon
Lisbon District, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Azores, Lisbon
Level Contributor
24,435 posts
57 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Cascais and Sintra are served by the same bus company Scotturb, this company has what they call the touristic circuits that connect Cascais to sintra (route 403), the one that goes to Guincho (route 405-415, at least 1 per hour), and the ones inside Sintra (route 434 and 435). You have free bikes at Cascais, look for the BiCas stations.

To go to Lisboa you have the train, easy, cheap and very frequent. You have to buy a kind of electronic card (costs 0,5€) Viva Viagem for each passenger, that is also valid for every public transport in Lisboa. You have to charge it with valid tickets, and the most advantageous depends a lot on what are your plans in Lisboa in terms of public transports.

Mentioned in this post
Cascais
Cascais
Lisbon District, Portugal
Sintra
Sintra
Sintra Municipality, Portugal
Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach
1,759 Reviews
Cascais, Portugal
Lisboa Airport
Lisboa Airport
Lisbon, Portugal
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
43 posts
118 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Thank you all for your help. Off to Cascais tomorrow morning. Really looking forward to it!

Mentioned in this post
Cascais
Cascais
Lisbon District, Portugal
Sintra, Portugal
Level Contributor
454 posts
356 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Hope you have enjoyed ;)

St. Petersburg...
Level Contributor
2,418 posts
20 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Hello, I wonder if it's possible to WALK that 5 km bike path between Cascais and Guincho? Or is there a side-walk or another road to walk? I cannot ride bikes (for medical reasons) but don't mind long walks. Would that be odd or OK to walk there? Thanks!

Mentioned in this post
Cascais
Cascais
Lisbon District, Portugal
Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach
1,759 Reviews
Cascais, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Azores, Lisbon
Level Contributor
24,435 posts
57 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Svetakoska - You can walk it (along side the bike path) but it's a very windy area, so some days can be unpleasant.

St. Petersburg...
Level Contributor
2,418 posts
20 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: cascais to guincho beach

64novpot, thank you very much for the wind-warning! I'll see how the weather goes.

Kilkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
43 posts
118 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: cascais to guincho beach

Yes thanks, we had a great holiday. Cascais and that region of Portugal is really lovely. We walked part of that route to Guincho and it was very pleasant. That in was in late July, so perhaps would be windy now.

Edited: 02 September 2011, 01:48
Mentioned in this post
Cascais
Cascais
Lisbon District, Portugal
Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach
1,759 Reviews
Cascais, Portugal