Quinta do Pisão
Nature preserve with hiking trails & a farm offering donkey rides & vegetables for sale. Covering an area of 380 hectares, Quinta do Pisão is located north of Cascais in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.
Dedicated to agriculture, forestry and dairy farming, the estate is open to visitors interested in seeing what life is like on one of the region’s working farms. Information panels on a series of footpaths explain everything about the estate’s history and allthe flora and fauna that can be seen there.
Composed of extremely lush vegetation, the local landscape is home to a great variety of natural habitats. Several species of wildlife can be observed, most notably the grey heron, common buzzard, genet and fox, among others.
At Quinta do Pisão you’ll also become acquainted with the Mirandesa donkey, originally from the north of Portugal. These thick-coated creatures play a key role in the day-to-day farming of the estate, which is also home to a variety of other animals including horses and flocks of sheep from the Alentejo.
Guided tours are available for those who want to know all about the estate’s background and natural history, while fun-filled activities with the donkeys and horses can be organised for kids and other members of the family.