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Sintra Mountains writer and history researcher

author of Sintra Lendária - Histórias e Lendas do Monte da Lua (on its 6th edition)

also known as Caminheiro de Sintra (Sintra's Wanderer)

lectures and speeches on Sintra's history to more than 12K people (as to 2018 data)

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you will find every piece of information that will transmit you the certainty of a new way to discover the beauty of the Sintra Mountains

Miguel Boim

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♦ PRIVATE HIKE IN SINTRA ♦
a private hike, accompanied by a local writer

 

by
  Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra ("Sintra's Wanderer")
     author of the book Legendary Sintra - Legends and Stories of the Mountain of the Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


::: www.miguelboim.com
::: rnaat 1808/2017

Sintra Lendária - 3ª Edição - Histórias e Lendas do Monte da Lua - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra

::: Available days: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays - all subject to availability.


::: Groups size: from just one to twelve people.
::: A cultural activity, involved in Nature Tourism.
::: Legal notice: rnaat 1808/2017

 

:::: Writer's general culture: undisclosed.

:::: Activity's off the grid level: 10/10

:::: Sintra's crowds avoidance: 10/10

::: No smoking; no noise; not advisable to pregnancy nor to heart conditions.

À direita:
Uma das muitas vistas presentes ao longo do percurso.
fotografia de Romy Mathews
À esquerda:
Uma parte da caminhada diurna O Reino dos Amores de Sintra.
fotografia de Miguel Boim
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

♦♦♦ Your host, Sintra's writer Miguel Boim, in some Portuguese TV shows:

➤ at RTP2

            giving body to Mr. Sommer (Patrick Süskind's)


 

      Dando corpo à leitura de alguns trechos de A História do Senhor Sommer, de Patrick Süskind (mais conhecido pela obra O Perfume), no programa Literatura Aqui.
      A leitura dos trechos foi feita, como habitual, por Pedro Lamares e Filipa Leal.

➤ at SIC

             in the TV series "Boa Cama Boa Mesa"


 

      Uma rápida aparição no programa "Boa Cama Boa Mesa" da SIC, apresentado por Martim Cabral, e como sempre a falar sobre as curiosas histórias do passado da Serra de Sintra.

➤ at TVI

         in Jornal Nacional, at Sintra's Capuchos Convent


 

      Uma breve aparição de Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra, no Jornal Nacional, da TVI, numa reportagem que envolve também o Convento dos Capuchos e as suas curiosas histórias de um passado distante.

À direita:
Uma das muitas vistas presentes ao longo do percurso.
fotografia de Romy Mathews
À esquerda:
Uma parte da caminhada diurna O Reino dos Amores de Sintra.
fotografia de Miguel Boim
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

♦♦♦ Important information:

    . This twilight hiking route will last around 3 hours (or less, if you feel that's better for you), for which you should bring comfortable clothing and footwear.

    . The pace will be the one that best suits you, with stops at which you can rest.

    . You'll get to know the old town, as well as the quieter part of the forest in the Sintra mountains. However, if you prefer, we can head straight into the forest to avoid the centre of Sintra.

    . It is advisable to start two hours before sunset. Upon booking, you can get to know the starting time - or choose the starting time you want.

    . If you don't feel comfortable in the rain, you can cancel the walk. If the activity has to be cancelled due to what the authorities have indicated, you will receive a refund, or we can reschedule for a later date if both parties are available.

    . During the booking process you will receive further information about data protection, your safety and the preservation of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

À esquerda:
O encontro com o Palácio de Seteais.

fotografia de Romy Mathews
À direita:
Miguel Boim a contar algumas das histórias da História relacionadas com O Reino dos Amores de Sintra.

fotografia de Vivian Hermes
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

♦♦♦ This tour has the seal Clean & Safe, issued by Turismo de Portugal.

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► MEETING POINT:
 

The meeting point will be the one that is most convenient for you, even if you are staying in Sintra. When booking, this will be one of the practical questions asked so that you can make the most of the walk.


► HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING:

 

Please send an email (caminheiro.de.sintra@gmail.com) with the following subject:

Twilight Hiking - [DATE PRETENDED] - [NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS].

 

If you'd like further information, you can indicate WHERE YOU'RE STAYING, as well as YOUR INTENDED START TIME, or ask what best starting time, wich will be indicated according to the date (as the sunset here is different from where you are travelling from).

Payment will be done through Paypal, and you will have between three and seven days to make the payment and provide the information requested. 

 

If you prefer, you can first ask as many questions as you like, so that you can feel comfortable (caminheiro.de.sintra@gmail.com), either you are alone, or with a group.

Pricing:

one person: 180€ (total)

two persons: 200€ (total)

three persons: 300€ (total)

four persons: 400€ (total)

five persons: 500€ (total)

six persons: 600€ (total)

seven persons: 650€ (total)

eight persons: 700€ (total)

nine persons: 750€ (total)

ten persons: 800€ (total)

eleven persons: 850€ (total)

twelve persons: 900€ (total)

You will have the chance to touch artifacts from the beginning of the 19th century, such as coins or medals - hence, touching the past.

You can go through the reviews in TripAdvisor here:

AS MINHAS PALAVRAS SOBRE O TEMA DESTE PASSEIO DE FIM DE DIA EM SINTRA:

À esquerda:
O encontro com o Palácio de Seteais.

fotografia de Romy Mathews
À direita:
Miguel Boim a contar algumas das histórias da História relacionadas com O Reino dos Amores de Sintra.

fotografia de Vivian Hermes
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

♦♦♦ Sinopse:

    Tendo a montanha mágica defronte de nós, onde longas chuvas de um choroso céu caem quando as brumas envolvem a Serra, onde lágrimas de sôfregos amantes escorrem quando esses abrigo e conforto procuram, mergulharemos no passado da história de Portugal, indo além dos factos e das datas, entrando nos corações dos Humanos que aqui viveram alguns de seus desfeitos sonhos, que aqui em contentamento alcançaram algumas das suas mais intensas emoções.

   Chegando ao centro da Vila de Sintra, poderemos ver algumas das edificações de outros tempos que em sua alma guardam ainda esquecidas histórias de amor, histórias de amor dos momentos em que o sol nascendo esperança reacendia, em que os regatos resplandecendo faziam com que limos como verde veludo envolvendo, se desprendessem das pedras representando corações de mágoa frios que aqueles antes guardavam.

   Para que se consiga compreender o misticismo da Serra de Sintra, entraremos depois no seu verde e rendilhado manto de arvoredo, até dos cumes observarmos o centro onde com as histórias do passado antes nos encontrámos. Desceremos então, ouvindo o vento e as águas que pela montanha correm, até chegarmos às imediações da população, onde os nossos olhos encontrarão na distância em campo aberto, o Atlântico, águas e marés que fazendo deslizar antigas embarcações, pessoas de longe trouxeram para em Sintra com seu coração se reencontrarem.

   As ideias e emoções tão ambiciosas como quase por vezes fatídicas - às quais se dão o nome de sonhos -, e que em nós deixam as maiores marcas da nossa existência, no abandonar do percurso deixarão os sentimentos e as saudades de outros que no passado tendo vivido, nos fizeram em nosso íntimo lembrar as histórias que nós próprios já vivemos.

À esquerda:
O encontro com o Palácio de Seteais.

fotografia de Romy Mathews
À direita:
Miguel Boim a contar algumas das histórias da História relacionadas com O Reino dos Amores de Sintra.

fotografia de Vivian Hermes
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

your cicerone:
the author and researcher

Miguel Boim

lectures and speeches on Sintra's history to more than 12K people - as to 2018 data
in this video of the portuguese channel dedicated to culture, Miguel Boim 

gives body to Süskind's walker, Mr. Sommer

O Caminheiro de Sintra - caminhadas nocturnas

   100% devoted to Sintra's local history research, Miguel Boim has his special focus on the human side of what was in the past chronicles of Portugal's Kingdom noted down. Legends, habits and traditions, civil and religious legislation, monastic and conventual mystical experiences, are some of the branches which Miguel considers truly important to understand Sintra's past tree of life.

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   Besides having contributed with several written articles over the years for the dissemination of the history - and histories - of Sintra's mountains, Miguel is co-author in some literary works, having his own published, from which stands the iconic "Sintra Lendária", presently on its second edition.


   Living in the past - so to say - Miguel states that all his best friends are dead but quite alive in the middle of the pages and foils of books and manuscripts. His "friends" have all the time in the world - in this one and in the one beyond this - to, through their old writings, tell him what in Sintra Mountains have happened, and who through the valleys and hills have roamed.


   Having as the main goal to spread Sintra Mountains history through specialized - but captivating - content, both for portuguese and for foreigners, and both in the oral as in the written form, in the late years Miguel has been having participation in projects with significant impact for the spread of Sintra's past word.

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Miguel in the Mountains speeching just before the sunset

and the entry in the foggy night

picture by Rodrigo Garrido

Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

    Although his main work is to do research, an important side of it it's to transmit what can be more captivating to people so that they can get closer to history and culture in general.

    Running along with the night walks and day tours Miguel also has projects to bring people close to the enchantment present in History, which may have very specific features. 

    The picture on the side shows one of those projects, in which he is taking the folk tradition and legends present in History to the young students of the district. A project sponsored by the city council (Câmara Municipal de Sintra).

Miguel Boim being received by the students of a school in the Municipality of Sintra

    So important as what we can realize or achieve in the content of our work, it's the proper acknowledgement.

 

    Not only by the general public but also by the institutional world.

    The picture on the left it's a memory from the release of "Sintra Lendária", which was made at Grémio Literário de Lisboa (a literary group composed in the year 1856) and presented by the Mayor of Sintra, Dr. Basílio Horta, in 2015. 

Livro Sintra Lendária - apresentação Gré

the presentation of the book Sintra Lendária, in the Grémio Literário, by Basílio Horta, Mayor of Sintra Municipality

Mafra Sacra - Capa - artigo Rasto & Rastilho, o Coração de Mafra em Apontamentos Estrangei

Due to his constant study of the memories of foreign travellers who have passed through Portugal, Miguel Boim was also invited to write a chapter in the book "Mafra Sacra", which had the high patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic (Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa) and was published to mark the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Palace and Convent of Mafra.

In preparing the project for the Sintra Myths and Legends Museum / Interactive Centre, and due to his in-depth knowledge of Sintra's history and legends and the public recognition of his work, Miguel was the project's content consultant.

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Entrevista Jornal de Sintra II - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (pequeno).jpg

A 2015 interview with Miguel Boim in the "Jornal de Sintra", Portugal's oldest regional newspaper, for which personalities from Portuguese culture and philosophy wrote, interview that was made before Miguel began writing monthly about the history and legends of Sintra, right up to the present day.

À esquerda:
O encontro com o Palácio de Seteais.

fotografia de Romy Mathews
À direita:
Miguel Boim a contar algumas das histórias da História relacionadas com O Reino dos Amores de Sintra.

fotografia de Vivian Hermes
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

You are just a step away from completing your purchase!

 

To finish this process please use the formulary below, sending:

1) Name of every participant

2) Birthdate of every participant

3) Your Mobile Number 

4) Your ID card / Passport number

5) Any question you may have   

    If you don't get a reply in 48 hours, please make a new contact.

 

    You also have the phone number (+351) 96 754 60 90.

The informations you are about to provide are for your safety!
And now it seems that we will see each other soon!

Thank you! If you don't get a reply in 48 hours please make a new contact.

À esquerda:
O encontro com o Palácio de Seteais.

fotografia de Romy Mathews
À direita:
Miguel Boim a contar algumas das histórias da História relacionadas com O Reino dos Amores de Sintra.

fotografia de Vivian Hermes
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night
Twilight Hiking in Sintra With a Local Writer - Miguel Boim, O Caminheiro de Sintra (night

Do you prefer a night walk? Near the old town of Sintra, or in the deepest part of the Sintra Mountains?

Check the images below, and if you prefer something even different as a night walk, check this link.

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