Road trips around Lisbon and the surrounding areas
The driving routes around Lisbon reveal incredible sites such as Sintra, which is known as the city of palaces, Belem, and Cascais, which all have a special charm thanks to their coastline and astonishing beaches that you won’t want to miss. Will you join us on our route?
Discover the driving routes around Lisbon and the surrounding areas
If you have the opportunity to go to Portugal for a road trip, it’s essential to have a car so you can discover all those hidden gems around the capital of Spain’s neighbor. Centauro Rent a Car has an office at the Lisbon airport, about 20 minutes from the city. Road trips around Lisbon and the surrounding areas are an experience not to be missed. If you decide to stay in this city bordered by the Atlantic, we recommend traveling with your rental car to the nearest towns to admire both the history of this country, as well as the wonderful hidden landscapes it offers.
What you can’t miss when touring Lisbon by car
The best thing to do when touring Lisbon by car is to plan the routes you're going to take so you don't miss out on the best places in this Portuguese region. We recommend starting your adventure on the N379 to arrive at the Serra da Arrábida , where you can contemplate its marvelous hills. Then, you must make a stop at the Jerónimos Monastery and continue south towards the town of Sesimbra and its amazing beach.
The route culminates with the historic site at Cape Espichel, where the dinosaurs left their prints. However, you should first visit the beach of Meco, with its coastline that stretches for miles.
The Jerónimos Monastery is located within Santa Maria de Belem. This route, of course, should be a relaxing one, taking you towards the banks of the Tagus, in the direction of the Belem Tower, a 16th century monument that’s a must see.
Another route you can’t miss is the one that heads north towards Cascais on the N247. If you love surfing, we suggest a stop at São Pedro do Estoril Beach. This road trip will undoubtedly enchant you with unforgettable seascapes.
Following the Sintra mountain range, you’ll discover Portuguese villages where you can taste traditional Portuguese cuisine. To the north, the village of Azóia and the Cabo da Roca await you.
The arrival to Sintra may seem complicated due to less accessible roads and traffic that is more difficult than on other routes, but it will undoubtedly be worth it. Following the previous route along the N247, you reach the city of palaces,
a dream town that Lord Byron described as Eden and which offers an idyllic and romantic vision of Portugal. The route from the Pena Palace to the Castle of the Moors will win you over with the undisputed charm of Lisbon and its surrounding areas and will make you want to extend your stay there.
Your best option: car hire in Lisbon
Opting for car hire in Lisbon will make it easier for you to move freely along the Portuguese coast, discovering and experiencing its most traditional regions. Any road lover should reserve a vehicle so it’s ready upon arrival in this charming city. Discover the key locations on the routes we've listed and we're sure your trip through the Portuguese capital will be worth it. Plan your next road trip through Lisbon!