The places worth visiting can be seen in half a day, because the island is so small. You can go on foot or by car to Miradoura de Nova Sintra with a general view of the town.
Then walk up to Pico of Fontainhas, the island’s highest mountain peak.
It’s worth walking until Nossa Senhora do Monte, where you’ll see many terraces. The village is encrusted in the mountains and it was elevated in 1826 as a pilgrimage spot.
-Vila Nova Sintra – Sorno – São Pedro – Vila Nova Sintra (9km, takes about 5 hours)
-Vila Nova Sintra – Levadura – Fajã d’Agua (6km, 2 hours)
-Vila Nova Sintra – Mato Grande – Monte Fontainhas – Mato – Nossa Senhora do Monte – Cova Joana – Vila Nova de Sintra (9km, 4 hours)