Walking holidays in Portugal

Welcome to our Portugal page! Here you will find walking holidays to the most beautiful walking regions in Portugal, such as the Alentejo coast and countryside. Portugal’s warm climate and varied landforms make it a spectacular walking holiday destination for most of the year!

Holidays we feature are organised by independent small-scale walking holiday companies, and run by people with a lot of local knowledge and enthusiasm for their country and region. They look forward to help organise your walks in Portugal.

Browse the Portugal Walking holidays

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With its pleasant climate Portugal offers superb walking in rural areas and near the coast, there is plenty of peaceful, unspoilt countryside to explore here. 

Mountains and hills cover the northern part of Portugal, while the south consists mainly of rolling plains and stunning coastal areas with a warmer climate.

handdrawn map of Portugal

Discover the warm and authentic East Algarve

Self-guided walking holiday in Portugal

River running through green valley
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From € 455.- / 8 days

This is the authentic Algarve of salt pans and migrating birds, of small towns and villages, of sunny unspoiled beaches and dunes, of fragrant orchards and forests that all share something very unique: the magnificent and wild Guadiana river frontier with Spain.

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Discovering the Alentejo & Algarve South West Coast

Self-guided walking holiday in Portugal

Waves rolling in at a sandy beach in bay at the Algarve coastline in Portugal
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From € 460.- / 8 days

A trail hiking holiday that starts in Alentejo and ends in the Algarve. Wonderful walking along cliffs and beaches going from North to South along the Portugese Atlantic coast. Walk the best trails, along the most unspoiled coastal stretch of the Vicentina Coast Natural Park.

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Walking in Portugal

Most people know Portugal as a summer beach holiday destination, but for the discerning walker this country has a lot to offer. Rural landscapes, stunning nature parks and a lovely Mediterranean climate are just a few of Portugal’s highlights that make it a perfect walking holiday destination.

Although there are built-up areas in Portugal, especially along some of the coast, a large proportion of the country is still very quiet and rural; ideal territory for walks. Sleepy villages, ancient tracks and paths meandering through landscapes of olive groves, ancient woodlands, rugged mountain landscapes and coastal landscapes, you can explore it all on foot in Portugal.

 

the coast of Portugal near Albufeira. Photo by High Contrast Alentejo landscape in Portugal. Montezinho landscape in Montezinho Nature park, Portugal

Portugal walking holidays with small independent businesses

We have the pleasure to present you with a selection of walking holidays in Portugal, all offered by small independent businesses.

We wish you a great time exploring Portugal on foot, and would love to hear about your experiences. Photos also welcome of course! Please contact us through [email protected].

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Map of Portugal in Europe The Portugese flag.

Portugal

Capital: Lisbon

Area: 35,654 sq. miles, about a third of the area of the UK

Population: 10.6 million

Currency: Euro

Walking in Portugal

Although summers can be hot and dry, the Portugese spring and autumn are perfect for walking and hiking, and you can even go on a walking holiday in winter because many areas have a mild mediterranean climate. In spring the landscape is in bloom with wildflowers, and autumn offers a show of golden colors.


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