Self-guided walking holidays in Portugal

All of our walking holidays in Portugal include hand-picked accommodation, luggage transportation, detailed route notes and maps.

The most westerly country on mainland Europe, Portugal is renowned for its spectacular Atlantic coastline, with steep cliffs and stunning beaches. The Rota Vicentina follows the Atlantic Ocean for 110 km along the wildest, most unspoilt coastline in southern Europe. The pleasant sea breezes also help to keep temperatures in check, making Portugal’s west coast an ideal walking destination. For an easier coastal walk, our Algarve walking holiday offers pleasant and scenic hiking on Portugal’s south coast based in two comfortable hotels.

Closer to Lisbon, The Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais offers wonderful walking in a green oasis of forested mountains and fairy tale castles less than an hour from the capital.

The best time for hiking in Portugal is spring (April and May) or autumn (end of September and October), since summer can become stifling, especially in Alentejo and the Algarve. For winter hiking, the island of Madeira offers year-round sun and stunning hiking trails.


 

Algarve Coastal Trails

Hike along stunning clifftop trails at the extreme edge of Europe
7 days
Easy to Moderate

Azores: Hiking & island hopping

Discover one of Europe’s last great island adventures with internal flights and ferry crossings
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Azores: São Miguel Hiking

Varied and spectacular walking trails on the largest of the Azores islands
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Camino Portugués

The traditional and historic Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela
Easy to Moderate
Portugal, Spain

Camino Portugués: Coastal Way

Walk the Caminho da Costa along the rugged Atlantic coastline of Portugal and Spain
Moderate
Portugal, Spain

Hiking from Sintra to Cascais

In the footsteps of royalty at Europe's most westerly point
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Madeira walking & whale watching

Easy hiking with dolphin and whale watching.
8 days
Easy

The Fisherman’s Trail

Walk the Fisherman's Trail and discover one of Europe’s best-kept coastal secrets
8 days
Moderate

Trekking in Madeira

The ‘Flower Island’ is a perfect destination for year-round hiking
8 days
Moderate to Challenging