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.

Of course, Portugal also boasts a wealth of inland treasures just waiting to be discovered. The Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais, for example, is a green oasis of forested mountains and fairy tale castles less than an hour from Lisbon.

The best time for hiking is spring (April and May) or autumn (end of September and October), since summer could become stifling, especially in Alentejo and the Algarve.


 

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

Easy Walking in Madeira

Varied and family-friendly walking in Madeira with comfortable accommodation
8 days
Easy

Hiking from Sintra to Cascais

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

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