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.