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Hiking Tours in Portugal
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Portugal Hiking Tours

Best Walking Tours in Portugal

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Walking the Island of Madeira

Hiking Tours in Portugal
8 Days from USD 1,798
USD 1,530

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Explore the verdant landscapes on one of Portugal’s most scenic islands

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Walking Portugal's Wild Algarve

Walking Portugal's Coast and Beaches
8 Days from USD 2,550

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Go beyond the Algarve and explore Portugal's pristine coastal trails

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Portugal: Walking & Wine – Premium Adventure

Premium Adventures

Hiking Tours in Portugal
8 Days from USD 3,600

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

A deep-dive into Portugal's premier wine region, the Douro Valley.

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Walking in the Azores

Hiking Tours in Portugal
8 Days from USD 3,223
USD 3,000

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Trek on Europe's undiscovered volcanic archipelago

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Portuguese Camino Highlights Walk

Hiking Tours in Portugal
9 Days from USD 3,450

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Follow Spain's most celebrated pilgrimage route

Walking & Trekking

Island Hopping in the Azores

Hiking Tours in Portugal
15 Days from USD 3,200

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Explore 5 of the 9 islands of the Azores archipelago, a scenically varied area to explore, with each island having its own characteristics, from steep craters to abundant wildlife and sites of historical interest. Internal flights or ferries included.

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Walking the Algarve's South West

Hiking Tours in Portugal
11 Days from USD 2,915

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Discover the South-West corner of the Algarve following coastal footpaths and inland trails

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Marvels of Madeira Walk

Hiking Tours in Portugal
8 Days from USD 2,795

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

Enjoy magnificent mountain scenery and stunning coastal paths

Walking & Trekking

Walk the Algarve's Wild West

Lighthouse in Cabo Sao Vicente
7 Days from USD 2,210

Self-Guided Holidays (Incl. Taxes)

See the best of the unspoilt Western Algarve region – lush flora, diverse fauna and dramatic Atlantic seascapes

Walking & Trekking

Top 5 Portugal Hiking Tours

1.Walking the Island of Madeira
Experience the best of Madeira’s breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures on this unforgettable tour. From the rugged cliffs of Ponta de São Lourenço to the ancient forests of Fanal, each day brings new adventures and stunning views. Explore charming villages like Porto da Cruz and Santana, where history comes alive. Marvel at the sunrise from the majestic peaks of Pico Arieiro and Pico Ruivo, the island’s highest points. Conclude your trip in the vibrant city of Funchal, filled with historical landmarks and opportunities for exploration.

2.Walking Portugal’s Wild Algarve
Embark on an immersive journey through the picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage of the Algarve. From the tranquil thermal springs of Monchique to the rugged coastal cliffs of Sagres, each day brings new adventures and breathtaking views. Explore ancient ruins, browse artisanal ceramics, and sample traditional olive oil, delving into the region’s fascinating history and local traditions. With opportunities for coastal walks, wine tastings, and optional activities like surfing or dolphin-watching, this itinerary offers something for every traveler.

3.Portugal Walking & Wine
Explore the beauty and culture of Portugal’s legendary wine-making regions on this premium tour. Begin in the picturesque Douro Valley, home to world-renowned port wines, and explore terraced vineyards along the Corgo River. Visit the baroque-era Casa de Mateus and enjoy tastings at the Quinta do Tedo winery. Hike the Maronesa trail in the Alvão Natural Park, discovering the region’s unique balance of nature and agriculture. Taste organically produced vinho verde in Mondim de Basto and hike along the Levada de Vilarinho, a 13th-century waterway. Finish off your adventure in Porto with a visit to historic sites and Port wine cellars.

4.Walking in the Azores
Hike through the incredible islands of the Azores, starting in Madalena, Pico, where the dramatic landscapes and unique culture await. Explore the stunning Caminho dos Burros coastal trail or opt for a challenging climb to the summit of Mount Pico. Witness the incredible marine life on an optional whale-watching excursion and walk among the UNESCO-listed vineyards on the Vinhas da Criação Velha route. Ferry to São Jorge for breathtaking views and a taste of locally produced coffee. Continue to Faial for a hike along the Capelo to Capelinhos volcanic ridge and a circular trek around the iconic Caldeira crater.

5.Portuguese Camino Highlights Walk
Join us for a transformative journey through the heart of Portugal and Spain. Begin your pilgrimage in Porto before hiking picturesque landscapes and coastal trails as you make your way through charming towns like Vila do Conde and Caminha. Experience the unique pilgrimage route of the Spiritual Variant, exploring ancient monasteries and lush forests along the way. Sail along the Translatio waterway to Pontecesures, soaking in the historic landmarks and local delicacies. Conclude your epic pilgrimage in Santiago de Compostela, where centuries of tradition and culture await.

The walks were stunning, challenging in part , and gave a good flavour of Liguria and its dramatic coastline. We had a brilliant Group whom all got on well and enjoyed each others company and support whilst sharing the experience of the walks and the restaurants we used in the evenings, the optional trip to Lucca was outstanding as was the coastal ferry from Porto Venere which should become a fixture on the Exodus itinerary

Andrew Peck Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino

I can’t fault anything about the holiday. The accommodation was good, the staff friendly and helpful, the meals excellent and my dietary needs catered for. The added bonus was the swimming pool at the end of a hot day’s hiking. Our group was small and the majority of us got on amazingly well together. The walks were varied and interesting with the chance to visit several villages along the way.

Elizabeth Parker Walking in Andalucia

Are guided hiking tours in Portugal suitable for solo travelers?

Our small group guided Portugal walking tours are perfect for solo travelers as well as those traveling with friends or loved ones. One of the benefits of small group tours in Portugal is that you’ll be joined by like minded fellow travelers eager to share the experience with you, as well as a skilled local guide. It’s a great way to travel solo but not alone, with the peace of mind that comes from having companions on the trail.

Which is the best region of Portugal for wine tours?

The Douro Valley in northern Portugal is widely regarded as the best region for wine tours. It’s the birthplace of port wine and home to stunning vineyard landscapes along the Douro River. Visitors can explore historic wine estates, taste a variety of local wines, and immerse themselves in the rich wine-making culture of the region. Our Portugal Walking & Wine tour is an excellent option for those hikers looking to combine exploration with wine tasting, but many of our other Portugal tours also include opportunities to visit vineyards and sample local varietals.

FAQs on Portugal Hiking Tours

What can I expect on a Portugal hiking tour?

Our small-group hiking tours in Portugal are immersive experiences designed to combine active adventure with cultural and historical exploration. Each of our Portugal hiking tours offer a carefully curated itinerary that showcases the best of Portugal’s natural landscapes, cultural heritage, and culinary delights. Expect to hike along scenic trails that lead through vineyards, forests, coastal cliffs, and historic villages, providing diverse and breathtaking views along the way.

Along the way, you can anticipate expert guidance from knowledgeable local guides who are passionate about sharing the beauty and culture of their homeland. With small group sizes, you’ll enjoy personalized attention and the opportunity to connect with like-minded travelers, fostering a sense of camaraderie throughout the journey. Each tour’s accommodations are selected for their comfort and authenticity, providing a cozy retreat at the end of each day’s adventure.

When is the best time for hiking in Portugal?

The best time for hiking in Portugal is typically during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) months. During these seasons, you can expect mild temperatures, blooming flowers, and less crowded trails. Summer (July to August) can be hot, especially inland, making hiking less comfortable, although coastal regions can still be enjoyable. Winter (November to March) tends to be wetter, particularly in the north, and some trails may be muddy or slippery. With Portugal’s diverse landscapes and climates, there are hiking opportunities year-round, especially on the islands of the Azores and Madeira, so the best time ultimately depends on your preferences and destination. Check your trip notes for more details.

What are the best hiking trails in Portugal?

Portugal offers a wealth of stunning hiking trails that cater to various preferences and fitness levels. Among the standout routes are those found in the Douro Valley, such as the Caminho dos Burros and Vinhas da Criação Velha routes, where hikers can explore terraced vineyards and enjoy panoramic views of the scenic landscape.

For pilgrims and history enthusiasts, the Portuguese Camino provides an iconic trek, with sections like the Stone and Water Route near Armenteira offering serene forest paths and glimpses into the region’s rich cultural heritage. Hikes along the Spiritual Variant of the Camino pass through quaint villages, ancient monasteries, and beautiful coastal landscapes. Whether exploring the lush countryside, coastal cliffs, or historic pathways, Portugal’s hiking trails promise unforgettable adventures for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.

What gear is essential for a hiking tour in Portugal?

Ensure a comfortable and enjoyable hiking experience by knowing the necessary gear for your tour. Checklists may vary based on the region and time of year, so it’s crucial to check your trip notes for all the details you’ll need to be well-prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear, and other essentials.

How can I prepare for my hiking tour of Portugal?

Preparing for your hiking adventure is essential to make sure you have a comfortable and unforgettable experience. Take note of your trip’s activity level rating during the booking process, and look at the trip notes for insights into daily hiking distances and elevations. Use this information to guide your training and physical preparations.

In the weeks and months leading up to your trip, increase your daily activity level and embark on long walks, wearing the gear that you plan to wear on your tour so that you can get used to things like the weight of your backpack. Make sure to thoroughly break in your boots to avoid painful blisters on the trail. Check out our fitness guide for more advice on the physical preparation needed for your active tour.