Walking holidays in Portugal. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Portugal walking holidays

Portugal walking holidays

Our Portugal walking holidays offer breathtaking diversity plus soulful solitude. Alentejo's 350km Rota Vicentina combines deserted coves and sea-cliff views with ancient inland shepherd trails punctuated by medieval hamlets, while the Costa Prata mixes beaches with seaside gems like canal-laced Aveiro. More dramatic routes ride the contours rising into the rugged peaks of the Serra da Estrela. For contrast, stroll inland Algarve's gentle hills and bucolic woods.

Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Independent coastal walking holidays in the Alentejo Coast, from €420 - €450 (8 days) ex flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from €80 - €110 per room per night
Azores adventure holiday, hiking & whale watching
Adventure across the green Azores archipelago, from £979 - £1500 (12 days) ex flights
Central Portugal self catering cottages and lodges
Picturesque, rustic holiday resort in Central Portuguese, from €390 - €630 per week (sleeps 2-4)

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Self guided walking holiday Portugal, Sintra region
Unique walking and sightseeing holiday in Sintra Natural Park, from €550 - €700 (8 days) ex flights
Alentejo self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Experience both excitement and comfort on this self-guided tour, from €600 - €700 (8 days) ex flights
Azores walking holiday, Portugal
Walk to Cete Cidades and the Fire Lakes, from £1479 - £1669 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking tour of a cork forest in Alentejo, Portugal
Guided tour in the heart of the cork forest, from €130 - €160 (2 days) per accommodation
Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Varied walking in totally unspoilt scenery; luxury Pousada, from £488 (8 days) ex flights
Alentejo walking holiday, Portugal
Visit the largest protected coastal Natural Park in Europe, from £1197 - £1387 (8 days) inc UK flights
Madeira walking holiday, self guided
A sub-tropical paradise perfect for year round walking, from £1139 - £1279 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking holiday in Madeira
Walk through the wild and varied scenery of Madeira, from £779 - £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Rural Portugal holiday, walking the Vicenta Coast
Walk the trails of the Algarve & Alentejo, from £779 - £999 (8 days) ex flights
Sintra Natural Park retreats & walks in Portugal
Walking/yoga/Art/R&R near beaches, forests, historic sites, from €490 - €1000 (7 days) ex flights
Alentejo self guided walking in Portugal
Discovering fishermens and historical trails in Alentejo, from €420 - €450 (8 days) ex flights
Peneda Geres National Park accommodation in Portugal
In the middle of the Geres National Park in North Portugal, from €55 - €65 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)

49 reviews for Walking holidays in Portugal4 star overall rating

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Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Enjoyable journey of discovery of another country. (more)Lily Forbes
We had a wonderful holiday at Colina Flora - the accommodation is beautiful, the swimming pool wonderfully refreshing, everything clean and beautifully decorated. (more)Caroline Rumble
This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The location was beautiful and there were many moderate walking expeditions to be made in the area. Travel to Cascais and Sintra was straightforward using the local bus service. (more)Janet Dear
From €80 - €110 per room per night
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed every moment of it and will treasure all the memories we have been getting. We are already discussing when we can come back and do other trails along the coast. (more)Inger Westerlund
Wonderful holiday! More Canadians (North Americans) should know about Portugal and it’s walking tours. (more)Jeffrey Fish
The self-guided walking tour of the Rota Vincentina was overall a great experience. We would gladly return to walk some of the other routes of Southwest Portugal...The trail was incredible. The coastal scenery was breathtaking and access to isolated beaches provided great natural experiences. (more)Barry Corbett
From €420 - €450 excluding flights
Alentejo self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Memorable parts? Dramatic cliff top scenery with rare aromatic plants growing in the sandy soil round the paths. Watching surfers in the beautiful bays and fishermen perched precariously on the cliffs. Unspoiled countryside and forests inland. The fantastic non-light polluted night sky at one of the places we stayed; we saw the milky way and a shooting star. The warmth of the local people. Other walkers we met en route from many different countries. Very good locally produced food. Tips? Meals... (more)Denise Anne
From €600 - €700 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park retreats & walks in Portugal
My hosts helped me to find my feet as soon as I got off the plane and I was able to get the most out of my stay in the atmospheric Sintra National Park, walking, swimming and visiting a good range of places of historical interest. (more)Richard Bell
Really enjoyed staying at the guesthouse. Hospitality was amazing. James was there with good information regarding where to find plants and books and help plan days out. (more)Lynne Samuel
The most memorable parts were the lovely countryside (red-tiled roofs, etc.), the beautiful historic towns to visit (Lisbon, Sintra, Coimbra, Obidos...) and the marvellous breakfasts (really brunches) cooked up by Aasta. I also appreciated the many nice little touches (not expected in a B&B) - a bathrobe, fresh fruit and little chocolates in the room every day... (more)Joanne Deller
From €490 - €1000 excluding flights
Peneda Geres National Park accommodation in Portugal
Memorable parts? The construction of the houses is unique. Silence in the night is complete. The space utilization inside is admirable. Tips? Confirm very clearly how many beds are there in the house. While I had communicated clearly that we are a family of four with kids 8 and 10, there were only three beds in the house. The owner had communicated that there is one double bed and one sofa bed. The sofa bed turned out to be a single folding bed. We joined the other two beds allowing... (more)Sunoor Verma
From €55 - €65 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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