Portugal walking holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

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
Madeira walking holiday
Walk the best trails of the island, from £669 - £899 (8 days) inc UK flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from €70 - €107 per room per night
Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Varied walking in totally unspoilt scenery; luxury Pousada, from £488 (8 days) ex flights
Alentejo walking holiday in Portugal, small group
8 Day Guided tour of the heart of the Alentejo, from €799 (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
Self guided walking holidays in Central Portugal
Glamping and walking in the valleys of Central Portugal, from £500 (7 days) ex flights
Portugal yurt holidays
Luxurious yurts in a magical and secluded location, from £65 per couple per night
Azores walking holiday, Portugal
Walk to Cete Cidades and the Fire Lakes, from £1399 - £1549 (8 days) inc UK flights
Alentejo self guided walking in Portugal
Discovering fishermens and historical trails in Alentejo, from €420 - €450 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Madeira
Walk through the wild and varied scenery of Madeira, from £749 - £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Central Portugal self catering cottages and lodges
Log cabins in Central Portuguese countryside, from €390 - €630 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Alentejo self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Experience both excitement and comfort on this self-guided tour, from €600 - €700 (8 days) ex flights
Alentejo walking holiday, Portugal
Visit the largest protected coastal Natural Park in Europe, from £1277 - £1407 (8 days) inc UK flights
Madeira walking holiday, Portugal
A sub-tropical paradise perfect for year round walking, from £1169 - £1319 (8 days) inc UK flights
Sintra B&B accommodation in Portugal
Cosy and confortable ambiance, from €60 - €80 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Minho B&B accommodation, Portugal
17th century manor house with self catering accommodation, from €50 per room per night
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)

58 reviews for Portugal walking holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Portugal walking holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
5 stars plus! A lovely B&B if you appreciate nature and love to walk. Accommodations and service are outstanding.Hosts very friendly and helpful. (more)Arlene Fleischman
Brilliant, couldn't have asked for more! Great accommodation, very welcoming and helpful hosts. Beautiful countryside with very interesting sites to visit. (more)Elmer van der Hoek
This is a lovely place to stay with lovely walks available in the surrounding countryside. It was a really relaxing stay but there is plenty to do and places to visit in the surrounding area. (more)Janet Sivyer
From €70 - €107 per room per night
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
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
Seeing and feeling the beautiful energy from the ocean as spring broke over Portugal was the most memorable part of my holiday. My every need was considered and prepared for, and the scenery and fresh air was spectacular. (more)Kathy House
From €420 - €450 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
Portugal yurt holidays
For us a 10 out of 10. Marvellous hosts. Unique quiet setting. Wonderful homemade food. (more)Luca Bosatta
This holiday was excellent; it is a great way to unwind and enjoy the beautiful countryside in Portugal and to get to know the friendly locals (more)amanda Law
The most memorable part was being surrounded by nature, beautiful rivers, great people - the Portuguese and the yurt owners...The perfect holiday (more)Emma Scott-Boon
From £65 per couple per night
Madeira walking holiday
...lots of variety...Extremely enjoyable holiday. One that I would recommend. (more)Anne-Marie Hesmondhalgh
The weather was stellar, sunshine every day. We carried raingear and never used it! James, the leader and the other guests formed a cohesive group of companions for the week. Most memorable for me was climbing the highest peak in one long arduous day, at once the most gruelling and rewarding hike I have ever taken. (more)Andrew Miner
The walks, particularly when the weather allowed us to view the spectacular scenery and the group of people we walked with were the best parts of the trip. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
From £669 - £899 including UK flights
Minho B&B accommodation, Portugal
Memorable parts? The arrival itself was memorable in the way the owner gave us a comprehensive tour of the farm, encouraging us at every step to make the most out of the farm and use the produce. It is clear that for the family that owns and runs the farm, this is much more than mere business. For them this is sharing of values and a way of life. Children are treated with attention and respect, their questions are answered in a serious and empowering way. While they are told of caution they... (more)Sunoor Verma
From €50 per room per night
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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