Portugal is one of Europe’s top hiking destinations, both in terms of all the places there are to explore as well as the stunning views awaiting lucky visitors. On top of the three locations listed above, there are plenty of other places to explore in this small Atlantic country as well.
Along with Central Portugal, the north of the country is home to scenic highlands and valleys as well. Peneda Geres National Park, along the Spanish border, is an excellent place for hiking enthusiasts to visit. Home to gorgeous mountain scenery and an ancient Celtic settlement, the national park is the perfect place for a hiking adventure.
The Azores, south of Madeira also provide amazing hiking options for those willing to seek them out. Home to Mount Pico (2.351 meters), the tallest mountain in Portugal, as well as various wineries, stunning coastlines and several other volcanic mountains, the archipelago is the perfect spot for all kinds of hiking adventures.
During the summer, Portugal has great weather. The average temperature sits around mid-20s, and occasionally 30ºC. The mountains in the north tend to be cooler than the south, but the south is usually windier. Rain is quite infrequent throughout the country during the summer.
Depending on where you are going in the country, you will want to fly into the international airports at Lisbon (LIS) or Porto (OPO). From there, the rest of the country is pretty well connected by bus or domestic flight.
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