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Hiking in Portugal

Discover natural beauty and diverse terrains that are just waiting to be uncovered on foot!

Explore seaside coves and cliffs; climb active volcanoes and hike through idyllic valleys and villages, when you choose Portugal for your next hiking destination. Take advantage of this unique place and experience its storied culture as you go. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Portugal. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Portugal

Portugal is blessed with some stunningly beautiful scenery. From prominent volcanoes on semi-tropical islands to stunningly beautiful beaches framed by sandy sea cliffs, hiking in Portugal allows you to see all of the country’s diverse natural beauty. With mountain peaks that are prominent, but not technically difficult to ascend, there’s always an amazing views waiting to be discovered.


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Best time to visit:

March to October

How to get there:

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

What’s the weather like?

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

More info about Hiking in Portugal:

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

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