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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!

Hiking in Portugal

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What should I know about Hiking 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.

Why should I choose Portugal for my Hiking adventure?

**Stunning scenery **

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.

Come for the culture

The discovery of natural beauty is the main driving force behind almost every hiking adventure. However, in Portugal, cultural and natural discover go hand in hand. Explore historic fishing villages while hiking along the southern coast of Alqueva or discover historic settlements along the rugged terrain of Portugal’s various island outposts. Regardless of where you head, be sure to try some of the local cuisine and excellent wine too.

Incredible diversity

Due to its coastlines, rugged highlands and island territories, Portugal is chock-full of diverse landscapes. Heading to Madeira can get you up close to active volcanoes, while walking along the beaches of the Portuguese coastline offer unfettered access to a maze of coves and caves. Meanwhile, heading to the Portuguese central and northern highlands provides hours of entertaining hikes through forests along lakes and up modest mountains.

What can I expect from the weather in Portugal?

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.

How can I get to Portugal?

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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What’s the high season for Hiking in Portugal?

March to October

What people are saying about Hiking | Portugal



Biggest thanx to excelent guide Raisa, excelent views, the best mountaining experience ever.


Our guide was Alvaro. He was great, and knowledgeable about local plants and the history of the levadas. He also plucked a puppy from the levada and saved him from drowning! We learned a lot, and the Levada do Norte walk was easy, flat and just the right speed for us.



This was a lifetime highlight! We loved Matheo as our guide. We will definitely be back



Great experience!! Great guide!



Besides the mistake in the description. “Sunrise to sunset”. We really enjoyed our guided tour. He was friendly, knew a lot to tell about Madeira and the environment, the nature and history. He gave us some tips for the rest of our holiday as well. He really made the tour end into a perfect day.

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