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Discover the rugged terrain and enjoy stunning views from wherever your Portuguese rock climbing adventure takes you!

From the top of a seaside cliff in Algarve to a rugged crag in one of the country’s central mountains, there is plenty to climb and something for everyone. From alpine to trad climbing for beginners or experts, there is never a dull moment in this lovely Atlantic country!

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What should I know about Rock Climbing Portugal?

Located on the westernmost portion of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal coastal country with a strong rock climbing tradition. Once you get here, you will certainly see why. There are innumerable opportunities for all kinds of thrilling and scenic climbs.

Head out to one of the numerous natural parks that dots the countryside. Here you will find excellent routes, or you can make your own. With 10 parks all over the country, there is plenty to explore and even more to climb.

If you have the time after your trip, be sure to head out either to Madeira (where there are more rock climbing opportunities as well) or to one of the country’s legendary beaches to enjoy some sun, surf and sand!

Why should I choose Portugal for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

From the stunning sea cliffs south of Lisbon and along the southern coast to the majestic mountains in the center of the country, there is plenty of amazing scenery to see all of this small yet diverse country. Take a week or two off and come explore as much of it as you can. Head out to a legendarily high-quality beach before you leave too.

Something for everyone

Whether this is you are a first time rock climber or a seasoned pro, Portugal offers something that perfectly suits everyone. Enjoy sport climbing and bouldering in the south or trad climbing and alpine climbing in the north. Take the easy way up to get used to the sport or the long way and challenge yourself to a hard day of climbing.

Magnificent metropolises

Chances are your trip to Portugal will begin with a flight into either Lisbon or Porto. Take a day to two to explore these two lovely coastal cities. Marvel at the mix of old and new architecture that varies from Gothic to Postmodern. Before you leave, be sure to enjoy a bit of the lovely food and wine that the country boasts.

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 whether you are visiting the north or south of 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.

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What’s the high season for Rock Climbing in Portugal?

May to September

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Portugal



I've greatly enjoyed my climbing trip to Cascais with instructor Joao. He assessed and tailored the climbing session to my skill and ability, taught me some new skills and fact and ensured climbing was fun, informative and challenging. I would definitely book again with him.



We had a very good time on the 5-day climbing trip. We added a theory part to this trip and turned it more into a course: it was great and we learned a lot. Andre and Ricardo are very skilled and great people to spend the days with. The locations are beautiful with routes for many levels. Would for sure recommend this trip!



Joao is an amazing rock climber and a great guide! Amazing in managing the group. My kids 16/14 both were pushed beyond their levels thanks to joao coaching tips and good vibe! Location ls stunning! Prime limestone over the crushing waves!



João was friendly and charming from the very beginning through to the end. He was a very good and experience guide and he was also a fun guy to hang around with. The climbing experience was nothing short of amazing, climbing on cliffs met with the sea, an amazing view to go with the rewarding feeling of getting that climb you have tried a few times. All the kit and equipment is of high quality, and as a group of 10 climbers, we all came out very happy. Thank you !



Incredible experience. I went with 2 friends and we had a great time with Joao. He is a real expert in this discipline, really cool guy and patient to explain and help you with the techniques involved. I really recommend this tour for everyone. We were beginners and managed to boulder rocks sitting down because of the tips that Joao provide us. Also want to acknowledge Explore Share management and customer service, they were always available to help us with our inquiries. Simply great!

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