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!
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!
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 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.
May to September
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