Walking holidays in Portugal

Welcome to our Portugal page! Here you will find walking holidays to the most beautiful walking regions in Portugal, such as the Alentejo coast and countryside.

  • View on hilly rural landscape in PortugalPhoto by Jorge Farinha | CC BY 2.0
  • Picturesque street in small settlement in Alentejo in PortugalPhoto by Guy Moll | CC BY 2.0
  • Fields with lakes in the background in the Monsaraz regionPhoto by Jos Dielis| CC BY 2.0
  • Fields with trees against a cloudy blue skyPhoto by still.epsilon | CC BY 2.0
  • harvesting hay in rural portugalPhoto by Hanna Norlin | CC BY 2.0
  • View on Monsaraz in AlentejoGuy Moll | CC BY 2.0
  • Wildflowers with fruit trees in AlentejoPhoto by Fran&231çois Philipp | CC BY 2.0
  • Vineyards and Mill in Portugese countrysidePhoto by Francisco Antunes | CC BY 2.0

Below you will find the individual holiday descriptions. All the holidays are organised by independent small-scale walking holiday companies, and run by people with a lot of local knowledge and enthusiasm for their country and region. They look forward to help organise your walks in Portugal.

Map of walking holidays in Portugal

Self-guided walking holidays in Portugal

Discover Alentejo & Algarve Coast

  • GPS tracks available
  • Walking a trail
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Walk along beautiful natural coastal landscapes
Quiet natural bay along the coast with waves rolling in

A trail hiking holiday that starts in Alentejo and ends in the Algarve. Wonderful walking along cliffs and beaches going from North to South along the Portugese Atlantic coast. Walk the best trails, along the most unspoiled coastal stretch of the Vicentina Coast Natural Park.

From € 420.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

Globe with magnifying glass Location Map of Portugal with the location of the Alentejo and Algarve walking holiday

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Walking in Alentejo's Serra Sao Mamede

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
Beautiful and unspoilt area in Portugal
Walking holiday in Alentejo's Sao Mamede

Walking holiday in the unspoilt region of Alentejo in Portugal; The Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede. Explore hills, castles, olive groves, cork oak, pine and chestnut forests and experience a glimpse of a forgotten and uncluttered way of life.

From € 275.- / 8 days

Price p.p. based on 2 people sharing

Globe with magnifying glass Location Map walking holiday in Alentejo in Portugal

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Rota Vicentina Trail

  • winter or snowshoeing walking holiday
  • GPS tracks available
  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Self-guided walking holiday
A fully marked footpath of 350 km in pretty Portugal
Hikers going along a sandpath of the Rota Vicentina Trail

Daily sections vary from between 15 and 25 km. Hike through is one of the best preserved landscapes of SouthWest Europe. The sea and beaches, the mountains, the plains and the river as your companions. Enjoy the local wildlife, friendly people and traditional food. This part of Portugal is a walker's paradise.

Price: Flexible

Price depends on group size and holiday duration

Globe with magnifying glass Location Map of Portugal showing a point along the Rota Vicentina Trail

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Walking holidays Portugal with guided and self-guided options

Gardunha Mountains Tour

  • Dogs welcome
  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options
Discover Portugal's Gardunha mountains at a relaxed pace
Path through landscape in the Gardunha mountains

Explore the mountain trails of Portugal's unspoilt Serra da Gardunha. A relaxed paced guided or self-guided tour in rural Portugal. Scenic village to village walks along ancient routes. Hike up the summit of Gardunha (1227m) for spectacular views over the surrounding area, and stay in traditional villages and rural guesthouses.

From € 398.- / 4 days or € 736.- / 8 days

Price per person. 10% - 20% Discount for 2 people or more.

Globe with magnifying glass Location map of Portugal showing the location of the gardunha mountains

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Walking holidays in Portugal

Most people know Portugal as a summer beach holiday destination, but for the discerning walker this country has a lot to offer. Rural landscapes, stunning nature parks and a lovely Mediterranean climate are just a few of Portugal's highlights that make it a perfect walking holiday destination.

the coast of Portugal near Albufeira. Photo by High Contrast Alentejo landscape in Portugal. Montezinho landscape in Montezinho Nature park, Portugal

Although there are built-up areas in Portugal, especially along some of the coast, a large proportion of the country is still very quiet and rural; ideal territory for walks. Sleepy villages, ancient tracks and paths meandering through landscapes of olive groves, ancient woodlands, rugged mountain landscapes and coastal landscapes, you can explore it all on foot in Portugal.

Portugal walking holidays with small-scale businesses

We have the pleasure to present you with a selection of walking holidays in Portugal, all offered by small independent businesses.

We wish you a great time exploring Portugal on foot, and would love to hear about your experiences. Photos also welcome of course! Please contact us through [email protected].

Walking holidays in other European countries

Interested in walking holidays in a different European country? Go to the homepage to start browsing all the walking holidays in Europe and the UK.

Map of Portugal in Europe The Portugese flag.


Capital: Lisbon

Area: 35,654 sq. miles, about a third of the area of the UK

Population: 10.6 million

Currency: Euro

Walking in Portugal

Although summers can be hot and dry, the Portugese spring and autumn are perfect for walking and hiking, and you can even go on a walking holiday in winter because many areas have a mild mediterranean climate. In spring the landscape is in bloom with wildflowers, and autumn offers a show of golden colors.

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