• Wanderung durch Funchal
    Wanderung durch Funchal Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors
  • Wegemarkierung im Naturpark Alvão
    Wegemarkierung im Naturpark Alvão Photo: Svenja Rödig, Outdooractive Editors
  • Querung der Ribeira da Tabua über eine Brücke
    Querung der Ribeira da Tabua über eine Brücke Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Editors

Hikes in Portugal

In total there are about 2,335 hikes for you to discover within the region of Portugal. To get a first glimpse of what’s awaiting outdoor enthusiasts like you in Portugal, we created a short highlight list:
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Discover the best hikes in Portugal

moderate open
5.4 km
3:00 h
420 m
420 m
The Lousã mountain range sets the scene for this route. As you pass the castle, by the Hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Piedade and the Aldeias do ...
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
moderate open
10.3 km
5:00 h
576 m
576 m
Circular route that begins and ends in the Aldeia do Xisto of Benfeita, passing through trails of rare, natural beauty and by fantastic waterfalls.
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
Hiking route · Manteigas

PR1 MTG - Inferno Well

moderate open
2.8 km
1:10 h
126 m
108 m
This is a small round loop in the heart of the natural park of Serra da Estrela.
from Responsible Trails Portugal,   Responsible Trails
6 km
2:30 h
190 m
190 m
The Schist Walking Trail of Lousã - Watermills Route begins next to Lousã City Hall, leading you on a discovery of prominent sites in the region, ...
from Aldeias do Xisto,   Aldeias do Xisto
Hiking route · Portugal

Around the "Montado" (PR4 MTL)

13.2 km
4:30 h
68 m
78 m
A circular path around the Mediterranean habitat of "montado" featuring cork trees and high levels of biodiversity.
from Portugal Wildscapes,   Portugal Wildscapes
17.2 km
5:30 h
260 m
239 m
From Vila Nova de Milfontes you must cross the River Mira, and then continue hugging the coast atop cliffs and through sand-dunes to reach ...
from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure

"PR5 LSA - Lousã Schist Walking Trail - Serranos Route"

The Schist Walking Trail of Lousã - Serranos Route starts at Lousã Castle and passes through some of the Aldeias do Xisto located in the Lousã mountain range.

Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes

Experience a diverse array of coastal landscapes on this section from Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes. You’ll walk mostly on energy-sapping sandy paths but be richly rewarded with extraordinary scenery.

PR2 SRT Schist Walking Trail:Pedrógão Pequeno - The Zêzere Trail

The Zêzere Trail allows visitors to discover rich and varied natural heritage, the granite escarpments of the Zêzere Valley and, hopefully, the round-winged eagle that soars above this place. 

Into the path of Portugal (PR1 CVR)

Hiking trail along Castro Verde Biosphere Reserve with opportunities for bird watching and a stop at the historical site of S. Pedro das Cabeças.

PR1 MCV - Accessible Schist Walking Trail of Gondramaz

The accessible Schist Walking Trail of Gondramaz can be used by people with disabilities, allowing them to enjoy the areas surrounding the Aldeia do Xisto of Gondramaz.

Secrets of the Guadiana valley (PR9 MTL)

Trail along the river Guadiana, between the ancient watermill of Escalda and the gorges of Pulo do Lobo.

Almograve/Longueira to Touril/Zambujeira do Mar

The cliffs are higher, the sand dunes wider and the coastal views as impressive as ever, as you continue heading south from Longueira/Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar.

Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe

Today’s walk from Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe strikes a perfect balance between clambering atop high cliffs and dipping down to meet pristine beaches. There’s a little more climbing involved, but the views compensate adequately!

Povoa do Varzim to Esposende

Walk along the coast and via wetlands and river estuaries to Esposende.

The path of the Great Bustard (PR3 CVR)

Hike through the landscape of the Castro Verde Biosphere Reserve home of the Great Bustard.

"PR4 LSA - Lousã Schist Walking Trail - Four Villages Route"

The Four Villages Route starts in Candal Aldeia do Xisto, going on towards Catarredor, Vaqueirinho and Talasnal Aldeia do Xisto.

Odeceixe Loop Walk

This loop walk explores Odeceixe’s gorgeous surroundings, walking beside the meandering River Seixe, a man-made irrigation channel, and coastal cliffs. Stopping at Odeceixe Beach is bound to be a highlight.

Esposende to Viana do Castelo

Walk along coastal plains, sandy beaches and dunes to the historic centre of Viana do Castelo.

Matosinhos to Povoa do Varzim

Take a metro to Matosinhos before beginning your walk along the coast to Povoa do Varzim.

PR1 PPS - Fajão Schist trails – Climbing the cliffs

Starting and ending at the Aldeia do Xisto of Fajão, the Subida aos Penedos trail goes through the Açor Mountain Range Nature Network, where the largest population of Portuguese laurel in the country is located. 

Azoia to Cascais

Keep the ocean on your right as you walk from Azoia to Cascais alternating between stretches of golden and inviting beaches and rugged and rocky coastline.

PR1 FND - Schist trails of Barroca - route of the rock engravings

The Schist Walking Trail of Barroca will bring you to the river Zêzere's secluded spots, along banks covered by rock engravings and remnants of past activity that will take you on a journey through time.

PR2 MCV - Gondramaz Schist trail - In the Miller’s Footsteps

The Schist Walking Trail of Gondramaz - In the Miller’s Footsteps, is a linear trail that connects the Aldeia do Xisto of Gondramaz to the Chapinha Picnic Park. It can be traversed in both directions.

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