Walking holidays in sunny Portugal

Enjoy a hiking holiday anytime all year round

Portugal is a true hiking wondert! Since the islands, situated in the Atlantic Ocean and the mainland, which is part of the Iberian Peninsula, offer sheer hiking bliss even during winter. Due to the mild temperatures a hiking holiday on the Azores, on the Algarve or on Madeira are also feasible in the cold season. If you are longing for warmth and sunshine between the months of November and February, then Portugal is the perfect destination. Eurohike has compiled the most impressive tours for you, inviting you to relaxing days of hiking in summer as well as in winter. 

The most beautiful hiking destinations in Portugal

Walking on the ‚flower island’ Madeira

The volcanic island of Madeira situated in the Atlantic is influenced by the trade winds and its special climate, producing a lush floral splendor including strelitzia, hydrangea and tulbaghia. Another characteristic of the island is the ingenious irrigation system. In order to cultivate bananas, grapes and sugar cane on Madeira, the island is crossed by over 2200 kilometres of canals. Their purpose is to irrigate the vegetation – and create marvellous hiking paths. Whilst walking along the so-called ‚Levadas’ you experience Madeira’s colourful flora at close quarters.

The Azores: perfect for your hiking holiday

Located in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 1000 kilometres west of Europe and covered with exotic plants: introducing the Azores. Portugal’s unique archipelago’ consisting of nine islands, allows hikers to encounter another world, even in the cool winter months. The destination for the hiking holiday with Eurohike is the island of Sao Miguel, also called the ‚Green Island’. A schedule rich in variety showcases all features of this island of the Azores: ranging from the charming downs to the wooded mountains, from imposing coasts to tranquil lakes.

Coastal hikes in the Algarve area of Portugal

Pure nature during your hiking holiday along the Algarve

The Algarve illuminates the southermost area of the Portugese mainland with its sublime beauty. During your hiking holiday with Eurohike you not only get in contact with the country and its people but also with nature, among them the marvellous coasts and fruit plantations. The combination of nature, historic cultural monuments and Portugese delicacies soon affirms that the Algarve is so much more than just a beach holiday destination.

Blooming flowers at Sete Cidades Vista do Rei

Experience unique hiking moments in Portugal with Eurohike

All three Eurohike hiking holidays in Portugal offer a complete active holiday package: neat hiking routes, extensive maps and of course the popular luggage transfer service. Eurohike ensures that your luggage is waiting for you at the next hotel!

We are very happy to answer all your questions regarding hiking in Portugal!

Florian Frisch
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Florian Frisch, Customer Service

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