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The most beautiful hiking regions in Portugal

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Portuguese joie de vivre at every step


It is not without reason that the picturesque flower island of Madeira was one of Austrian Empress Elisabeth’s favourite places. Flowers as far as the eye can see, lush green gentle hills, a pleasant temperature all year and the deep blue sea in front of you. Discover the most beautiful hiking paths on Madeira, enjoy a mild hiking climate all year round, immerse yourself in the exotic world of flowers and enjoy the best that the island has to offer in terms of culinary highlights.

Hiking trail on the Cabo Girão cliff


Where exactly is the Alentejo region located? The Alentejo is certainly not as famous as the Algarve, or the holiday island of Madeira, but it is in no way inferior to these regions in terms of beauty, relaxation and culinary delights. Authentic fishing villages on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and along the Rota Vicentina, as well as pristine nature reserves make the Alentejo hiking region something very special. 

Accommodation with sea views in Vila Nova de Milfontes


The beautiful region of the Algarve has developed into a true paradise for hikers. Wonderful landscapes, pristine nature, idyllic sandy beaches and wonderful hiking trails – a hiking holiday without luggage in the Algarve is an unforgettable active experience.

View of the fishing village of Benagil

Useful information about hiking in Portugal

The climate in Portugal

The sun is a permanent and welcome guest in Portugal. That is why Portugal is a very popular holiday destination, not only in summer but all year round. However, the pleasantly mild temperatures very rarely exceed the 30°C mark. You could say that Portugal has spring all year. The water temperatures can also be described as crisp and fresh. The temperature of the Atlantic is usually below 20°C. For us hikers, the particularly pleasant and mild climate proves to be a real blessing – not too hot, with many hours of sunshine, but also not too cool. Just perfect!

View over Bougainvillea to the harbour of Tavira

Cuisine in Portugal

Portuguese cuisine is presented to us in a variety of ways. On one hand it is similar to Spanish cuisine, on the other hand it has absorbed a lot of influence from Portugal’s colonies. So the frequent use of cinnamon stems from the Moorish rule of the past. Bacalhau has been the undisputed national dish for centuries. These are salted and dried cod. In addition to the many other fish dishes, soup is also very popular in Portugal, such as Sopa alentejana, meat dishes such as Cozido à portuguesa and desserts such as the famous Pastéis de Nata. The latter are puff pastry tartlets, filled with custard.

Salmon appetiser in a restaurant in Tavira near the Roman bridge

Culture and tradition: the fado

Portugal is inextricably linked to the fado. The fado is a very melancholic form of music that combines old Portuguese sailor songs with African rhythms. Fado mostly expresses melancholy and longing and has strongly shaped the image of the Portuguese in the world. There are two different styles of fado, namely the popular fado that is played in Lisbon and the traditional fado sun exclusively by men in Coimbra. The queen of fado, Amália Rodrigues, who died in 1999, knew how to mix these two styles and took the fado to the masses. She is still considered the most important Fado artist in Portugal.

Guitar player

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The dreamy regions in the Algarve and the Alentejo or on the flower island of Madeira are considered ideal hiking destinations in Portugal. Even more exotic and a special break awaits you when hiking in the Azores. No matter what you decide, a hiking holiday in Portugal is guaranteed to be the perfect time-out in nature.

Portugal has a total of 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 16 of these are listed as cultural heritage sites and one is listed as a natural heritage site. These include, for example, the historic center of Porto, the Laurisilva protected area of ​​Madeira (laurel forest), the Alto Douro wine region, the oldest wine-growing region in the world, the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary in the north of the country and many more.

There are plenty of culinary highlights in Portugal. Whether the Portuguese fish specialty Bacalhau (dried cod), the typical limpets or the national drink Poncha on Madeira, the Cataplana on the Algarave, a delicious "wok dish" from the copper pot, the wonderful dish Arroz de marisco (rice with seafood) or the numerous meat and fish specialties, desserts and regional wines. Experience pleasure as far as the eye can see in Portugal!

You will experience these unique highlights on a hiking holiday in Portugal:

The diverse regions in Portugal offer ideal conditions for a hiking holiday all year round. Whether in springsummerautumn or on a hiking holiday in winter – enjoy 365 days of active enjoyment in Portugal.

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Hikers at Lake Kaltern

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Bavaria's royal castles

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