Walking Tours in Portugal

Discover a country bursting at the seams with natural beauty, wildlife, and history. Once you scratch the surface of this culturally rich land, it's easy to understand what makes it so special. Our Portugal hiking tours allow you to enjoy the company of friendly locals, the relaxed pace of life and the mouth-watering cuisine, all of which add to the country's natural splendor.

Macs Adventure's range of hiking holidays in Portugal include walks on the sub-tropical island of Madeira by the famous levadas, and walks through the volcanic landscapes of the Azores. Explore the markets, old towns and backstreets of Porto, and sample the finest Port and farm-to-table cuisine in the wine-making region of the Douro Valley. Take the pilgrims route through Portugal on the Camino Portugués to get your Compostela certificate in Santiago, Spain, or hike from bay to bay, sampling amazing seafood when walking in the Algarve. If it's rugged cliff-top hikes you're after, walking the Rota Vicentina is the route for you. In Peneda-Gerês National Park, you'll engage with remote mountain communities as you walk from one mountain village to the next. Combining Lisbon with the architectural wonders of Sintra when you walk from Sintra to Cascais is also an experience not to be missed.

Since 2008, Macs Adventure has been helping walkers to explore the wonders of Portugal on foot. We know Portugal inside-out and have crafted the perfect hiking holidays in Portugal for you to enjoy. With the knowledge that our team have the expertise to find the tour that will fit your needs the most, you can book your hiking holiday in Portugal with confidence. 

Walking Tours in Portugal

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  • Why Book Your Hiking Tour in Portugal with Macs Adventure?
    Why Book Your Hiking Tour in Portugal with Macs Adventure?

    Macs Adventure has been passionate about delivering outstanding walking tours in Portugal since 2008.  Frequent visitors to Portugal, we hiked the Algarve Coastal Trail and knew that we had to develop the trip for our customers and it just grew from there. 

    We now send over 1000 travellers to Portugal every year, each of them finding their own adventure in this varied, welcoming country. We provide the freedom to choose your route, itinerary and travel companions and explore Portugal at your own pace. 

    We know it can be daunting, setting off on an adventure on foot across part of a faraway country, but we knew from experience how important it was to have amazing partners on the ground in Portugal to deal with any issues that you might come across. We have made a great effort to build relationships with our accommodation and luggage transfer suppliers throughout Portugal and should you have the slightest issue, they will fall over themselves to help you out. 

    We offer a flexible, tailor-made Portugal tour that gets you in comfortable, friendly overnight accommodation in local B&Bs and guesthouses. We carry your bags to lighten your load so you can concentrate on simply putting one foot in front of the other and enjoying the unique culture, food, and scenery of this less-traveled part of Europe. No heavy bags on your back, no worrying about your overnight stay, you can book with confidence that we have it all covered for you

    We want to showcase our expertise, by giving you all the resources you will ever need.  In the planning stage, we have free guides, comprehensive videos and a host of staff who have visited the many sides of Portugal, waiting to answer your questions. On the route, we use high-quality digital mapping as well as the best maps and guidebooks to make sure you find your way.  

    We love Portugal and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.  

  • Best Places to Hike in Portugal
    Best Places to Hike in Portugal

    1. The Azores - An island paradise, with a heavy focus on nature and wildlife, the Azores sit isolated in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, making them an ideal stopover for migrating birds and sealife. So incredibly green, the rainforest hiking trails that run throughout the islands are bursting with life, punctuated by the bright blue hydrangeas that cover the island. You can island-hop between the different islands, discovering their own unique culture or Drive and Hike through San Miguel, the main island to hike up volcanoes and through the lush green forest. 

    2. The Algarve - Everyone knows the Algarve, it is a European summer hotspot with endless white beaches, turquoise seas, cold cocktails, and fresh seafood. While it is all of these things, by walking in the Algarve you get to see a completely different side.  There are no crowds, just some of the greatest clifftop walking in Europe, punctuated by vibrant little towns, filled with restaurants and bars. The Algarve Coastal Trails are where you will experience an Algarve that you didn't know and that you will never forget. 

    3. Douro Valley - We have a couple of tours that combine visiting the vibrant cities of Portugal along with some world-class hiking. The Douro valley, mostly famous for its production of Port wine also has some outstanding hiking trails, winding through terraced vineyards while the glittering Douro River snakes through the landscape below. (They also grow some of Portugal's best wines here, but don't talk about it much). Combine this trip with a visit to the great northern city of Porto, with its UNESCO world heritage center and the world's best example of positive gentrification, Porto has a great mix of attractions, classic architecture, bar, and restaurant culture and people watching. 

    4. Madeira - Although it sits many miles from the Portuguese coast, Madeira is undeniably Portuguese. A hiker's paradise with a deep green heart that can be explored on foot via a series of Levadas (irrigation channels) that crisscross the island.  Unique culture, unique wine, and great local seafood.  What is not to love about walking in Madeira! We have two self guided ways to explore this glorious island, either visiting the Sunny South West or delving into that green heart on our Flower Island tour

    5. Sintra - Sintra is a glorious combination of odd, but beautiful, buildings all grouped together just an hour away from Lisbon. The area surrounding it comprises of a stunning National Park, the most westerly point in Europe and dramatic coastline, punctuated with little fishing villages and with hiking trails linking it all together.  Sintra itself has brightly colored palaces, dramatic hilltop castles and vast gothic gardens rooted in secret societies. Walking from Sintra to Cascais is a trip bursting with highlights, or you can just enjoy the best of it on a Lisbon & Sintra short break

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