Why should you do Hiking in Portugal on your next trip?
The North of Portugal is characterized by its beautiful natural areas, authentic villages, interminable beaches, winding rivers, and numerous vineyards. It is greener, rougher and quieter compared to the rest of Portugal. That is a wonderful region for Hiking in Portugal.
Exploring the Douro Valley (North of Portugal) on foot allows you to truly immerse yourself in this amazing landscape.
Portugal started as a country in 1179 and the Douro Valley is a key part of Portuguese history. With its terraced vineyards and hilltop, estates are known as Quintas. The region is renowned for its wine production, in particular, the sweet wine is known as Port.
The Douro landscape reflects its primitive, and deep connection with the wine culture. Creating an amazing picture of Man and Nature working side by side in search of the perfect wine.
This trip is escorted, you have a guide that will give you all the information about this region. Eco Trilha takes care of all your accommodation and luggage transfer so you can relax and enjoy your journey.
This itinerary is carefully designed. There is the basic level of fitness required and some uphill stretches in part. Please don’t forget your hiking boot, sun cream, and sunglass.
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Hiking in Portugal Countryside and the Douro Valley
We have almost 320 great hiking trails all over Portugal. The outdoor enthusiasts will remain spoilt for choices when it comes to hiking. We select special places in Portugal. Where we will admire:
– boardwalks alongside sandy beaches;
– Roman road;
– Wooden walkways in green mountains;
– Crystal-clear lagoons, native flora, and fauna.
This Hiking in Portugal will acquaint you with fascinating and magical surroundings. This region has delicious cuisine and some of the world’s finest wines. You’ll walk through uniquely terraced vineyards, take in the typical towns and villages of these regions.
Follow your guide through this timeless terrain. Visit wineries that are over a century old and encounter traditional white-washed villages that cling to the hillsides. Feel the warmth of the sun on your back as you take in these brilliant and picturesque scenes.
Set out on an incredible 7-day hike along Portugal. This walking holiday in the North of Portugal and the Douro Valley. Two of the most famous and stunning wine growing regions of Portugal. It is ideal for those who enjoy good food, nature, culture, wine, and fantastic day walks.
- Small group hiking in Portugal. Maximum group size of 6 travelers. Personalize service!
- Guided Hiking in the uniquely beautiful Douro Valley, located in Northern Portugal. Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the first wine region demarcated in the world in 1756.
- Walk on the Atlantic Coast. And, follow in the footsteps of pilgrims as you hike a section of the famous “Way of St. James”.
- Enjoy a fascinating walk through Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hiking in Portugal: 7 Days / 6 Nights – from 1399€ per person.
Minimum number for this hiking in Portugal: Two travelers.
Seasons: May to October.
Check online the Departures Dates for Hiking in Portugal.
Best time of the year to hike in Portugal
The weather in Portugal is mostly pleasant throughout the year. But for hiking and walking vacations, the best time would be in the spring, summer and autumn months.
The best months are May, June, July, September, and October. The weather during the Hiking in Portugal. Visit this website. With perfect temperatures almost all year round and warm sun and sea breezes. Portugal is a wonderful destination for enjoying great beaches.
Been asking yourself: What to pack for this trip? What should you prepare before you travel?
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Do you only have one day to visit the Douro Valley?
We have this tour:
Guided Hiking in the Douro Valley (Full-Day)
Join this Douro Hiking tour, fit for all age walkers! This hike is perfect for who wants to discover the world’s first demarcated wine region.
Walk by the Douro’s vinery, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage terraced vineyards. And, experience the secular traditions of this region.
In the Douro Valley Hike, you’ll get to experience beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro Valley. It also a UNESCO world heritage site, due to its terraced vineyards.
This tour is the perfect combination of activities for nature lovers. Who wants to explore the natural beauty of the Douro Valley. Join us and walk through the vineyards of the Douro Valley.
We will pick you up in your hotel in Porto or Braga (Read online the tips for public transport from Lisbon). And, take you to the valley, where we start with easy hiking. During the walking, you will have a short hike along the vines to see, touch, and smell. What makes this region so special.
To finish the day we will visit a wine estate and taste the famous port wine.
That is included: private transfer, local guide, lunch, and wine tasting.
Difficulty: Easy. Duration: 1 day. Price per person: 139€.
Camino de Santiago.
Walking along the Way of St James, by the Portuguese Way of Saint James.
Soaking in the sun, listening to the Atlantic Ocean. And, Walking by a historical trail from Porto towards the magical city of Santiago de Compostela! Santiago de Compostela translates to St. James of the Field of Stars.
Camino is a wide European network of pilgrimage paths and ends in Spain at the Saint James Cathedral.
Who prefers self-guided hiking, we have this package:
Self-Guided Camino de Santiago
The Camino in Portugal is less crowded than other routes in Spain. The route is very visibly marked with yellow arrows. You mostly walk through small villages. It’s a very green route which will go through many plantations and vineyards. The local people are very helpful and friendly along the way.
Pilgrim Walking to Santiago de Compostela. 13 Days – from 780€ per person. Minimum number: One traveler.
LAST 100 KM OF CAMINO DE SANTIAGO.
- Standard Accommodation. Private room with private bathroom and breakfasts are guaranteed.
- Luggage transfer from town to town (1 piece with 15kg).
- Pilgrim Passports.
- Route notes. 24 hours of phone support.
- Private Transfer from Santiago de Compostela to Porto.
- Private Transfer Oporto Airport – Hotel in Porto – Oporto Airport.
Millions have explored the Camino Trail, including famous people like Neil Morrissey, Stephen Hawking, and Shirley MacLaine.
Each and everyone has had their own unique experience and inspiration from the Camino de Santiago.
Did you know?
– Queen Isabel of Portugal walked the Portuguese route in the 13th Century. It is the favorite of poet and novelist Paulo Coelho.
– 54% of Camino pilgrims walk for both religious and cultural reasons. 38% walk for religious reasons.
– Nearly 10% of pilgrims are from the USA. Nearly 50% are between the ages of 30 to 60.
– The impressive cultural landscape of the Douro. The first wine region demarcated in the world in 1756 and also considered a World Heritage Site in 2001. The Douro River means the River of Gold.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information about hiking in Portugal.