Nestled on the southwestern edge of Europe, Portugal boasts a unique blend of Mediterranean charm and raw Atlantic beauty, making it a dream destination for keen hikers seeking adventure and serenity. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a novice, there’s a hiking adventure for everyone. Portugal’s mainland has a number of long-distance hiking routes along its pristine coastlines and authentic slow paced interior. The Atlantic islands are all about spicy hikes across and around the forested mountain ranges while the ocean is never far away. We selected four fabulous hiking journeys that represent the best hiking Portugal has to offer.
One of the most famous hiking routes in Portugal is the Fisherman’s Trail . This classic walk winds around the southwest coast with incredible sea views and stunning beaches. For those who crave an inland adventure, the Via Algarviana spans 300 kilometers across the Algarve, unveiling the region's rural landscapes, traditional villages and Portuguese hospitality. You can venture further to the island paradise called Madeira, where it's possible to cross the entire island through emerald-green levadas and ancient laurel forests on the Madeira Trail . The best kept secret is found in the Azores, smack bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where you can circumnavigate the remote island of Santa Maria from hut to hut on the Grande Rota de Santa Maria . Whichever hiking adventure you choose, your journey through this enchanting and diverse country will be a treat for the senses. Come hiking in Portugal with us!