Portugal

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Portugal - by Henk

It wasn't until the late nineteen-nineties that Portugal started the construction and marking of hiking paths. Long distance hiking trails are still rare. The major Grande Rota (GR's) are in part no more than a promiss. Of European long distance hiking trail E7 (GR12), 80 km on the border with Spain are ready. The GR11, Camino de Santiago, by now runs from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. Most fully completed is the 540 km long GR22, Trail of the Old Towns. Problematic in Portugal are the often outdated maps and sometimes poor condition of paths and markings.

As a good alternative you can hike a range of shorter trails, which you will come across in all national parks and protected landscape areas. These walks last from several hours to a full day, and are marked in red and yellow. Names of these trails start with PR, Pequena Rota (= minor routes), signposts mark the trailheads, although some trails are circular. Try to buy maps and guides through the internet or in you own country in advance, because locally these are hard to come by.

Walking the shorter trails is an excellent way to explore Portugese nature. The first national park that deserves to be mentioned is Peneda-Gerês, a mountain area abounding in water, in the north of Portugal forming the border with Spain. Another good area for hiking is the Serra de Estrela, where you will find mainland Portugal's highest mountain Malhão de Estrela (1993m). Most hikers will be looking for walks in the Algarve, and on the vulcanic islands of Madeira, the Azores (with Mount Pico as the highest at 2351m) and Berlengas. These popular islands harbour bizarre plant and animal life, and offer numerous short marked trails.

Beoordelingen

Beoordeling 8.7 | 3 stemmen | No 4. in Europa
  • Miguel
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief Not crowded along paths, never too far from towns and villages if needed, nice landscapes, long hikes possible (including 60 kms+ along a mostly desert beach from Troia to Sines along the SW coast)
  • pc22 Augustus 2008
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief Walked the way of fatima down from spain (Santiago)......lovely people, some great countryside views.....sun :D....cheap
  • Negatief The path i followed was not well signed...also a fair bit of road walking
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Paden

Regios

Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Marco Polo NL Lissabon | 62Damrak
  • Eindelijk zijn ze er weer: de Nederlandse versie van de alom bekende en gewaardeerde serie van Marco Polo. Het is een handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een goede kennismaking met de vakantiebestemming. Globale uitklapkaart achterin, makkelijk binnenzakformaat. Toch best veel aandacht voor de toeristische hoogtepunten en leuke... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Portugal | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Hart van Portugal | Op Lemen Voeten
  • Handzame wandelgids met vooral goede beschrijvingen van de tochten. Kaartmateriaal beperkt, maar dat geldt ook voor ter plaatse helaas! De 25 wandelingen in deze gids zijn verspreid over drie gebieden: Coimbra en omgeving met een stadswandeling door de beroemde universiteitstad, wandelingen aan de kust bij Figueira da Foz, in de kalkheuvels van... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Pocket Porto | Lonely Planet
  • Pocket reisgidsen van Lonely Planet zijn een kleinere versie dan de 'echte' Planets. Vaak echter van bijzondere bestemmingen binnen een bepaald land waardoor er meer aandacht is en uitgebreidere tips zijn voor die bepaalde streek i.v.m. de grote Planets. Handzaam formaat, makkelijk in de binnenzak! Tcoh ook deze vol met praktische informatie.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Lonely Planet Porto Pocket Guide
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Porto offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Admire Se cathedral, marvel at Casa de Musica and check out the stunning Palacio da Bolsa.Written and researched by a team of experts, this book is independent in its recommendations and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Wild Guide Portugal | Wild Things
  • Inspirerende gids voor mooie plekken en het goede leven in Portugal. Imagine a summer spent plunging into clear turquoise rivers, playing on hidden beaches, walking in wild flower-strewn cork forests, and tasting wine from boutique vineyards accompanied by the freshest seafood. In this explorer’s compendium you will discover the hidden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Nordportugal - Noord Portugal | Michael Müller Verlag
  • Uitstekende - Duitstalige - gids over alleen het noordelijke gedeelte van Portugal. Ongeveer de lijn Porto - Villa Nova de Foz coa: alles ten noorden daarvan. Veel informatie over cultuur en landschap, maar ook goed informatie over praktische zaken als overnachten, campings en vervoer. Die Sand­strän­de sind end­los; die Städ­te kö­nig­lich;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Portugal | Baedeker
  • Een van de beste en meest complete reisgidsen van het land of de streek. Een klassieker in het Duits! Met heel veel informatie over alles wat je maar kunt bedenken, inclusief een losse grove kaart achter in het boek. Der Baedeker Portugal vereint fundierte Informationen zu Natur, Kultur und Geschichte mit Genießerthemen und beschreibt alle... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Portugal Nord - noord | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. 176 Seiten mit 103 Farbabbildungen, 50 Höhenprofile; 50 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:25.000 / 1:50.000, eine Übersichtskarte Das Reiseland... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Reishandboek Portugal | Elmar
  • Praktische en culturele reisgids met alle bezienswaardigheden Elk Elmar reishandboek is opgebouwd uit drie delen: achtergronden, praktische informatie en bezienswaardigheden. Het vervoer naar het land, restaurants en mogelijke activiteiten komen uitgebreid aan bod. Ook de geschiedenis, de flora en fauna en cultuur worden beschreven. Handige... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Rota Vicentina - zuidwest Portugal | Rota vicentina
  • Gedetailleerde wandelgids van de Rota Vicentina in zuidwest Portugal, de gids is Duitstalig. Per etappe wordt een aantal praktische zaken gegeven met een mooi hoogteprofiel. De routebeschrijving is redelijk tot goed. Kaartmateriaal in de gids is summier, daar adviseren we (helaas behoorlijk prijzige) wandelkaart bij! Deutschsprachiger... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids weekend Porto | Lannoo
  • Voor wie slechts één compacte stadsgids in zijn tas wil stoppen en toch geen enkele bezienswaardigheid of topadres wil missen. Dé gids om Porto écht te ontdekken: de plaatsen waar u de stad in zijn authenticiteit proeft, de evenementen van het ogenblik, de heerlijkste shoppingadressen... En daarbovenop, een handige kaart van het openbaar... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids The 500 Hidden Secrets of Lisbon | Luster
  • Miguel Júdice verzamelde in The 500 Hidden Secrets of Lisbon 500 fantastische plekken in en interessante weetjes over zijn stad Lissabon, zoals het restaurant van fotograaf en foodie Adriana Freire dat deel uitmaakt van een sociaal integratieproject, een bijzonder kunstwerk van street artist Vhils, opgedragen aan de legendarische Fado zangeres... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Portugal | Lonely Planet
  • De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches: the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids 100% Lissabon time to momo | Mo'Media
  • Leuke trendy reisgids met een kleurrijke beschrijving van cafe's; restaurants, bijzondere winkels en musea, uitgaanstips en - het leukste - een zestal wandelingen door de meest interessante delen van de stad. Handzaam formaat, veel illustraties, met kaartjes. Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de 100% Lissabon-gids! Maak kennis met Lissabon, een... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Lissabon | Baedeker
  • Een van de beste en meest complete reisgidsen van de streek. Een klassieker in het Duits! Met heel veel informatie over alles wat je maar kunt bedenken, inclusief een losse grove kaart achter in het boek. Jetzt in neuer Auflage! Der Baedeker Lissabon vereint fundierte Informationen zu Natur, Kultur und Geschichte mit Genießerthemen und... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Porto | Gallimard
  • Let op: Franstalig Met de onmisbare Stad in kaart gidsen kom je overal! Door uitvouwbaar kaartmateriaal per stadswijk kun je alle bezienswaardigheden zo vinden. Boordevol adressen van restaurants, hotels, bars en musea. Bovendien bevatten de gidsen uitgebreide uitleg over vervoer met metrokaarten en veel tips om het échte leven in een stad te... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Valles de Anso y Hecho | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Rota Vicentina - zuidwest Portugal | Rota vicentina
  • Gedetailleerde wandelgids van de Rota Vicentina in zuidwest Portugal. De kaart is naast Portugees ook Engelstalig. Gedrukt op scheur- en watervast papier is de route keurig ingetekend en met symbolen worden de belangrijkste nuttige zaken weergegeven. De ondergrond van deze wandelkart besaat uit de topografische kaarten van Portugal voor dit... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cap de Creus Park Natural Editorial Alpina
  • Cap de Creus Natural Park on the Costa Brava at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, plus a booklet which includes English language descriptions several recommended hiking trails, accommodation details, etc.Topography is presented by contours at10m intervals with relief shading and plenty of spot heights, plus... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Villa Real de Santo Antonio
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Braga
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:100,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 50m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers... Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Braga
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Braga
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Valenca
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:100,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 50m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Arraiolos
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alenquer
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mirandela
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mirandela
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Guarda
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:100,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 50m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Guarda
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spain and Portugal in the Reign of Charles III Wall Map
  • The Iberian Peninsula on a reproduction of a map published by the Dutch cartographic and engraving firm of Danckerts showing the theatres of regional conflicts during the rule of Charles III who reigned from 1759 to 1788.The map, to give its full title “Accuratissima Totius Regni Hispaniae, Tabula per Iustinium Dancherts – Theatre de la Guerre... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Redondo
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Guarda
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gois
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gois
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 3: Coimbra to Porto Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This section takes you to Coimbra and up to the northern capital of Porto. This section takes you from Coimbra up to the northern capital of Porto. During the course of the week you will walk through vineyards, valleys and woodlands as you head out towards the Atlantic coast before swinging round into the beautiful UNESCO city of Porto, where... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Algarve Coastal Trails Self Guided Walking Tour
  • A self guided walking holiday along the Algarve Coast from Lagos to Sagres. Follow the cliffs, beaches and turquoise ocean of Portugal’s Algarve Coast from Lagos to Cabo Sao Vincente. Secluded sandy beaches, whitewashed fishing villages, excellent hotels and fresh caught seafood combine to delight you at every turn of the trail. Your walk... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 4: Porto to Tui Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This stage crosses the border from Portugal to Spain across the Minho river. On this trip you cross the border from Portugal into Spain when crossing the international bridge over the Minho river. During the course of the trip you will pass through a wide variety of landscapes, from the urban sprawl of Porto to rolling green hills and stretches... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Madeira: The Flower Island
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The flower-filled island of Madeira is full of contrasts; the colonial charm of the towns and villages, the rugged and dramatic coastal scenery, the explosion of colours of the local flora and fauna, its lush green interior and the levadas, the traditional irrigation channels which... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Full Walk: Lisbon to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The full 611km of the Camino Portugués pilgrimage. Walk the full Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, and enjoy a quieter Camino and a less travelled side of Portugal, but one which is no less inspiring. From the smells of cooking from the Churrascaria, the swell of emotion from your first sight of Santiago de Compostela,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Madeira: The Sunny South West
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A walking adventure exploring the sunniest corner of Madeira, a great year-round walking destination and a nature lover’s paradise. An island of contrasts, explore the rugged coastline, lush interior and towns and villages of the ‘Flower’ island. Madeira’s levadas, a network of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 5 - O'Cebreiro to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 5 of the Camino, O'Cebreiro to Santiago 9 day and 8 night self guided walking holiday. Walk the last section of the Camino through rural Spain ending up in the fabulous city of Santiago de Compostela. A wonderful section of the walk and just enough mileage to gain your Compostela Certificate. This final stage passes through the sierra of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The final 110km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago. This section covers the last 100km of the route which is the minimum required to get your Compostela certificate in Santiago. It takes you through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain until you reach your final destination, Santiago de Compostela. Following quiet country... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 2: Santarém to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk from the gothic city of Santarém through to the beautiful University town of Coimbra. The second stage of the Camino Portugués starts off with a day of relatively flat walking, but you are soon out amongst the rolling hills as the week progresses. This section has three of the most amazing cities on the trip, the gothic Santarém, the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Porto & the Douro Valley
  • A self guided walking holiday in Northern Portugal from Porto to the Douro Valley. From the World UNESCO Heritage Site of the Ribeira, Porto’s old town, to the green and gold geometric landscapes of the Douro River Valley, this area of northern Portugal offers a unique sensory experience where the pace of life has been unchanged for centuries. ... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1 & 2: Lisbon to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Combine the first two sections of the Camino Portugués. Combining the first two sections of the Camino Portugués means that you are getting to visit many of Portugal’s most important, historic cities as well as walking through some of its most beautiful scenery through the ‘Garden of Portugal.’ The walking on these two sections is mainly flat,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Sintra Coastal & Heritage Trails
  • A self guided walking tour in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Follow footpaths through the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, easily accessible from Lisbon and filled with castles, palaces and monasteries from the 13th century. Explore this areas rich architectural heritage and lush landscapes and discover golden sandy beaches and its wild and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1: Lisbon to Santarém Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The first stage of the Camino Portugués - Lisbon to Santarém. This first stage of the Camino Portugués is relatively flat and easy going apart from the short climb up to Santarém at the very end of the section. Starting off in the vibrant city of Lisbon you walk north and eventually escape the urban sprawl to arrive in the ‘Garden of Portugal.’... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Peneda-Gêres
  • De granietbergen van de Peneda-Gêres, in het uiterste noorden van Portugal, behoren tot de ruigste en meest onherbergzame delen van het land. Hier op de grens met Spanje is de natuur nog baas over de mens, en komen nog wilde paarden en wolven voor. Sinds een aantal jaren is het gebergte streng beschermd in de vorm van een Nationaal park. Vanuit... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Alentejo
  • Heerlijke tocht door Portugals vredige binnenland met start en eind in het schilderachtige Evora. Je fietst over glooiende, groene heuvels, langs gouden korenvelden en uitgestrekte wijngaarden op weg naar het ruigere land langs de Spaanse grens. Onderweg zie je krijtwitte huisjes en middeleeuwse vestingstadjes te midden van kurkeikbossen en... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Alentejo
  • De nog ongerepte westkust van de Portugese Alentejo biedt de vogelliefhebber het nodige spektakel. Je kunt op zoek naar de Grote Trap op de steppes in het zacht glooiende binnenland, bedekt met steeneiken, kurkeiken en geurige kruidvegetaties. Maar de zandstranden, lagunes en duinen van het natuurreservaat van Lagoa de Sto Andre vormen... Read more
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  • Trail from Lisbon to Madrid
  • Who could assist working out the details from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid? Distance/day about 20 km.
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