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 Problematic in Portugal are the often outdated maps and sometimes poor condition of paths and markings.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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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
2017
  • Wild Guide Portugal
  • 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
2012
  • Reisgids Kunstreiseführer Portugal | Dumont
  • Zeer diepgaande reisgids op het gebied van kunst, cultuur en geschiedenis. Veel plattegronden van interessante bezienswaardigheden, beschrijvingen van achtergronden. Absoluut een aanrader voor de geinteresseerde reiziger! Von Felszeichnungen aus der Steinzeit über die wenig bekannte Moderne des 20. Jahrhunderts führt dieser Band bis zur... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Porto
  • Stadsgids en kaart in één: compact en trendy In deze gloednieuwe kaartgidsen speelt Michelin zijn grootste troeven uit: kwaliteitscartografie wordt perfect gelinkt aan info over alles wat je moet zien en doen in de stad van jouw keus. Resultaat is een reisgids die nauwelijks groter is dan een smartphone - en dus perfect in je spijkerbroek of... 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
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2015
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Portugal | National Geographic
  • National Geographic Reisgids Portugal is een exclusieve gids met sublieme fotografie die u meeneemt naar de bekende en minder bekende bezienswaardigheden. De experts van National Geographic nemen een kijkje achter de schermen en dringen door tot de kern van de cultuur, de geschiedenis en het volk van het land. Bezoek met deze National... 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 Trotter 48 Lissabon | Lannoo
  • De beroemde en terecht gewaardeerde reisgidsen uitgever Trotter heeft nu een mooie serie stadsgidsen op de markt gebracht. Uitgevoerd in harde kaft staan deze zoals gebruikelijk vol met informatie. Niet alleen de bezienswaardigheden maar ook de info hoe je er moet komen, wat je er niet mag missen etc. Het beproefde Trotter-recept in een trendy... 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 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
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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
2015
  • Wandelgids Voetwijzer Noord Portugal | Op Lemen Voeten
  • Noord-Portugal hoort tot de mooiste wandelgebieden van Europa. Er is nog veel authentieks te ontdekken, bijvoorbeeld in de vier natuurparken waaronder het bergachtige Peneda Gerês en het Parque de Montesinho, waar nog wolven leven. De 26 wandelingen liggen in een halve cirkel rond de aantrekkelijke havenstad Porto. Ze zijn goed gespreid over de... Read more
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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
  • Reisgids Wat & Hoe Portugal | Kosmos
  • Een prettige reisgids in handzaam formaat. Alle belangrijke zaken worden goed beschreven, veel illustraties. Voor deze prijs een leuke gids. Algemene reisgids voor elk wat wils: leuk om enthousiast te worden. Wat & Hoe Onderweg Portugal is de reisgids voor een actieve en culturele vakantie Wat & Hoe Onderweg Portugal is de reisgids voor een... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Merian live Lissabon | Deltas
  • Handige en overzichtelijke, kleine reisgids voor een eerste kennismaking met het land. Voor- en achterin uitklapbare kaart. Aandacht voor o.a. taal, festivals en eten en drinken. Prettig formaat en toch met veel foto’s. Read more
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pombal
  • 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
  • Cuba
  • 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
  • Coimbra (Penacova)
  • 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
  • Vila Real
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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
  • Rio Xevora
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Rio Xevora
  • 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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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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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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  • 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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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
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Walking holidays

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: 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
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
  • 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 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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Algarve
  • Heerlijke wandelvakantie langs de ongerepte Atlantische westkust van de Algarve. We volgen het langeafstands wandelpad 'Rota Vicentina' over stranden, struinend door duinen en over steile kliffen naar de Cabo de Sao Vicente, de zuidwestelijkste kaap van Europa. Verblijf in een sfeervol pension en twee prima hotels, vlakbij de kust. Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Alentejo & Algarve * vogelreis
  • Tijdens deze najaarsreis door zuidelijk Portugal bezoek je de mooiste wetlands van Portugal in de monding van de Taag en in de omgeving van Faro. De Lagune van Formosa verkennen we per boot. Verder verkennen we de steppes rond Castro Verde en bewonderen bij Sagres, aan de uiterste zuidwestpunt van de Algarve, de najaarstrek. Ook gaan we hier... Read more
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