Best city walk trails in Portugal

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Explore the most popular city walk trails in Portugal with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of city walk trails in Portugal
Top trails (42)
#1 - Sintra Palace, Castle of the Moors and Pena Palace Loop
Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
This walk takes you to the beautiful historical sites of Sintra Palace, that is the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal, the Castelo dos Mouros, which was established during the 9th century and the Pena Palace with its 19th century Romanticism style of architecture and stunning vistas.Show more
#2 - Central Portuguese Way
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 146.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the Central Camino route that takes you from one historic town or city to another with plenty of beautiful scenery and tiny villages in between. There is also another longer alternative, the Coastal Camino route, which can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/lisbon/camino-portugues-coastal-lisbon-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=iShow more
#3 - Vicentina Route: Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes via Fishermen's Trail
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 23 m
This is the beaches stage of the Rota Vicentina, where you will walk along the vast sand dunes area of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão beaches and discover small deserted coves that will surprise you. It is a tiring walking day though, given its extension and the constant sandy terrain. This is a portion of the Rota Vicentina, a multi day trip that can be hiked via a variety of routes. We have compiled a list of the sections here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#4 - Portuguese Coastal Path: Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 165.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the shorter coastal route of the Camino Português. It starts in the city of Porto, this route, first traveled by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 12th century, heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. You can find the longer coastal route starting in the city of Lisbon here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/lisbon/camino-portugues-coastal-lisbon-to-santiago-del-compostela This route also goes through smaller towns, and as it is on the coast the weather is more moderate than the inland route, you can find the central route here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto/the-portuguese-way-of-saint-james-central-routeShow more
#5 - Camino Português Coastal: Porto to Vila do Conde
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 17.6 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
This route is part of a multi week long hike, along the shorter coastal route of the Camino Português or The Portuguese Way of Saint James Coastal Route, that can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. It starts in the city of Porto, this route, first traveled by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 12th century, heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. You can find the longer coastal route starting in the city of Lisbon here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/lisbon/camino-portugues-coastal-lisbon-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=i The Camino Português full Coastal route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto-and-the-north/camino-portugues-coastal-porto-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=iShow more
#6 - Caminho Português da Costa: Lisboa a Santiago de Compostela
Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Length: 406.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the longer coastal route of the Camino Português, which is the second most popular route, good for wine lovers, as it passes through many wineries. It starts in the city of Lisbon, this route, first traveled by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 12th century, heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. You can find the shorter coastal route starting in the city of Porto here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto-and-the-north/camino-portugues-coastal-porto-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=i This route also goes through smaller towns, and as it is on the coast the weather is more moderate than the inland route, which you can find here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto/the-portuguese-way-of-saint-james-central-route?u=iShow more
#7 - Camino Português Coastal: Vila Praia de Âncora to Caminha
Vila Praia de Âncora, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
This route is part of a multi week long hike, along the shorter coastal route of the Camino Português or The Portuguese Way of Saint James Coastal Route, that can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. It starts in the city of Porto, this route, first traveled by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 12th century, heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. You can find the longer coastal route starting in the city of Lisbon here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/lisbon/camino-portugues-coastal-lisbon-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=i The Camino Português full Coastal route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto-and-the-north/camino-portugues-coastal-porto-to-santiago-del-compostela?u=iShow more
#8 - Porto e Vila Nova de Gaia
Porto, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#9 - Portuguese Way Central: Ponte de Lima to Rubias
Ponte de Lima, Porto and the North, Portugal
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 6 h
This route is part of a multi week long hike, along the Camino Portuguese Central or the Portuguese Way of Saint James Central Route, that can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. The Portuguese Way of Saint James Central full route can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/portugal/porto-and-the-north/the-portuguese-way-of-saint-james-central-route?u=i A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-portugues-central Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#10 - Rota Circular de Santa Isabel e Miradouro da Luneta dos Quartels
Parque Florestal de Monsanto
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Length: 15.2 mi • Est. 7 h 6 m
This loops starts and finishes at Jardim da Parada in Campo do Ourique. Via Amoreiras to Ponte de Monsanto towards and into Monsanto. In the park there are many routes to follow including trails for mountain biking. This route takes you down all the way to Algés via a different lookout points, which you may include in your stops. From Algés the route is all flat along the river. Via Belém with the Monument to the Overseas Combatants, Belém Tower, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Jerónimos Monastery, MAAT to Doca Santo Amaro. The final uphill battle (quite literally as you’re destroyed by then) through Tapada das Necessidades and finally back to the starting point; a 25km loop.Show more
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