Explore the most popular Kid Friendly 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.

nature trips
2 days ago

Good Parking. Excellent stairs to the beach. At high tide some areas of the beach will be underwater. A gorgeous beach with great viewpoints. Also a good restaurant just up a short walk/drive from the parking area.

Easy short uphill to spectacular view of waterfalls. Trail is pretty much all weather.

This was a scenic trail. A steep spot requiring some attention. If you are uncomfortable walking very near the cliff edge, there is a vehicle track very near that is more secure. We only walked part of the trail starting in Burgau. We stopped at the section before it began the descent to the beach.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike. Very well marked. Stunning views. Be prepared for many ups and downs (elevation recorded at 610 meters).. Do wear proper hiking boots/shoes. Little shade so dress appropriately

hiking
7 days ago

Easy “hike” that’s all stairs. Beautiful sculptures on the way up. There’s a road to the top in case not everyone in your party can walk the way up. Mostly shaded until the final set of stairs. Several cafes and gardens at the top.

As described by others. Flat for the most part, beautiful scenery on most of the trail. We found the trail head in town on the “Old Church” Street. Well marked all along the loop. The surprise was the 3 euro per person charge to walk by the Caldeira...attempted to no avail to argue that we were simply walking the loop, we were told parking was free (we had parked in the village so did not have a car to park :) ). Paid the 6 euro and continued our walk.

hiking
17 days ago

Rally amazing views on the sea, you can enjoy this trail on the cliffs. We did during February, blue sky 20 degrees Celsius. Perfect! But it may be too hot in summer, as there is no shadow during the whole trail. Quite popular may be crowded in summer.

My favorite of the inland hikes! An amazing variety of environments! Grotto so dark I had to take off my sunglasses on a sunny day, followed by dense tall forest, then a series of micro environments that were amazing. Start to the left, leaving the long straight part of the trail for last - a real treat!

hiking
muddy
18 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Nice easy walk through the woods and by the wind farm.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked. Also more of a moderate walk due to descent (then ascent) to from Luz. Really enjoyed it. Beautiful day and great views

Fantastic view ,rocky way

Lovely well maintained trail of medium difficulty. Beautiful waterfall, great vistas, and an optional spur trail leading (way!) down to the water by the ruins of an old bath house. Lots of variety on this trail.

Beautiful flat and easy trail around the interesting crater lake. Park museum has a nice cafe and a 3-euro exhibit which is well worth it for science or ecology buffs.

walking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic views. Really quie spectacular. A little rocky, suggest proper hiking boots/sandals. Did a quick 1.5 as later in the evening but definitely going back

Very peaceful trail. Great views of the cliffs and the ocean. There are towns in between that makes it perfect for a break. Took longer than expected. Viola was not swim able, the waves were too intense. All around a perfect way to spend the afternoon.

A paisagem é muito bela, mas todas as instalações estão fechadas ou muito degradadas.

rocky
1 month ago

enjoyed it ever second I walked this trail

This trail has so many cliffs and beaches to view. There is a food truck at the lighthouse with delicious kabob's and water if you didn't bring snacks. It's a must do if you are in the Lagos area.

hiking
muddy
over grown
private property
rocky
2 months ago

easy trail, good to go with your dog. There are some bridges that are for one person per time though. The bad side is that most of the trail coincides with car roads.

Quite possibly the best trail we've hiked in São Miguel. In my opinion the current average of 4.2 doesn't make justice. It has a kind of enchanted valley with a waterfall near the ocean soon after the start. Another valley with benches and tables perfect to stop for snacks/drinks near the ocean. You can also visit the famous Poça Azul where I refreshed myself after such vigorous pace

Maybe I am not even supposed to right a review, because I didn't complete the loop after reading the comments about the second half being less interesting than the first. Here it goes anyway :) From start to Salto do Cabrito (waterfall) it was pretty good after walking past the degassing fields (yikes!), along the water pipes and the Hydroelectric Power Station. The trail just before the waterfall ain't for the faint of heart. Why? It is a bit high.

Commencer par le levadas de Moinho (derrière église) et revenir par la levadas Nova. A la cascade eviter les escaliers qui grimpent en allant chercher le chemin au fond de la rivière.

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