Explore the most popular Walking 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.

hiking
3 days ago

Stunning, gorgeous botanical garden. The specimens are labeled, trails easy to follow for all ages. Hot mineral baths are inside the park; admission for all is €8 per adult, or included for hotel guests.

walking
4 days ago

Wonderfull trail, the view is amazing (without clouds) but it's very cloudy and windy.
The end of this trail is on the road, it's not very secure.
But globally it was a good moment with scenic views.

no shade
7 days ago

walking
8 days ago

Loved it! Was really cloudy but it made the walk feel really mystical

Great trail, great views, beautiful Island.

4/9/19 walked Almograve to Cabo Sardao and back. Best part is before the Cabo. lighthouse is not really worth it.

Beautiful trail!!! Have to do a little bit of bush whacking from the main beach to the base of the mountain (back through the forest) if you plan on doing the loop. When we went the little creek coming out to the beach appears to be where the trail used to be so just walk along beside that!

Nice flat trail around the lake. TIP: walk clockwise around the lake to avoid paying a 2 uro entrance fee (which they charge at the entrance to the mineral hot springs)

Short, beautiful vistas of Horta and Porto Pim. A couple very short step inclines/decents. Great hike to do at sunset.

Great views, acessible walk to everyone. You get a bit of all in this walk, mountain views, see views, lagoons, florest. Great walk for a sunny day.

All though the heavy rain and mist its beuatyfull...scenic and breathtaking....a bit hard because of all the stairs but I enjoyed every second.

walking
25 days ago

beautiful walk around the crater but brutally long walk on the highway for a good 6km back to the car. bring lots of water.

trail running
26 days ago

Very nice path around the lake. Part of it is on a path next to the road but most of it is pedestrian only. The part from the church to the hot springs was specially nice, nice trail and plenty of trees.

Amazing views! Would grade “easy,” not moderate.

on Fogo Ridge Loop

hiking
27 days ago

Amazing trail but not an ‘easy’ trail. Moderate is more appropriate. Parts of the ridge line stay wet, muddy, and slippery for days after rain. Some short sections are quite steep and require good mobility to get past. This is single track all the way...watch out for small patches of gorse and brambles. The best trail to do if you’re visiting Fogo!

Another gorgeous section of the Rota. This one is not so difficult as the one from Porto Covo but also not quite as spectacular. Mixes coast with farm fields. The last 4.5 km are all sand dune and so slow to walk. We found a rope ladder down to the beach and enjoyed walking down there for about a mile before finding another rope ladder back up. The ability to walk the beach is tide dependent.

This is a beautiful trail along the coast. The first third gets you near the beach with lots of tide pools. The last third has wonderful cliff views, accompanied by fishermen and surfers. The middle third is a bit of a slog. It’s mostly flat but you are walking in sand so the going is slow. Bring lots of water and a hat as there is no shade.

hiking
28 days ago

Very nice walking route. Technically easy but with two ascents of a deep valley. Great views of the coast and valley

hiking
30 days ago

Great views from the ridgeline. Suggest making it a loop by starting in Sete Cidades, ascending to the ridge, descending at Vista do Rei, then hiking along Lagoa Verde to the bridge then back into town for coffee and cake at Casa de Chá....12km/7.5mi

walking
1 month ago

À Walk In the park! Great for beginners. Trail goes through lush forest, so beautiful and Levada ran water (I read it was dry) maybe because we are in March and it rained this week? Many beautiful birds on the way and view from balcões is spectacular!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it!

Highly recommend following the Alltrails route, not the official route which has you walking back up the main road to the trailhead.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great trail and easy to walk but many steps up and down so be prepared and bring walking poles if you feel uneasy in such surroundings. View is spectacular!

This is a beautiful and very easy walk along the west coast of Portugal. Anyone can do this trail providing they set their own pace. Sometimes the sand makes it a little difficult in the dunes and the Portuguese sun can be scorching. I’ve walked this trail three times and my favorite time is during September.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

This trail would have been amazing if the water wasn’t so high! We ended up hiking about 5km in and waded water two times. The third time the water would have been up to our shoulders. So we decided we had to turn back. Not the mention, the water was FREEZING. At the right time of year (we went mid March) I can imagine this hike to be 5 stars. The views were stunning. However, the hike does not go around ridge but rather at the base.
There are also sooo many seagulls and you are walking on sand for about 1-1.5km.
Hope this helps :)

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is easy to find. Wide path, mostly trough forrest land and downhill.

We did the walk from encumeada to the summit of Pico Grande and back instead of going until Boca da Corrida. Demanding day with very nice views over varied terrain. The climb to Pico Grande from the crest is demanding but totally worth it. Acces to the summit by scrambling on exposed terrain. Not for beginners. Watch your step. Overall a very pleasant walk.

Long but nice easy walk with some exposed terrain. We did it on a foggy day and it was quite nice because it brought a out of this world atmosphere. Stop at the old dam which is a good spot for lunch. Not has nice after that section.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful landscape and fantastic beaches

no shade
1 month ago

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