Explore the most popular Waterfall 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
no shade
4 hours ago

Spectacular views from beginning to end. Definitely not an easy hike. But very doable. A couple of spots required a bit of scrambling but I would do this again in a heart beat. We started at Praia da Marinha and ended at Praia da Val de Centeanes. Going from east to west you finish at a lovely little bar where you can enjoy a well earned glass of wine!

This is the most breath-taking trail we’ve been on on the southern shore so far. Yes, you can set time records, but on a trail this beautiful, I prefer to take my time, observe, take photos, notice flora and appreciate the stunning rock formations. We started mid-morning and went East->West, which worked well wind- and sun-wise. I’m a 60-something with some balance/dizzy issues (meds), and had a slight problem with that, but it wouldn’t keep me from doing it again!!

We hiked about three miles of the trail until it started downhill and then returned to our car on the same trail. The trip out was fogged in and windy. The return allowed for better views. The first section up to Caldeira Seca is easy and pleasant. After the short section of road the trail is continuously wet and muddy. This is from drainage as there has not been a lot of recent rain. It would be helpful to have boots that you did not care whether they got wet and muddy. We had tennis shoes but were able to pick our way past the mud. The third section is on a gravel road gradually but steadily uphill. It is dry. The views, when available were nice if not spectacular.

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

really lovely and well-maintained! it was definitely worth it to trek to the 2nd waterfall. the trail was a little steeper, but we were rewarded by being the only people on the whole thing.

Moderate difficulty mostly in the section just past half way. Not a dog walking trail, unless you have a very experienced trail dog. the lava rock section is very difficult for any others. Given that it rains pretty frequently here, expect lots of mud and slick roots. The scenery is beautiful.

muddy
11 days ago

This is a lovely, well-marked trail. It was misty and muddy today, but still a wonderful hike. The lush vegetation, birdsong and waterfall made it a very satisfying experience.

Percorri o trilho na sua maioria em corrida para treino. Algumas zonas é mesmo impossível devido às rochas. Tem algumas raízes o que o torna um bocadinho perigoso em dia de chuva mas é um trilho muito bonito e técnico. Ótimo para uma caminhada de fim de semana.

nature trips
12 days ago

Super toller Weg zu einem wunderschönen Wasserfall.

Main trail to Risco and then on to 25 Fontes were quite busy. Couldn't complete the circuit as described on Alltrails due to some section being closed off. 25 Fontes were not too impressive due to little amount of water actually falling down. Perhaps best done after a wetter period, if they ever get one. Lagoe do Risco is much nicer proposition due to rougher trail and less people frequenting it. All in all a very mellow walk for resting your legs after some more strenuous mountain trails.

hiking
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

This is an awesome walk. The rugged limestone coastline is breathtaking in its beauty because of the stacks, caves and arches. In most areas, the trail is well marked, but there are some areas that aren’t. There are numerous stairs and a few rocky scrambles, but even seniors with canes are seen walking it daily. We did the entire route in 7 hours stopping for photos and for beers Benagil.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice trail, very flat and easy path. a few more views and it would be 5 stars

18 days ago

très joli levada, il est juste dommage de devoir faire le parcours en sens inverse. c'est un peu lassant sur la fin.

attention, randonnée difficile! après les deux cascades, la suite du parcours est condamné suite à un glissement de terrain. on a pu passer mais c'est dangereux... la suite du parcours s'est avéré plus que dangereux pour les 2 grosses remontées. si abrupte que sans bâton, c'était impossible de grimper. niveau sécurité, ça laisse franchement à désirer. à ne surtout pas faire avec des enfants, vous ne pourriez pas faire l'ascension ! c'était des chemins formé par des animaux à flan de colline... extrêmement dangereux. ces chemins n'ont pas été entretenu depuis longtemps, il faut enjamber des troncs d'arbres par endroit. heureusement que nous avons fait le parcours en descente d'abord puis ensuite la montée, sinon, on ne serait pas passé tant la pente était raide. de plus, cette partie du parcours n'apporte pas grand chose en paysage. il est fort probable de trouver un autre circuit vous épargnant cette partie du parcours plus que chaotique!

hiking
muddy
18 days ago

Fell in love with the Algarve today, Turquoise sea, pristine beaches and coastal caves around every corner. Breath-taking vistas.

hiking
25 days ago

Did this trail during January and although it was the best trail I’ve done so far, it was also the most dangerous. Expect to get wet as you’ll be walking across the river many times.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Really nice hike, stunning views of the coast. It took about 2.5 hours to complete. Weather-wise it can get really hot (we did it on September), so the earlier the better! bring plenty of water and enjoy!

Absolutely stunning walk. Allow plenty of time, as you will want to explore all of the beaches, and caves and tunnels and..... One of my favourite walks ever.

Randonnée très jolie . Attention très glissant !!! Nous avons du traversé deux rivières dont une où le débit est fort car journée pluvieuse .. Vous n'êtes pas à l'abris de devoir traverser pieds nus .

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Moderate rating for sure. The views are stunning. Walked from Praia Vale de Centianes to Benegil and back (12k). Will finish off another day for sure. Love the coastlines in the Algarve

Loved this trail! Very beautiful. Not at al crowded. Well maintained trail. Perfect for running.

Easy, flat and some nice little “lakes” at the end, but overall very boring walk with no views. Sorry :)

mystérieux saut trés mais agréable ! avec des surprise à tout vas ! tutu ben !

Watch your head in the tunnels. Except this, easy and nice trail along levada

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