Explore the most popular Wildlife 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!

Just follow the trail and be amazed by the beauty around each bend! There were a few scrambles for this 5’2” person, but they can be avoided if you are smarter than me and figure out an alternate trail. If you choose to take a trail further inland you won’t encounter the steeper bits. Take your time, enjoy the lovely coast!

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!!

4 stars and even 5 stars for the views. Unfortunately a section of the trail was closed. Also a couple of short sections showed significant erosion and I would recommend taking the alternative walk around. These were not obvious detours but they were short and safe.

hiking
3 days ago

Lovely walk with panoramic views of coast and hills. Completed in just under two hours including stops for photos. Various spring fauna/flora on the descent. Lush despite the drought.

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.

walking
rocky
5 days ago

prachtige wandeling. heerlijk 2 uurtjes wandelen met zuid en noord uitzichtpunt.De top is 476 meter Wandeling is goed te doen . Fantastisch gebied

An easy and relaxing stroll along the levada. Returned back on MTB trails tonavoid walking the tarmac.

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.

private property
scramble
8 days ago

9 days ago

Nice out and back along the rocky coast. There's a small village at the end, only accessible by motorcycle or mule. The return is steep, but worth the effort.

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.

Randonnée dans des chemins de tracteur, pour rejoindre un lac au bout de 14.5km qui finalement est moins jolie que sur les photos.

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.

mountain biking
17 days ago

superbe randonnée ! paysage à couper le souffle. je vous conseille de vous garer sur le parking de l'église et de commencer par le levada de moinhos. une fois au bout de ce levada, on a traverser la rivière et on est remonté plus haut sur le chemin carrossable pour rejoindre le levada Nova et revenir au point de départ. Attention toute fois, le levada Nova est en grande partie non sécurisé. je déconseille donc cette randonnée accompagné d'enfants! il faut marcher sur le rebord en béton le long du levada, sans Barrière et au bord de précipice. si vous avez le vertige, cette randonnée n'est pas pour vous!

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.

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

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike with fabulous views. Bonus was a small restaurant/cafe at lighthouse for an America no and pastry. Brilliant day for a hike. Views are stunning, not a lot of elevation, but opportunities to drop down (and up) stairways to beaches

Sans grosse difficulté le sentier est peu balisé. Beaucoup de vent. Agréables randonnée

on Rocha da Pena

hiking
25 days ago

Quick up hill then across top. Found moor wall but no cave.

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
fee
26 days ago

Monter au petit matin pour profiter de la vue panoramique au sommet du picó ruivo et du levée du jour. Magique ! Prendre des vêtements chauds . Point d’eau à mi parcours

on Pico Ruivo

hiking
no shade
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Длинный проход по левадам, красивый, но однообразный, завершающийся крутым подъемом вверх и возвращением к машине по шоссе. Думаю, что запарковаться в районе Fanal, пройти весь путь сверху вниз и вернуться хоть вверх, но по шоссе, было бы оптимальнее. Вдоль левад лужи, грязь и даже коровий помёт, что прелести маршруту не добавляло.

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