Walking in Portugal

Portugal is a great destination for a self-guided walking holiday. The country enjoys both an Atlantic and Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Our selection of walking in Portugal tours are available all year round. The bustling city of Lisbon caters for travelers in any season, spring is delightful with beautiful, natural light. You can escape the heat of summer by choosing a coastal walk and avoid the cold of winter with a Portugal hiking tour to the Algarve on the south coast.

Why choose Portugal as a walking destination?

Portugal offers a variety of landscapes and possibilities. Between the Douro wine valley, the beautiful Algarve, the bustling capital city of Lisbon and the palaces of Sintra, you are spoilt for choice! From short city treks to spectacularly wild coastlines, you will succumb to the Portuguese charm with its white-washed houses, quaint fishing villages, picture postcard beaches, local cuisine and traditional Fado music.

Our selection of Portugal walking tours below are all self-guided. Our track finders, experts of the destination, have created the trips from A to Z. Walking in Portugal is what they do best, finding the-off-the-beaten-track routes, setting up food tours in Lisbon, investigating the best wine cellars and hand picking the accommodation to offer amazing trips in this small country, on the edge of the European continent.

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      • Portugal - Mainland Portugal

City trek: walking in Lisbon

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 4 days
      • From January to December
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Comfort /
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip 

  • An intimate walking itinerary in the capital of Portugal
  • A day along the Tagus river to Bélem quarter
  • Great trip for foodies ! 
  • Possibility of a private guide for the day
  • Enjoy a portuguese traditionnal fado show




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    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 6 days
      • From January to December
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip 

  • Explore Porto, Unesco World Heritage city
  • Guided visit of the wine cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia and tasting the great wines of Porto 
  • 2 boat cruises along the Douro, with 1 lunch on board included between Pinhao and Porto
  • Walking through the famed vineyards of the Douro Valley
  • The small town of Pinhão, nestled in the river bank



    Go private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Moderate
      • 7 days
      • From January to December
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Comfort /
      • Charming

Highlights of the trip 

  • The diversity and beauty of the coastal hikes
  • The biodiversity in the Vicentine Coast Natural Park
  • The fortified city of Lagos and the spectacular "Ponta da Piedade"
  • Cape Saint-Vincent and the Sagres fort
  • The local hospitality and regional cuisine
  • Daily swimming opportunities


    Go private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Moderate
      • 7 days
      • From January to December
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Simple /
      • Comfort

Highlights of the trip 

  • The omnipresence of the ocean and the diversity of the landscapes
  • Geological, botanical and ornithological treasures
  • Transfer at the start and end of your trip included: Lisbon / Lagos
  • Swimming opportunities nearly every day ! 
  • The hospitality and cuisine in the villages along the way
  • End of your trip in Lagos or Faro, both beautiful historic cities with stunning beaches


    Go private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

    • Self-guided
    • Walking
    • Easy
      • 8 days
      • From January to December
  •   Accommodation choice :
      • Comfort /
      • Charming /
      • Superior

Highlights of the trip

  • An intimate tour of the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Lisbon  
  • Bélem and its monuments dedicated to the Great Maritime Discoveries
  • The botanical beauty and lush forest of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hiking to the westernmost point of Europe, Cabo da Roca
  • A free day to explore Sintra
  • Walking or cycling along the shimmering waters of the Tagus estuary 
  • Swimming opportunities in Cascais
  • Possibility of a guided tour of Lisbon


    Go Private or go guided ! Customize your holidays with a local specialist here 

Why travel with us ?

Here are 4 very good reasons read more... for booking walking or cycling holidays in France with Intura :

  • 1. Our very own tours

    We create and operate all of our waking and cycling holidays. Our itineraries are tried and tested by our team of track finders, who walk the paths and cycle the routes to ensure that you see only the very best. Because we create the tours, we can also tweak them and create a tailor-made holiday, just for you. Choose the duration of nights, the level of walking or cycling that you feel comfortable with, the level of accomdation that you would like and let us know if there are any extras such as wine tasting or a cooking class or a restaurant or two that you wish to include, and we will get back to you with a personalised offer and/or recommendations for any ‘must sees’ and local markets not to be missed !

  • 2. Handpicked local suppliers

    We choose our partners based on our core values and it is important to us that we work local. We strive to offer small family-run guest houses on our walking and cycling holidays in France and avoid the chains. We understand the importance of a decent cup of coffee in the morning and the pleasure at finding home-made jams on the breakfast buffet. The accommodation on our trips is all part of the local experience!

  • 3. High end bikes on your cycling holiday

    France is home to the ‘Tour de France’ and thus reigns a strong bike culture with superb trails and paths to explore safely. We offer good quality bikes and have been working with our bike supplier for almost 2 decades now. The fleet is renewed regularly and the bikes are expertly maintained. You can choose to hire a hybrid bike, an electric bike or a road bike. The bikes are delivered to your first accommodation and picked up from your final destination. We include a brief for Ebikes, an explanation on how they work. Enjoy a bike tour through Provence, from 3 to 8 days, taking it easy or setting yourself more of a challenge, either way, you will fall in love with France’s rich and diverse landscape and culture.

  • 4. Reassurance

    Although our walking and cycling holidays in France are self-guided, we do all the groundwork to provide you with excellent, detailed written route notes and up to date GPS files. We book all transfers in advance so you don’t have to and we provide you with a 24/7 emergency telephone number. We are here to answer any questions, put an end to any doubt and assist you in any way we can whilst you are out on the trails.