Walking holiday in Portugal
We’re going to a family wedding in Portugal next spring, it’s on the south coast but we’re looking at extending our time there to do some hiking. Maybe a couple of days in Lisbon too so not restricted to the Algarve.
Anyone know walks or areas we should look at? We’re happy with multi day walks.Posted 1 week ago
Look into Guadiana. Fantastic wildlife, you’ll need some help routing, it’s not like the OS in the uk.
Edit: more specifically I’m talking the national park of the Guadiana valley. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g1068892-d4006919-Reviews-Parque_Natural_do_Vale_do_Guadiana-Mertola_Beja_District_Alentejo.htmlPosted 1 week ago
We did the Porto to Compostelle walk starting along the coast then moving inland, it starts in Lisbon and roughly follows the Roman road. The Portuguese drivers being pedestrian unfrienly avoid walks with road sections.Posted 1 week ago
Lovely, I’ll have a wee look 👍Posted 1 week ago
The Very SW of the country is lovely for biking and walking, it’s much quieter than the rest of the Algarve – the further you get from Faro the quieter it gets. Once you’re West of Lagos you’ve left the main tourist area and it’s much nicer. Do check the wind directions and fire risk if you’re walking during summer, the last few years they’ve had massive wild fires and you really want to have thought about escape routes to the nearest road etc when walking during a high fire risk period.Posted 1 week ago
I spent 5 months in Portugal last Autumn winter and found the walking very disappointing on the whole. There are some nice bits but we didn’t find a a huge amount of footpaths and a lot of the landscape is very sandy and scrubby. The coast and cliffs around Sagres are stunning though.
We have found Wikilok essential for finding walks and rides in Europe. It is similar to Kamoot and wherever you find yourself you can search for walks that people have uploaded.Posted 1 week ago
We have found Wikilok essential for finding walks and rides in Europe. It is similar to Kamoot and wherever you find yourself you can search for walks that people have uploaded.
That’s Wikiloc (with a “c”).
(It’s the Spanish link as I’m in Spain, I assume if you click on it from the UK it’ll change to an English language site).Posted 1 week ago
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