17 Of The Best Hikes in Portugal You Don’t Want to Miss Out On!

If you’re a well-seasoned hiker looking for a new challenge, you can pick one of the trickier routes, but there are also plenty of short and easy hikes which only take a few hours to complete.  

Famous for the stunning coastal views and rocky coastal cliffs, Madeira is extremely popular with tourists, photographers, hikers, and all-round nature lovers.

Ponta de São Lourenço

These trails cross through the provinces of Alentejo and the Algarve, passing through countryside, villages, and coastlines, and one of the best walks in Portugal.

The Rota Vicentina

It’s a good trail to take regardless of the weather; because there aren’t big vistas, you don’t need a clear day to appreciate the scenery.

Ribeira do Faial da Terra

The winding path follows the coastline, so be prepared for some jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic as you’re walking this trail.

Serra do Topo

It takes most hikers somewhere between two and three hours to complete the trail, or longer if you decide to stop and rest to appreciate the view!

Ponta da Piedade

The trail is fairly smooth, with only a slight gradient for most of the way. And isn’t exposed to strong winds and harsh sunlight like some other coastal hikes.

Santa Maria Hiking Trail

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