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Walking Holidays in Portugal

Embark on a walking holiday in Portugal’s enchanting landscape to discover untouched golden beaches beside flourishing lemon groves in the Western Algarve. Trek the almond blossomed trails of Douro Valley into the heart of this Port wine region, or to lush moss terraced vineyards in Madeira. Portugal delights the senses: colourful flowers spill from balconies of centuries-old fishing villages, glasses clink with crisp Vinho Verde, and the hot air is filled with scents of sweet orange and lemon.

On Portugal’s mainland, wild horses roam free in the sweeping hillsides of Peneda-Geres National Park. We follow a rustic mountain trail past rolling meadows of blossoming wildflowers. Alternatively, discover a quieter, greener side to this alluring destination as we visit the country’s Emerald Coast. Stop by quaint Minho villages and ramble over lush pastoral valleys and protected coves.

In Madeira's incredible countryside, we’ll hike over the eroded crater of an ancient volcano, before reaching rugged pointed reefs and natural mineral bathing pools. Savour a glass of Poncha under the warm sun - a local alcoholic drink served on the rocks.

Why Visit Portugal?

Portugal’s beautifully varied landscape provides a huge diversity of routes for our walking trips. Most of these trails are moderately paced, making rambling here highly accessible for inexperienced walkers.

Escape the fast pace of modern life and enjoy slower surroundings. Relax in the traditional sea-faring towns, Moorish labyrinths of cobblestone streets, and unspoilt rural heartlands. Although it's a small country, if you are planning a trip to go walking in Portugal, then it has so much to offer. From the sandy, sun-drenched beaches of the Algarve to walking in Madiera’s network of mossy Levada footpaths, a world of diversity and culture is waiting.

Why Book a Portugal Walking Walking Holiday with Ramble Worldwide?

Our expert leaders will help navigate you through luscious trails and overcome trickier hikes while providing fascinating information about your surroundings. Plus, your comfortable, hand-picked accommodation provides the perfect sanctuary to unwind after the day’s excursions.

Many of our walking holidays in Portugal include the option of "flexi-walking". This offers an optional shorter route on many of the outings, giving you the choice of how far you’d like to walk to suit what works for you. With a wide range of walking grades on offer, there's something for everyone, whether it's a relaxed ramble or a more active, challenging adventure. Our walks are graded 1-8 and from ‘leisurely’ to ‘challenging’.

Take a look at our individual holidays and itinerary pages, and book your Portuguese getaway, today.

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Tavira, Pearl Of The Algarve

Tavira, Pearl Of The Algarve

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Oct
    • Nov
    • Dec
  • 2025:
    • Feb
    • Mar
    • May
    • Jun
    • Oct
    • Nov
    • Dec

Blending the best of coastal and countryside walking in the eastern Algarve, explore trails passing rolling hillsides, whitewashed towns and valleys full of orange, lemon, fig and olive trees.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Coast & Islands

from £1,499

(7, 10 nights)

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Portugal's Emerald Coast

Portugal's Emerald Coast

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Jun
    • Sep
    • Oct
  • 2025:
    • Apr
    • Oct

Marvel at the picturesque landscapes along the Costa Verde in the north west corner of Portugal. Meander along ancient tracks, experience classic Minho villages and sip the area’s delicious ‘vinho verde’ (green wine).

Grade Moderate/Challenging
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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Coast & Islands

from £1,475

(7, 9 nights)

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Along The Algarve Way

Along The Algarve Way

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Oct
    • Nov
  • 2025:
    • Feb
    • Mar
    • Oct
    • Nov

There's the Algarve, and then there's the real Algarve! If you wish to see the latter, come and join us on this two-centre holiday which features the best parts of the Via Algarviana long distance path. Walk to the end of Europe!

Grade Moderate
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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Long Distance Paths

from £1,719

(7 nights)

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Medieval Portugal

Medieval Portugal

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Jun
    • Oct
    • Nov
  • 2025:
    • Mar

A passage through most pivotal civilisations, discovering medieval Portugal's history, culture, and tradition. Following the trail of the Knights Templar, we'll visit some of its most fascinating monuments along the way.

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Gentle

Grade 1

A relaxing way to explore, where we’ve perfected the art of taking our time. You don’t need to be a seasoned walker or fit enough to walk for miles to join these itineraries. All trips at this grade are in our Adagio Collection where our focus is on quality time. We encourage everyone to pause and take in their surroundings, strolling on foot at a leisurely pace. 

Usual daily walks - Distance: 3 miles; Ascent/Descent 50m; Terrain: good paths and tracks; Time: Over the duration of a day. 

Culture
Was £1,985

Now from £1,735

(7 nights)

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The Algarve and Andalucia

The Algarve and Andalucia

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • Oct
    • Nov
    • Dec
  • 2025:
    • Mar
    • Apr
    • Jun
    • Sep
    • Nov
    • Dec

The gems of the Eastern Algarve and Southern Spain. Explore quaint seaside towns, enjoy a delicious lunch on Tavira island, explore the labyrinth of islands in the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa by boat and take a ferry across the border to Ayamonte in Spain for Tapas!

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Our holiday walking grades

Gentle

Grade 1

A relaxing way to explore, where we’ve perfected the art of taking our time. You don’t need to be a seasoned walker or fit enough to walk for miles to join these itineraries. All trips at this grade are in our Adagio Collection where our focus is on quality time. We encourage everyone to pause and take in their surroundings, strolling on foot at a leisurely pace. 

Usual daily walks - Distance: 3 miles; Ascent/Descent 50m; Terrain: good paths and tracks; Time: Over the duration of a day. 

Coast & Islands

from £1,750

(7 nights)

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Wilderness Parks Of Northern Portugal

Wilderness Parks Of Northern Portugal

Departure dates

  • 2024:
    • May
    • Sep
  • 2025:
    • May
    • Jun

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is high country of outstanding natural beauty.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Mountains

from £1,480

(7 nights)

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