Portugal Walking & Hiking Tours

Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe, and its charms are unmistakable. Gorgeous vineyards, storybook villages and friendly locals await travelers who discover this one-of-a-kind country on a Portugal walking tour. Stroll timeless cobblestone byways, rejuvenate at luxurious Premiere hotels and discover the magic of Portugal from Lisbon to Porto on a Portugal hiking tour with Backroads.

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Dolce tempo

Portugal Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Lisbon to Porto


Which Portugal trip is right for me?

From the resplendent green landscapes of the Douro River Valley to the melancholy notes of fado and the sweet nuances of port wine, the unique treasures of this ancient culture are a treat for any traveler. With multiple itineraries to choose from, and plenty of flexibility to make each day your own no matter which trip you’re on, we offer Portugal walking tours to suit every type of adventurer. Our classic Portugal Walking & Hiking Tour begins in Lisbon and ends in Porto, giving travelers the opportunity to discover the rolling hills of the Douro River Valley and the stunning old-world architecture of Sintra.

If you’re looking for an epic pilgrimage through iconic Northern Portugal and Spain’s Galicia, you’ll love our Camino de Santiago Walking & Hiking Tour. Beginning in sunny Porto and strolling ancient pathways all the way to Santiago de Compostela, where pilgrims have ended their journeys for more than 5,000 years, experience timeless adventure—coupled with luxurious dining and comfortable Premiere hotels—on this Portugal walking tour.

Want to keep your daily walks short and have plenty of time in the afternoon for shopping, relaxing, visiting museums and exploring on your own? We offer easygoing Dolce Tempo versions of our Camino de Santiago trip and our classic Portugal walking tour so you can take your time savoring this incredible destination. Or incorporate biking, surfing, kayaking and horseback riding into your Portugal hiking tour on our Portugal Multi-Adventure—also available as an easygoing Dolce Tempo escape.

Why go hiking in Portugal?

The Portuguese Way is a historic, beautiful trail, trodden by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela for more than 5,000 years. Our Portugal walking tours on the Camino let you savor this rich history, following the iconic yellow arrows along ancient pathways and mingling with other pilgrims on the route.

Beyond the Camino, Portugal’s mellow pace of life, gorgeous scenery and welcoming local culture make it a fantastic destination for traveling on two feet. On our Portugal hiking tours you’ll discover the heart of this peaceful country, enjoy delicious cuisine and savor surprising encounter with locals as your stroll the landscapes of the Douro River Valley, Lisbon, Porto and more.

What other destinations do you recommend?

We offer a variety of options that will allow travelers to discover the Iberian Peninsula on an unforgettable hiking tour. To the east, our Costa Brava to Spanish Pyrenees Walking & Hiking Tour explores the varied landscapes of Spain’s Catalonia, from the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean to the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees Mountains. And to the north, our Basque Country Walking & Hiking Tour will take you from Atlantic beaches to mountain villages in Spain and France—also available with casual hotels.

Further away, our Croatia Walking & Hiking tour features stunning coastal fun and incredible, sun-soaked scenery. Our Sardinia & Corsica Walking tour is perfect for travelers eager to get off the beaten path, and our Southern France & Spain Walking tour will let you explore unforgettable Mediterranean landscapes and relax at luxurious hotels.

Why should I visit Portugal with Backroads?

Our thoughtfully planned itineraries feature unmatched support, luxurious accommodations and incredible fun for everyone—whether you’re looking for a heart-pounding Portugal hiking tour or planning to take it easy and soak up the sun. We’ve spent years exploring Portugal, and in that time we’ve fostered friendships with locals who’ve shown us the best places to eat, hike, stay and more. Take advantage of our deep local knowledge and our unbeatable support to enjoy an unforgettable adventure in Portugal.

Why travel with Backroads?

Our exceptional active adventures around the world have surprised and delighted travelers for more than 40 years. On our biking, hiking, multi-adventure and easygoing Dolce Tempo tours, we visit more than 55 countries. Every trip features incredible Trip Leaders, thoughtfully planned itineraries, hand-picked hotels and multiple route options each day. We offer specifically designed trips for couples, friends and solos and families in three distinct age groups so that you can make new friends and unforgettable memories on the trip of a lifetime with your loved ones.


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