Portugal Walking & Hiking Tour

Lisbon, Porto & the Douro River Valley

From $3,898 - $4,198 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$790 for sgl. occ.)

Lindeza. It means “prettiness” in Portuguese. And it's the best way to describe what you'll see as you hike through Sintra and into the Douro River Valley. Breathtaking natural beauty. Green hills rolling down to the dazzling Atlantic coast. Moorish castles and pastel palaces. Richly colored red wines and the champagne hues of vinho verde. From Lisbon to Porto. Que lindeza. What prettiness.   

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  • Explore vibrant culture, cobbled streets and old-world architecture in Lisbon, Sintra, Almarante and Porto
  • Ramble through picturesque countryside, where verdant landscapes enfold quiet villages and remains of ancient Roman towns
  • Tour the spectacular and colorfully painted Pena Palace, perched high on a hilltop
  • Enjoy the best cuisine and wine—straight from the sources—that Portugal has to offer

Start Lisbon / End Porto

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Days 1-2 Start your journey in Lisbon, an ancient city experiencing a renaissance | Hike past whitewashed houses splashed with blue tile and red terra cotta | Adventure into the countryside, passing windmills, sleepy villages and Roman ghost towns | Discover Sintra's fairy-tale landscape and architectural highlights on an epic hike | Complete the day with flavorful Portuguese cuisine and wines.

Days 3-4 Take an exclusive tour of Pena Palace | Sip coffee at the spectacular Chalet Condessa d'Edla, once a holiday home for Portuguese royalty | Journey to Porto, where a sensational experience awaits at our vineyard-ensconced hotel and spa | Hike quiet paths across Roman bridges, along a river and through peaceful forest | Get to know the authentic Minho town of Amarante, named for its fabled history as a romantic getaway.

Days 5-6 Wake up with a morning stroll in the awe-inspiring Douro Valley | Hike along an ancient railway and be welcomed like family for lunch and wine-tasting at a traditional farm | Admire terraced vineyards amid a vast green landscape nurtured by the famous Douro River | Raise a toast to an incredible adventure before a Michelin-starred dinner at Casa da Calçada | Extend your stay in Porto, a World Heritage city with splendid architecture and a rich history.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ

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From $3,898 - $4,198 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$790 for sgl. occ.)


Premiere Hotels

Tivoli Palacio de Satais
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

Sintra (2 nights)

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel
Monverde Wine Experience Hotel

Telões (1 night)

Casa Calcada
Casa da Calçada

Amarante (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Tivoli Palacio de Satais

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

Sintra (2 nights)

A former 18th-century palace, this elegant old-world hotel offers a resplendent atmosphere and views of the Sintra mountains and the Castle of the Moors. Massage services available. (pool)

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel

Monverde Wine Experience Hotel

Telões (1 night)

Appropriately named and with impeccable hospitality, this beautiful hotel is designed to engage all of your senses in Portugal's spectacular wine country. (pool, spa)

Casa Calcada

Casa da Calçada

Amarante (2 nights)

This beautiful property in the Douro Valley is housed in a historic building of baroque design and grandeur with a 100-year-old garden and a private vineyard. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 3* 200 5* 500 7 700
2 4* 200 10* 900
3 2* 800 6 1000
4 4* 900 6* 1200 10 1300
Walking Tour of Amarante (30 Minutes)
5 4* 500 7* 600 9 600 11 1000
6 4* 600


* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.


All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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