Portugal

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Portugal - by Henk

It wasn't until the late nineteen-nineties that Portugal started the construction and marking of hiking paths. Long distance hiking trails are still rare. The major Grande Rota (GR's) are in part no more than a promiss. Of European long distance hiking trail E7 (GR12), 80 km on the border with Spain are ready. The GR11, Camino de Santiago, by now runs from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. Most fully completed is the 540 km long GR22, Trail of the Old Towns. Problematic in Portugal are the often outdated maps and sometimes poor condition of paths and markings.

As a good alternative you can hike a range of shorter trails, which you will come across in all national parks and protected landscape areas. These walks last from several hours to a full day, and are marked in red and yellow. Names of these trails start with PR, Pequena Rota (= minor routes), signposts mark the trailheads, although some trails are circular. Try to buy maps and guides through the internet or in you own country in advance, because locally these are hard to come by.

Walking the shorter trails is an excellent way to explore Portugese nature. The first national park that deserves to be mentioned is Peneda-Gerês, a mountain area abounding in water, in the north of Portugal forming the border with Spain. Another good area for hiking is the Serra de Estrela, where you will find mainland Portugal's highest mountain Malhão de Estrela (1993m). Most hikers will be looking for walks in the Algarve, and on the vulcanic islands of Madeira, the Azores (with Mount Pico as the highest at 2351m) and Berlengas. These popular islands harbour bizarre plant and animal life, and offer numerous short marked trails.

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Bewertung 8.7 | 3 Bewertungen | Nr. 5 in Europa
  • Miguel
  • Bewertung 8
  • Positiv Not crowded along paths, never too far from towns and villages if needed, nice landscapes, long hikes possible (including 60 kms+ along a mostly desert beach from Troia to Sines along the SW coast)
  • pc22 August 2008
  • Bewertung 8
  • Positiv Walked the way of fatima down from spain (Santiago)......lovely people, some great countryside views.....sun :D....cheap
  • Negativ The path i followed was not well signed...also a fair bit of road walking
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Bücher

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Wild Guide Portugal | Wild Things Publishing
  • Inspirerende gids voor mooie plekken en het goede leven in Portugal. Imagine a summer spent plunging into clear turquoise rivers, playing on hidden beaches, walking in wild flower-strewn cork forests, and tasting wine from boutique vineyards accompanied by the freshest seafood. In this explorer’s compendium you will discover the hidden... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids Portugal | Lannoo
  • De serie Groene Gidsen van Michelin is een beproefde en betrouwbare reisgidsenreeks. Of u nu lekker lang op vakantie gaat of er zomaar even tussenuit trekt, de Groene Gids wijst u de weg naar alle bijzonderheden die uw reisbestemming te bieden heeft op een boeiende, grondige en praktische manier. Een handige sterrenbeoordeling vertelt u wat de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool Top 10 Lissabon | Unieboek
  • De naam zegt het al: een compacte versie van de veel geprezen Capitool serie. Eigenlijk vergelijkbaar met veel illustraties, veel aandacht voor cultuur en bevolking en hier en daar praktische informatie. Kleine versie, handig in de binnenzak. - Top 10 van onder andere de beste restaurants, de mooiste bezienswaardigheden en de leukste winkels -... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids 360° reizen Lissabon | Lannoo
  • De reisgids van de 21ste eeuw - Ontdek in deze reisgids wat Lissabon voor jou te bieden heeft - Stippel met de 360° reisplanner een persoonlijk reisprogramma uit, op basis van je eigen interesses - Verken de stad met realtime gps-ondersteuning en offline kaarten in je smartphone Ga voor een persoonlijk reisprogramma op basis van je eigen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Reisgids Reise-Handbuch Portugal | Dumont
  • Weiße Marmorpaläste, prachtvolle Kirchen und bunt gekachelte Häuser erinnern an die glorreichen Zeiten der Seefahrer um Vasco da Gama, die Portugal vor 500 Jahren zu einem der reichsten Länder der Welt gemacht hatten. Dieses Erbe, die abwechslungsreichen Landschaften und eine Vielzahl von Aktivangeboten sorgen dafür, dass in Portugal jeder auf... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Portugal | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Dominicus Portugal | Gottmer
  • Rijk geillustreerde gids met nadruk op historische en culturele hoogtepunten. Daarnaast nog veel besprekingen van toeristische plaatsen. Zonder meer een complete gids. Een prettig leesboek voor, tijdens en achteraf de reis. Bij Portugal denk je meteen aan de bruisende steden Lissabon en Porto en aan de zonovergoten Algarve. Met langgerekte... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Parque Natural de Sintra Cascais | Adventure MAPS
  • This hiking and trekking map of the Natural Park of Sintra and Cascais by Adventure Maps is at a scale of 1:25,000. It is published in five languages ??(Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and German). It includes hiking trails and relevant tourist information on diving, climbing, surfing, hang gliding, monuments, among others. It is made of... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sintra Cascais Nature Park
  • This hiking and trekking map of the Natural Park of Sintra and Cascais by Adventure Maps is at a scale of 1:25,000. The map legend includes Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and German. The map shows hiking trails and there is relevant tourist information on diving, climbing, surfing, hang gliding, monuments, among others. It is made of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Netherlands
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Netherlands
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Netherlands
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The final 110km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago. Walk the last 100km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. This final section of the walk takes you from Tui through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain. Following country roads and woodland paths, you pass through wooded valleys, follow gentle... Read more
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  • Camino Portugués: Stage 2: Santarém to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk from the gothic city of Santarém through to the beautiful University town of Coimbra. The second stage of the Camino Portugués starts off with a day of relatively flat walking, but you are soon out amongst the rolling hills as the week progresses. This section has three of the most amazing cities on the trip, the gothic Santarém, the... Read more
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  • Madeira: The Sunny South West
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A walking adventure exploring the sunniest corner of Madeira, a great year-round walking destination and a nature lover’s paradise. An island of contrasts, explore the rugged coastline, lush interior and towns and villages of the ‘Flower’ island. Madeira’s levadas, a network of... Read more
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  • Algarve Coastal Trails Self Guided Walking Tour
  • A self guided walking holiday along the Algarve Coast. Follow the cliffs, beaches and turquoise ocean of Portugal’s Algarve Coast from Praia da Luz to Cabo Sao Vincente. Secluded sandy beaches, whitewashed fishing villages, excellent hotels and fresh caught seafood combine to delight you at every turn of the trail. Begin in the small town... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Madeira: The Flower Island
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The flower-filled island of Madeira is full of contrasts; the colonial charm of the towns and villages, the rugged and dramatic coastal scenery, the explosion of colours of the local flora and fauna, its lush green interior and the levadas, the traditional irrigation channels which... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Porto & the Douro Valley
  • A self guided walking holiday in Northern Portugal from Porto to the Douro Valley. From the World UNESCO Heritage Site of the Ribeira, Porto’s old town, to the green and gold geometric landscapes of the Douro River Valley, this area of northern Portugal offers a unique sensory experience where the pace of life has been unchanged for centuries. ... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 4: Porto to Tui Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This stage crosses the border from Portugal to Spain across the Minho river. On this trip you cross the border from Portugal into Spain when crossing the international bridge over the Minho river. During the course of the trip you will pass through a variety of landscapes, from the urban sprawl of Porto to rolling green hills and stretches of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Full Walk: Lisbon to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The full 611km of the Camino Portugués pilgrimage. Walk the full Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, and enjoy a less travelled side of Portugal, but one which is no less inspiring and rich in cultural and architectural heritage. From the smells of cooking from the Churrascaria, the swell of emotion from your first sight of... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 5 - O'Cebreiro to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 5 of the Camino, O'Cebreiro to Santiago 9 day and 8 night self guided walking holiday. Walk the last section of the Camino through rural Spain ending up in the fabulous city of Santiago de Compostela. A wonderful section of the walk and just enough mileage to gain your Compostela Certificate. This final stage passes through the sierra of... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Portugal - Algarve, Quinta da Lua
  • Te midden van sinaasappel- en citroenboomgaarden ligt Quinta da Lua, uitvalsbasis voor fijne fietstochten door het vergeten achterland van de Algarve. Met haar riante zwembad en schaduwrijke tuin vol fruitbomen is dit een ideale plek voor een ontspannen vakantie. De brede, vlakke stranden van Manta Rota vormen een scherp contrast met de met... Read more
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  • Portugal - Via Algarviana
  • 'Barrocal', zo noemen de Portugezen in de Algarve de streek tussen kust en gebergte. Verbonden door een schitterende lange-afstandsroute, de met Europees geld zorgvuldig aangelegde Via Algarviana, ligt hier een aantal verstilde bergdorpjes bijeen. Geurende kruiden, kurkeiken, olijfbomen en johannesbroodbomen markeren het landschap. Bijzonder... Read more
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  • Portugal - Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais
  • Dicht bij Lissabon, midden in een natuurpark, ervaar je de grootsheid van Portugals verleden. Wandel over keienpaadjes langs de weelderige parken en prachtige paleizen van de koningsstad Sintra. Via het sobere Franciscaner kurkklooster wandel je door mysterieuze mediterrane bossen naar de kust bij Azenhas do Mar. Met de oceaan aan je zijde maak... Read more
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  • Portugal - Van Minhovallei langs de kust naar de Limavallei
  • Fietsen in het groen langs de Minho en de Lima, de twee mooiste rivieren van Noord Portugal. Je verbindt ze met een tocht langs de Atlantische kust met gele stranden en blauwe oceaan. Over fietspaden en kleine landweggetjes trek je door een agrarisch landschap met wijngaarden en historische stadjes. Met een klein pontje de grensrivier Minho... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Portugal - Alentejo
  • De nog ongerepte westkust van de Portugese Alentejo biedt de vogelliefhebber het nodige spektakel. Je kunt op zoek naar de Grote Trap op de steppes in het zacht glooiende binnenland, bedekt met steeneiken, kurkeiken en geurige kruidvegetaties. Maar de zandstranden, lagunes en duinen van het natuurreservaat van Lagoa de Santo André vormen... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Portugal - Alentejo en Algarve, Rota Vicentina
  • Deze reis betekent een week wandelen langs de Atlantische Oceaan, over stranden, duinen en steile kliffen, door een stil natuurgebied, waar de geur van de zee wordt vermengd met die van mediterrane bloesem. Hier heerst nog de typisch Portugese ontspannen levensstijl met een traditie van overvloedige maaltijden en goede wijnen. Einddoel is de... Read more
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