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 Problematic in Portugal are the often outdated maps and sometimes poor condition of paths and markings.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.

Beoordelingen

Beoordeling 8.7 | 3 stemmen | No 4. in Europa
  • Miguel
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief 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 Augustus 2008
  • Beoordeling 8
  • Positief Walked the way of fatima down from spain (Santiago)......lovely people, some great countryside views.....sun :D....cheap
  • Negatief The path i followed was not well signed...also a fair bit of road walking
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids 100% Porto time to momo | Mo'Media
  • Leuke trendy reisgids met een kleurrijke beschrijving van cafe's; restaurants, bijzondere winkels en musea, uitgaanstips en - het leukste - een zestal wandelingen door de meest interessante delen van de stad. Handzaam formaat, veel illustraties, met kaartjes Bem-vindo in Porto, de grootste Noord-Portugese stad waar de echte Portuenses... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Sunflower North Portugal | Sunflower books
  • Northern Portugal is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in the Serra de Arga region, Sao Miguel, Brufe, Boucas Donas and the Vilar-Avelar circuit. A fold-out touring map at the back of the book shows an overview of northern... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Northern Portugal: Car Tours and Walks
  • Northern Portugal is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in the Serra de Arga region, Sao Miguel, Brufe, Boucas Donas and the Vilar-Avelar circuit. A fold-out touring map at the back of the book shows an overview of northern... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Pocket Porto | Lonely Planet
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Porto offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Admire Se cathedral, marvel at Casa de Musica and check out the stunning Palacio da Bolsa.Written and researched by a team of experts, this book is independent in its recommendations and... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Lonely Planet Porto Pocket Guide
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Porto offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Admire Se cathedral, marvel at Casa de Musica and check out the stunning Palacio da Bolsa.Written and researched by a team of experts, this book is independent in its recommendations and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids weekend Lissabon | Lannoo
  • Voor wie slechts één compacte stadsgids in zijn tas wil stoppen en toch geen enkele bezienswaardigheid of topadres wil missen. Dé gids om Lissabon écht te ontdekken: de plaatsen waar u de stad in zijn authenticiteit proeft, de evenementen van het ogenblik, de heerlijkste shoppingadressen... En daarbovenop, een handige kaart van het openbaar... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Pocket Guide Portugal | Berlitz
  • Portugal Pocket Guide Berlitz is een handzaam engelstalige reisgids met bezienswaardigheden, kaartjes, hotels en restaurants Berlitz Pocket Guide Portugal is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this sunny, hospitable country has to offer. The Where To Go chapter... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Rough Guide Pocket Lisbon - Lissabon | Rough Guides
  • Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon is een Engelstalig zakreisgidsje voor alle leeftijden, met beschrijving van de highlights en accommodatie van budget tot luxe, vervoer en plaatsbeschrijvingen - kenmerk: kort en bondig. Met uitneembare kaart. The Pocket Rough Guide Lisbon is your essential guide to Portugal's capital; covering all the key sights,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Portugal | National Geographic
  • National Geographic Reisgids Portugal is een exclusieve gids met sublieme fotografie die u meeneemt naar de bekende en minder bekende bezienswaardigheden. De experts van National Geographic nemen een kijkje achter de schermen en dringen door tot de kern van de cultuur, de geschiedenis en het volk van het land. Bezoek met deze National... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB Wereldreisgids Portugal | ANWB Media
  • De ANWB Wereldreisgids Portugal is een complete en praktische reisgids voor jouw droomvakantie door Portugal. Het land van schitterende kusten, levendige steden, aan traditie gehechte dorpen en ongerepte landschappen. Maar ook van grote steden vol bezienswaardigheden, zoals Lissabon met zijn paleizen van wit marmer, huizen met kleurige tegels,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Trotter 48 Lissabon | Lannoo
  • De beroemde en terecht gewaardeerde reisgidsen uitgever Trotter heeft nu een mooie serie stadsgidsen op de markt gebracht. Uitgevoerd in harde kaft staan deze zoals gebruikelijk vol met informatie. Niet alleen de bezienswaardigheden maar ook de info hoe je er moet komen, wat je er niet mag missen etc. Het beproefde Trotter-recept in een trendy... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Wat & Hoe Stad & Streek Portugal | Kosmos
  • Een prettige reisgids in handzaam formaat. Alle belangrijke zaken worden goed beschreven, veel illustraties. Voor deze prijs een leuke gids. Algemene reisgids voor elk wat wils: leuk om enthousiast te worden. Wat & Hoe Stad & Streek Portugal bevat de Top 10 hoogtepunten, gedetailleerde kaarten en verrassende wandelingen. Raadpleeg de vele... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids - Stadsplattegrond Dominicus stad-in-kaart Porto | Gottmer
  • Met de onmisbare Stad in kaart gidsen kom je overal! Door uitvouwbaar kaartmateriaal per stadswijk kun je alle bezienswaardigheden zo vinden. Boordevol adressen van restaurants, hotels, bars en musea. Bovendien bevatten de gidsen uitgebreide uitleg over vervoer met metrokaarten en veel tips om het échte leven in een stad te leren kennen. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Lannoo's Autoboek Portugal | Lannoo
  • De Algarve met haar bontgekleurde rotsformaties is veruit de bekendste bestemming van Portugal. Het is de zonnigste kust van Europa, waar het weer altijd goed is. Maar ook de afgelegen bergdalen en glooiende landschappen in het binnenland kunnen veel toeristen bekoren. In de hoofdstad Lissabon en in Porto komen zowel hippe genieters als... Read more
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
2017
  • Reisgids 360° reizen Lissabon | Lannoo
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2015
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Länderkarte Portugal 1:300 000
  • Für die große Fahrt und kleine Abstecher. Die MARCO POLO Länderkarten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der, im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit Marco Polo Highlight-Sternen´´, sowie gelben oder... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Länderkarte Spanien, Portugal 1:800 000
  • Für die große Fahrt und kleine Abstecher. Die MARCO POLO Länderkarten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der, im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit Marco Polo Highlight-Sternen´´´´, sowie gelben oder... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseatlas Spanien, Portugal 1:300 000
  • Durch moderne Kartografie zeichnet sich der MARCO POLO Reiseatlas aus und bietet die perfekte Orientierung im Detailmaßstab. Das klare und ausgewogene Kartenbild bietet viele Informationen zu Sehenswürdigkeiten, Nationalparks und sonstigen touristischen Highlights.Ein MARCO POLO Reiseatlas ist der ideale Begleiter auf Ihren Fahrten, wo auch... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Sprachführer Portugiesisch
  • Einfach kurz nach dem Weg fragen? Einen netten Plausch mit Einheimischen führen? Die exotische Speisekarte im Restaurant verstehen? Auch in Notfällen blitzschnell reagieren können? In all diesen Situationen ist der MARCO POLO Sprachführer Portugiesisch der beste Begleiter für Ihren Urlaub. Nach Reisethemen geordnet, gibt der Sprachführer... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vagos
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Redondo
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spain - Portugal IGN ESP01
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rasos de Peguera - Serra d`Ensija Editorial Alpina
  • Rasos de Peguera - Serra d`Ensija in an extensive and very popular series of walking maps from Editorial Alpina covering the Pyrenees, Catalonia and other selected hiking areas in Spain, including Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada and parts of Andalucía, Majorca, etc. Scales vary from 1:50,000 to 1:10,000, with the majority of the titles at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cuba
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Peniche
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Moncao
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Português, the country’s civilian survey organisation. The maps have contours at 25m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of vegetation (vineyards, olive groves, etc). Each sheet covers an... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Marcos da Serra
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation. The maps have contours at 20m intervals and in addition to the standard features shown on topographic mapping at this scale also indicate various types of terrain or vegetation (sand, terraces, rocks, woodlands,... Read more
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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
Macs Adventure
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
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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
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 1 & 2: Lisbon to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Combine the first two sections of the Camino Portugués. Combining the first two sections of the Camino Portugués means that you are getting to visit many of Portugal’s most important, historic cities as well as walking through some of its most beautiful scenery through the ‘Garden of Portugal.’ The walking on these two sections is mainly flat,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Sintra Coastal & Heritage Trails
  • A self guided walking tour in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Follow footpaths through the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, easily accessible from Lisbon and filled with castles, palaces and monasteries from the 13th century. Explore this areas rich architectural heritage and lush landscapes and discover golden sandy beaches and its wild and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1: Lisbon to Santarém Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The first stage of the Camino Portugués - Lisbon to Santarém. This first stage of the Camino Portugués is relatively flat and easy going apart from the short climb up to Santarém at the very end of the section. Starting off in the vibrant city of Lisbon you walk north and eventually escape the urban sprawl to arrive in the ‘Garden of Portugal.’... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 3: Coimbra to Porto Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • This section takes you to Coimbra and up to the northern capital of Porto. This section takes you from Coimbra up to the northern capital of Porto. During the course of the week you will walk through vineyards, valleys and woodlands as you head out towards the Atlantic coast before swinging round into the beautiful UNESCO city of Porto, where... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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 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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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
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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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren, São Miguel rondreis
  • Ontdek de veelzijdigheid van vulkanisch São Miguel, het hoofdeiland van de Azoren, een eilandgroep middenin de Atlantische Oceaan. Op deze actieve rondreis leiden wij je naar uitbundige subtropische Azoreaanse flora, theeplantages, weelderige parken en verborgen strandjes. Een breed aanbod aan fijne rondwandelingen langs kratermeren als Sete... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
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  • Portugal - Madeira wandelvakantie
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