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Activity holidays in Portugal

The history of Portugal and her cultural influences is as rich as her natural landscape is diverse and a holiday in Portugal, or on one of her islands, offers much more than just lounging by the pool!

Once a great empire, colonising large parts of Africa, China, America and Malaysia, it's a fascinating place for gentle exploring on a walking or cycling holiday. Our selection of walking holidays and cycling holidays in Portugal, including the Algarve, mainland areas such as Porto, and Madeira, let you discover magnificent Baroque buildings and gilded altar carvings, exotic fruits and oriental spices, and stunning natural vistas.

On the Portuguese mainland you dip into the historical wealth and the natural splendour of a country whose identity has been shaped by the Romans, the Moors and by her conquests of other nations and continents. Portugal is a country split by the majestic Montanhas and the Serra da Estrela, a natural divide between the humid Atlantic North and the dry Mediterranean South. Whilst the Algarve boasts stunning limestone cliffs, an alluring coastline and sleepy fishermen's villages. The archipelago of Madeira offers stunning natural beauty, magnificent coastal and mountain scenery with exotic flowers and rare birds of prey on view at every step.

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Walking the Waterways and villages of Madeira
Portugal: The Algarve

Walking the Waterways and villages of Madeira

Perfect for year-round walking, the floating garden of Madeira is a paradise of tropical flowers, exotic birds and trees, romantic gorges and emerald seas. Staying in a luxury 5 star hotel and car hire provided ensures you see the best the island has to offer.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07MS
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and dinner on first night
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking Rota Vicentina North Fishermen's Trail
Portugal: The Algarve

Walking Rota Vicentina North Fishermen's Trail

Rota Vicentina is spreading throughout the magnificent region of the Alentejo and Vicentine coast and the coastal trails are truly breathtaking.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW06RT
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2199per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in The Real Algarve
Portugal: The Algarve

Cycling in The Real Algarve

Discover a land that time forgot as you explore the unspoilt wild coastlines, pretty white villages and deserted cycling routes of the Algarve. The area is a birdwatchers paradise, with endemic and migratory species passing through from Africa and Northern Europe.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC06AV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2349per person, tour only

  • 41 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals (12 Nov 21-28 Feb 22 3 evening meals)
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Marvels of Madeira Walk
Portugal: Madeira

Marvels of Madeira Walk

Perfect for year-round walking, the floating garden of Madeira is a paradise of tropical flowers, exotic birds and trees, romantic gorges and emerald seas. Luxury 4 and 5 star hotels throughout provide exquisite local cuisine with possibility of sampling the island's famous full-bodied wine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07MF
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2599per person, tour only

  • 92 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts, 2 picnics and 5 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk the Algarve's Wild West
Portugal: The Algarve

Walk the Algarve's Wild West

A warming winter walking discovery allowing you to see the best of the unspoilt Western Algarve region. The lush flora and diverse fauna of the Algarvian hinterland compliment the dramatic seascape scenery of the Atlantic coastline perfectly. The hotels are a brilliant mix of rustic charm and stylish grandeur, complete with swimming pools and serving the best of local Portuguese cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW06AV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2149per person, tour only

  • 75 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Porto Coastal Cycling
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Porto Coastal Cycling

Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we've ever seen! Starting in wine capital, Porto, your route heads south beach and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice before finishing beside the beach at Praia de Mira.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07OP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3149per person, tour only

  • 49 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Mountains, Valleys & Coast of Minho
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Walking the Mountains, Valleys & Coast of Minho

Marked by the intense green of its fields and vineyards, the Minho regions' natural landscape is one of enormous beauty and biodiversity. Head from the mountains to the coast on this 7 night holiday.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07MV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From Call usper person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Rota Vicentina Walk
Portugal: The Algarve

Contrasts of Rota Vicentina Walk

Walking along the Rota Vicentina from two extraordinary Portuguese regions, Alentejo's serene ambiance with the only coastal stretch of Algarve that remains truly genuine and wild.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07RV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From Call usper person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
The Algarve from West to East
Portugal: The Algarve

The Algarve from West to East

On this 7-night twin-centre walking trip you'll discover the entirety of Portugal's Algarve, from the rugged cliff-strewn western Atlantic coastline to its eastern border with Spain. Driving to each day's different walks you'll embark on a journey through the undiscovered parts of the region where pretty whitewashed villages and lively towns intermingle with a mix of stunning scenery.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07AV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1879per person, tour only

  • 5 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Azores Cycling
Portugal: The Azores

Azores Cycling

In Terceira Island, explore the stunning coastline and the luxurious green pastures. Enjoy landscapes of dramatic lava coastline and natural pools, visit a volcano pit, a UNESCO World Heritage Town, and ride along lush green sceneries.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC06AZ
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2249per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling the Algarve's Rota Vicentina
Portugal: The Algarve

Cycling the Algarve's Rota Vicentina

Follow the Rota Vicentina cycling path from Setubal to the Cape Sao Vicente, along rugged coastline with amazing views over cliffs and large sandy beaches.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07RV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2399per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All Breakfast included
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Natural Treasure of Sao Miguel
Portugal: The Azores

Walking the Natural Treasure of Sao Miguel

Sao Miguel has been called ‘The Green Island’ with its lush landscapes, rolling, verdant hillsides, its candy-coloured hydrangeas and hot pink azaleas contrasting with the deep blue of the ocean.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07AO
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2449per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 picnic lunch
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk the Highlights of Northern Portugal
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Walk the Highlights of Northern Portugal

Sample the world-class wine and local produce, discover an ancient castle, delightful forests, historical towns, and beautiful beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as you meander across Northern Portugal.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW08PO
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2449per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and four packed lunches
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in Portugal: From the Mountains to the Sea
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Cycling in Portugal: From the Mountains to the Sea

You cycle through small villages and extensive vineyards, following the River Minho towards the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery is a stunning combination of high mountains, rolling river scenes, historic towns and dramatic coastal landscape.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07MI
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2579per person, tour only

  • 5 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Portugal Coastal Way to Santiago
Portugal / Spain / Spain: Mainland Portugal

Portugal Coastal Way to Santiago

The Portuguese Camino de Santiago along the coast is one of the most unique and has been one of the main pilgrim routes to Santiago for centuries. Set out on a journey of discovery, not only of the country but of yourself as you follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims and walkers.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW14CP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration14 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2579per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Algarve's South West Fishermen's Trail
Portugal: The Algarve

Walking the Algarve's South West Fishermen's Trail

On the south Fishermen’s great coastal trail, walk by the sea, follows the paths used by the locals to access the beaches and fishing grounds. This trail is longing the cliffs, with breath-taking views and some truly memorable moments.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW06AR
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2649per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in the Douro Valley
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Cycling in the Douro Valley

Explore the Douro Valley and its historical villages on our 6-night self-guided tour. Starting from the medieval village of Castelo Rodrigo, close to the Spanish border you'll cycle through uniquely terraced vineyards on your way to port wine town of Pinhao.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC06DV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2679per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and one evening meal.
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Algarve's South West
Portugal: The Algarve

Walking the Algarve's South West

Discover the South-West corner of the Algarve on our self-guided walk following coastal footpaths and inland trails.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW10AV
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2849per person, tour only

  • 25 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals (12 Nov 21-28 Feb 22 3 evening meals)
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Island Hopping in the Azores
Portugal: The Azores

Island Hopping in the Azores

Explore 5 of the 9 islands of the Azores archipelago, a scenically varied area to explore, with each island having its own characteristics, from steep craters to abundant wildlife and sites of historical interest. Internal flights or ferries included.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW14EC
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration14 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From Call usper person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Porto to Coimbra Cycling
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Porto to Coimbra Cycling

Enjoy cycling from wine capital, Porto, south along the coast and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice before heading inland and finishing in Coimbra, Portugal's old capital with UNESCO recognised heritage.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC09OP
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3349per person, tour only

  • 44 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride

Follow scenic coastal routes along the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. This tour starts in Porto, with highlights including a scenic ride through the dunes of the Sao Jacinto Natural Reserve and an overnight in the picture-perfect fortified village of Obidos.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeC07PO
  • Holiday typeGuided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2879per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 1 wine tasting
  • All accommodation
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
  • Airport transfers for group flights
  • Local bike hire
Portugal: Walking and Wine
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Portugal: Walking and Wine

This 7-night guided walking holiday combines plentiful wine-tastings with relaxed walks through valleys and terraced vineyards, and alongside gushing rivers.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07OP
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3049per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners and 3 wine tastings
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Transfers for group flights
Walking in the Azores
Portugal: The Azores

Walking in the Azores

Guided trekking on Europe's undiscovered volcanic archipelago. Be it pocked with steep craters, a haven for wildlife or a place of historic interest, each of the nine islands is quite unique and ideally explored on foot. We visit the very best that four of these islands have to offer, walking through UNESCO vineyards, lava plateaux (or 'fajas') and sunken volcanoes.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07AZ
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3149per person, tour only
  • All breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • All accommodation 
  • All transport (incl. internal flights) and listed activities
  • Internal flights (for all bookings, land only and flight inclusive)
  • Arrival & departure transfers for group flights