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Independent walking in Portugal



Here is our range of independent walking holidays in Portugal

Our independent walking holidays in Portugal give you maximum flexibility as you are free to travel at your own pace: choose when and where to stop for lunch, and plan the day around your own personal agenda. Choose from the Portuguese mainland or independent walking on Madeira.

Click on the 'View Holiday' button for further details on any independent walking holiday in Portugal. Also take a look at our activities section for further information about how our independent walking holidays work, or see our Portugal page for further information about our holidays in Portugal.


Walking the Waterways and villages of Madeira
Portugal: Madeira

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$1820per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and dinner on first night
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Green Island of the Azores
Portugal: The Azores

Walking the Green Island of the Azores

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

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07AS
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2000per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals
  • 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$2225per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • 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$2795per person, tour only

  • 114 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$2135per person, tour only

  • 83 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walk the Garden Island of Madeira
Portugal: Madeira

Walk the Garden Island of Madeira

Based for 7 nights in Funchal in a choice of 3* or 4* accommodation, head out each day using public transport to explore this fascinating island, walking along levadas discovering the array of flora and fauna.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07ME
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1100per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Green Coast of Minho
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Walking the Green Coast of Minho

From your base in Viana do Castelo, one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Portugal, head out each day to walk along rivers, along the coast and in the nearby Serra de Arga mountain range.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07MH
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1100per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes provided
  • 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 US$1520per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes 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 US$1595per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes 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$1790per person, tour only

  • 7 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Route notes 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$2300per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and four packed lunches
  • 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$2600per person, tour only

  • 29 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation 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$2675per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast included
  • 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 US$3050per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Portugal Coastal Way to Santiago
Portugal: 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$2600per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

    Independent walking in Portugal

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