Portugal

Hugging the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is an incredible destination packed with treasures for the history buff, the culture junkie and the outdoor adventurer alike.

From its perfect weather and spectacular coastline lined with golden beaches, dramatic cliffs and world-class surf breaks; to its lively cities and historic towns filled with cobblestoned streets and medieval architecture—it’s easy to see how Portugal lures travellers back again and again.

Head to Portugal’s southwest coast to walk among the national parks, pristine beaches, steep cliffs and rolling dunes of the magnificent Algarve region on an itinerary tailored to let you experience one of Europe’s most famous coastlines without the crowds.

Hike sections of the famous Camino Portugues (Portuguese Road) from Lisbon to Santiago; and discover the rugged landscapes of Madeira Island by walking along its network of levadas, trails that follow historic irrigation channels through the scenic heart of this spectacular island.

Walk through fertile valleys filled with vineyards, citrus trees and olive groves, indulging in local wines and visiting picturesque villages where age-old traditions persist; and explore the cobblestoned backstreets and medieval castles, cathedrals and monasteries of what was once one of the world’s most powerful merchant empires.

Take a look at our unique range of self-guided walking holidays and start planning your Portuguese adventure!


 

Making Portugal affordable

Trips only include what you need like accommodation, meals, bikes on cycle trips, luggage transfers, maps and route directions on self guided trips and an experienced local guide for group trips, as well as the peace of mind that comes with complete backup and support.

Explore Portugal at your own pace

On self guided trips you can expect to receive up-to-date and well researched route notes and maps, seamless luggage transfers and competitive pricing on all essential services. Many self guided trips also have daily departure dates, allowing you to enjoy the convenience and flexibility a self guided trip offers.

Enjoy flexibility and choices

Cycling or walking, 2 star or 4 star, small groups or self guided, land or sea - we can help you explore Europe exactly the way you want.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Guesthouses

Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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