Walking in Portugal: 40 graded short and multi-day walks throughout the country

October 30, 2020
Walking in Portugal: 40 graded short and multi-day walks throughout the country

This guide describes 40 graded walks, ranging from gentle familystrolls to strenuous mountain hikes (including Portugal's highestpeak Torre).The mainly circular routes range from 5 to 25km, and there are alsotwo longer walks of 2 to 4 days duration. The walks are spreadthroughout Portugal, with a focus on the country's many natural andnational parks, including Peneda-Geres, Serra da Estrela and CostaVicentina.Clear route description is illustrated with 1:50,000 mapping and aroute summary table makes it easy to choose the right walk. As wellas practical travel advice, there is information on Portugal'sgeology, history, plants, wildlife and agriculture and on numerouslocal points of interest. From the rugged mountains of the north tothe UNESCO-listed Rio Douro river valley, from traditional schistvillages to the unique geology of the Algarve coast, the walks havebeen carefully selected to showcase some of the best Portugal hasto offer. They take in granite peaks, wildflower meadows, woodland,waterfalls, castles, churches and archeological remains.