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 Problematic in Portugal are the often outdated maps and sometimes poor condition of paths and markings.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

Calificaciones

Calificación 8.7 | 3 votos | No 5. en Europa
  • Miguel
  • Calificación 8
  • Positivo 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 Agosto 2008
  • Calificación 8
  • Positivo Walked the way of fatima down from spain (Santiago)......lovely people, some great countryside views.....sun :D....cheap
  • Negativo The path i followed was not well signed...also a fair bit of road walking
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Libros

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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Netherlands
2017
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  • Inspirerende gids voor mooie plekken en het goede leven in Portugal. Imagine a summer spent plunging into clear turquoise rivers, playing on hidden beaches, walking in wild flower-strewn cork forests, and tasting wine from boutique vineyards accompanied by the freshest seafood. In this explorer’s compendium you will discover the hidden... Leer más
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Everybody Loves Porto
  • Porto has the look of a city that’s had its ups and downs, but its beauty shines through in tile-covered buildings, unaltered shop fronts from decades past and the winding streets that tumble down to the sparkling Duoro river. But more than just elegant decay, it’s also a city in the ascendant, home to new, young businesses providing a fresh... Leer más
Stanfords
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  • Secret Lisbon
  • Let `Secret Lisbon` guide you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating Lisbon guide book and let our local experts show you the well-hidden treasures of this amazing city. Ideal for local inhabitants and curious travellers alike.Now in it`s third edition, `Secret Lisbon` features 160 secret and unusual... Leer más
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids The 500 Hidden Secrets of Lisbon - Lissabon | Luster
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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De Zwerver
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2017
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Bol.com
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Walking In The Algarve
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Belgium
2014
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids Portugal | Lannoo
  • De serie Groene Gidsen van Michelin is een beproefde en betrouwbare reisgidsenreeks. Of u nu lekker lang op vakantie gaat of er zomaar even tussenuit trekt, de Groene Gids wijst u de weg naar alle bijzonderheden die uw reisbestemming te bieden heeft op een boeiende, grondige en praktische manier. Een handige sterrenbeoordeling vertelt u wat de... Leer más
De Zwerver
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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.... Leer más
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Camino Portugues Maps - Sixth Edition
  • Spiritual seekers and travelers will find all the resources they need to walk the Way of St. James in this complete set of maps and town plans covering the sacred route from Lisbon, via Porto, to Santiago de Compostella, including the alternate coastal route. For the first time, the 2018 edition also includes a Spiritual Variant and a Littoral... Leer más
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Camino Portugues Maps - Sixth Edition
  • Spiritual seekers and travelers will find all the resources they need to walk the Way of St. James in this complete set of maps and town plans covering the sacred route from Lisbon, via Porto, to Santiago de Compostella, including the alternate coastal route. For the first time, the 2018 edition also includes a Spiritual Variant and a Littoral... Leer más
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  • Penamacor
  • 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... Leer más
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  • Messejana
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  • Viana do Castelo
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  • 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,... Leer más
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  • Vilar de Perdizes
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  • Vilar de Perdizes
  • 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,... Leer más
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  • Messejana
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Stanfords
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  • Monchique
  • 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... Leer más
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Carvicais
  • 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... Leer más
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  • Carvicais
  • 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,... Leer más
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  • Vieira de Leina
  • 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... Leer más
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alcoutim
  • 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... Leer más
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aguiar da Beira
  • 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... Leer más
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  • Aguiar da Beira
  • 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,... Leer más
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United Kingdom
  • Silves
  • 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,... Leer más
Stanfords
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vagos
  • 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... Leer más
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rebordelo
  • 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,... Leer más
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  • Camino Portugués: Stage 2: Santarém to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
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  • 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.’... Leer más
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  • Algarve Coastal Trails Self Guided Walking Tour
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  • Madeira: The Flower Island
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  • Camino Portugués: Stage 4: Porto to Tui Self Guided Walking Holiday
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  • Camino Portugués: Full Walk: Lisbon to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
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